Bible Story: Acts 8:26-38 | Philip and the Ethiopian Man
Main Point: I will do what the Bible says!
Memory Verse: “Finally, let the Lord make you strong. Depend on his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor. Then you can remain strong against the devil’s evil plans.” Ephesians 6:10-11
Dear princes and princesses of the Royal Land,
I hope you have been enjoying the story of Sir Pogo the Knight and Darrin the Daring Donkey on their search for the armor of God. We have almost come to the end of this royal story, but not before Sir Pogo finds the final pieces of armor.
After traveling from the Village of the Purple Flower, Sir Pogo and Darrin found themselves in a dungeon with a locked cell. The Sword of the Spirit was in the locked dungeon cell, but they did not have a key to open it. When a very hungry guard asked them for some food Sir Pogo remembered the Bible says we should share, but he did not do what the Bible says.
Instead, Sir Pogo and Darrin tried to open the cell and by following the directions in different books. While in the dungeon Sir Pogo and Darrin received a very important message about Philip and the Ethiopian man from the Bible. After learning the Ethiopian man learned what the Bible said then did it, Sir Pogo wondered if he should do what the Bible says to get the sword from the locked cell.
Sir Pogo and Darrin decided to do what the Bible says and shared some of their food with the hungry guard. Sir Pogo and Darrin learned to do what the Bible says. When Sir Pogo and Darrin the Darrin shared their food, the hungry guard gave them the key to the cell. Sir Pogo and Darrin were able to unlock the cell and received the Sword of the Spirit.
The Bible protects us, like a sword protects a knight. When we do what the Bible says, we grow stronger in our faith. There is so much to learn from the Bible. When you read your Bible and do what it says, you are putting on the armor of God!
This week remember do to what the Bible says. You can read your Bible each day to learn from the Bible. Use your Bible story book this week to learn more about what the Bible says.
Have a royal week,
Each week your child will come home with another knight to add to their Hall of Knights poster. Once their poster is complete with four knights, your child can bring it back to Quest and receive a prize from the Queen’s royal treasure chest!
Join us in helping your child learn Ephesians 6:10-11! If your child comes back with this verse memorized, they will receive their own storybook from the Queen, filled with the adventures of Sir Pogo and Darrin the Daring Donkey.
Finally, let the Lord (point up)
make you strong. (make muscles)
Depend on his mighty power. (shout POWER and shoot fist in air)
Put on all of God’s armor. (hands on hips)
Then you (point out)
can remain strong (cup hands around mouth and repeat ‘strong’ three times)
against the devil’s evil plans. (tap fingers together like a villain)
Learning this verse helps us learn how to be better leaders, like those in the Bible stories we read each week. Practice your verse with your prince and princess, then ask him or her to Remember, Think, and Follow to review what we learned this weekend:
1. Remember: Who did we learn about in our Bible story? (Philip and the Ethiopian man)
2. Think: After the Ethiopian man understood the Bible, did he do what it said? (Yes! He went immediately and got baptized.)
3. Follow: Can you read the Bible and do what it says? (yes)