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Who is Jesus Series - Lesson #5

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This English Stonecroft 'Youth Discipleship Teaching' has been adapted from the Adult Stonecroft Trinity Series.

The English Stonecroft Trinity Series - Who is Jesus? is available online from Stonecroft's corporate website.


Welcome, as the Junior Youth arrive get them to colour the colouring pages and visual aids that will be used during the session.

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1. GUESSING GAME: (10 minutes)

2. TEAM GAME: (10 minutes) BLANKET RELAY:
Give each team a blanket to carry a similar item from the start to finish line without dropping the item. If the item drops to the ground, the team must stop and go back to the starting line with the item to be carried, and start over.

(10 minutes)

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4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)

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4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)

a. Weekly Bible Verse Readings Review:
During the last week at home you read the Weekly Bible Verses and wrote a short summary of the seven parables.

Allow the class to share their answers and discuss together.

1. The Parable of the Sower

What happened to the seed that fell by the wayside? (The birds came and devoured them)

What happened to the seed that fell on stony places? (they had no root they withered away)

What happened to the seed that fell on good ground? (They yielded a crop)

2. The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares

What happened while the men slept? (His enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat)

What happens at the time of harvest? ( They will first gather together the tares and bind them in bundles)

What happens to the tares? (They will be burnt)

What happens to the wheat? (They get stored in the barn)

3. The Parable of the Mustard Seed

Is the Mustard seed a big seed? (No it is the least of all the seeds)

4. The Parable of the Leaven

What is leaven used for? (Leaven is placed in bread dough to make the bread rise )

5. Prophecy and the Parables

Discuss 'Prophecies Concerning the Messiah''

6. The Parable of the Hidden Treasure

Where did the man find the hidden treasure? (Hidden in a field)

What did he do? (Sells all that he has and buys that field)

The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price

What did the merchant do when he found one pearl of great price? ( He went and sold all that he had and bought it)

7. The Parable of the Dragnet

What happened to the good fish in the dragnet? (They gathered the good fish into vessels)

What happened to the bad fish in the dragnet? (They threw the bad away)

When the wicked from among the just are separated what happens to the wicked? (They are cast into the furnace of fire)

b. Sword Play
Ready…Swords up… John 1:1-3; 14 … CHARGE!

The Word Became Flesh

1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2  He was with God in the beginning. 3  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. John 1:1-3

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14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14

c. Teach the lesson

What Did Jesus Do?


Dear God, the Bible tells us that Jesus Christ is Your Son. It tells us that He has the same nature and characteristics that You have. Help us to learn the truth about Jesus as we study. We pray in Jesus’ name, amen.

Purpose of the Lesson
• Realize the influence of Jesus’ moral character, His teaching, His power over all natural and physical forces, and His influence on history—all of which reveals that He is God Himself.
• Recognize that work is a blessing.

In our first four lessons, we studied what the Bible says about Jesus, we learnt the Old Testament prophecies that were fulfilled in Christ, what He said, and what He taught. In this lesson, we will study what Jesus did.

None of the gospel writers attempted to write about everything Jesus did. They did not write an historical or chronological biography of Him. They each selected material from His life and teaching which emphasized the particular portrait of Jesus that they needed to present to their audience.

Mark was the first of the four gospel writers to write about Jesus. He wrote the Gospel of Mark to the people of Rome so that they could have a record of the words and deeds of Jesus. Mark had worked with Paul and Barnabas, the first missionary team to present the Gospel to the Roman world. Later, Mark worked with the apostle Peter, from whom he learned many of the details of Jesus’ teaching and activities. Mark’s book emphasizes the work of Christ as the Perfect Servant of God.

The Gospel of Matthew was written to present Jesus as the Jewish Messiah. The Jewish people needed to see how Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies of their coming King. Matthew told them how the nation rejected Jesus and His kingdom. Matthew’s book is especially meaningful to those who are familiar with the Old Testament.

Greek doctor Luke traveled with Paul. He wrote the most complete record we have of Jesus’ life—the Gospel of Luke. He completed careful historical research, studied the writings of the Apostles, and interviewed eyewitnesses. What he wrote about the conception and birth of Christ must have been learned from Mary herself. We believe this because the things he wrote concerning Mary were not public knowledge. For example, the other gospel writers did not record the information concerning Mary’s thoughts as Luke did.

