Parents, today’s Bible story was about Saul, another person who had an encounter with Jesus. That encounter changed Saul’s life. Saul, later called Paul, became one of the most powerful missionaries the world has known as a result of receiving the salvation of Jesus.
Our Weekly Bible Verse from this week’s lesson helps us remember our Life Point – “People need and can receive God’s salvation.” How are you showing this to your children this week?
“Think about the way Ananias and Barnabas helped change the world. Saul – who became known as Paul – eventually would become the most important missionary in Christian history, a leader the equal of Peter and John in the early church, and the most prolific writer in the New Testament.” Andy Cook puts this week’s lesson into amazing perspective in “The Power of a Faithful Friend” here: https://www.lifeway.com/en/articles/sermon-power-faithful-friend-acts-9-paul-barnabas
Problems surround us, but certain needs often grab our attention. We feel compelled to step in, help, and serve. Many times we think we know what to do, so we jump in and do it. Other times, we may have a burning desire to do something, but we’re hindered by not knowing what to do.
Take it Further: Check out the “Saul Told About Jesus” section of the Bible Studies for Life: Kids Family App. This exciting FREE app allows your children to dig deeper into the weekly lessons using fun games and activities.
Have you been memorizing the Unit Verse, Mark 16:15? This week as you work on the verse as a family, use some motions to help you remember the verse. Point outward with both hands on the word Go. Make a big sweeping, circular motion with both arms for all the world. Cup your hands around your mouth for the word preach. Nod your head vigorously for gospel. Spread your hands out wide for all creation.