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Kids Resources – Acts 18:1-17

Hi All, slightly different this week in that there are no videos from me! I had lots to get ready for this week with doing the preach and the videos were the thing to be cut!

Anyway, hope you’re all geared up for lockdown 2, although it doesn’t seem that different in many ways, does it? Either way, praying for you all ❤

Bible Bit

Here is the passage from the International Children’s Bible:

Later, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. Here he met a Jew named Aquila. Aquila was born in the country of Pontus. But Aquila and his wife, Priscilla, had recently moved to Corinth from Italy. They left Italy because Claudius commanded that all Jews must leave Rome. Paul went to visit Aquila and Priscilla. They were tentmakers, just as he was. He stayed with them and worked with them. Every Sabbath day he talked with the Jews and Greeks in the synagogue. Paul tried to persuade these people to believe in Jesus. Silas and Timothy came from Macedonia and joined Paul in Corinth. After this, Paul used all his time telling people the Good News. He showed the Jews that Jesus is the Christ. But they would not accept Paul’s teaching and said some evil things. So he shook off the dust from his clothes. He said to them, “If you are not saved, it will be your own fault! I have done all I can do! After this, I will go to non-Jewish people!”

Paul left the synagogue and moved into the home of Titius Justus. It was next to the synagogue. This man worshiped the true God. Crispus was the leader of that synagogue. He and all the people living in his house believed in the Lord. Many others in Corinth also listened to Paul. They too believed and were baptized. During the night, Paul had a vision. The Lord said to him, “Don’t be afraid! Continue talking to people and don’t be quiet! I am with you. No one will hurt you because many of my people are in this city.” Paul stayed there for a year and a half, teaching God’s word to the people.

Gallio became the governor of the country of Southern Greece. At that time, some of the Jews came together against Paul and took him to the court. They said to Gallio, “This man is teaching people to worship God in a way that is against our law!” Paul was about to say something, but Gallio spoke to the Jews. Gallio said, “I would listen to you Jews if you were complaining about a crime or some wrong. But the things you are saying are only questions about words and names—arguments about your own law. So you must solve this problem yourselves. I don’t want to be a judge of these things!” Then Gallio made them leave the court. Then they all grabbed Sosthenes. (Sosthenes was now the leader of the synagogue.) They beat him there before the court. But this did not bother Gallio.

Videos

This one is the whole of the chapter and is a man reading it and giving a bit of commentary. Probably best for the older aged children:

This one is better for younger children:

3-7s: Retell the story highlighting God’s encouragement to Paul. The video link is pretty good and nice and short, if you’d prefer to use that 😊

Ask:

  • What job did Paul have? (Tent maker)
  • What did he talk to people about? (Jesus)
  • Who can you talk to about Jesus?

7-11s: After reading or retelling the story ask:

  • Who does Paul meet in Corinth?  (Aquila and Priscilla)
  • What trade did they all do?  (Tentmakers)
  • What did Paul do every Sabbath?  (Preached to the Jews)
  • Did they like his message?  (No, they opposed him.)
  • How did Paul respond to them not liking his message?  (He shook his clothes and said he would leave them to go and preach to Gentiles instead.)
  • Can you find out what ‘shaking his clothes’ was a symbol of and what it meant?
  • What did God say to Paul in his vision? (Don’t be afraid, don’t be silent, keep speaking, that He is with him…)

Activities

As usual there’s a few print offs for you to colour and make 😊

(The tent craft has 2 pages, you only need one-choose if you want Aquilla, Priscilla and Paul in it or the blank one without 😊)