Paul Speaks to the Crowd (May 5-7)
We worship the Spirit who connects us to each other and to Jesus. This weekend in children’s church, we will read how God gave Paul boldness to tell his story to the people of Jerusalem. We’ll talk about how God wants us to share stories about Him and that He will give us the courage to do it.
When you sit at home: Age 3-Kindergarten read Acts 21:33-36, 39-40; 22:1-1. Grades 1-2 read Acts 21:27, 33-36, 40; 22:1; 23:11. Grade 3 reads Acts 21:27, 33-36, 40; 22:1; 23:11, 23-24. Grades 4-5 read Acts 21:27, 33-36, 40; 22:1, 3-4; 23:11, 23-24. Paul’s friends feared for his safety. They begged him to not go to Jerusalem, but he insisted because he knew it was God’s plan for him to tell others about Jesus. What did Paul tell the people?
When you walk along the road: Paul told the people his story of how Jesus appeared to him on the road to Damascus and how it changed his life. If you believe Jesus is Lord of your life, that’s part of your story. Take turns sharing your story with each other. Who else could you share your story with?
When you lie down: Pray this prayer each day this week: “Thank You, Lord, for the way You create the story of our lives. Give us an awareness of our story and the courage to share it with others. Amen.”
When you get up: This month our children’s church offering is going to International Cooperating Ministries (ICM) to help buy Wildlife Storytellers for Syrian refugee children in the Middle East. Wildlife Storytellers are adorable stuffed animals that will play the same Bible memory verse songs you’re learning in Children’s Church, but in Arabic! You can share your Bible memory verse songs with these children by bringing offering to Children’s Church. You can also share your Bible memory verse songs with those you know by playing them in English, Spanish, or Arabic in the Northland Children’s Ministries app. Download it today!
Age 3 Bible Memory Verse
“ Love one another, for love comes from God.” 1 John 4:7a
Age 4- Grade K Bible Memory Verse
“ Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.” 1 John 4:7a
Grades 1-5 Bible Memory Verse
“ For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39
KIDS: Did you get this weekend’s take home paper? No?? Download it below. And, don’t forget! You can watch this weekend’s Delbert & Lello or Grade School sketch on the Northland Children’s Ministries mobile app or on Northland's Roku channel!
PARENTS: There’s a devotional for you, too! Watch the video and download the materials at northlandchurch.net.
"These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up." Deuteronomy 6:6-7