Gathering Prayer: (Do this prayer repeat-after-me style)
Dear Jesus, we thank you for time to feed our faith as a family, and time to learn about Paul and his journeys. Help our time together to be holy time. In your name we pray, Amen.
Bible Story: Acts 27
This week, I asked my six year old daughter to choose which story we would learn about for God Time. She has been exploring the Bible App for Kids all summer, and has been telling us a lot about what she had learned. She said that one of the most memorable stories from the Bible App for Kids was Journeys for Jesus, so that set our subject for the day. You can get your own free copy of The Bible App for Kids here: https://www.bible.com/kids
If you do not have access to this app, you can read the story of one of Paul’s shipwrecks in Acts 27 here: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+27&version=ERV
Discuss as a family:
What happened to Paul on his journeys? When have you been on a journey? How did it turn out? If you could go on a trip anywhere in the world, where would you go? How can you be on a journey for Jesus?
We brought this song back from earlier in the summer because we felt that Paul was really brave to go so many places for the sake of Jesus. Plus, it’s a favorite with my kids (and with me!).
Activity: Newspaper Boats
Since most of Paul’s Journeys were undertaken by boat, we thought it would be fun to make some boats to remember the story. My husband just knows how to make these, but if that’s not a skill you have, you can learn how here:
Here are some pics of our finished our boats:
Thanks for your commitment to faithfully feed your family’s faith! I hope that this time was holy time for you.
Closing Prayer: (Do this prayer repeat-after-me style)
Dear Jesus, we thank you for your servant Paul, who teaches us to be brave. Help us to be brave wherever you send us. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.