Jesus’ miracles proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God. They strengthened people’s faith and met their needs. Through Jesus, God did what is impossible for us to do on our own. He provided forgiveness, salvation, and eternal life.
Questions for Discussion
1. What surprised people about Jesus’ teaching? (Jesus taught with authority, with the confidence that what He said would happen; Mark 1:22)
2. What happened when Jesus went on His own to pray? (People were looking for Jesus because they knew that He could heal them, Mark 1:35-37)
3. Why did Jesus say He came? (Jesus came to share the good news, Mark 1:38-39)
Family Activity - Listen, watch, follow
Instruct the kids to stand on one side of the room. Stand opposite them and instruct them to mimic your movements and obey your commands. Begin making simple movements, such as waving a hand, patting your belly, or standing on one foot. Sprinkle in spoken commands, telling the kids to do something you are not doing.
SAY • It was a little bit difficult to follow both my words and my actions, especially when I wasn’t doing what I said. You had to listen carefully and watch closely. Today we will learn about some things Jesus did that caused people to listen carefully to His words and watch closely His actions. And still some people misunderstood who He is!
Lord, thank You for loving us. Thank You for helping us more than any person could ever help us! You are a miracle- worker! Help us to remember Your love and power this week. Amen.