Year 2, Spring: Lesson 13
What we learned today
Big Idea: Remember & Celebrate
Festival of the Day of Atonement: Remembering and Celebrating God’s Righteousness
Where we're headed next time
Big Idea: Jesus is merciful
Ten Lepers: Luke 17v11–19. Jesus shows mercy and heals 10 lepers.
Did you know?
Share these facts to get the conversation started:
Those in biblical times believed leprosy to be a personal plague, as well as an infectious disease.
In Luke chapter 17, the cry of the 10 lepers was not only a plea for physical healing, but also for social restoration.
The lepers had been ostracized because of the infectious nature of their illness, but also because of the belief that their sickness was the result of some sin they harbored.
Connect as a family
Read this part of The Big God Story right after you’ve traveled somewhere—maybe when you arrive home from school or sports practice. Share with your children that you’re going to read about a time when Jesus and His disciples were traveling and an amazing thing happened. Read the account of Jesus healing the 10 lepers in Luke 17v11–19. Share that these men were left out because of their disease. They weren’t allowed to be around other people, even their families. Discuss the ways that Jesus showed love and mercy to these people.
After reading the Scripture passage, discuss these questions together:
What do you think the lepers felt when Jesus healed them?
Why do you think only one man returned to Jesus?
How can we show love and mercy to other people?
These questions can easily extend into the rest of the week. ook for opportunities to bring conversations about how Jesus Is Merciful 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 remember that Jesus is kind and full of compassion. May you always go to Him when you’re feeling sad or lonely.