Sunday, November 18th - Jesus Heals the Paralytic


This week we head to a story found in Luke 5:17-26. We discover a paralyzed man who just happened to have some really good friends. When His friends heard that Jesus was in town, they tried everything to get their friend to Jesus. In fact, as friends, they cooperated, tore a hole in a roof, and dropped their friend down in front of Jesus while He was teaching. And as a result of their faith and cooperation a miracle happened.

Bottom Line: Work together to help someone in need. When we see others with needs that seem huge and overwhelming, we too often think they’re too big for us to help and end up doing nothing. However, if we cooperate with others to meet their need, we have a better chance making a difference in their life and point them to God.

Scripture this weekLuke 5:17-26

They heard that the Lord had given Jesus the power to heal the sick. So some men came carrying a man who could not walk. He was lying on a mat.

  • Life Application: Cooperation - Working together to do more than you can do alone

  • Bottom Line: Work together to help someone in need

  • Memory Verse: "Two people are better than one. They can help each other in everything they do." - Ecclesiastes 4:9

Next Steps for Parents & Grandparents: Read Luke 5:17-26. Share about the needs you see in your family, school, neighborhood, or even something you’ve heard about on the other side of the world. Is there one thing that makes you sad and moves you to want to do something? Talk about things your family could do together to meet that need. Pray for that situation and then choose a time for your family to work together to help meet that person’s need.


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