The First Christian Communities

May 2020

This month your children will hear stories about the ministries of Peter, John, and Paul after the resurrection and ascension of Jesus. These disciples lead the spread of the good news with bravery despite the worries about being imprisoned for sharing their faith in Jesus. Your children will hear the story of Peter and John and the healing of a man who was paralyzed, the story of Peter's miraculous release from prison, and the story of Paul's transformation and his escape from harm by the help of his friends. The month ends with the celebration of Pentecost-the time when the Holy Spirit was given to the followers of Jesus. The Church still celebrates this day as the birthday of the Church.

Week 1

Bible Story: Peter and John (Acts 3:1-4:22)

Bible Story Focus: We can tell people about Jesus like Peter and John did.

Wonder Together: How do you serve others?


Week 2

Bible Story: Peter in Prison (Acts 12:1-17)

Bible Story Focus:  Sometimes God answers our prayers in unexpected ways.

Wonder Together: How do you feel when someone comes back?


Week 3

Bible Story: Paul is Changed (Acts 9:1-19)

Bible Story Focus: Jesus can change anyone's life. Following Jesus changes the way we act.

Wonder Together: What has changed in your life?


Week 4

Bible Story: Paul Escapes (Acts 9:20-25)

Bible Story Focus: It is good to have friends to help us out.

Wonder Together: Who helps you when you need help with something?


Week 5

Bible Story: Pentecost (Acts 2:1-41)

Bible Story Focus: The gift of Holy Spirit is for all of Jesus' followers, including us.

Wonder Together: How does it make you feel to know God is always with you through the Holy Spirit?

Memory Verse: "As for us, we can't stop speaking about what we have seen and heard."Acts 4:20

Pray Together: Dear God, thank you the stories and witness of the first Christian communities. Amen.

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