“March 4–10. Matthew 8–9; Mark 2–5: ‘Thy Faith Hath Made Thee Whole’” Come, Follow Me—For Primary: New Testament 2019 (2019)
“March 4–10. Matthew 8–9; Mark 2–5,” Come, Follow Me—For Primary: 2019
Record Your Impressions
Ask the children to share a story of Jesus performing a miracle (see the list of miracles in this week’s outline in Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families). You could also show related pictures (see Gospel Art Book, nos. 40, 41, or LDS.org).
As you read about the Savior’s miracles of healing, ponder which miracles to share. How can you help the children you teach understand the role of faith in the miracles Jesus performed?
Share the account of the man with palsy from Mark 2:1–12. For help, see “Chapter 23: The Man Who Could Not Walk,” New Testament Stories, 57–58, or the corresponding video (LDS.org). Tell the children that the man with palsy could not walk. Help them recognize that this man was healed and forgiven by the Savior.
Invite the children to pretend they are “waking up” like the daughter of Jairus as you read from Mark 5:22–23, 35–43. Help them understand that Jesus has made it possible for all of us to have eternal life.
Read Mark 5:34. Help the children memorize the phrase “Thy faith hath made thee whole,” perhaps by giving each child a word and then having the children say their words in order. Has anyone they know ever been healed when they were sick?
Ask the children to close their eyes and listen as you read from Matthew 9:27–30. When you read about Jesus healing the blind men, invite the children to open their eyes. How would the children feel if Jesus had healed them?
Invite the children to talk about a time when they were sick. Tell one of the accounts of Jesus healing the sick, and testify that Jesus’s power can heal and bless us as we pray and receive priesthood blessings. Explain that although the Lord sometimes does not give us the miracles we desire, He loves us and is aware of our needs. He will give us the comfort we need.
The account of Jesus calming a storm can help children know that He can give them peace when they feel afraid.
Help the children imagine that they are on the ship as you read Mark 4:35–41. (See also “Chapter 21: Jesus Commands the Winds and the Waves,” New Testament Stories, 53, or the corresponding video on LDS.org.) Ask the children to describe how they might have felt if they had been there. When have the children been scared? How did they find comfort?
Invite the children to make the sounds of a storm and stop when someone says “Peace, be still.” Testify that just as Jesus can bring us peace when there is a storm outside, He can bring us peace in our hearts when we feel bad on the inside.
Think of actions to accompany the third verse of “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus,” Children’s Songbook, 57.
Jesus performed many miracles during His mortal ministry. How can you help the children be aware that miracles happen today?
Ask the children to pick one of the following miracles to read about and draw: Mark 2:1–12; Mark 5:22–23, 35–43; or Mark 5:24–34. Invite the children to explain their drawings to the class. What do they learn about Jesus from these stories?
Ask the children to act out how they feel when they are sick, sad, afraid, or worried. How can Jesus help us when we have these feelings? Testify that Jesus can help the children in all of these situations.
Invite the children to share experiences when they or someone they know received a priesthood blessing. How was that person healed or blessed?
Jesus showed great love by healing the sick and afflicted. Ponder how you can teach the children to show compassion for people in need.
Choose one or more of Jesus’s miracles to review with the children, such as those in Mark 2:1–12; Mark 5:22–23, 35–43; or Mark 5:24–34. (See also the videos “Jesus Forgives Sins and Heals a Man Stricken with Palsy,” “Jesus Raises the Daughter of Jairus,” and “Jesus Heals a Woman of Faith” on LDS.org.) Invite the children to share a time when they helped someone in need and how they felt.
Show the video “Gordon Hinckley: Lessons I Learned as a Boy” or “The Coat” (LDS.org). How did the boys in these videos follow Jesus’s example? Invite the children to share other situations when someone might be in need. What can we do to help them?
Children need to know that the Savior can give them peace when they face the storms of life—now and in the future.
Ask one of the children to use Mark 4:35–41 and the picture Jesus Calms the Storm (Gospel Art Book, no. 40) to tell the story of Jesus calming the storm. Ask the children to describe how they might have felt if they had been there.
Invite the children to share experiences when they felt peace after praying for help. Remind them that this peace comes from the Savior.
Sing “Master, the Tempest Is Raging,” Hymns, no. 105, with the children, inviting them to whisper when they sing “Peace, be still.”
Give each child a paper rain cloud, and ask them to write on it a trial that someone might have. Put all of the clouds on the board, covering a picture of the Savior. Invite a child to remove one of the clouds and suggest ways we could help someone with that trial to find peace. When all the clouds are removed, testify of the Savior’s power to calm the storms in our lives.
Help the children write down an act of service they will perform for someone this week.