Jesus Heals - February 7, 2021

Bible Study “Jesus Heals”

Share:  Your highs (something that made you happy) and lows (something that made you sad) this week with others around you or write them down.

 

Opening Prayer:  Thank you, God, for these stories we have of Jesus. Thank you for these stories that help us figure out what you want us to do and how you want us to live. Amen.

 

  • What brings you comfort when you or a loved one is sick or in pain?
  • Who can you go to for help when you are hurting?
  • How can you help others who are sick or in pain?

 

We heard about Jesus being in the synagogue with his disciples. Now we will hear about Jesus leaving the temple and his ministry.

 

Please open your Bibles to Mark 1:29-39 and read or read the scriptures below. 

 

Mark 1:29-39  

Jesus Heals Many

29 As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. 30 Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her. 31 So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.

32 That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. 33 The whole town gathered at the door, 34 and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.

Jesus Prays in a Solitary Place

35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. 36 Simon and his companions went to look for him, 37 and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!”

38 Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.” 39 So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.

Reflection Questions:

  • What are some of the things we hear Jesus doing in this passage?
  • Can you find the part in the story where Jesus was "doing stuff?"
  • Why does Jesus take time to pray?
  • How did he find time to pray to God and listen to God?
  • What would happen to us if we spent all our energy racing around "doing stuff?" (We would get worn out.)
  • What would happen to us if we just sat and prayed all the time? (Not much would get done.)
  • Are both (doing and praying) important to Jesus’ ministry? Are both important in our lives?
  • Where do you find the healing power of Jesus in the world today?

 

Click her for the young learner’s lesson

 

Videos (Click on the words or url)

The Gospel – Mark 1:29-39 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEmIFDRUO8M

Mark 1:29-39 Jesus Heals Many - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14YjaKSPHbw

Epiphany 5 Mark 1:29-39 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27QqX2KBVaM

 

Activities

Crossword Puzzle:

Decoder:

Word Search: https://thewordsearch.com/puzzle/1945255/jesus-heals/

 

Getting Closure: Jesus had a gift of healing and he offered it to those he encountered.  And he always remembered where those gifts came from: God.  He always remembered to say thank you to God. Think about things you are able to do for other people.  Also no matter where you are, you can always just take a minute and say “Thank you, God”.

How can you bring God’s healing and love to someone who is suffering this week?

Prayer

In our story today, we see the Jesus went off to pray as a way of feeding his soul, as a way of connecting with God, as a way of pausing to talk with the creator.

Write the Lord’s Prayer and listening to what God is telling you.

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.

Following are some meanings of The Lord’s Prayer that may help you:

“On Earth As in Heaven” invites people of all ages to pray for God’s transformation of the world — and to say “yes” to God’s invitation to be part of it.

“Hallowed be your name “Hallowed” means set apart or holy. When we pray that God’s name is holy, we are praying not only that God’s name be holy but that we might also be made holy, that we might also get to do God’s work

“Your kingdom come,” we are asking God to remind us that we are all part of God’s plan for the world and that each of us has gifts and skills to share!

 “Your will be done, on earth as in heaven,” we are praying in hope that the world will be the way God plans for it to be. God’s “will” is sort of like God’s plan.

“Give us today our daily bread,” we are asking God to provide for all our needs — food, shelter, love, friends, family, clothing and more

“Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.” we ask God that would give us all things by grace.  We know we sin daily and asking for forgiveness, we also want to forgive others that have done wrong to us.

“Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.” that God would protect us so that the devil and the world not deceive or mislead us and that our heavenly Father deliver us from all kinds of evil.   

“For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.” The end of the Lord’s Prayer reminds us that, whatever we pray for, we can trust that God loves us, that God is always with us and that everything and everyone belongs to God. I

Prayer:  “Thank you God for Jesus healing Simon’s mother-in-law and be with (list names) who are also ill.” Amen.