Year 2, Spring: Lesson 10
What we learned today
Big Idea: Jesus tells us how to love
The Good Samaritan: Luke 10v25–37. Jesus tells the story about a how a Samaritan man showed love to a stranger.
Where we're headed next time
Big Idea: God knows what we need
Healing of Man Lowered through Roof: Mark 2v1–12. A group of friends bring a paralyzed man to Jesus for healing.
Did you know?
Share these facts to get the conversation started:
Jewish doctrine taught that sickness and sin were interconnected.
Jesus proved His authority and ability to forgive sins when He said the words,“Your sins are forgiven.” Immediately after speaking these words to the paralytic man, Jesus told him to get up and walk.
This action confirmed the deity of Jesus by giving physical proof that He was—and is—able to forgive sins and heal the physical body.
Connect as a family
Before you read this part of The Big God Story, talk with your children about what it means to be paralyzed. See how long they can lie perfectly still without moving. Explain to them that what you’re about to read is true and from the Bible. Read Mark 2v1–12. Ask your children what stood out to them. Ask them why they think Jesus forgave the man before He healed his body. Pray together, thanking God that because of Jesus, our sins can be forgiven.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
What were the two things Jesus knew the paralyzed man needed? How did He know that?
How do you think the man felt when Jesus healed him?
How can we thank God for knowing what we need?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how God Knows What We Need into your everyday life as a family.
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.
A blessing to pray over your child: (Child’s name), may you always believe that God knows what you need. May you always go to Him for peace and comfort.