YEAH! Church - 27 Sept 2020
Through the Bible in 2020
After Stephen was killed for standing up for Jesus, a great persecution began. It wasn’t safe to be a follower of Jesus, so many believers moved. Wherever they went they told others the truth about Jesus. One man was determined to stop all this talk about Jesus; his name was Paul (also known as Saul). He got permission to throw believers in jail, but one day he had an unexpected encounter that changed his life!
Today’s Lesson - “Paul Meets Jesus”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eRXq-cKmr0 (Teaching Kids About Jesus - animated)
Acts 9:1-9 - Paul had gotten permission to go to Damascus to find more Christians and bring them to prison in Jerusalem. However, on the way, Jesus met him. A light shined so brightly that it knocked Paul to the ground; then Jesus asked him, “Saul, why are you persecuting me?” When Saul asked who the voice belonged to, Jesus told him, “It is me, Jesus, whom you are persecuting!” After Paul asked Jesus what he wanted him to do, Jesus told him to go to Damascus and wait. When the light went away, Paul discovered he was blind and had to be led into the city by his friends.
Acts 9:10-16 - Ananias, a believer living in Damascus, had a vision from Jesus. He was told to go and pray for Paul so that he could once again see. Ananias was scared of Paul; he had heard all about him. But Jesus told him to go because Paul had a special job to do that Jesus was giving him. So Ananias went.
Acts 9:17-22 - Ananias placed his hands on Paul and prayed for him; immediately Paul could see again. Paul, who had been praying the whole time he was blind and refusing to eat, was so thankful to God. He got up, was baptized and then had something to eat to regain his strength. Over the next days Paul ended up going out into the city of Damascus, but rather than arresting Christians, he began telling people how to become one because he now believed that Jesus was the Messiah!
This week’s verse:
John 8:32 - “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Paul hated the Christians because he thought they were telling lies about God. What he didn’t know was that he was the one who was wrong. Jesus met Paul and corrected him. Once Paul knew the truth, he couldn’t stay quiet! How should we behave when we know the truth about Jesus? Sometimes we’re tempted to stay quiet because we don’t want other people to tease us. But we need to be like Paul–telling everyone we know the truth!
Theme Verse for 2020:
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16+17
In addition to being a church minister, Pastor Jane is also a trained teacher and has many years of experience working with children in churches, camps, daycares and schools. Parents' Corner is provided to give parents and caregivers support especially as pertains to mental health and related topics.
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