A way for leaders to help all ages explore the reading.
Ask: What is good news? Encourage people to give examples of good news stories from the national or local press or media this week.
Then invite people to share (recent) good news stories from their own lives. Next ask people to form small groups to discuss the following: In our lives, where do we find examples of any of these (based on Jesus’ words): blind people seeing; lame people walking; skin diseases healed; deaf people hearing; dead being raised; poor people hearing good news? How might we encourage or help these things to happen? Can we, as a church or as individuals, commit to one or more of the suggestions we have made?
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