Jesus Healed a Blind Man who
Dear God, help us to believe in
you as Bartimeus did, and to have strong faith in your power
Choose any of the children’s learning activities.
1. Find in Mark 10:46-52 how Jesus healed a blind man who had faith.
telling the story, tell the children to listen and find how Jesus
· What did Bartimeus do, when he found out that Jesus was coming?
· What did the people around Bartimeus say to him?
· What did Jesus do when he heard Bartimeus calling?
· What did Jesus ask Bartimeus?
Why did Jesus heal Bartimeus?
2. Blindfold some children who pretend to be Bartimeus.
Then ask them, “What does it feel like?”
Let other children pretend they are the people around Bartimeus. Ask:
What things would they say to
try to make Bartimeus be quiet?
“Jesus is too busy.”
What kinds of answers would you
reply to people who said such things?
3. Dramatize Jesus healing Bartimeus, Mark 10:46-52.
· Older children or adults play these parts:
Younger children play the part of People.
Narrator Read Mark 10:46-52.
“Look! Jesus is coming! God’s promised Savior!
Bartimeus (Shout) “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
(Shout) “Be quiet! Do not bother that great man!”
Bartimeus “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Jesus “Stop!” (Stop walking)
People (Stop walking.)
Jesus “Call him here.”
People “Take courage, stand up! He is calling for you.”
Bartimeus (Throw down the old cloak.)
of the people:
Jesus “What do you want me to do for you?”
Bartimeus “Great Teacher, I want to regain my sight!”
(Pretend to touch Bartimeus’ eyes.)
“Immediately, Bartimeus regained his sight and followed Jesus on the
4. If the children present the drama to the adults then let the children ask the adults the questions under #1 above.
Present anything else that the children have prepared.
5. Draw a face with blank eyes, and have the children copy it. Next, draw whole eyes.
a picture of a head looks bad, then draw a whole person.)
· Older children help younger ones.
· Some children might like to copy or colour the picture found at the end of this lesson.
· Have the children show to the adults the pictures they have drawn and explain that the closed eyes illustrate what our lives are like when we do not have faith in the power of Jesus.
Older children write a poem or
song, or give a testimony about what they have seen happen
7. Let two children each recite a verse from Isaiah 53:4 & 5.
Surely he took up our
infirmities and carried our sorrows,
But he was pierced for our
8. Memorize Luke 11:9:
“I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”
9. Have an older child pray:
“Dear Lord, we thank you that you have opened our spiritual eyes and ears to hear and believe what you say. We praise you for being powerful to heal and to save us from our sins. Help us to have faith in your power and to keep calling to you for help, as Bartimeus did.”
A more detailed drama, dealing with Jesus healing a blind man on the Sabbath, causing an uproar: