Dear Parents, We hope the following summary of the Sunday School lesson will help you in discussing the lesson with your children and working through this booklet together. SCRIPTURE PASSAGE:
John 5:1-15 BIBLE STORY SUMMARY:
Jesus found the lame man beside the pool and asked him, “ Do you want to get well?” Jesus healed the man’s legs, and he could walk again. Jesus wanted the man to have eternal life and told him to turn away from sin. LESSON FOCUS:
To understand that I am sick with sin and only Jesus can make me well. To understand that Jesus tells me, “Stop sinning. Come, follow Me.” WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT GOD:
God sent Jesus to take my sin away so that I can walk with Him. LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT WE LEARNED:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.
Jesus went to the pool of Bethesda. What was this place like? (There were sick people lying on mats hoping to be healed by the water..) Did the water in this pool have the power to heal a sick person? (No, it was just a superstition. Only God can do a miracle.) Who did Jesus stop and talk to? (A lame man who had been sick for 38 years.) What did Jesus ask the man? (“Do you want to be well?) What was the man’s answer? (“I don’t have anyone to help me”.) What did Jesus tell the man to do? (He told him to get up. He told him to pick up his mat and walk.) What happened to the man? (He was cured at once.) Where did Jesus find the man later that day? (At the temple.) What did Jesus say to the man? (“Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.” What could be worse than not walking for 38 years? (Not having eternal life, being separated from God forever.) Jesus healed the man’s body. What else did Jesus want to heal? (The man’s soul.) What made the man’s soul sick? (Sin.) What did Jesus mean when He said to stop sinning? (He wanted the man to repent. He wanted him to turn away from sin and turn to obedience.)
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the One I Must Follow
God Heals Me From Sin So I Can Walk With Jesus
Jesus heals the Lame man This Week’s Memory Verse: Teach me Your way, O Lord, and I will walk in Your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name. Psalm 86:11
February 16, 2014
Read John 5:1-6
Monday—Jesus Seeks Out the Disabled
Saturday—This Weeks Puzzle
Jesus went to
Say Your verse!
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When Jesus arrived in Jerusalem, He was not just thinking of Himself,
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The people who were waiting there by the pool were disabled. What were some of their disabilities?
_____________________________________ Do you look out for those who have special needs?
Always! Sometimes No I forget to
Can you name some friends of yours who have special needs?
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Across 2. What was the name of the pool? 4. Not being able to move your arms or legs 7. How many years had it been since he walked? 10. Where did Jesus see the man the second time Down 1. What kind of heart should we have? 3. Why did the temple leaders tell him he shouldn’t carry his mat? 5. Turning from sin to obedience 6. What did the man go to the temple to do? 8. Who should teach us His ways? 9. What should we do in His truth?
Read Psalm 86:11
Tuesday—Jesus’ Healing Power
Friday—What Could Be Worse?
Read John 5:3b-4 (use KJV or New King James)
Because the writers of the New International Version were not sure if these verses were written by John, they did not include them in that version of the Bible. But, the King James writers wanted us to know about them so we could understand the lame man’s thoughts. What was supposed to move/stir the waters of the pool of Bethesda?
Think about some of our earlier lessons and write down what it means when Jesus says to stop sinning?
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Jesus did not want sin to stand in the way of His relationship with the lame man. He doesn’t want sin to stand in the way of a relationship with you. Can you think of something that could be worse than 38 years sitting on a mat?
What did the sick people try to do when they saw the waters stir?
Did they expect someone to be healed by the water?
Being separated from Jesus for eternity would be so much worse! We can see why Jesus went back to talk to the man at the temple. Jesus wanted to heal the man’s heart and his soul much more than He wanted to heal his legs. Jesus wants to heal your heart too. Have you memorized this week’s verse? Fill in the blanks. Psalm 8
___: ___ Teach me _________ _________ , O Lord, and I will _________ in _________ truth. Give _______ an _______________ heart, that I may _______________ Your _____________.
Have you invited Jesus to be the Lord of your life? If not, ask your parents, your teacher, or Pastor Paul Emanuelson.
Yes The first one in Everyone
Do you thing there was healing power near the pool of Bethesda that day?
No If you said yes, who or what do you think had the power to heal? The fastest lame person An Angel of God Jesus
Only Jesus could heal the lame man’s leg so he could walk. It is only Jesus who can heal our sick hearts so we can walk with Him.
Read John 5:6-9
Jesus not only noticed the lame man at the pool of Bethesda, but He even came up to talk to him. Do you try to seek out and talk with people you see who have special needs? Usually Sometimes Not Really What did Jesus ask the man?
_____________________________________ Wouldn’t you expect the man to answer, “Yes!” Instead, what did he answer?
No Sort of
Read John 5:9-14
Can you imagine how it would feel to be able to walk after 38 years of laying on a mat— WOW! What are some things you would want to do right away?
Jump up and down Hug Jesus Go for a long walk Play a little soccer Go swimming Go to the temple to sacrifice Tell others about it
Sure I do No one helps me get to the water I’ve given up hope
Jesus answered the man. What did Jesus say?
Lay closer to the water’s edge Take up your chair and walk Do some exercises to strengthen your legs
When and how did the man follow Jesus’ instructions?
_____________________________________ This is one artist’s painting of the actual pool of Bethesda in Jerusalem. Look how far the lame man have needed to go to get to the water.
I suppose he was really surprised when the Jewish leaders told him he was forbidden to carry his mat. He probably wanted to say, “Are you kidding? Or “Can’t you see what’s happened to me?” What did the man say to the Jews? “The m
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