Produced by Faith In Kids

We Need To Be Forgiven

Legs healed and a heart fixed

Faith in Kids has released a series of 8 lessons ideal for family Bible times journeying through Matthew’s Gospel to see we need Jesus. This video and accompanying resource, which is lesson 6 of 8 teaches us that we need to be forgiven.

This is Matthew’s account of Jesus healing a lame man’s legs, retold using Playmobil. The story begins with a man who has an impossible problem – he can’t walk! He is carried to Jesus by his friends, because they heard of Jesus’ miracles and hoped He would heal their friend. However, instead of healing his legs, Jesus told him his sins are forgiven! These words are highlighted for their shock factor, because not only does Jesus overlook a man’s obvious physical need, but he also claims to do something only God can. However, the astonishing events do not end there, because Jesus knew the disbelieving hearts of His onlookers. To prove His authority to forgive sins, He told the paralysed man to take up his mat and walk, which he did! Jesus knows our greatest problem – our sin, and Jesus can fix it – by forgiving us!

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Accompanying Resources

The video download comes with an accompanying 4 page PDF resource that contains activities, craft ideas, a teaching guide, and questions to use alongside the video.

Possible Discussion Questions

  • What needs fixing most – your body or your soul? Do you share in the worship of the crowd?
  • If not, have you forgotten or minimised your need for forgiveness?

Related Bible Reference

  • Matthew 9:1-8

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Produced by Faith In Kids

Faith in Kids supports churches and parents so that children can engage with Jesus Christ and respond to him, having their hearts and minds captured by Christ’s words. They resource, equip and support those who oversee the children’s ministry in their local church as well as also encouraging and equip parents to open the Bible and speak about faith in Christ with their children at home.