Easter Sunday: May 14

Beulah Land: Paul’s Conversion

Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Romans 14:11

Summary: Today’s is the story of Paul’s conversion on the road to Damascus, meeting with Ananias, his baptism and his escape in a basket to tell others about Jesus! You can find the account in Acts 9.

Here is a picture of part of the story in case you’ve wondered what Beulah Land stories look like:

Paul escapes in a basket craft idea:

I Wonder… : why Saul was so angry with the followers of Jesus? what it feels like to change? what you think about Paul? why people didn’t trust him? where else you have heard about three days? what made Paul so eager to tell others about Jesus?

Additional Followup: This would be a dramatic story to act out with your family if you wanted to! It would be a great review of the story at home. If you wanted to focus on Paul’s escape, you could build a wall of blocks or legos and make this little craft. I saw it on pinterest and thought it was fun. Not necessary by any means, but if you’re the crafty type, give it a go! There are no instructions, but it looks straightforward enough.

Saul's escape over the walls of Damascus in a basket. They will create a basket that they can move up and down to remind them that the Lord used Paul's changed life to tell others about Jesus!:

Hymn of the Month: Amazing Grace (first verse)

Godly Play II: Missionary Sunday: Alyssa Pfister

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.                   1 John 3:18

Summary: Today’s story is about Alyssa Pfister, a doctor affiliated with RMC who is serving in Burundi, Africa.

I Wonder…: what living in another country is like? what makes people want to go tell others about Jesus? how you can pray for missionaries? how you can be a missionary in your own town?

Additional Followup: Make an effort to talk about missions at home this month! What are missions? How can you pray and support missionaries? Commit to praying for Alyssa and the people she serves in Burundi this month.

Image result for burundi map

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