“But the Lord said to him, ‘Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.’” - ACTS 9:15
Like with Paul, Jesus wants to change our hearts.
God can use anyone to do His good work.
Open your bibles to today’s passage. Read it together as a family.
- Explain to your kids that Saul and Paul are the same person (see Acts 13:9). Saul was his Hebrew name, and Paul was his Roman name. After Acts 13, we see Saul more commonly referred to as Paul.
- What kind of man was Saul?
- What happened to Saul on his way to Damascus?
- What changed about Saul after he saw Jesus?
- Why do you think God chose someone like Saul to share the Gospel?
- Jesus loved Saul, even though he did terrible, mean things to Christians. What does this teach us about Jesus?
- What are some ways God has used people to share the Gospel? (sending missionaries to other countries, pastors of churches who teach God’s Word, projectKids volunteers who help teach your class, etc)
- Do you think God can use you to spread His Word? How?
To affirm someone is to tell them what you know to be true about them. We can see affirmation used to uplift people in Scripture. (ex: Paul’s letters to the churches; see Philemon 1:4-7).
Take this time to encourage each member of your family through affirmation.
How do you see them becoming more like Jesus? What makes you thankful for them? Share these things with one another now as a family.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, thank you for using Your people to do Your good works
You are a so forgiving and so powerful
Please help me to fearlessly tell the world about Jesus
In Jesus’ name, amen
THIS MONTH’S FOCUS: THANKFULNESS
What is something that happened today that you are thankful for?
What kinds of things make it difficult to be thankful? How can you overcome that?
How can we see thankfulness in today’s story?