Sunday, May 14, 2017

14 May 2017

Toddler Class
Coach Ochie
Asst. 1 : Arleen
Asst. 2 : Tirza & Theresia

Primary Class 1-3
Coach Shianty
(Asst. Dewi & Daniel)

Primary Class 4-6
Coach Lusiana
(Asst. Shawn & Nico)



Get older kids to read through Mark 2:1-12.
One day Jesus was teaching in a house in Capernaum.

The house was very crowded. There was no room … not even outside the door.

Some men, carrying a paralysed man on a mat, tried to take him into the house to see Jesus.

Who knows what “paralysed” means? (Someone who cannot move his body and limbs)

They had heard that Jesus was healing many people. So they wanted Him to heal their friend too.

But they couldn’t get into the house! Oh no! What do you think they could do?

Suddenly, they had an idea. They would bring their friend up to the roof and lower him through the tiles!

So they carried their friend to the roof and started removing the tiles. Then they lowered him carefully, slowly, down, into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus.

Act it out (optional): Prepare a “mat” with a string tied to each corner of it. Place a small doll or object to depict the paralysed man. Choose 4 volunteers and get them to stand on chairs. Give them each one of the strings and have them lower the “mat” down slowly to the floor without dropping the doll.

Everybody must have been so surprised to see a man come down from the roof!

Jesus was pleased at the four friends’ faith. Then He told the paralysed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”

Isn’t that a strange thing to say? The paralysed man was waiting for Jesus to heal him, but Jesus just told him that his sins were forgiven.

The Pharisees and teachers of the law were not happy. They began thinking to themselves, “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

Even though they didn’t say it out, Jesus knew what they were thinking. He asked, “Why are you thinking these things in your hearts? “Why are you thinking these things? Which is easier: to say to this paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’? But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.”

So Jesus said to the paralysed man, “Get up, take your mat and go home.”

Immediately, the man stood up in front of them, took up his mat and went home, praising God. Everyone was amazed and praised God. They said, “We have never seen anything like this!”


Jesus forgives sin!

Last week, we learnt that Jesus had the power to heal. All who are sick can go to Him and He can make them whole.

This week, we see Jesus do another amazing miracle — He healed a paralysed man, someone who probably hadn’t walked or moved in years!

But more importantly, Jesus forgave the man’s sins.

You see … God made the world and everything perfect. But when sin came into the world, sicknesses and diseases and all sorts of problems followed.


Get another 5 volunteers to represent: “MAN”, “SIN”, “GUILT”, “SICKNESS”, and “JESUS”.

Because of sin, we have guilt/condemnation, which leads to sickness and problems.

Get “SIN” to put his/her hands on “MAN”’s shoulders. “GUILT” puts on “SIN”’s shoulders, and “SICKNESS” puts on “GUILT”s shoulders.

Wherever “MAN” went, “SIN”, “GUILT” and “SICKNESS” would follow him. He couldn’t do anything to get rid of them by himself.

But when “JESUS” came, “JESUS” took “SIN”, “GUILT” and “SICKNESS” on the cross. (Get the 3 people to go behind “JESUS” now instead.)

When man’s sin was forgiven, guilt and sickness left too!

Jesus is God!

The Pharisees and teachers of the law were upset that Jesus said He forgave the man’s sins because only God could forgive sin.

So Jesus was actually saying that He was God. And He proved it by:

·     Knowing what the Pharisees and teachers of the law were thinking, even though they didn’t say anything aloud.

·     Asking the man to get up, pick up his mat and walk.

If Jesus were not God, the man’s sins would not have been forgiven, and he would still be paralysed.

The Pharisees and teachers of the law were probably not happy about that. But everyone else was amazed, and they all praised God!

We are not paralysed anymore!

None of us here are paralysed physically. We all can run and jump and play. Thank God for that!

But we were all paralysed by sin before. It was a sickness that no one could cure, except God.

Praise the Lord that Jesus came to take away all our sins and sicknesses.

He tells us, “Your sins are forgiven!” And because of this forgiveness, we are now free to walk in the light of God! Hallelujah!

Memory Verse: “But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” (Mark 2:10)

Lord Jesus, thank you that You came to die for me. You took all my sins and sicknesses on the cross. Because of You, I am forgiven and can now walk in God’s ways. Thank you for loving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!


We can bring others to Jesus, too!
The man’s friends knew Jesus could help him. Even though it was difficult and heavy, they decided to bring him all the way to see Jesus. And they didn’t give up when they saw so many people. They climbed up to the roof, removed the tiles and lowered him down.

We can all bring our friends to know Jesus too. Let’s not give up praying for them to have a life-changing encounter with Jesus.

Get the kids into small groups to pray for friends and family who do not know Jesus yet. Bless and pray for each kid.

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