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5TH MARCH 2023 CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL MANUAL ASSEMBLIES OF GOD CHURCH NIGERIA
Lesson 10
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TOPIC: JESUS IS THE HEALER

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BIBLE TEXT:
Matthew 8:14-16; Mark 1:29-34; Luke 4:38-41
MEMORY VERSE:
Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons. Mark 1:34 (NIV).

TARGET:

To help the child know that Jesus heals diseases and to encourage him or her to trust Jesus for his or her own healing.
OBJECTIVES:
During and after the lesson, each child will show that he or she understands the lesson by:
1. Sharing a testimony of a time he or she was healed.
2. Thanking God for giving Jesus to be his or her Healer and for the healings He gives.
3. Praying for the healing of his or her own body and that of someone he or she knows.
OUTLINE:
1. Jesus Heals Peter’s Mother-in-law – Mark 1:29-31
2. Jesus Heals Many After Sabbath Sunset – Mark 1:32-34
3. Jesus Fulfils Isaiah’s Prophecy – Matthew 8:17

INTRODUCTION:

A healer is someone who is able to cure people and restore their health, and make them healthy again. Jesus is said to be the Healer because, He cured people that came across Him of all their diseases. It is only those who believe in Him that have the privilege to receive His healing.
How do you feel when you are sick? You want to get well quickly because you don’t enjoy the pain and discomfort of sickness at all. It is the same with everybody. No one likes to be sick. Sickness came as a result of sin. God did not make us to be sick. Satan is the one that inflicts sickness on people. But the good news is that God wants us to be healthy. That is why He gave us doctors and hospitals. But the best part of the story is that He gave us Jesus to be our Healer.
This week’s lesson teaches that it is the will of God for His children to be in good health. Jesus demonstrated this by healing Peter’s mother-in-law when He visited Peter’s home. This healing, done right at the beginning of the ministry of Jesus, proved that the prophecy Isaiah made about 700 years before the birth of Christ that Jesus is the Healer was true. Jesus heals all kinds of sicknesses. He also has power to cast out demons and evil spirits.

LESSON COMMENTARY:

1. JESUS HEALS PETER’S MOTHER-IN-LAW – Mark 1:29-31
Peter lived with his mother-in-law in his house. At a time she took ll and was down with high fever. One day, Jesus decided to visit Peter after He had been to the synagogue. As soon as He and His disciples left the synagogue, they went to the place Where Peter and Andrew lived. And there He was told about the fever of Peter’s mother-in-law.
On hearing it, Jesus went to her bedside. He simply took her by the hand and lifted her up. AS soon as Jesus did this, the fever immediately left her and she became well. Jesus the Healer had healed her.
As soon as she saw that she had been healed, she got up, went about the house and began to serve Jesus and the people that were with Him.
2. JESUS HEALS MANY AFTER SABBATH SUNSET – Mark 1:32-34
Jesus and His disciples remained in the house of Peter till the evening. The whole city had heard that Jesus was in town. And it happened when the sun had set, the people around began to bring everybody that was sick and those that were possessed by demons to Jesus. And before long, the whole city was gathered together at the door of Peter’s house.
Jesus came out, saw the crowd, saw the sick and all the people who were demon possessed, and had pity on them. He healed many who had various diseases. He went further and cast out many demons. But there was something He did not allow. He did not allow the evil spirits to speak and acknowledge Him. This was because they knew who He was.
3. JESUS FULFILS ISAIAH’S PROPHECY – Matthew 8:17
Matthew tells us the reason why these healings were done early during Jesus ministry, that is, at the beginning of His ministry on earth. It was so that Christ could fulfil the prophecy by Isaiah the prophet, Which has it that Jesus took our infirmities on Himself and bore our sicknesses. Isaiah gave this prophecy seven hundred years before Jesus was born that Jesus would suffer in the hands of His people and die on the cross for our sins. He prophesied through the Spirit that it is through the stripes and lacerations of Jesus that believers are healed (see Isaiah 53:3-5). I believe you have received healing from Jesus at one point or the other.
APPLICATION:
If Christ has healed us, He expects us to use our renewed health to serve Him and others just as Peter’s mother-in-law did. We are always healed to serve, not healed to be idle or lazy. But if we have not been healed, let us not lose hope. As we continue to pray In faith. He will heal us. He Is the Healer and He ls faithful. Jesus cares about how we feel and He can heal us.
Jesus the Healer can also heal our spiritual diseases. Sin is spiritual leprosy, and only Jesus can heal lt. He can heal us of the disease of lying, cheating, fighting, stealing, gossiping, etc. and make our hearts clean.
Jesus can also visit our homes If we let Him just as He visited the home of Peter. When Jesus comes into our homes, things change and the devil runs away.

QUESTIONS:

1. How did Jesus heal Peter’s moth er-in-law?
(A) He simply took her by the hand and lifted her up
(B) He simply told Peter to pray for her
(C) He simply took her to the hospital
(D) He simple gave her a healing drug.
2. What did Peter’s mother-in-law do after she had been healed?
(A) She got up and went away
(B) She simple said thanks
(C) She got up, served Jesus and those that were with Him
(D) She was amazed.
3. When the sun had set, and the people around began to bring everybody that was sick and those that were possessed by demons to Jesus, what was His reaction when He came out and saw the crowd?
(A) He felt so tired
(B) He had pity on them
(C) He could not control them
(D) He ran away.
4. Why were these healings done at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry on earth?
(A) So that Christ could rest during the erid of His ministry.
(B) So that Christ would no longer disturb himself again
(C) So that Christ would finish His ministry on time
(D) So that Christ could fulfil the prophesy by Isaiah the prophet, which says that Jesus took our infirmities on himself and bore our sicknesses.

DAILY BIBLE DOSE:

Monday: With His Stripes We Are Healed – Isaiah 53:5
Tuesday: Heal Me, O Lord – Jeremiah 17:14
Wednesday: Jesus Drove out Demons – Matthew 8:16
Thursday: Jesus Healed a Blind Beggar – Luke 18:35-43
Friday: Confessing Sin to One Another Brings Healing – James 5:16
Saturday: He Bore Our Sins on the Tree – 1 Peter 2:24, 25

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