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Acts 16: 14, 25-31
[In Philippi] one of those who heard us was Lydia… who was a dealer in purple cloth. She was a woman who worshipped God, and the Lord opened her mind to pay attention to what Paul was saying.
[Some time later in prison…]
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a violent earthquake… The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he thought that the prisoners had escaped; so he pulled out his sword and was about to kill himself. But Paul shouted at the top of his voice, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!” The jailer called for a light, rushed in, and fell trembling at the feet of Paul and Silas. Then he led them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They answered, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved — you and your family.”
- What is the longest journey you have ever been on?
Paul travelled huge distances to share the good news of Jesus and start new churches. He had many adventures along the way.
Do this quiz – answers are at the bottom.
How many miles did Paul travel? approx
How many churches did he establish? approx
How many years was Paul imprisoned in total? approx
1, 3, 5
How many times was Paul shipwrecked?
2, 3, 6
[ANSWERS – 10,000+ / 10+ / 5 / 3 ]
Paul also had friends who joined him on his adventures.
- Which of the following became part of his team?
Lydia / Barnabas / Joel / Silas / Toby / Lucy
On one of their trips Paul and Silas made it to Philippi, an important city in modern day Greece. They started a church there. The people who joined were an interesting bunch!
- What was the name of the woman who joined them and what was her business? Acts 16:14
The next person was a slave girl who pestered them for days.
- What happened next and how did this land them in prison?
- In prison what were Paul and Silas doing at midnight? Acts 16:25
By the end of this story the jailor and his whole family have become Jesus’ followers.
- How did this happen?
Think about who became Jesus’ followers in Phillipi – a wealthy business woman, a poor girl, a tough jailer and his family.
- What does this show us about who the church is for?
Philippi was just one city. Paul had many other adventures. Wherever he went new friends joined him and God did amazing miracles.
God’s got adventures lined up for each one of us. Imagine the places God may take you and the miracles he could do through you.
- How does that make you feel?
Thank you for how you worked through Paul to tell people about Jesus and start new churches. Help me to join your team and see you work powerfully through my life. Help me to get ready for the adventures you have lined up for me.
As we see through Paul’s life, God can do great thing through us.
Draw a picture or write a couple of ideas down about how God could use you in the future.
Finally - have a look at the back of your card. What does it say? You can now place your card onto your story line.
We hope you are enjoying the story so far. We would love to hear your thoughts on what’s working and what’s confusing? Thanks