Lesson 16: Jesus Christ has the Power to Heal


Primary Manual 2 Lesson 16: Jesus Christ has the Power to Heal- Help the children understand that the Priesthood has the power to heal

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Teacher Study

"Healing the Sick" by Elder Dallin H. Oaks

"The Healing Power of Christ" by President Gordon B. Hinckley


Sanctify Yourselves (about 4 1/2 minutes)- A newly ordained Melchizedek Priesthood holder gives a blessing to someone struck by lightning. 

Jesus Raises the Daughter of Jairus (about 3 1/2 minutes)- Bible video

Jairus's Daughter is Raised from the Dead (about 1 1/2 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story

Music Ideas

"The Priesthood is Restored"- Children's Songbook pg. 89

"A Young Man Prepared"- Children's Songbook pg. 166

"Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 96

"Love Is Spoken Here"- Children's Songbook pg. 190

"The Seventh Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 126


My Primary 2 Lesson 16 handout packet includes:

  • 2 half sheet coloring pages that say, "We believe in the gift of healing." One has the woman hurt, the other healed. Fold the sheet in half and stick a popsicle stick in the middle so you can flip it over.

Click the image to print

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Activity Ideas

Miracles along Joseph's Journey- An illustrated story of Joseph getting a blessing to be healed

Jesus Heals a Sick Man- Poster and coloring page (keep scrolling down)

Happy Heart- Best for older classes; a crossword based on the healing of the 10 lepers

Lindsay's Priesthood Blessing- Find the hidden pictures (scroll all the way to the bottom)

We made these Doctor Bags one year for General Conference (Elder Russell M. Nelson was a Doctor).  They would be great to do in class as well with this lesson.