God-Worshiping: Nothing should stop me from serving Jesus.
Saying the memory verse together at suppertime will imprint it on the hearts of your children forever.
“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him.
The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”
“Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.
It’s important to share the whole story of Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46-52) as you study scripture with your children.
Here are some important points to show your child. First off, Bartimaeus knew that it was Jesus coming down the road. He called loudly and strongly to Jesus, asking Jesus to be merciful and help him.
He was not worried about what other people thought. He did not care about how things should be properly done. He saw that he needed help, and he knew that Jesus was the one who could help him.
Many people tried to stop him from meeting Jesus. They told him to stop yelling. Maybe they were embarrassed by the blind man. Maybe they believed they knew the proper way to speak to Jesus.
It didn’t matter what other people said or did. Bartimaeus was determined. He kept at it. He wanted to see.
Jesus answered Bartimaeus’ call. Bartimaeus jumped to his feet and went to Jesus.
“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. Bartimaeus got straight to the point. No fancy talk. No questions to Jesus. No showing off to the crowd. “Rabbi, I want to see,” he said.
Jesus heals him, and what is Bartimaeus’ response?
He follows Jesus.
JUST THE FACTS
How well did you listen to the story?
Q. What is a golden sombrero?
A. When someone strikes out three times in one game.
Q. What is the subject in math Liz and his friends working to complete?
Q. What kind of sandwich does Spike eat?
A. A bread sandwich.
Q. What kind of surgery do Liz and Lucille think Spike needs to have?
A. Stomach surgery.
Q. What story from the bible did Lucille and Liz tell Spike?
A. The story of blind Bartimaeus.
This question is meant to help the children develop a biblical understanding of God, who He is and what He does. The "answer" is not meant for parents to read to their children. Rather its purpose is to assist parents in guiding the conversation to this biblical understanding. We encourage you to use an open Bible in this conversation, building biblical literacy and well as a biblical theology.
Describe some ways that people use to show us that they don’t like that something that we are doing. (You can also list what you do).
People can say “I don’t like that”. They turn their backs on me. They pull faces that show that they don’t like it. They roll their eyes. They tell me to stop.