Opening Song: The Apostles' Creed
Today, we are learning about how Jesus helped and healed others.
Read: "Jesus Heals the Sick" pg. 190 Jesus Calling Storybook Bible
How Jesus Helps People
Ask: Have you ever been sick? ... How did you feel when you were sick? ... Did you know that just like germs can make our bodies feel sick, sin (the bad things we do) can make our spirits (the invisible part of us) feel sick?
Say: Jesus healed people's bodies from sickness, but He also forgave them for the bad things they did when they followed Him. As we learned about two weeks ago, Jesus gave us the Holy Spirit to be with us and to help us do good and right things instead of bad and sinful things.
Song for Kids: God's Spirit
This week's song was chosen because it is now the time of Pentecost for the entire summer! So, we remember that God's Spirit is still with us and helping us to be like Jesus.
Activity Sheets or Play
After the song, hand out the activity sheets. Younger children are welcome to play with the Duplos (encourage them to play out a story that fits with the lesson).
End with the Lord's Prayer when the Usher comes to let you know the prayers have started.