Healing Hands | UMC YoungPeople
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June 2018

Healing Hands

By Betsy Marvin

Through the touch of his hand, Jesus restored Jairus’ daughter. Ask students to consider who else they know in their world that needs Jesus’ restoring touch.

Give each student a piece of paper, and have them trace their hands and cut them out. They probably haven’t done this since Kindergarten!

Once they have their paper hands, have them write on the palms of their cut out a word of encouragement or a verse of encouragement that person might need.

Challenge: Just as Jesus reached out to the woman and the daughter, ask “who can you reach out to and give the touch of life? Who else do you know that could use the gift of the touch of Jesus’ hands?” Encourage the students to share their paper hands this week!

Read Matthew 9:27-28. Before healing the blind men, Jesus asked them, “Do you believe that I can do this?” (v. 28). When you get down to it, do you really believe that God can bring spiritual change and restoration to your life? Why or why not?

From the stories in Mark 5, what stands out to you about Jesus’ power? His purposes?

Required Materials:

  • Paper,
  • scissors,
  • markers
Betsy has worked with students for over 26 years and has served at Cornerstone Church in Caledonia, MI for nineteen of those years. Currently, Betsy is the Director of Family Ministry while still holding the high school ministry hat. Betsy also teaches women’s ministry at Grace Bible College as an adjunct professor. Betsy has been married for 29 years with a son in college and daughter in high school. In her free time, she enjoys reading, laughing with her family, and date nights!