Year 2, Spring: Lesson 11
What we learned today
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.
Where we're headed next time
Big Idea: Jesus sees faith
Faith of the Centurion: Matthew 8v5–13. Jesus heals the servant of a Roman officer who demonstrates great faith.
Did you know?
Share these facts to get the conversation started:
Commentators believe that the Roman officer in Matthew 8 was highly respected by the people of Capernaum.
• In the original Greek language, the word for “astonished” is thauma— “a wonderful thing, a marvel, or causes one to wonder exceedingly.”
• Because of the Centurion’s conviction and trust in Jesus’ power and ability, his servant was healed at that very moment.
Connect as a family
This week, plan to go for a walk somewhere with your family. Ask, “If you ran into Jesus while you were walking, what do you think you would say to Him?” When you arrive at your destination, read Matthew 8v5–10. Explain to your children that the Roman officer came to Jesus while He was walking. The Centurion showed “astonishing” faith when he asked Jesus to come heal his servant. Discuss with your children the ways your family can show their faith in Jesus.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
What did the Centurion do that amazed Jesus?
How did the Centurion show his faith in Jesus?
How might God want us to show faith in Him this week?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. Look for opportunities to bring conversations about how Jesus Sees Faith 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 know how much Jesus loves you. May you have faith that Jesus will do what He promises.