Bible Story: Saul to Paul | Acts 9:1-31
Main Point: I can love God and people in my neighborhood!
Memory Verse: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart. Love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37-39
The early church wasn’t about a building, but about a group of people meeting together to worship and share life with one another. We can be just like the early church by sharing, helping each other and worshipping God together with our neighbors!
God commands us to love one another just as He loves us and He loves us a lot! God loved us so much He sent Jesus to be the Savior of the world. God created us to love and we can use that love to share life with our neighbors and worship God together!
We heard a story from Luis the handy man about a man named Saul. Once Saul met Jesus on his way to Damascus his life was changed in a BIG way! It wasn’t just his name that changed; his whole life changed. Paul loved Jesus and he wanted to show Jesus’ love to the people in his neighborhood! We can show love to God and other people in our neighborhood, just like Paul.
Each weekend children visit Quest during the month of April they can collect main point cars to add to their My Neighborhood poster. These cars will help remind them to show love to God and others. Children can collect six cars and bring their poster back to Quest to receive a special prize.
Memory Verse – Matthew 4:19
Join us in helping your child learn our memory verse, Matthew 22:37-39. Children can recite this verse every week throughout the series to earn bonus cars for their My Neighborhood poster.
Love (hug self)
the Lord your God (point up)
with all your heart. (place both hands over heart)
Love (hug self)
your neighbor (point out)
as yourself. (thumbs to chest)
Matthew 22:37-39 (open hands like a book)
Knowing this verse helps children remember that we should follow Jesus. Help your child practice this verse at home. Then ask them to Remember, Think, and Follow to review what we learned this weekend.
1 REMEMBER: Who spoke to Paul on his way to Damascus? (God)
2 THINK: What changed about Saul after his trip to Damascus? (He loved God and people! His name changed to Paul!)
3 FOLLOW: How can we follow Paul’s example? (We can show love to God and people!)