Archive for April, 2011

Jesus Heals the Man at Bethesda

April 24, 2011

John 5:1-15

Jesus heals the man at Bethesda

This Weeks Memory Verse:

Psalm 118: 7 “The Lord is with me, He is my helper.”

This week our lesson was about when Jesus healed the man at the Pool of Bethesda   (John 5:1-15).    Jesus sees this man who had been not able to walk for 38 years, and asked him “do you want to be well?”  The man did not really answer the question but talked about how he could not get into the pool.  The man was focused on the pool and not on what Jesus was asking (or on Jesus).

Share this clip from The Karate Kid (http://youtu.be/NT_3HUp3ZlU) with your children.

This week talk about the lesson again, and how the man was not thinking about Jesus but on other things.   Discuss how sometimes we loose our focus and take our eyes of Jesus, and how sometimes our “focus needs more focus.”

What are some ways we can be more focused on Jesus rather than all the things that surround us and distract us from Jesus and His power?

Hope you had a great Easter week!

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The Dad Who Asked Jesus For Help

April 17, 2011

John 4:46-54

The Dad  who asked Jesus for help.

Memory Verse:

Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please Him.”

Home Lesson :

This passage in the bible tells us not only Jesus’ ability to heal but that he knows our every need.  However, just because he knows our need we should also go to him.  Think of the father in the Bible lesson, he asked Jesus twice for help.

This week spent time as a family praying for those you know who are hurting.  Maybe make it a special time other than your normal prayer times (before meals, bedtime, etc.).  Encourage everyone in the family to participate in this.

Have a great Week!

Jesus Turns Water Into Wine

April 10, 2011

John 2:1-11

Jesus Turns Water to Wine

This Weeks Memory Verse:

Psalm 121:2 “My help comes from the Lord, Maker of heaven and earth.”

I think it is awesome that Jesus promises to take care of our needs.  What  we need to remember that it is our needs not our wants.    This week  talk through some of these thoughts and questions with your children.

What is the smallest animal you can think of?

What is the largest animal you can think of?

Which one would you think God cares for more? (hint: both)

Read Matthew 6:25-34

Who does God care for more than plants and animals?