Chapel of the Cross Faith & Family

Family Bible time for the week of September 27-October 3

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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 Heals a Man Who Is Deaf

Have you ever felt left out?

Jesus’ ministry was gaining attention. After He had fed more than five thousand people, all kinds of people were noticing Him. This provided some challenges. After all, He was gaining enemies when it came to powerful people such as the Pharisees. It was also harder to travel without being noticed. Jesus traveled far northwest, where a Gentile woman was bold enough to beg for help for her daughter. Jesus had compassion on this outsider on the edge of Jesus’ ministry map. Then He crossed the land again to an area southeast of the Sea of Galilee. There, in an urban area filled with Gentile people, Jesus encounters a man who could not hear or speak well. Would Jesus take the time to help a man whom so many would have ignored?

Opening Prayer

Loving Lord, You are full of mercy and compassion. Help me to show compassion to others. Amen.

Bible Truth

Our God Jesus is compassionate.

Bible Lesson: Jesus Heals a Man Who Is Deaf

  • Open your family Bible or a Children's Bible storybook and read this account together OR
  • Read this account using an online Bible ( Mark 7:31–37 OR
  • Listen to the Bible account being read using the video below.
Jesus heals a deaf and mute Man (

Talk about it

  • How did Jesus help the man who couldn’t hear or speak clearly?
  • In Bible times, people who had disabilities were thought to be cursed by God. They were part of the lowest levels of society. Many people did not want to be around them, but Jesus did not feel this way. Why not? What does this teach us?
  • What did the people do after Jesus healed the man?

Jesus touched the man’s ears and tongue and said, “Be opened!” Right away, the man could hear and talk.

Jesus loves all people the same. He has compassion on those who are in need. We are to love all people too, no matter what they look like or where they come from. We should also show compassion and kindness to those who need our help.

The people couldn’t stop talking about what Jesus did!

Bible Verse

Great is Your mercy, O Lord. Psalm 119:156

Worship Song

O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus | Cross Culture Norway VBS | Group Publishing

Musical Meditation

My Heart Is Filled With Thankfulness (Official Lyric Video) - Keith & Kristyn Getty

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 having compassion on us, for loving us, and for healing us from our sins. Help us to share Your love and compassion with others. In Your name we pray, Jesus. 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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