11-9-16 Jesus helps a woman
Session aim: To find out that Jesus cares
This week we start a new series, it begins by looking at two different people who met Jesus and shows how through Jesus they experience God’s love. In this session Jesus raises the widow’s son from the dead; in the second and third the rich man has a great opportunity to experience God’s love and follow Jesus, but the challenge is too great.
This type of miracle story is always challenging for young children. Their stage of development means that they do not understand the implications of the boy being dead – or that it is unusual to be able to bring a dead person to life again! But, of course, this is a story with a happy ending! Jesus can offer more than sympathy: his care is both active and powerful.