Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Lesson 28: Jesus Heals a Lame Man

Lame man with string
House/roof/friends/crowd/Jesus prop

Once there was a man who couldn't walk (hold up lame man, hide string).

He couldn't run or jump. He couldn't move at all. He just laid on his mat in his house all day long. Sometimes the man's friends came to visit. One day the friends heard that Jesus was in town. His friends knew that Jesus could heal people. They wanted to take their friend to see Jesus.

The friends hurried over to the man's house. Each friend took a corner of the mat and lifted the man up. They carried him down the street to the house where Jesus was talking. But the house was so full of people that the friends could not get the man in. There was no way for them to get to Jesus. The friends and the man were very sad.

Then the friends had an idea. The roof of the house was flat. Stairs went right up to the top. The roof was made out of sticks and mud. They dug a hole in the roof. They dug until the hole was big enough to fit the man through. They fit the man through the hole until the man was laying on his mat right in front of Jesus! (act out scene)

This is a 12"x12" piece of card stock, cut with the two ends folded down to make a roof. Act out the lame man being lowered to see Jesus.

Jesus looked at the man. Jesus loved him. Jesus said, "my friend, get up and walk!" The man started to move his toes and his feet.  Then his arms and hands. Then he stood up and walked! The man was so happy! He said thank you to Jesus. Everybody in the house said thank you to Jesus, too. They knew that Jesus was special. He could heal people. He could do anything. He was God's son.

Craft ideas:
Jesus Heals the Lame Man Craft Stick Craft (scroll down)
Jesus Heals the Lame Man Paper Craft 
Jesus Heals the Lame Man Coloring Page
Jesus Heals the Lame Man Coloring Page #2 

The words of this story were copied from some preschool Bible flashcards that belong to my mom (copyright by CRC Publications 1988...this is the only info I have on the cards. I'm not sure where they originally came from). I am posting this for Sunday School and homeschooling purposes only and I do not claim myself as the author of these stories.

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