The following lesson was taught in our children’s Sunday School classes on Sunday, May 14. We would encourage you to use the ideas below to review Sunday’s lesson with your family.
Jesus Forgives Sin
Read: Matthew 9:2-8
Ask your child:
- How did Jesus’ power to heal prove His authority to forgive? Only God has the authority to forgive sins. When Jesus healed the paralytic, he performed a miracle, which proved that He is God.
- Why did the people glorify God after seeing Jesus’ miracles? They were amazed that Jesus had the autority to both heal and forgive.
Emphasize this principle: Jesus is God. Therefore, we should trust Him to forgive our sins.
- Believe that Jesus has the authority to forgive sin.
- Embrace Jesus as Lord.
- Praise God for providing salvation to Christ’s followers.
Sing: “Lord, I Life Your Name on High”
Prepare for next week: Matthew 14:13-21
Memorize for Apr 30-May 28: “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:8-9 (ESV)*
* Preschool verse in bold