This Week in SojournKids: Peter Visits Cornelius (Acts 10)

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We'd love for you to use this short devotional to review this week's story with your kids.

Background:  At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort, a devout man who feared God with all his household. About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God come in and say to him, “Cornelius.” And he stared at him in terror and said, “What is it, Lord?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God.  And now send men to Joppa and bring one Simon who is called Peter. He is lodging with one Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea.” When the angel who spoke to him had departed, he called two of his servants and a devout soldier from among those who attended him, and having related everything to them, he sent them to Joppa.

Opening/Ice Breaker:  Have any of you ever tried out for a sports team or tried to join a club and been told no? How did that make you feel? 

Read Acts 10

Questions/Apply it:

  • Where did an angel tell Cornelius?
  • Who visited Cornelius?

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 Peter and Cornelius. Lord we pray that we can have the faith of Peter to tell others about Jesus. 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 5