Jesus Can Heal Your Soul (adapted for combined script)
Outline: Stories of healing of the blind man and the 10 lepers. Christ's death, resurrection and ascension. Christ's invitation. Sinner's prayer. Adapted for an integrated-script program.
|Theme:||Prayer, petition; Grace and Mercy; Saviour of Sinful Men; Power of God/Jesus; Punishment for guilt|
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The Bible tells us that Jesus was God's Son. He came to earth to rescue people from their sin. Because of this He is called "the Christ." That name means "the one God has sent to rescue us." On earth, He did many wonderful things. When people were ill, He healed them. He told the people about Heaven and about God's kingdom.
One day there was a blind man sitting by the roadside begging. (pause 3 sec.*) He knew that he could never be cured of his blindness. Only God could heal such a person. Suddenly he heard a crowd of people approaching and someone shouted, "Jesus is coming!" Now this blind man had heard about the wonderful things that Jesus did, and he believed that Jesus was truly the Son of God, for only God could do such great works. When the crowd came near, the blind man called out, "Jesus, Jesus! Have mercy on me!" Then Jesus stretched out His hand and healed him. After that he could see everything. He loved Jesus and followed Him.
At another time some lepers were calling, "Unclean! Unclean! Keep away!" Lepers were people with a skin disease that could never be cured. They were full of sores. When Jesus saw them He felt sorry for them and healed them. They were so happy to be well and strong again that they went away running to their homes. But they forgot to say, "Thank you" to Jesus. Only one of them remembered to return and say, "Thank you." When he worshipped Jesus and thanked Him, Jesus healed the sin in his heart.
Jesus lived on earth for 33 years, but the chief men hated him because He loved God more than they did. They arrested Him and killed him by nailing Him on a cross. There He bled and died. He was God's Son, but He was willing to suffer and die for us so that we could be saved and go to heaven.
After three days, He came back to life. And 40 days later, He went back to His Father in heaven. He is there now, watching over us. He does not want us to die for our sins and go to the place of punishment. He says, "Call to Me, and I will forgive all your sins and make you a new person." How do we call to Jesus? We speak to Him with words like these:
"Dear God, I am a sinner. But I am sorry for my sin. I do not want to do wrong any more. Thank You that Jesus died for me. Please take away my sin and make my heart good. Help me to live your way. This I ask in Jesus' name. Amen."
Did you mean that prayer? Then, God heard you. Sin is like a disease which is eating inside of us. If we invite Jesus to be our Master then He will heal the disease inside of us. He makes our hearts good and gives us strength to follow Him in His good way.
Say to Jesus, "Thank you for saving me. Thank you for healing my heart." Then be sure to tell others what Jesus has done for you.
*(Local sound-effect: beggar's call)