The miracles of Jesus never cease to amaze and inspire belief. This powerful account in Mark 7:31-37 is a wonderful example. The people who witness his power are amazed and proclaim, “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”
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Video Bible Story: Mark 7:31-37 Jesus Heals a Deaf Man
This message describes another of Christ’s remarkable healings. Jesus was noticed and celebrated for His amazing power. People watching did not always recognize who He was or why He did such incredible things, but we know! As kids consider how Jesus healed a man born deaf and mute, they will be encouraged to think about how we can ask God to “open our ears.” We may not have any trouble physically hearing things, but sometimes we don’t pay attention or understand what the Lord says through His Word and through others. We want our ears, mouths, and hearts to be receptive to hearing and sharing His truths.
Jesus did many amazing miracles in His life on Earth…in fact, “He did all things well” as people said of Him! We can trust that He will do all things well in our lives, too. He loves us and promises His presence, even if we still struggle. These crafts celebrate the healing of a man born deaf and mute. Through them, children will consider the importance of having “open ears” to God’s Word and mouths that are ready to share His love with those around us. An interactive puppet can have its tongue and ears “opened” and moving. A set of “ears” honors listening well.
Another Teaching Example
Mark 7:31-37 ESV
Bible Verses/story to Reference:
31 Then he returned from the region of Tyre and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. 32 And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment, and they begged him to lay his hand on him. 33 And taking him aside from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and after spitting touched his tongue. 34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” 35 And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. 36 And Jesus charged them to tell no one. But the more he charged them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. 37 And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.” -Mark 7:31-37