Paul’s First Journey
Paul obeyed the Holy Spirit’s call to tell the world about Jesus. Many of the Jews rejected Christ, so Paul shared the gospel with the non-Jews. Many of them believed in Jesus. God uses people to tell others about Jesus so that people all over the world can be saved from their sin by trusting in Jesus as Lord and Savior.
FAMILY TIME #1
Read Acts 13:1-15:35. The Holy Spirit told Paul to tell the world about Jesus. Paul obeyed. Paul told the good news about Jesus to anyone who would listen. We can obey God and tell others about Jesus so they can be saved from their sin.
What does a missionary do?
FAMILY TIME #2
If you have a road map of your state or an electronic map app, mark your city. Mark the farthest city north, south, east, or west of your town. Talk about how long the car ride would be to one of those cities. Briefly review Paul’s first missionary journey. Invite your kids to think about ways to tell people in your city about Jesus.
FAMILY TIME #3 Decorate shoes
Help each kid trace his shoe on a piece of paper. Provide markers and crayons so that the children can decorate the shoes. The kids may want to also draw a foot with a sandal on it, which is most likely what Paul and Barnabas wore.
Discuss • Paul and Barnabas traveled by foot to teach people that Jesus is God’s Son. They were missionaries. What does a missionary do? A missionary goes and tells people about Jesus.
Unit Bible Passage-
I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for salvation. Romans 1:16