Read Luke 17:19 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: How was Jesus’ healing for this one grateful man more complete than the healing he performed for the others?
Parent Note: By ridding their bodies of leprosy, Jesus made it possible for them to live a long, healthy lives, but without forgiveness, when their lives on earth were over, that would be it for them; there would be no eternal life. Jesus not only made the grateful man physically healthy, He made him spiritually healthy. Because this one man recognized Jesus’ power and worshiped Him, he was forgiven of his sins; he was healed of everything that plagued his life, including sin. This man was healed for all eternity .
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, thank You for spiritual healing.
I know that there is no salvation apart from You.
Please help me to live a life that celebrates forgiveness.
We ask these things in Jesus' name, Amen.