Welcome to our Young Adults! Here you’ll find all the resources you’ll need to have a great online worship experience right where you are!
Parents- This week we encourage you to:
- Watch the Online Experience video with your child.
- Use the Discussion Questions (see below) immediately following the video to unpack the story while it’s fresh!
- Use the Full Parent Guide and activity pages (linked below) for more activity ideas & deeper discussion.
Activity Pages: Use the page(s) that is most appropriate for your child
- John 5: 8-9
Why did Jesus heal the man who was lame? Recognize that the man did not ask for healing. He had been disabled a long time and seemed hopeless. The man did not even recognize Jesus, but Jesus showed compassion to the man and healed him—instantly and completely. The man experienced Jesus’ power. Help kids realize that Jesus does not always heal people; sometimes His plan for someone involves sickness. But we can trust that Jesus is always working for His glory and our good (Romans 8:28).
How does Jesus give hope to sinners? Recall that the man at the pool was unable to help himself. Jesus healed him, and he obeyed Jesus’ commands. In a similar way, we are unable to free ourselves from sin. Jesus calls us to trust in Him. When we trust in Jesus, He frees us from the power of sin and death so we can follow Him and obey Him (Psalm 71:5).
What do Jesus’ healing miracles teach us about God’s kingdom? Point your child to the words of the prophet Isaiah about how the world would change when the Messiah comes. Isaiah said the Messiah would make the blind see, the deaf hear, the lame walk, and the mute sing. God’s kingdom is one of restoration and healing. He shows His grace through healing today. We look forward to the day when Jesus returns and makes all things new (Mark 1:15).
Discuss the following questions about this week’s teaching.
- What does this story teach me about God?
- What does this story teach me about myself?
- Who can I tell about this story?
We encourage you to take time to pray as a family.