Children's Lessons

Jesus Heals Ten Lepers | Luke 17: 11-19


Lesson Goal:

To show children what it means to glorify God: to truly appreciate what He’s done for them; to adore and worship Him with the right understanding of who He is; and to be subject to Him, wholly devoted to His service and to His will by doing the things He tells
them to do.


Lesson Overview:

Read Luke 17: 11-19: Jesus was making a slow journey back to Jerusalem, stopping in villages along the way to teach, perform miracles, heal, and preach repentance and forgiveness. On this day, he decided to stop in a village somewhere between Samaria and Galilee; when He did, He was approached by ten lepers crying out to Him for mercy. Jesus showed them compassion by responding to their plea and healing them. But before He healed them, He commanded them to go show themselves to a priest. It was a strange request, but they did what He told them to do. As they made their way to the priest, they were healed! Still, only
one restored leper returned to give thanks and to worship his Savior.


Today's Bible Story:


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Memory Verses:

Luke 17: 15-16 (ERV)

1When one of them saw that he was healed, he went back to Jesus. He praised God loudly. 16 He bowed down at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. (He was a Samaritan.)

Meaning:  The tenth leper was grateful and knew Jesus was the true source of his healing. He also knew that Jesus deserved praise, so he returned to give the proper response of thanksgiving and worship.


Psalm 34:3 (ERV)

Praise the Lord with me.     Let us honor his name.

Meaning:  Remind yourself daily of who God is, and promote those characteristics as more important than anything else.


The Big Idea:

We should be thankful and glorify God for each blessing He gives to us. Based upon what we learned from the grateful leper, in what ways can we show glory to God in thankfulness? Let the students come up with ideas.

1. How can we show appreciation? Give thanks and count blessings.

2. How can we adore and worship Jesus? Sing songs of praise and worship, review characteristics of God that make Him unlike anyone else (holiness, truth, justice, goodness, mercy, power, knowledge, wisdom, sovereignty, etc.)

3. How can we obey Jesus? Jesus teaches that the greatest command of all is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great first commandment. And the second is like it: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Discuss ways we can love Jesus and love others.



Dear Lord Jesus, thank You that You have the power to heal and the power to save. Thank You for dying for our sins, forgiving us, and promising to completely transform each person who places their trust in you. We love You and adore You, Amen


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