This four-week video series checks out stories of Jesus’ healing power, which gave evidence that he was the one sent by God to save the world—the Messiah! Zany Librarian Linda Luann teaches kids how Jesus fulfilled prophesies and proved every word of God true. This week, we learned the story of Jesus healing a man who was diabled, Luke 5:17-26.

LET'S WORSHIP!

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STORY

Check out this fun story from week 2 of “Check It Out”

ASK YOUR KID

What happened in the story that proved that Jesus was the Messiah?

PARENT BIBLE STUDY
Read: Matthew 9:1-8; Luke 5:17-26 Intercede: to intervene on behalf of another; to step in; to advocate. The paralyzed man needed someone to intercede. He was stuck in a body that wouldn’t respond. But one day Jesus came to town, and because this man had good friends with great faith, everything was about to change. His friends picked him up on his mat and carried him to Jesus. And when they were blocked by the crowds from getting as close to Jesus as possible, they went to great lengths to make it happen. They climbed to the roof with the man and dug a hole to lower him down! Nothing stopped them because they expected Jesus to heal and restore. It’s all they’d heard, and they had no reason to doubt that Jesus could heal their friend, too. The paralyzed man and his friends didn’t have a backup plan. Jesus was their only plan. And they trusted the power of Jesus with such expectancy that it moved them to action that may have seemed reckless to everyone else in the room. Jesus encouraged and accepted the faith of these men and because of it, he healed the paralyzed man from the inside out. First, he healed the man spiritually, by forgiving his sins, and then physically, when Jesus commanded him to get up and walk. A newly healed man, he got up on stable legs, praising God. He was forever changed in every way, and the intercession of his friends saved his life. We have an intercessor too. We have Jesus. Jesus did something for us when we could do nothing for ourselves. Spiritually, we were powerless. Sick. Broken and dying. And at just the right time, Jesus went to the cross for us and performed the ultimate intercession, reaching out to save us. (Romans 5:6) His intercession brings us healing, from the inside out. His death makes us whole and accepted. His act of love for us changes us forever. Where in your life do you need to respond to Jesus’ command to get up and walk?  Where in your life do you need Jesus to intercede?

BIBLE VERSE:

“Every word of God proves true,” Proverbs 30:5.

THE BIG PICTURE

Our Elementary curriculum is written for 1st through 5th graders. Through exciting videos, or live teaching in the rooms, kids explore stories from the Bible each month. Beginning with Creation, and moving in chronological order throughout the year, kids learn that God is our Creator, his son Jesus is our Savior, and he is loving, healing, miraculous, and personal. Kids learn about baptism, how to pray, how they can be more like Jesus, and how they can help others. In a large group format, elementary kids sing and dance to worship songs, then meet fun characters and play games that introduce them to the concept of the series. After the story, kids transition to small group activities, designed to be led by an adult. We hope elementary kids learn through interactive content, and begin to grow in their understanding of who Jesus is and how to follow him.