Jesus Christ has the power to heal us from our infirmities and sicknesses, whatever they may be. This New Testament FHE lesson goes over some of the powerful miracles of Christ and what we can learn from them as we seek the Savior today. Each of our FHE lessons includes three lesson plans for different ages, treat recipes, activity ideas, and more.
And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.
1. How firm a foundation, ye Saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in his excellent word!
What more can he say than to you he hath said,
Who unto the Savior, who unto the Savior,
Who unto the Savior for refuge have fled?
2. In ev’ry condition—in sickness, in health,
In poverty’s vale or abounding in wealth,
At home or abroad, on the land or the sea—
As thy days may demand, as thy days may demand,
As thy days may demand, so thy succor shall be.
3. Fear not, I am with thee; oh, be not dismayed,
For I am thy God and will still give thee aid.
I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
Upheld by my righteous, upheld by my righteous,
Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.
Activity: Begin the lesson by choosing one child to complete a simple task. Examples could be making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or turning on the television and navigating to a show. However, before the child completes the task, bind them up tightly in blankets, sheets, or robe ties. The goal is to mummify them to the extent that they can barely move. Then, let them attempt to complete the task. If time permits, you can let multiple children try.
Ask: Why was this hard? How did you feel trying to complete this task?
Picture: Show the children the following picture.
Read: Jesus has the power to perform miracles. In this life, we will all face hard times. We may get sick. We may feel sad. We may lose things we love. We may feel lonely. All of these things can make us feel trapped and like we can’t do anything. The man in this picture couldn’t walk. He couldn’t do the things he wanted to do.
Ask: Have you ever been sick? What was it like?
Read: The man knew Jesus could heal him. He had faith and so did his friends who broke a roof so he could be lowered down to Christ. When we face hard times, we need to have that kind of faith and courage in Jesus.
Share: Share a personal experience when you felt the healing power of Christ.
Testimony: Testify of God’s power to provide healing and comfort.
FOR TEENS & ADULTS
Video: Begin the lesson by watching the following video. Before playing, ask everyone to ponder on what they learn about the power of Jesus Christ to heal.
Ask: What did you learn about wounds, healing, and the Savior from this video?
Read: Accounts of the Savior’s miracles can strengthen our faith in his power to heal us today.
Scriptures: Read the following scriptures in groups, as individuals, or all together. Ponder and discuss what you learn about the Savior and accessing His healing power from each account.
- Mark 2:1-12
- Luke 7:36-50
- Mark 4:35-41
Read: Reading these accounts, we may feel like these sorts of miracles don’t happen today. Consider these teachings from modern-day prophets:
“While it is good to pray for and work for physical protection and healing during our mortal existence, our supreme focus should be on the spiritual miracles that are available to all of God’s children.” – Donald A. Hallstrom
“Many of you have witnessed miracles, more than you realize. They may seem small in comparison to Jesus raising the dead. But the magnitude does not distinguish a miracle, only that it came from God.” – Ronald A. Rasband
Share: Share relevant personal stories and experiences about the healing power of Jesus Christ in your life.
Testimony: Close with your testimony of God’s miracles.
FOR SINGLE STUDY
Read the talk, “The Healing Power of Jesus Christ” by Cristina B. Franco.
Ponder on a part of your life that needs healing and look for specific goals you can set from Sister Franco’s talk about how to access that power in Christ.
Strawberry Moon Milk
Jesus calms the storms in our lives and heals our hearts. Make this super relaxing and comforting strawberry moon milk.
Play this fun game to help discuss the miracle of Christ calming the storm. Mark off an area in your home to represent a boat. Put a few “disciples” in the area and tell them they need to keep the water out of the boat. Have everyone else throw balled-up blue paper to represent the water into the area. The disciples need to throw out the water as fast as they can. The goal is to get all of the paper out before more can be thrown in.