In our desire to equip parents as they “train their children up in the way they should go,” we have created a new blog series to communicate the lessons our kids will be learning each Sunday, family discussion questions, resources for discipling children, and opportunities to engage in serving and loving the world with your kids.
Our curriculum comes from The Gospel Project for Kids and systematically teaches the stories of the Bible starting in Genesis and finishing in Revelation. We are currently studying Jesus’ life in the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John).
Head » Learning the Story
This week in Renew Kids we are learning about how Jesus has power over sickness and asking, “Who can heal our bodies?” Jesus has the power to heal our bodies.
Our story is one where Jesus heals Bartimaeus [Bahr-tih-mee-uhs], a blind man who encountered Jesus on the road, and who cried out repeatedly for Jesus to heal him despite others trying to hush him (Matthew 20:29-34; Mark 10:46-52; Luke 18:35-43).
- Who was the man who was blind? (Bartimaeus)
- What did Bartimaeus want Jesus to do for him? (heal his eyes so that he could see)
- What did Jesus do for Bartimaeus? (Jesus healed his eyes)
- Why did Jesus heal Bartimaeus? (Bartimaeus believed that Jesus is God’s Son)
- Who can heal our bodies? (Jesus has the power to heal our bodies)
Heart » Family Discussion
Reading scriptures about how Jesus healed people can create opportunities to talk with our children about God’s power to heal today. Dive deep with your kids as they wrestle with you through scripture.
- What does this story teach us about God?
- Does God still heal today?
- Do we know anyone who is sick or blind? What would be difficult for them to do or experience?
- What else does God say about healing and caring for our physical bodies in scripture?
Hands » The Word at Work
The Bible says that God’s Word does not return to Him void without accomplishing what He wills (Isaiah 55:11). Spend some time as a family and ask God how He wants you to live out what He is teaching you through scripture. Then make a plan to do it!
- Do you know anyone who is blind or suffering physically? Pray together as a family for that person and ask God how you can practically show them the love of Christ.
Additional family resources:
Each week we will include a family resource for parents as they seek to disciple their children to love and follow Jesus.
- This week’s resource is: Seeds Family Worship.
This is a great resource for scripture memorization. All their songs are verses set to catchy tunes that will be wonderfully repeating through your mind and your children’s minds throughout the day.
“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sins and heal their land.” —2nd Chronicles 7:14