John, one of the Apostles, emphasized the fact that Jesus was the Son of God. In the beginning of his book, the Gospel of John, John presented the pre-existence of Christ and the fact that He is the Creator of all things. He explained that the Son is a distinct personality from the Father. He also clearly stated that Jesus is one with God. This is hard to understand, but the four important verses of John’s Gospel confirm the fact that Jesus is the Creator. These verses present the uniqueness of Jesus, His oneness with God, His incarnation, and His Sonship

c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)

Jesus Worked

1 a. How old was Jesus when He began His public ministry?

Read Luke 3:23a

Now Jesus Himself began His ministry at about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph

....................................(He was about 30 years old.)

b.Who sent Jesus to earth?

Read 1 John 4:9

In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.


2 a. What did Jesus say His Father is always doing?

Read John 5:17

But Jesus answered them, "My Father has been working until now, and I have been working."

....................................(Always working.)

b. Because of this, what did Jesus say He must do?. . . . .

................................... (He must work, too.)

3. State in a few words what each of the following Bible references reveals about what Jesus did.

a. Mark 1:21

Then they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath He entered the synagogue and taught.

......................................(He taught people.)

b. Mark 1:32-34

32  At evening, when the sun had set, they brought to Him all who were sick and those who were demon-possessed. 33  And the whole city was gathered together at the door. 34  Then He healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew Him.

..................................(He healed sick people and drove out demons)

c. Mark 1:35

Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed

.................................. (He prayed.)

d. Mark 1:38

But He said to them, "Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have come forth."

..................................(He preached.)

e. Mark 6:7-12. . . . . (He sent disciples to preach.)

And He called the twelve to  Himself,  and began to send them out two  by  two, and gave them power over unclean spirits.  He commanded them to take nothing for the journey except a staff-no bag, no bread, no copper in  their  money belts-  but to wear sandals, and not to put on two tunics.

10  Also He said to them,  "In whatever place you enter a house, stay there till you depart from that place.   11  And whoever will not receive you nor hear you, when you depart from there,   shake off the dust under your feet as a testimony against them.   Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!"

12  So they went out and preached that  people  should repent.  13  And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed  them.

The four Gospels report 34 of the miracles of Jesus. At the end of his Gospel, John said something about the extent of the works of Jesus Christ.

d. Read John 21:25

And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.

From this, we know that the New Testament does not record everything that Jesus did.

The Miracles of Jesus

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4. The miracles Jesus performed:

demons............... fever .............. water into wine.............. paralyzed man.............. leprocy

Read the following miracles and match the above items with the appropriate Bible references:

a. John 2:1-11

1 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2  Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. 3  And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, "They have no wine."

4  Jesus said to her, "Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come."

5  His mother said to the servants, "Whatever He says to you, do it. "

6  Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. 7  Jesus said to them, "Fill the waterpots with water." And they filled them up to the brim. 8  And He said to them, "Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast." And they took it. 9  When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. 10  And he said to him, "Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!"

11  This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.

. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . (water into wine)

b. Matthew 8:14-15

14  Now when Jesus had come into Peter's house, He saw his wife's mother lying sick with a fever. 15  So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . . .(fever)

c. Matthew 8:16-17

16  When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, 17  that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:

" He Himself took our infirmities
And bore our sicknesses."

. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. (demons)

d. Matthew 8:1-4

When He had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him. 2  And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, "Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean."

3  Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, "I am willing; be cleansed." Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

4  And Jesus said to him, "See that you tell no one; but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."

.. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .. . . . . .(leprocy)

e. Mark 2:1-12

And again He entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house. 2  Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them. 3  Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. 4  And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying.

5  When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven you."

6  And some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, 7  "Why does this Man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone?"

8  But immediately, when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they reasoned thus within themselves, He said to them, "Why do you reason about these things in your hearts? 9  Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ' Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Arise, take up your bed and walk'? 10  But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins" -He said to the paralytic, 11  "I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house." 12  Immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went out in the presence of them all, so that all were amazed and glorified God, saying, "We never saw anything like this!"

. . . . . . . . .. . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . .( paralyzed man)

“How very great is his power at work
in us who believe. . . .”
—Ephesians 1:19


Closing Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You for the work You have given us to do and for setting a good example. We want You to be pleased with us as You were pleased with Jesus. We want all that we do to bring glory to Your name. We pray in the powerful name of Jesus Christ, amen.



Give the comic colouring book for the Junior Youth to each student.

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Give the ‘Take Home Bible Verse Crossword ’ to each Youth.

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Weekly Bible Reading - LESSON #5

Print 'Weekly Bible Verse Readings', one for each youth to take home.

