When preparing your Bible lesson, make a list of everyone that is involved in the passage that you are teaching about. Consider the events from each person or groupís perspective. This can help you in preparing a more interesting Bible lesson.
Example: The healing of the paralyzed man in Mark 4:1-12Examine the events in light of the actions and reactions of all involved as you prepare and you will find a wealth of lessons. Make sure, though, that you donít overwhelm the children by trying to teach them everything in one lesson. Pick one prominent lesson that the believing child can learn and always bring out the Gospel in every lesson you teach for the benefit of the unsaved children.
People or groups:
People of Capernaum
- The central personalities here are obviously Jesus and the paralyzed man. The physical problem for which he seeks relief can be an illustration of the spiritual problem the unbelieving children have for which Jesus is also the only answer.
- The reactions of both the scribes and the people can also be significant.
- The actions of the four friends can be a great example for the believing children to care enough about their friends to do whatever it takes to bring them to Jesus. And what would their reaction be looking down when their friend gets up off his bed and walks?