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Church School Lesson: Deciphering the Words of Jesus

Updated: May 17, 2021

Dear families- In case you missed our Google Meet yesterday, here is our lesson that you can do at home!

New and Goods: This week we shared something fun we did over the past week.

Opening Prayer:

Dear God,

Thank you for the time we have together today. Prepare our hearts as we listen to the message.

In Jesus' Name we Pray,


Our New Testament stories from yesterday came from Acts 2:43-47; 4:32-37; Acts 8:26-40

In this lesson we are continuing to learn what happened after Jesus rose from the dead. We read from the Spark Bible to learn about how the disciples of Jesus were living. They shared everything they had just like a family. We are also like a family at Church of the Messiah. And we are Jesus' disciples in our world today.

Here is a story of one of Jesus' diciples Phillip and how he followed God's will and helped the Ethiopian to decipher the words of the prophet.

Click Here to Watch the Bible Story

Thinking points from the story:

-Why did Phillip go to the Ethiopian? He was sent by God and he obeyed. Are there things God wants us to do to help others?

-What did the Ethiopian want Phillip to do? He wanted him to help him understand the words of the prophet Isaiah and he wanted Phillip to baptize him. Do we ever have a chance to help others understand the Bible?

-Notice how Phillip and the Ethiopian were such good listeners! Phillip listenend to God and the Ethiopian listened to Phillip.

-What did the Ethiopian do after he was baptized? He went away rejoicing and probably spread the love of Jesus to others. Do we also have reasons to rejoice?

-As disciples, we also have to try listening and sharing Jesus' love!

Activity #1:

Find a stuffed animal or doll to be a buddy for the lesson. Begin by having your child try deciphering the message on the scroll. Then he/she can share the message with his/her buddy.

Now hold on tight to your buddy as you continue on your carriage ride like Phillip and the Ethiopian. (If you want to add some sound effects, you can use the youtube links below!) Once you've traveled for a little, stop when you see or hear the water. Your child can pretend to baptize his/her buddy just like Phillip baptized the Ethiopian. You can try to imagine what words he might of said while baptizing him.

Horse and Carriage sounds

Sounds of Water

Closing Prayer:

Dear God,

Thank you for making us all a part of your family. Help us to be good listeners and good disciples.

In Jesus' name,


I hope you all have a blessed week!


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