Paul Preached in Europe Acts 17:1-18:21
I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for salvation. Romans 1:16
The men of Athens worshiped many false gods. Paul explained to them God’s plan of salvation. He said that only God should be worshiped. Paul talked about Jesus and the resurrection. People can know God because Jesus took the punishment for sin that separates people from God. Only the Lord—the one true God—deserves our worship.
FAMILY TIME #1
Read Acts 17:1-18:21. Paul taught the people in Athens about the one true God. He told them that Jesus died on the cross and is alive! People can know God because Jesus brings us into God’s family.
Who deserves our worship?
FAMILY TIME #2
Read to your kids Paul’s description of the one true God in Acts 17:24-31. Invite your family members to think of someone at school or in the community who might believe something different about God, or who might believe that there is no God. Set aside time this week to pray for the opportunity to share with that person the good news about Jesus.
FAMILY TIME #3 Play dress-up
Bring small sheets and let the children drape them around themselves like a toga. The togas should go on the outside of their clothing.
Discuss •Athens is a large city in Greece. Long ago, many Greek people wore togas. The people in Athens loved to hear and study the latest ideas. Paul taught the people of Athens about the one true God. Who deserves our worship? Only God deserves our worship.