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Bible story: Jesus heals the paralysed man

Creative activities based on the Bible story of Jesus heals the paralysed man

In this story found in Matthew 9:1-8, Mark 2:1-12, and Luke 5:17-26, Jesus heals a paralyzed man in front of a crowd. The man's friends bring him on a mat to see Jesus, but the house is so crowded that they can't get inside. So they lower him down through the roof.

Jesus sees their faith and tells the man that his sins are forgiven. The religious leaders accuse Jesus of blasphemy, but Jesus asks them which is easier, to forgive sins or to heal the man. He then tells the paralyzed man to stand up and walk, and the man is healed, walking out in front of the amazed crowd.

We have compiled a range of creative ideas and activities below that relate to this Bible story. These resources are designed to help you share this important message in an engaging and interactive way, whether you are a children's ministry leader, a Sunday school teacher, or a religious educator in a Christian primary school.

Our activities below are suitable for use in various settings such as church children's programs, children's ministry, catechism classes, children's services, Bible clubs, vacation Bible school, and Sunday school, and will help students understand the relevance of the Bible to their lives, and the importance of applying its teachings in practical ways.

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