Bible Texts:

Matthew 9:18-26, Mark 5:21-43, Luke 8:40-56


Children's Bible Story sources:

“The Great Commission," Spark Story Bible, p.496

"The Woman Who Touched Jesus' Cloak" and "Jairus' Daughter," DK Children's Everyday Bible, p.254-255

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

"Can a Man Do This?," The Early Reader’s Bible, p.363

"The Dying Girl," "The Woman Who Touched Jesus" and "From Death to Life" The Lion Bible for Children, p.255-257

"Jairus' Daughter," The Usborne Children's Bible, p.105


Children's Story Resources

A Pocket Full of Kisses by Audrey Penn

Chester Raccoon becomes uneasy and a little jealous when he watches his mother kiss the palm of his younger brother Ronny. He thought he was the only one who had a "kissing hand." He learns that his other had enough love and kisses for both of them.

How these stories are connected:  Does Mrs. Raccoon have enough love and kisses for both her children? Does Jesus have enough power to heal both the bleeding woman and the dying girl? Whatever anyone's doubts may be, it seems there are enough love and healing to go around.


Questions about A Pocket Full of Kisses:

     Why does Chester get upset?

     What does he think about Ronny and his mother?

     What does his mother teach him?


Questions about the Bible story:

     Why does Jesus go to Jairus' house?

     Who does Jesus heal on the way?

     Why is that a problem for Jairus?

     How do you think Jairus felt?

     What did Jesus do for him?


Questions about our lives:

     How do you know your family loves you?

     How do we know there is enough love for everyone?



Dear Jesus, thank you for healing us and other people and for having enough love and power for everyone. Amen.