Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
Let's take a moment to pray together.
Worship in song.
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With you, all things are possible. Help us remember that what you have in store for us is greater than what we can plan or imagine.
In Jesus precious name,
1. Shout out to Hillside kids who have been plugging away at their lessons, verses, and brownie making!
3. Check out this weeks video skit:
"In Depth with Dirk Dirkson"
1. Watch Lesson Video.
2. Discuss the following questions:
Why didn't Paul go to the province of Asia as he had planned?
How do you think Paul felt when God told him not to go to the province of Asia?
Have you ever had your plans fall through? How did you feel?
What did Paul see in his vision?
In Philippi, where did Paul and his companions go on the Sabbath?
Who was Lydia?
Why is it a good thing that Paul's plans did not work out?
3. Take your pick from these two great coloring pages, OR do both!
2. We love learning the verses through song. Check out Proverbs 3:5 & 6 from Scripture Rock for this weeks weekly verse helper.
1. Read Acts 16:6-15 together.
The Macedonian Call
6 And they went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia. 7 And when they had come up to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them. 8 So, passing by Mysia, they went down to Troas. 9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing there, urging him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” 10 And when Paul[c] had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go on into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.
The Conversion of Lydia
11 So, setting sail from Troas, we made a direct voyage to Samothrace, and the following day to Neapolis, 12 and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the[d] district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city some days. 13 And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to the riverside, where we supposed there was a place of prayer, and we sat down and spoke to the women who had come together. 14 One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul. 15 And after she was baptized, and her household as well, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us.
Missionary Stories Re-aloud. Video.
3. LOVE and TELL activity: Watch the Good News Video.
2. Questions to go along with missionary story:
What was in the basket on the plane that Jack was flying? A tiger (really an ocelot)
Where was Jack flying? Over the jungles of South America
What happened while Jack was flying? The ocelot escaped the basket!
What did the ocelot start doing once it escaped? It started attacking the chickens that were on board as well.
After it attacked one of the chickens, who did the ocelot start to hunt next? Jack!
What did Jack do? Prayed for a place to land
How did God use the escaped ocelot to help Jack and the man who had had a heart attack? He forced Jack to land somewhere he had not planned to land. When he landed, there was a man who needed to be transported to a hospital. If Jack had not landed there...the man would have died.
2. Lesson extension: "Kidscorner" has a coloring page and audio story about Paul and Lydia. Check it out HERE.
3. Parents check out our "Parent's ONLY" for more weekly talking points.
Kiddos can continue to learn and study Matthew 28:19-20 through these songs.