Bible Texts:

Matthew 9:9-13, 18-36; Mark 2:13-17, Mark 5:21-43, Luke 5:27-32, Luke 8:40-56 


Children's Bible Story sources:

"Jairus' Daughter," DK Children's Illustrated Bible, p.222

"Jesus Feeds 5,000," Spark Story Bible, p.222

"The woman who touched Jesus' cloak” and “Jairus' daughter,” DK Children's Everyday Bible, p.254, 255

“Two Miracles,” The Beginner's Bible, p.340

“Loaves and Fishes,” The Usborne Children's Bible, p.107

“The Dying Girl”, “The Woman Who Touched Jesus”, and “The Dying Girl,” The Lion Bible for Children, p.255, 256, & 257

"Can A Man Do This?," The Early Reader's Bible, p.363


Children's Story Resources

Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber

Ira is excited to sleep over at his friend Reggie’s house, but his sister causes him to question whether or not he should bring his teddy bear along. 

How these stories are connected: We can have the courage to ask for the things we want, no matter what other people think.


Questions about Ira Sleeps Over:

     What causes Ira to question whether or not he should bring his teddy bear to Reggie’s house?

     How did Ira feel about the sleepover before he started thinking about his teddy bear?

     Should Ira listen to his sister’s advice?

     Was Ira’s sister right? Did Ira have fun at the sleepover?


Questions about the Bible story:

     How did the woman cure herself?

     Do you think it took a lot of bravery for her to touch Jesus’ robe?

     Was Jairus’ cured as well?

     Why were the woman and Jairus’ daughter healed? What made them well?


Questions about our lives:

     Do you ever change your mind about something because of what other people think?

     Is your opinion or other peoples’ opinions more important?



Dear God, please help us to not worry about what other people think of us and to trust in you instead. Amen.