Paul’s Ministry to Rome
I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for salvation. Romans 1:16
Paul’s work to spread the good news of Jesus continued in Rome. No punishment or suffering kept Paul from telling others about Jesus. The Holy Spirit gives believers power to share the gospel all over the world so people will know and love Jesus.
FAMILY TIME #1
Read Acts 21:17-28:31. Paul was punished and became a prisoner because he told people the good news of Jesus. Nothing could stop Paul’s work to tell everyone about Jesus. The Holy Spirit helps people share the gospel all over the world so people will know and love Jesus.
Why did Paul go to jail?
FAMILY TIME #2
If weather permits, take a trip with your family to a lake, pond, or creek. Make boats out of leaves and twigs and sail them on the water. Open your Bible to Acts 27 and briefly review Paul’s shipwreck. Invite a family member to read Acts 27:24-26. Guide kids to write “Take courage” on sticky notes as a reminder that God helps us carry out His mission.
FAMILY TIME #3 Stormy weather
Fill a dishpan three-quarters full of water. Add a few drops of liquid soap, and then place a small toy boat in the water. Give your child a craft stick. Show children how to use the craft stick to stir the water to make bubbles and waves.
Discuss • Why did Paul go to jail? Paul went to jail for teaching about Jesus. Even in hard times, Paul continued to tell the good news about Jesus.