We'd love for you to use this short devotional to review this week's story with your kids.
Background: Peter and John run into a beggar sitting outside the gate that is beautiful. This man can not walk. Peter tells the man that he can not give him anything that he is asking for, but he will give him what he has. Peter heals the beggar and tells him to stand up and walk. The beggar does so. Later in the story the chief priests hear about what happened and they asked Peter and John whose name they healed this man in. They told them that he was healed in the name of Jesus Christ. The chief priests did not like this and they commanded them to stop performing miracles in Jesus name. Peter and John said that they could not stop. The chief priests tried to capture them, but they had no way to punish them.
Opening/Ice Breaker: Have you ever broken a bone? What was the toughest part? What helped you to get through it?
Read Acts 3:1-10; 4:5-31
- Who did Peter and John heal?
- What did the man do when he was healed?
- Who did not like that Peter and John healed the beggar?
Prayer: Lord we thank you for all that you have done for us. We thank you for your word. We thank you for this story of a miracle performed in the life of a beggar. Lord we pray that we can remember that you healed us from our sins just like the beggar was healed from his disability. Amen.
REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.
Gospel Project Big Picture Question: What does the Holy Spirit do? The Holy Spirit helps Christians follow Jesus.
Memory Verse: It is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Philippians 2:13
Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 28 - Session 2