Paul was Arrested

Bible Story

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Paul was Arrested

As Paul’s third missionary journey came to an end, a prophet named Agabus warned him that the Jews would seize him in Jerusalem and hand him over to the Gentiles. (See Acts 21:10-11.)

But Paul did not hesitate. He returned to Jerusalem and was seized by a group of Jews who wanted to kill him because he taught things contrary to their teaching.

The Roman soldiers nearby saw the commotion and stepped in, taking Paul into Roman custody. Now Paul was in Gentile hands. Paul remained under Roman protection and was staying in the barracks when the Lord gave him a message: “Have courage! For as you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so it is necessary for you to testify in Rome” (Acts 23:11).

What a comforting message for Paul! The sovereign Lord told Paul his future: You’re going to Rome. Paul wasn’t exactly sure how he was going to get to Rome, but he could trust that God was working all things together for that purpose.

The next morning, Paul’s nephew uncovered a plot to kill Paul and reported it to the Roman army commander. The commander arranged for Paul to go to Caesarea, where he would be safe.

In this Bible story, we see God using human means to bring about His end. Even when others threatened his life, Paul continued to obey Jesus. He believed that God, who showed His love for the world by sending His Son to die on the cross and rise again, would help him through hard times. We too can risk everything to share the gospel with courage because we know that God loves us and will care for us.

We too can risk everything to share the gospel with courage because we know that God loves us and will care for us. God calls us to be obedient and faithful as we take part in His greater plan to show His glory to us and through us for the fame of His name.

 


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Paul was Arrested

(Acts 21-23)

Even when others threatened his life, Paul continued to obey Jesus. He believed that God, who showed His love for the world by sending His Son to die on the cross and rise again, would help him through hard times. We too can risk everything to share the gospel with courage because we know that God loves us and will care for us.

 


STORY POINT:

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KEY VERSE:

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BIG PICTURE
QUESTION:

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Family Discussion Questions

  • Why is the truth about Jesus good news?
  • Has anyone every treated you badly because you told them about Jesus?
  • Why is the truth about Jesus good news?
  • Has anyone every treated you badly because you told them about Jesus?
  • How do you feel when you think about taking risks for Jesus?

Worship

Game Idea

Risky Roll

 

 -Form groups of people.

Provide each group with three dice.

-Explain that each kid will have a turn to roll the three dice one at a time, adding them together as they go.

-The goal of the game is to get the highest score without going over 13.

-Kids can choose to roll less than three numbered dice.

-At the end of the game, the highest sum that is 13 or lower wins. Break ties with a single roll, highest number wins.

 

 

 

CONNECTION:

 

"The risk of losing the game was pretty unimportant in the big picture of our lives, but it still made you feel nervous about rolling too high. Think about Paul. He risked everything to share the gospel with others. How were Paul’s risks the same and how were they different from our risks in this game?"