During the week, read the Bible verses below and write a short summary of Jesus' miracles

1 •  Mark 5:21-24; 35-43

21  Now when Jesus had crossed over again by boat to the other side, a great multitude gathered to Him; and He was by the sea. 22  And behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue came, Jairus by name. And when he saw Him, he fell at His feet 23  and begged Him earnestly, saying, "My little daughter lies at the point of death. Come and lay Your hands on her, that she may be healed, and she will live." 24  So Jesus went with him, and a great multitude followed Him and thronged Him.

35  While He was still speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue's house who said, "Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?"

36  As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Do not be afraid; only believe." 37  And He permitted no one to follow Him except Peter, James, and John the brother of James. 38  Then He came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and saw a tumult and those who wept and wailed loudly. 39  When He came in, He said to them, "Why make this commotion and weep? The child is not dead, but sleeping."

40  And they ridiculed Him. But when He had put them all outside, He took the father and the mother of the child, and those who were with Him, and entered where the child was lying. 41  Then He took the child by the hand, and said to her, "Talitha, cumi," which is translated, "Little girl, I say to you, arise." 42  Immediately the girl arose and walked, for she was twelve years of age. And they were overcome with great amazement. 43  But He commanded them strictly that no one should know it, and said that something should be given her to eat.


2 •  Mark 1:23-27

23 Now there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, 24 saying, "Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are-the Holy One of God!"

25 But Jesus rebuked him, saying,  "Be quiet, and come out of him!"  26 And when the unclean spirit had convulsed him and cried out with a loud voice, he came out of him. 27 Then they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying,  " What is this? What new doctrine is this? For with authority He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.


3 •  John 9:1-7

Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"

3 Jesus answered,  " Neither this man nor his parents sinned,   but that the works of God should be revealed in him.  4  must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is   day; the night is coming when no one can work.  5  As long as I am in the world,   I am the light of the world."

6 When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. 7 And He said to him,  "Go, wash   in the pool of Siloam"  (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.


4 •  Mark 1:29-34

29 Now as soon as they had come out of the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.  30  But Simon's wife's mother lay sick with a fever, and they told Him about her at once.  31  So He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and immediately the fever left her. And she served them.

32  At evening, when the sun had set, they brought to Him all who were sick and those who were demon-possessed.  33  And the whole city was gathered together at the door.  34  Then He healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew Him


5 •  Mark 6:30-44

30 Then the apostles gathered to Jesus and told Him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught. 31 And He said to them,  " Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while."  

For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat. 32 So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves.

33 But the multitudes saw them departing, and many knew Him and ran there on foot from all the cities. They arrived before them and came together to Him. 34 And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So He began to teach them many things. 35 When the day was now far spent, His disciples came to Him and said, "This is a deserted place, and already the hour is late.

 36 Send them away, that they may go into the surrounding country and villages and buy themselves bread; for they have nothing to eat."

37 But He answered and said to them,  " You give them something to eat."

And they said to Him, " Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give them something to eat?"

38 But He said to them,  " How many loaves do you have? Go and see."

And when they found out they said, " Five, and two fish."

39 Then He commanded them to make them all sit down in groups on the green grass. 40 So they sat down in ranks, in hundreds and in fifties. 41 And when He had taken the five loaves and the two fish, He looked up to heaven, blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and the two fish He divided among them all. 42 So they all ate and were filled. 43 And they took up twelve baskets full of fragments and of the fish. 44 Now those who had eaten the loaves were about five thousand men.


6 •  Matthew 14:22-33

22 Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away. 23 And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there. 24 But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.

25 Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out for fear.

27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying,  " Be of good   cheer!   It is I; do not be afraid."

28 And Peter answered Him and said, " Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water."

29 So He said,  " Come."  And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, " Lord, save me!"

31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him,  " O you of   little faith, why did you doubt?"   32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.

33 Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, "Truly You are the Son of God."


7 •  Mark 7: 31-36

31 Again, departing from the region of Tyre and Sidon, He came through the midst of the region of Decapolis to the Sea of Galilee. 32 Then they brought to Him one who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech, and they begged Him to put His hand on him. 33 And He took him aside from the multitude, and put His fingers in his ears, and He spat and touched his tongue. 34 Then, looking up to heaven, He sighed, and said to him,  " Ephphatha, "  that is,  " Be opened."

35 Immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly. 36 Then He commanded them that they should tell no one; but the more He commanded them, the more widely they proclaimed it. 37 And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, "He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak."


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NEXT WEEK: Lesson #6 we learn more about Jesus' Miraclous work on earth, how he raised the dead, cast out demons, healed all diseases, healed the blind and deaf, fed 5000 plus people, walked on water and even turned water into wine!


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