This Week in SojournKids: Paul Preached in Europe (Acts 17:16-34)

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

Background:  Paul arrives in Athens and he notices that there are alters to false gods in the synagogue. He reasoned with the Jews and the devout persons in the synagogues for days. They took him to Areopagus and asked him what his teaching was because they had not heard it before. Paul proceeds to explain to them that God created everything and deserves all glory and praise. Some mocked him while some agreed to listen to what Paul proclaimed and several believed in Jesus.

Opening/Ice Breaker:  Have you ever had to explain something to someone?  Was it hard? Did you get your point across?

Read Acts 17:16-34

Questions/Apply it:

  • Where was Paul?
  • What did Paul find in the synagogue?
  • Did anyone believe in Jesus due to Paul’s ministry in Athens?

Prayer: Lord we thank you for your word. We thank you for the work done in Paul in Athens. We pray that we can be reminded of Paul and the message that he shared. We pray that all our actions will glorify God to the fullest. 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: How do people hear about Jesus? God uses Christians to tell others about Jesus so they may repent and be saved.

Memory Verse: You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 30 - Session 5