The story of the paralyzed man reveals Jesus authority to forgive sins and heal the sick. The persistence of the friends in bringing the man to Jesus shows how our faith in God can help others.
One day a crowd came from all around to hear Jesus teach. Some people brought a paralyzed man on a mat to ask Jesus to heal him. But there was such a crowd, they couldnt get inside the house. So they carried their friend up on the roof, dug through the thatch and lowered him on his mat down into the room. When Jesus saw how much faith the friends had, he did something surprising. Instead of healing the man, he said, My friend, your sins are forgiven. Some of the listeners were strict Pharisees and other Jews who were experts in Gods law. They said, Jesus must think he is God! Only God can forgive sins. So Jesus said to them, Which is easier, to tell the man that his sins are forgiven, or to tell him to get up and walk? Ill show you that I have the authority to forgive sins. Then Jesus turned to the crippled man and said, Get up! Pick up your mat and go home! The man stood up, picked up his mat and went home, thanking God. Everyone was amazed and praised God.
Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.
In Creation Station well create a picture story to share with others.
Interview a Pharisee and the paralyzed man at the Talk Show in Good News.
Praising Puppets pray for a friend.
Be a witness to Jesus power to forgive and heal as we
act out the story in Apostles Playhouse.
In Holywood well learn about how Mother Theresa helps the forgotten, sick, and poor people of India.
Bring your friends to Jesus on a stretcher in Antioch Arcade.
Good News Mrs. Rhonda Lutz
Holywood Mrs. Lisa Porter
Apostles Playhouse Ms. Catherine Devins
Praising Puppets Mrs. Allison Connors
Antioch Arcade Mrs. Robin Morris
Creation Station Mrs. Hope Brown
Thank you to our curriculum design team: Nancy Stokes, Robin Morris, Lee Smith, Mike Wright, Carole Rhodes, Catherine Devins, and Susan Mazzara