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Day 10 of the Matthew Bible Lego Challenge! Jesus was in the business of shocking others, wasn’t He? In this story, Jesus stands in front of the religious leaders who are bent on destroying Him and tells a paralytic man that his sins are forgiven. The crowd is taken aback and the religious elite horrified at what they believe is blasphemy because, as everyone there knows, only God can forgive sins.
Jesus, however, proves to them that He has authority over all things. He can forgive sins because He is God. He can also just say “rise up and walk” and reality must bow to His authority. The man gets up and walks!
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For the 10th day of the challenge, we read Matthew 9 when Jesus heals the paralytic man. The build challenge is to show the man being lowered into the room where Jesus is OR a wheelchair (because it’s an interesting related challenge, not because I think they had wheelchairs).
My son actually decided to just show Jesus talking to the paralytic man with the crowd and religious leaders around them. We talked about reason why Jesus may have decided to forgive the man’s sins publicly before healing him, what the crowd’s reaction might be, and what the Pharisees likely thought about the whole thing.
It was a great chance to talk about scriptural evidence for the divinity of Christ as well. We talked about how that would be shocking to the Jews (who were expecting a savior and military leader, most likely). We also discussed how Jesus has authority over all things and cares about all the parts of us, but the most important thing is our souls.
The copywork for the challenge is Matthew 9:2 where Jesus forgives the man’s sins. The printable includes a drawing and writing page for those who would rather draw the scene.
We are going through 21 (out of 34) of the buils from the Matthew Lego Challenge together, following a FREE kids’ devotion on the YouVersion app (or the desktop version, Bible.com). The devotion is called Walk With Jesus: 21 Days Through Matthew and it is from What’s in the Bible?, one of our favorite family discipleship tools! Don’t forget to enter to win the What’s in the Bible DVD that goes along with the book of Matthew!
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