Faithfulness is living out our allegiance to Jesus as our Lord. Barnabas was filled with the Holy Spirit and he was filled with faith. He encouraged the church in Antioch to be faithful and the city saw that they belonged to Jesus! Continue reading → Faithfulness – Fruit of the Spirit
Knowing Jesus produces in us a joy that is greater than our immediate circumstances. Despite being persecuted, the disciples in Antioch were filled with joy and the Holy Spirit! Continue reading → Joy – Fruit of the Spirit
Acts 27, 28
Jesus told his disciples that they would be his witnesses all over the world! Paul is a great example of that happening in a believer’s life. This lesson will show that nothing can stop the Gospel and should inspire the kids to share the love of Jesus with others.
Saul did not like the Christians, just because they loved Jesus and believed that he was the Son of God. He tried his best to stop the Christians but God can change the life of the most hardened and broken heart. God has a purpose and plan for each person who places his/her faith in Jesus.
The disciples were learning to walk in the authority that Jesus had given them and that the Holy Spirit was empowering them. The outcome of that in this story was not just that a man got healed but that he received Jesus! It didn’t just stop there either, because his healing led to many others coming to know Jesus as well. The emphasis of the story is not on the healing itself, but that in Jesus we have a lot to offer people!
- God’s invitation is open to all people.
- God makes himself known to those who want to know about him.
- God does not show favoritism.
- Peter was part of a group that felt that God was only for them but God wanted all people to know him.