Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Sunday School Snack - Mark 2:1-12, Four Friends Carry a Paralyzed Man to Jesus.

Pipe four blops of frosting onto each plate (practice ahead with using the corners of a graham cracker to measure off the placement of the frosting).  Let children stand four Teddy Grahams in the frosting, for the four friends.

Balance a graham cracker "mat" across the top of the Teddy Grahams.

Give the children one more Teddy Graham each, to carefully place on the mats, as the paralyzed man.

A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home.  They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them.  Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them.  Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”
Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves,  “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”
 Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, “Why are you thinking these things?  Which is easier: to say to this paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’?  But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the man,  “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.”  He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!” (NIV) emphasis added for the snack.


Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

What a neat idea!

Camie said...

You are so creative!

Ticia said...

I love it! That would be so much fun to do with the kids.

MaryAnne said...

Awesome craft. My mom used to give us those little teddy grahams on road trips, so every time I see them I think of riding in our van.

Miss G said...

My kids and I did this last week! We used the Pepperidge Farm Gingerbread men instead and acted out the story together instead of using icing to stick it down (born of necessity because the leftover frosting I had planned to use had molded! ew!) It was a great time together interacting with the Word of God. Thanks for the inspiration! Kelly