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The Parent Weekly


The Parent Weekly

We believe parents are the primary teachers in a child's life. Because of this, we post a Parent Weekly each Sunday which includes big ideas from that week’s teaching, the memory verse, questions for family discussion, and a look at where we’re headed the following week. Our hope is for this to be a helpful tool as you continue raising your kids to love God and love people.

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Year 1, Winter: Lesson 9


What we learned today

Big Idea: Jesus is powerful (Part 1)

John 9v1–12 Jesus displayed God’s power by healing a man who had been born blind.


Where we're headed next time

Big Idea: Jesus is powerful (Part 2)

John 9v1–12 Jesus displayed God’s power by healing a man who had been born blind.


Did you know?

Share these facts to get the conversation started:

  • The Pharisees did not think Jesus was a man of God because He healed on the Sabbath, a day on which the Jewish people were prohibited from working.

  • The man Jesus healed had been blind

    his whole life!


Connect as a family

Your child enjoys music and can perform simple hand motions. Sing “Jesus Loves Me” and make up some gestures your child can imitate.

Read John 9v6–11. Remind your child that Jesus was the only one who had the power to heal the blind man.

After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these thoughts together:

  • Why did Jesus heal the blind man? To show His power!

  • Discuss together what the blind man did after Jesus healed him.



Blessings are often used in the Bible. A blessing can be a prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or words to encourage and guide.

Open a Bible and read Psalm 147v5a: “Great is our Lord and mighty in power.”

A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), I pray you will understand that Jesus is bigger and more powerful than anything this world has to offer.

3's – 4'sJamie Haley