Fighting Fevers

Scripture: Matthew 8:14-15, Mark 1:29-39 and Luke 4:38-44

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn Jesus cares when we are ill or suffering in any way.
  • Students will learn Jesus knew it was important to take time and pray to God in quiet.
  • Students will learn Jesus thought it was important to tell as many people as possible about his message.
  • Students will learn the science behind fevers.

Guiding Question: How does caring for others show God’s love?

Materials: Internet access, paper, pencils

Procedure: Review the story of Peter’s mother-in-law and Galilee from the scriptures above. Explain how Jesus shows His love for us as He cares for us when we are sick or suffering. Ask the students why it is important for them to do the same for others. Tell students that it is also important for us to know how to take care of ourselves when we are sick. We need to know how to treat symptoms of illness to keep our body well and recover quickly from illness.

Introduce the activity. Ask the students if any of them know why our body gets a fever when we are sick? Have students research the science behind fevers, finding the answers to the following questions: How do we get them, what happens when we get high fevers, what is their purpose, and how do we treat them.

Additional Questions: How can others be made aware of the impact of fevers?
Supplemental Activity: Have the students create an awareness brochures about fevers and what to do in order to treat them and k

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