Thursday, June 26, 2014

Online Sunday School Lessons - Jesus Is Willing

Another great addition to your online Sunday School lessons! Use this lesson to teach kids about how much Jesus cares about us.

Needed: Bibles, picture of someone with leprosy

Lesson: (Note: Always allow students enough time to think about and to give their answers to the questions before clarifying the teaching.)

(Have students take turns reading Matthew 8:1-2, or read it yourself.)

The man in this story had leprosy. What is leprosy?

(Show picture of someone with leprosy.) Leprosy is a disease that makes you look kind of like a zombie. Your skin rots and it can make your nose or your fingers or other body parts start falling off.

The man in this story is gross. People made him live outside of town and they wouldn’t touch him because it was gross and they didn’t want to get his disease.

But the man came up to Jesus and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” You can make me better.

Do you think Jesus will help the man get better?

Would you touch someone who had leprosy and looked like a zombie?

(Have another student read Matthew 8:3, or read it yourself.)

Jesus did touch the man who looked like a zombie. He touched the man and said, “I am willing” to help you. And the man was all better.

Jesus touched that gross man because the thing about Jesus is He doesn’t care what people look like, or if they’re scary or gross or if they smell bad. Jesus just wants to help people. And if you ask Him, He will help you too. Maybe not always in the same way that He helped the man with leprosy, but He will help you somehow.

How can you ask Jesus to help you? (Pray.)

(Have another student read Matthew 8:4, or read it yourself.)

Jesus told the man to go to the Temple and to give a gift to the church. Why do you think Jesus told him to do that?

When God or Jesus does something for us, we should show our thanks to Him. One way people can do that is by giving a special gift to God out of their money. That’s a good way to tell God thanks for helping you.

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