Dear First Presbyterian Church family,
Lesson 8: Jesus Sets a Woman Free
Our story today is about a woman who was bent over for 18 years before Jesus healed her. You might want to have your kids walk around bent over for a few minutes so that they can understand what that would be like to see the floor most of the time and not be able to look up at the faces of people. To give a concrete example of 18 years, you might tell them about a sibling, or babysitter, or friend graduating from high school that is close to 18 years old.
Thank you again for the privilege of being in your homes!
Video teaching of the Bible Story:
Parent page (PDF) explaining the lesson focus and Scripture memory, giving parents good Bible background to go further with their kids:
Coloring Sheets and activities that families can do together:
Master Plan for the study series “Jesus is God”:
Optional Additional Activities:
Families are following the life of Jesus to see that he is truly God, exploring stories that encourage the whole family during this time:
- Jesus calming the storm (good reminder of his power over creation)
- Healing the man at the pool, a blind man, a crippled man (don’t we all need to know Jesus our Healer?)
- Jesus bringing Lazarus back to life (Jesus’ care and mercy for his own)
- And the gospel story—Jesus’ resurrection from the dead
If you want to catch up with the previous weeks’ lessons you can find them here.
Many Thanks To:
Betty Ann Snider
Children’s Ministry Specialist
Great Commission Publications