Peter Told Cornelius About Jesus
Today preschoolers learn that all people need to know about Jesus. Peter thought he should only tell the Jews, but God helped him know that all people need to know about Jesus.
Paul Taught Peter
Today 1st-5th graders learn that people can help others know how to live as believers in Jesus. In Paul’s letter to the Galatians, he helped Peter share the love of Jesus with all people, and not only with those who were like him.
Use these simple steps to guide your family during today’s Life Group time.
Step 1: Print Activity Pages
Print one for each child. This is a great tool to have as you go through the videos. Each download includes the Activity Page for your child and a One Conversation page for you to use with the Bible reference and story.
Preschool // Babies-Kinder
Step 2: Watch Bible Story Video
Before you press play, sit together and pray. Thank God for this special day to worship and learn about Him. Then, watch the Bible story video together.
3. Read & Discuss The Bible Story Together
Use the Activity Page and One Conversation Page you printed to read and discuss the Bible Story together. Select an activity and talk about how it goes along with the story.
One’s & Two’s
Enjoy Riding or Push-Pull Toys
Gather: Riding toys or push-pull toys
- Guide child to ride a toy or push a toy.
- State that the people in our Bible story traveled to the town where Peter stood to tell them about Jesus.
- Say that missionaries travel to tell people about Jesus. Discuss missionaries.
- Remind children that missionaries learn new languages so they can tell others about Jesus, God’s Son.
- Pray for missionaries.
Three’s – PreK
Gather: Weekly Verse (1 John 4:14), Bible, paper, gel pens, crayons, nonbreakable hand mirrors
- Go over the weekly verse in the Bible.
- Invite child to draw portraits of themselves. They can look in the mirrors to guide them, as they choose.
- Tell child that God wants people everywhere to know about Jesus. Look at the Bible and read the verse. Remind your child that we can tell people that God sent His Son.
- Ask child to tell what he/she knows about Jesus.
- If your child is able, he/she can print the verse on their portraits.
Make a Verse Poster
Gather: Kids Activity Page, Bible, construction paper, glue, scissors, markers
- Assist child to complete the Kids Activity Page.
- Open the Bible to 1 John 4:14, point to the verse and say it.
- On construction paper, trace your child’s footprints. Invite child to decorate around the footprints. Assist your child in writing the Weekly Verse around his/her footprints.
- Discuss missionaries with your child. You can say, “Missionaries tell people about God and Jesus in our country and in other countries. All people need to know about Jesus and people can tell about Jesus at all times.”
- Pray for missionaries.
- Gather Legos, blocks of different colors, shape, & sizes. (can also use canned goods, cereal boxes, board games, etc.)
- Separate into 2 identical piles. Give one pile to your child and take the other for yourself.
- Have your child turn their back to you.
- Build a tower with your pile of blocks or items. Without letting your child see, teach them to build the exact same tower.
- Be specific with your directions to your child.
- After your child’s tower has been finished, compare the two towers. (what’s different and exact, was it hard or easy to build)
- Let your child know that sometimes helping others to follow Jesus will be easy and sometimes it will be hard.
Practice True Friendship
- Have your child look up and read these verses in their Bible. Galatians 6:9, John 14:6, Philippians 2:3, and Ephesians 4:25
- Print the True Friendship printable.
- Match each situation with the correct verse. And discuss how we should handle each situation.
- Remind your child, we are believers in Christ and we are to help each other grow. It is also important to be loving and not judgmental of others when they mess up, because we all mess up sometimes.
Bible Verse for all Missionaries (Everywhere)
- Look and read Acts 1:8 aloud. Have your child say the verse too.
- Repeat the verse but replace you with your own name, Jerusalem with Houston, Judea with Texas, and Samaria with USA.
- Tell your child that God helps us to do His work in our community and He gives us the power to tell others about Jesus.
4. Missions Emphasis
- Hide 10 pennies in the room. Challenge kids to locate and bring you the pennies hidden in the room. Explain that the cost to keep an international missionary on the job for one minute is about ten cents.
- Review the missions story or show the video “A True Story.” Ask: “Why is every minute important to a missionary working with people who have never heard about Jesus?”
- Pray and thank God for providing everyone with the ability to give offerings to missions, whether the amount is large or small. Ask God to protect and guide the missionaries as they do their work.
- Guide and protect our church, pastors, teachers, and volunteers to do Your work in our community.
- Teach children to be bold and give them the courage to tell others about Jesus.
- Show children how to live in a way that honors You, Lord.
- Help our children to learn about You, God, and seek wise help from other Christians.
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