Aim to learn that God gave Jesus the power to heal people and perform miracles

*To learn that God gave Jesus the power to heal people and perform miracles
* to learn that Jesus heals out of his love for people

* Children’s Bible stories
a)The healing of the blind man- John 9:1-11
b)Jairus daughter – Matthew 9:18-26
* Picture of Jesus and the blind man to colour
* ‘Going to See Jesus’ board game
* coloured pencils

Lesson Outline
1. Introduction
2. Story & Discussion
3. Activities – colour picture, ‘Going to see Jesus’ game
4. Review the aims
5. Prayer

1) Introduction
* Talk about the children’s health. Is everybody well today? Do you get sick sometimes? What kind of sickness? Fever? Headache? Tummy ache? Pain in your ears? 
What do you do when you get sick? Stay home? Take medicine? Visit the doctor?
God gave us a body, We have legs to walk, hands to hold, eyes to see, ears to hear, mouths to speak.
Some people can’t see well and wear glasses. Some people are blind. What would it be like if we couldn’t see at all? Today’s story is about a man who was blind

2)Story & Discussion
* Read the story about the Jesus healing the blind man. 
Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind – (John 9: 1-11)

As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam”. So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, “Isn’t this the same man who used to sit and beg?” Some claimed that he was. Others said, “No, he only looks like him.”But he himself insisted, “I am the man.”“How then were your eyes opened?” they asked.

He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.”
* How could Jesus do this ? God gave this power. He healed people out of his love for people.

Jesus could also make lame people walk, and deaf people hear. He could make people who were sick well again.

*Here is another story called Jairus’ daughter (Matthew 9:18-26)
As Jesus was teaching a crowd of people, a ruler came and knelt before him. The man expressed to Jesus that his daughter had just died, but if Jesus would go and put his hand on her, then she would live. Jesus responded to the man’s request, and he and his disciples followed him to his home. When Jesus arrived at the home of the ruler, a group of mourners were making a great noise. Jesus told them to leave because the girl was not dead, but only asleep. The mourners laughed at him. The noisy mourners were put out of the house. Jesus then went to the girl and took her by the hand. The girl’s life was restored, and she got up. The news of this event spread throughout the area. 

* How could Jesus do this. God gave him this power out of his love for people. Many people who were sick wanted to see Jesus. He healed many, many people

3) Activities
* Colour the picture of Jesus healing the blind man
* Play the game “Going to see Jesus”

4) Review the aims
*To learn that God gave Jesus the power to heal people and perform miracles
* to learn that Jesus heals out of his love for people

5) Prayer
* Say a prayer to thank God that we are healthy – we can see and hear and walk and talk. Thank God for Jesus who helped so many people, because of his love

firstManish Saluja