SUNDAY SCHOOL @ HOME – Fifth Sunday after Pentecost/June 27, 2021
Jesus Heals (Mark 5:21-43)
Today is the 5th Sunday of Pentecost. During Pentecost, we grow closer to God and closer to one another.
This week, in our reading from the gospel of Mark, we hear about a time when Jesus healed two people. One was an older woman and one was a young girl.
Let’s watch this video together to hear what happened:
The older woman had been sick for twelve years. That’s such a long time. Nothing she had done had helped. No one had been able to help her. She believed that if she could just touch Jesus’ robe, she would be healed. When she touched Jesus’ robe, she was immediately healed. Jesus said, “Your faith has made you well.”
Because Jesus took time healing the older woman he was delayed in getting to Jairus’ young daughter who was sick and she died. Jesus said to Jairus, “Do not be afraid. Believe.”
When they got to Jairus’ house, the people there were sad and crying. But Jesus went inside the house and took the young girl by the hand and said, “Get up!” She did. She even started to walk around. Everyone was amazed.
Jesus healed two people who were very different. The older woman probably wasn’t popular because she had been sick for so long. Jairus was an important person so his daughter might have been more popular. But Jesus loves and helps everyone and he calls us to do the same. He also asks us to trust him. In both healings, someone trusted that Jesus would heal and he did. We can trust Jesus, too.
- How do you think it felt to be healed by Jesus?
- Do you think it was easy or hard to trust that Jesus would heal? Explain.
- What do you need Jesus’ help with?
All of My Heart. Go Fish Guys.
Do you know someone who is sick or in need of God’s healing? Send them a get well card to let them know that you are thinking of them and that you are praying for them. Depending on the situation and how they feel, you might arrange a video call with them and pray with them live.
In our gospel for today, Jesus heals two people who are sick. In this story, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, written by Philip C. Stead, a man’s animal friends come to visit him when he is sick. It’s a delightful story that reminds us how important it is for us to care for our family and friends when they are sick and how important that it.
Jesus, help us trust you in all things. Remind us of your love for all people and help us to care for and serve others just as you do. We pray in your name. Amen.
Pastor Dan Fugate, Assistant to the Bishop for Discipleship in the Indiana-Kentucky Synod, ELCA, put this lesson together for Sunday School @ Home. There will be a new one for each Sunday while we are unable to gather together physically in our congregational buildings. Contact him at [email protected].