- Bibles or the Superbook Bible App
- Whiteboard and marker or chalkboard and chalk
What Did Jesus Provide? Discuss verses about Jesus’ miracles of provision.
Our Superbook adventure today showed some of Jesus’ miracles—yet He did many others, too. Some are recorded in the Bible—but not all of them!
John 21:25 says,
In this activity, we are going to look up in the Bible some other miracles that Jesus did. I will say a Bible Scripture reference and write it on the board, then you look it up as fast as possible. All of these Bible references are in the New Testament, so that will help you find them quickly. I will choose one team to read the Scripture aloud and then ask the whole class a few questions about what was read. You can raise your hands to answer.
Have the children sit in pairs. Try to pair an experienced Bible user with a child who isn’t as familiar with the Bible. Give each pair a Bible. If both children are experienced users, have them take turns looking up the verses. Note that the suggested answers are from the New Living Translation. If children are using different translations, their answers will vary. Do as many verses as time allows. Be prepared to help any children with special needs.
1. Luke 4:38–40
- In verse thirty-eight, who had a need? Peter’s mother-in-law.
- What was her need? She was sick with a high fever.
- What did Jesus do for her? He rebuked the fever and it left her.
- What did she do after she was healed? She got up right away and prepared a meal.
- Was this the only miracle Jesus performed that day? No, the people in the village brought many other sick people for Him to heal.
- Were there some diseases He could not heal? No, He healed every one.
2. Luke 7:11–15
- Who needed something from Jesus? The widow and her only son who had died.
- When Jesus saw her, what was His reaction? His heart overflowed with compassion.
- What does this tell you about Jesus? He has compassion and cares about our needs. He loves us and wants to help.
- What did Jesus do? He told her not to cry and touched the coffin. He spoke to the young man and told him to get up.
- What happened? The boy sat up and began to talk! Jesus gave him back to his mother.
- What was the man’s physical need? He was paralyzed and couldn’t walk.
- What miracle did Jesus perform that the man didn’t ask for? He forgave his sins.
- Do you think forgiving sins is a miracle; why or why not? Yes, only God can forgive sins.
- Did Jesus need to touch him to forgive his sins? No.
- What did Jesus do to heal the man’s physical need? He told him to stand up, pick up his mat, and go home!
- Did the man slowly get up and crawl home? No, he jumped up and went home.
4. Matthew 17:14–16,18
- Who had a desperate need? A man and his son.
- What was the boy’s need? He suffered terribly from seizures.
- What did the man ask from Jesus? He asked for mercy and for Jesus to heal the boy.
- What did Jesus do? He rebuked the demon in the boy and it left him.
- Did it take several days for the boy to recover? No, he was immediately well.
5. Mark 4:35–41
- Who had a desperate need? The disciples.
- What was the need? A fierce storm suddenly came up when they were in a boat on the lake. The waves were filling the boat with water; they were terrified they would drown.
- Was Jesus concerned? No, He was asleep in the boat.
- What did Jesus do? He rebuked the wind and waves saying, “Silence, be still!”
- What was the result? Suddenly, the wind stopped and it was calm.
- What was the disciples’ reaction? They wondered who He was that the wind and waves obeyed Him.
Optional: Perhaps the disciples were so astonished because they realized that they were seeing ancient prophecy fulfilled. Here is a psalm that Moses wrote about 1,500 years before Jesus was born.
Read Psalm 107:23–31:
Conclusion: Jesus still performs miracles today to meet all types of needs. Never be afraid to give Jesus what He asks; He will provide all that you need and use your offering to provide for others.