Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Healing Ministry of Jesus [Bible Study for Kids]




This mini-book Bible Study for kids is intended to help teachers and parents invite kids to dwell in Scripture and develop an understanding of the life of Jesus.  Seven of Christ's healing miracles can be read and discussed, either all at once or in separate settings.  Questions to help mull over and draw connections along with space to jot down thoughts is provided.

You could use this study in many ways- group study and discussion, individual time in Scripture and prayer, or ever as more of a scavenger hunt and share approach.  I made these Bible Studies to use with my students specifically as a way to help them understand that Christ instituted and is the minister of the Sacraments.  The Jesus of the Bible is the same Jesus that desires to know and be known by them.  This group of miracles was selected because each connects so well to the Sacraments of Anointing of the Sick and Reconciliation.  The character of these events points to the truth that in His great mercy Christ wants us to be made well both in body and in soul, and that he set provision for His healing ministry to continue in the Church today.

Miracles include the healing of:
-A blind man
-A paralyzed man
-The Centurion's servant
-The woman with a hemorrhage
-A deaf man
-The ten lepers
-Lazarus

After reading each story, the kids are invited to consider three questions:
-How do you see the healing work of Jesus in this story?
-How did the person (or witnesses) react?
-What Bible verse sticks with you from this passage?

Click here for the four page printable: (Print two sided, cut horizontally, layer, fold vertically, staple.  Order doesn't really matter- with the exception of the cover- because the questions are the same for each miracle.)

You might also like this Kids' Bible Study on other (non healing) miracles of Jesus.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for this printable! I'm excited to teach my children about the healing ministry of Jesus!

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    1. Thanks, Becca! I'm so glad you found it!

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    1. You are welcome, Jerin- thanks for stopping by!

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