GROWING CHILDREN IN FOLLOWING JESUS
Today’s lesson is about when we tell others, it’s important that they hear it in their own language, making sure that the Good News is understood.
Read the Bible story first and then watch the lesson video.
The Scripture says, “Anyone who asks the Lord for help will be saved.”
But before people can trust in the Lord for help, they must believe in him. And before they can believe in the Lord, they must hear about him. And for them to hear about the Lord, someone must tell them.
When they heard this noise, a crowd came together. They were all surprised, because each one heard them speaking in his own language.
Questions to ask
- What are the hard words?
- What did not make sense?
- What questions do I have?
After you have watched the lesson and completed the bible reading, discuss these questions together:
Why do you think it is important for the bible to be translated into different languages?
- It is so important that people can have the Bible in their own languages so that they can really understand who God is and how much he loves them.
In Acts, why do you think the people were surprised?
- They were surprised because they could hear what the person was saying in their own language.
Dear God, Thank you so much for loving us and for sending Jesus to earth to show us your love and forgiveness. Thank you that we are all one in Christ Jesus and all equal in your eyes. Please help us to care and show your love and kindness to people, no matter who they are.
I pray also that you would fill us with your Holy Spirit so that we can be people who do as you asked, to let everyone know the Good News of Jesus. Help us to look out for times to tell others about you. We pray for all the people on our Good News sign, that we can share your Good News with them.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Memory Verse John 3:17
- For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
- How many different translations of the Bible do you think there are?
- This week we will put out a challenge to memorise Romans 8. Jason will explain in a video but you can get started. Here are the passages we want you to remember (CEV)
- Ages 4-7 Romans 8:38 “nothing can separate us from God’s love”
- Ages 8-11 Romans 8:37-38 “In everything we have won more than a victory because of Christ who loves us. I am sure that nothing can separate us from God’s love.”
- Ages 12-13 Romans 8:37-39-“In everything we have won more than a victory because of Christ who loves us. 38 I am sure that nothing can separate us from God’s love—not life or death, not angels or spirits, not the present or the future, 39 and not powers above or powers below. Nothing in all creation can separate us from God’s love for us in Christ Jesus our Lord!”
- Adults – teachers/helpers. All of Romans 8!
- Sermon notes page to follow along with