Today's Lesson: Philip and the Ethiopian
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Acts 8:26-40 tells us how God lead Philip to a high-ranking Ethiopian official to help him understand the Gospel. It reminds us that we should always be ready to share Jesus with others.
- The Old Testament points to Christ.
- God gives us people to help understand the Bible.
- Salvation brings rejoicing.
Video Bible story for children – Philip and the Ethiopian
Free Printable Bible Story – Philip and the Ethiopian
Bible Time video
Games and activities
Play some classical journey games. You could either make an actual journey or make a pretend car, bus, or airplane to sit inside.
Some ideas are ‘Eye spy’; ‘Grow that story’ (where each person can say ten words, then the next person takes over the story. ‘Going on a Trip Memory Game’ (One person starts the game with “I’m going on a trip and I’m going to pack…, each player adds to the list). Or your family’s favorite game.
Speak about how the Ethiopian decided to read scripture on his long journey.
Cut a hole in a cardboard box big enough for a soft toy. Attach some string to the box. This will become a chariot. Decided on a start and finish line and have your children race to pull the chariots. If the soft toy falls out, they must stop and put it back in before they can continue.
You could also use this week’s craft.
Learn about Ethiopia
Help your child to learn some facts about Ethiopia. Find where it is on a map. Look at some photos and videos online or in a book. What food is common there? How do you say some simple words? Hello = Selam. Which animals live in Ethiopia?
This will help put some context to who the Ethiopian was and his journey.
Free Bible Coloring Pages – Philip and the Ethiopian
Craft – Chariot
What you need:
- Template pages (on card for best results)
- 2 Cardboard tubes
- Colored pencils
What to do:
- Color the template pages.
- Cut out parts. Glue chariot together.
- Glue one person on each cardboard tube. Attach string to the front of the chariot.