Godly Play I: Stories of Peter
Summary: Today’s is an exciting story as your child will learn about the rapid growth of the church. It is taken from Acts 9:31-12:18 and gives multiple accounts of Peter’s work to spread the Gospel. Equipped by Holy Spirit and commissioned as an apostle, Peter was able to perform miraculous healings, escape from prison and even tell a Roman centurion the truth about Jesus.
I Wonder… : what it feels like to be healed? what it is like to see an angel? what it means to hear the story and let it change you? if this story is still a part of Jesus?
Follow up Ideas: Get out a map! Find where the church started to spread. Where do others Christians live now? How do people hear the Good News of Jesus?
Memory Verse: I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Psalm 16:8
*We are learning all of Psalm 16 over the next 10 weeks. We’ll add in one verse a week to cover them all!
Godly Play II and III: New City Catechism
Can anyone keep the law of God prefectly? Since the fall, no human has been able to keep the law of God perfectly.
None is righteous, no, not one; no on understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one. Romans 3:10-12
Did God create us unable to keep his law? No, but because of the disobedience of Adam and Eve, we are all born in sin and guilt, unable to keep God’s law.
Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned. Romans 5:12
Mealtime Conversation Questions
1. I wonder what it means to keep God’s law perfectly?
2. I wonder if anyone you know tries to keep God’s law perfectly?
3. I wonder why God gave us the law?