Have you ever had someone make something special for you? In today’s
lesson we will hear about a woman who did good things for others.
The following is a summary of the Bible story to help you with your
preparation. It is NOT to be read to the children. Instead, use your Bible to
explain the story. Make a note page to help you remember your plans for
the lesson or questions you wanted to ask.
In a town called Joppa, there was a lady named Tabitha. In another language her
name was Dorcas. She was always helping others and doing good. She would make
beautiful clothing for people. She would use a needle and thread to sew fabric together
to make clothing. Dorcas would give them away! She really cared for others.
One day she became sick and died. Everyone was so sad because Dorcas was so
kind to others.
Then, the women had an idea. They heard that Peter, Jesus’ friend, was in the
next town. They asked two men to go to Peter and ask him to come quickly.
Peter got the message and hurriedly came to Joppa. When he found the women,
they immediately took him upstairs to her body. All the women began to cry. They
showed Peter all the beautiful robes and clothing that Dorcas had made while she was
still with them.
Peter sent all the women out of the room. Then he got down on his knees and
prayed. Then looking at Dorcas he said, “Get up!” Dorcas opened her eyes and sat up!
Peter helped her get up. Then, he called all the believers and women into the
room. They couldn’t believe their eyes! She was alive! They were so excited. God had
done a miracle!
Because of the miracle, many people believed in Jesus and trusted Him. Peter
stayed in the town of Joppa for a while to help people learn more about Jesus.
Explain some of the things Dorcas did for others
See how God made a miracle happen to Dorcas
God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and discipline. 2nd Timothy 1:7
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