Scripture Suggestions

Old Testament

Second Samuel 9: David’s kindness to Mephibosheth

Isaiah 42:1-9: a light to the nations to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon

Isaiah 35:5-7: eyes of the blind opened, ears of the deaf unstopped, the lame shall leap

Jeremiah 31:7-9: gather them from the farthest parts of the earth, among them the blind and the lame

Healings by Jesus

Matthew 8:1-4, Mark 1:40-45, Luke 5:12-16: Jesus cleanses a leper

Matthew 9:18-26, Mark 5:21-43, Luke 8:40-48: Jesus heals a woman with a hemorrhage.

Matthew 12:9-14: Jesus heals a man with a withered hand

Matthew 15:21-28, Mark 7:24-30: Jesus heals the child of a Caananite woman

Matthew 17:14-20, Mark 9:14-29, Luke 9:37-43: Jesus heals an epileptic boy

Mark 2:1-12, Luke 5:17-26: Jesus heals a paralytic man

Luke 4:16-30: Jesus reads from Isaiah at Nazareth, and is driven out of town

Luke 13:10-17: Jesus heals a crippled woman

John 9: Jesus heals a blind man, who is later thrown out of the synagogue

Other Stories and Sayings of Jesus

Matthew 7:12, Luke 6:31: do to others as you would have them do to you.

Matthew 20:1-16: The parable of the laborers in the vineyard

Matthew 25:31-46: just as you did it to one of the least of these

Luke 10:25-37: The Good Samaritan

John 13:1-20: Jesus washes the feet of the disciples

John 13:31-35: a new commandment: just as I have loved you, you also should love one another

The Letters of the New Testament

First Corinthians 12:12-31: one body with many members

Second Corinthians 4:1-15: treasure in clay jars

Second Corinthians 5:11-15: from now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view

Second Corinthians 11:16-33: who is weak, and I am not weak, who is made to stumble, and I am not indignant?

Second Corinthians 12:1-10: a thorn in the flesh, boasting of weakness

Galatians 6:1-10: bear one another’s burdens

James 2:1-7: warning against partiality

First John 3:11-23: love one another, not in word or speech, but in truth and action

First John 4:7-21: those who do not love a brother or sister who they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen