Healing the blind (John 9:1-41)
The gospel reading today tells the story of Jesus healing a man who had been blind from birth.
A game for older children
What to do
Depending on numbers either give all the children a copy of the questions, or divide them into groups to answer the questions. See who can do it the fastest, or has the most correct answers.
Peace like a river
A great reminder that God can give us joy, love, peace deep down in our soul. Crank this up and play it loud!
Here we have the next of our long, long Gospel readings from John! It's the complex story of a man who was born blind being healed, and of his interactions with the religious establishment. It's a story of light and darkness, of hope and new direction, and of some deep challenges as well. We have an all-Dunedin team on this week, with Michael being joined by Natalie, Andrew and Anne.
A great illustration from Rev. Sarah West for this passage from John 9, shared with permission
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Sermon: The Blind Man
The Wellington Diocese have put together a series of Lent sermons on the theme of repentance and freedom.
This sermon is shared by Rose Morris, the leader of Blueprint Church in the heart of Wellington.
Length: 15m32s, available on YouTube
A game for younger children
You need a tray with lots of different things on it. Cover it with a tea towel.
What to do
Seeing the whole picture
What you need: A copy of the template for each child, felts and crayons to decorate
Preparation: For some of the younger children, you may like to pre-fold some of the templates.
What to do: