Chapel of the Cross Faith & Family

Family Bible time for the week of September 13-19

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This interactive Bible time is a great way for your family to gather around God's Word and read, listen, watch, sing, and do activities together that help you learn more about God's great love for you in Jesus.

Jesus Raises a Girl to Life

Who do you go to when you need help?

When Jesus lived on this earth, many people came to Him for help. Jesus gave sight to the blind, He healed people who could not hear and speak, and He healed others who could not walk. People were amazed. But they never could have imagined the miracle that Jesus would do next. A synagogue ruler named Jairus came to Jesus, begging Him to heal his very sick daughter. But on the way to Jairus’s home, servants of Jairus came and said that his daughter had died. Jesus continued on to the house anyway, taking Peter, James, and John with Him. When He got there, Jesus told the people who were crying, “The child is not dead but sleeping.” The girl really had died, but for Jesus, death is only a rest, a time of "sleep" until He wakes us again. The girl's parents couldn't believe what happened next . . .

Opening Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You for listening when we call to You in prayer. Help us trust You to help us and and care for all our needs. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.


Jesus Raises a Girl to Life Opening

Bible Truth

Our God Jesus has power over death.

Bible Lesson: Jesus Raises a Girl to Life

  • Open your family Bible or a Children's Bible storybook and read this account together OR
  • Read this account using an online Bible ( Mark 5:21–24, 35–43 OR
  • Listen to the Bible account being read using the video below.
JESUS, (English), Jesus brings Jairus' Dead Daughter Back to Life

Talk about it

  • What did the girl's father ask Jesus to do? How did Jesus help the father and the girl?
  • What does this miracle tell us about Jesus?
  • What does it mean for YOU that Jesus can raise people from the dead?

Jairus asked Jesus to come and heal his daughter, who was dying. The girl died before Jesus got to the house, but Jesus made her alive again!

Jesus cares about us, and He wants us help us. Jesus has power over death, because He is God!

Jesus has power over all things, including death. Jesus defeated death and the devil when He died on the cross and rose from the dead. One day He will return and raise all believers from the dead, and take us to be with Him forever in heaven!

Try This!

This Bible narrative has big highs and lows. Read the Bible account again. As you read it, have kids crouch down for the “low” parts and reach up high for the “high” parts. At the end, when Jesus raises the girl to life, give hugs or high-fives all around.

Bible Verse

Jesus Christ heals you. Acts 9:34

Acts 9:34

Worship Song

You Gave | HLA Nazareth Music Video | Group Publishing

Musical Meditation

Jamie Grace - Hold Me featuring tobyMac (Official Music Video)

Things To Do Together

Download a page of activities and crafts that help connect Bible learning to life.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Closing Prayer

Dear Jesus, thank You for Your healing Word. Thank You for healing us when we are sick. Even more important, thank You for healing us from our sin-sickness so that we can be together with You in heaven one day. In Your name we pray. Amen.

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Bible Lesson: Concordia Publishing House

A portion of these Bible lesson materials are from the Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum from Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission.

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