Have Faith! Jesus Heals! Bible Craft Ideas (Mark 5:21-43)

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What is faith? What does it mean to have faith and to trust in Jesus? This concept is the focus of the Gospel lesson on Mark 5, where Jesus heals a woman with a bleeding condition and a young girl who has died. These crafts celebrate that element of faith and healing. A “healing stick” reminds us that Jesus heals our hearts, even if physical relief is not immediate. A simple but fun puppet recounts the resurrection of Jairus’s daughter, who came back to life from death!

 Verses or Captions to Consider…  (Main Text: Mark 5:21-43)

 And immediately the girl got up and began walking (for she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement.  -Mark 5:42

And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”  -Mark 5:34

Jesus said to her… “little girl, get up!”

Faith means believing without seeing…believe!

Jesus heals… believe it!

Our faith makes us whole…Jesus heals us inside and out!

More Teaching Ideas:

Craft one: “Healing Stick”

You will need:

  • Construction Paper/cardstock
  • Paper towel tube
  • Glue or tape
  • Markers or crayons
  • Scissors
  • Other decorations (jewels, stickers, etc.)
  • Band-aids
  • Cotton balls, Q-tips, etc.

Procedure:

  1. Decorate your tube with verses and captions.
  2. Attach “healing” elements such as band-aids, cotton balls, and Q-tips.
  3. Add a larger caption and/or hanging element (string/pipe cleaner).
  4. Enjoy your decoration as a reminder that Jesus heals in many ways, and most importantly frees us from sin!

Craft Two: “Jairus’s Daughter Puppet”  

You will need:

  • Paper bags
  • Paper (construction)
  • Markers or crayons
  • Glue and/or tape
  • Google eyes
  • Scissors
  • Captions/verses

Procedure:
1. Decorate your paper bag as a little girl puppet, using paper, cloth, or other materials. 
2. Add verses and/or captions.    
3. Give your girl a face: add drawn mouth and nose, and hair (drawn or yarn). 
4. On the inside of the paper bag, add google eyes and mouth to indicate the “live” aspect.
5. Play with your puppet to help re-tell the story!         

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