Paul’s Second Journey
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching. Acts 2:42
While Paul was in Macedonia, Lydia, the jailer, and many others were saved because they believed in Jesus. Jesus offers us salvation as a gift. He did all the work to save us by dying on the cross. We do not need to earn salvation; we can just receive it by repenting and trusting in Jesus.
FAMILY TIME #1
Read Acts 15:36-16:40. Lydia, the jailer, and many others believed in Jesus and were saved from their sin. We do not have to work to be saved. Jesus did all the work when He died on the cross. We are called to turn from our sin and trust in Jesus.
What did Paul and his friends teach as they traveled?
FAMILY TIME #2
Hold an impromptu scavenger hunt. Invite family members to search the house for something purple and bring it to the group. Read Acts 16:9-15. Paul told Lydia, a woman who sold purple cloth, about Jesus. Lydia and everyone in her household trusted in Jesus. Think of someone who has not trusted in Jesus as Savior and pray for the opportunity to share the gospel.
FAMILY TIME #3 Recreate the Bible story
Gather Bible people figures or use toy people figures. Give your kids blocks to build a jail. Help the kids place the people figures inside the jail. Tell the children to pat their hands lightly on the table or the floor to simulate an earthquake. The jail should start to fall apart a little. Retell this portion of the Bible story.
Discuss • The jailer asked Paul and Silas what he needed to do be saved. They told him to trust in Jesus, and he would be saved. What did Paul and his friends teach as they traveled?