4.9A. Man Goes Through Roof to See Jesus!

Friday, February 10, 2017
This is a lesson about the friends bringing a man that couldn't walk to see Jesus, but there were so many people, they had to put a hole in the roof and let him down! This lesson is intended for preschool and out students really enjoyed the projects.
Jesus was in Capernaum for some days and when people heard that He was in a certain house, people immediately came to see Him! There was such a large crowd of people in the house to see Jesus! There wasn’t any more room!
The doorway was full of people! Jesus was preaching to the people.

There were four (count to 4) men carrying their friend because he couldn’t walk. They wanted to see Jesus! They knew Jesus could heal their friend! But the house was so full of people, that they couldn't get close to Jesus.  Everyone was excited to see Jesus!
When they couldn't get near Jesus, they decided to go to the flat roof.  When they had broken a space big enough in the roof, the four men let their friend down through the roof right in front of Jesus!

When Jesus saw their faith, He told the man that his sins were forgiven. Jesus told the man to "Get up, take your bed, and go to your house!" That is so amazing! Jesus healed the man! Now he can walk!
The man immediately stood up, picked up his bed, and walked home! Everyone was so happy that he could walk! They praised Jesus and said, “We have not seen anything like this!” People were constantly amazed at the power Jesus had!

Scripture is Mark 2:1-12 & Luke 5:17-26.
This is a fun reinforcement project for the kids! Once the man is cut out, attach string or yarn. Put the string through the holes at the top of the roof and tie the string. *Just a note: I cut one string 24". I tied one end to the man, strung the other end through the roof slots, and tied the other end to the other side of the man. The kids can pull him up and down to Jesus. This is in color and black & white. Click here to download.
Something different I used for this lesson is this Stand-Up Man. I was talking to my co-teacher, and she said the visual doesn't let the man stand up and roll up the mat. So, I created this! The directions are included and has color and black & white. I used felt for the man's mat because felt doesn't fray and it will hold it's rolled up shape once the kids put it in the circle. Plus, the squares are cheap and I keep extras laying around! Click here to download.

Click here to download the pictures to color.

They are the same as the visuals, but are black & white.

http://www.biblefunforkids.com/2014/04/preschool-alphabet-m-is-for-miracles.html       http://www.biblefunforkids.com/2014/08/9-jesus-healed-man-that-was-lowered.html
Click here to see the lesson & more for early elementary ages.


  1. What a great way to tell this story to kids! Love it! The activity is adorable too.

  2. Thank you for this wonderful visual to help the children understand the miracle.

  3. I love this story and want to be that kind of friend!


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