A Lame Man is Healed by Jennifer Tolbert
When Jesus left for heaven, he told the disciples to "go into all the world and preach the good news." He also promised that he would be with them always, even to the end of the age. God sent the Holy Spirit to help the disciples fulfill this important work. God's Spirit gave the disciples the ability to perform miracles and to be able to preach the Good News.
1. Jesus sent The Holy Spirit to help us.
2. The disciples continued Jesus's work on Earth.
3. The disciples established the first Church.
19 So go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach them to obey everything that I have told you. You can be sure that I will be with you always. I will continue with you until the end of the world.” -Matthew 28:19-20
Books of the New Testament
Every Move I Make
Jumping Up and Down
Roll The Gospel Chariot
Said I Wasn't
Stand Up and Shout It
This Little Light of Mine
Begin Class with Songs, Games, Table Activity, or Sharing Time
Open Class in Prayer
Introducing the Story Ideas
1. Jumping Games (from TruewayKids.org)
Play a simple game that involves jumping such as hopscotch, leap frog or jump rope. SAY: Today, we are going to learn about a man who could not walk, but jumped to his feet when some of the disciples healed him."
2. Mat Carry
Bring a stuffed animal and a blanket. Let the children practice carrying the animal around the room using the blanket. ASK: How do you think it made the man feel that he had to be carried everywhere? How do you think it made him feel to have to beg?
Story: Jesus had gone up to heaven and his apostles and followers had formed the first churches. He left his disciples the Holy Spirit to help them as they built the church and spread the Good News. The Holy Spirit helps us today too.
READ the story of A Lame Man is Healed or read Acts 3-4 in the Bible.