Children’s Sermon

Mark 5:21-43

The Touch of Faith

By Lois Parker Edstrom


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You are blessed with five senses. You gather information by seeing with your eyes, by hearing with your ears, by tasting with your tongue and mouth, by smelling with your nose, and by using your hands to touch things.

Today let’s talk about our sense of touch. We learn a lot by touching things. Close your eyes and feel the object I put into your hands. Tell me what you know about the object without looking at it. (Use various children to demonstrate the idea.)

• A piece of satin cloth or binding – This object feels soft and smooth.

• A pencil – This object is long and thin, sharp at one end, an eraser at the other end.

• An apple – This object is hard and round. It has a stem.

• An ice cube – This object is cold and wet.

• A thistle – Be careful – this object is sharp and hurtful.

A woman in the Bible, who had been sick for twelve years, heard about Jesus and felt that if she could just touch his clothes she would be cured. She came up behind him in a crowd of people and touched his cloak. She was healed immediately.

Can you imagine what it must have felt like to touch the cloak of Jesus? This woman had great faith and learned that by using her faith to touch Jesus she was healed. Jesus told the woman, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be cured of your disease” (5:34).

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2007, Richard Niell Donovan