This Week In Quest :: Jesus gives me people to help me.

Main point: Jesus gives me people to help me.
Bible story: Ananias Helps Paul ● Acts 9:10-31

As a family, watch this week’s video and then discuss a few questions together. 

  • At the beginning of our story, Jesus told Ananias to help Paul. How did Ananias feel? (afraid)
  • Did Ananias do what Jesus said and help Paul? (yes)
  • When Ananias helped Paul, what city was he in? (Damascus)
  • After Ananias helped Paul, who did Paul get to help? (people everywhere)
  • Jesus sent Ananias to help Paul. Does Jesus give us people to help us too? (yes)

Family Activity: What’s Under the Cup?

WHAT YOU NEED: activity pages, safety scissors, glue sticks, crayons or markers


  • Before the Activity: Print off the activity pages and cut along the dotted lines. Encourage your child to color the pictures. 
  • During the Activity: Then review the different parts of the Bible story using the text below and encourage your child to glue the corresponding pictures to their paper. 
  • After the Activity: Talk about how Jesus gave Ananias to Paul to help him and Jesus gives us people to help us too.


  • During the Activity: “Look at your paper and put your finger on the first rectangle. This is the city of Damascus. (Point to the rectangle on the left-hand side.) In our Bible story, Jesus told Paul to go to the city of Damascus and wait for someone to tell him what to do. When I give you a picture of Paul, glue him to the picture of the city. (Pause.)

    There! Now Paul is waiting in the city like Jesus said. Now, look at your paper and put your finger on the middle rectangle with the picture of the road. (Pause.) While Paul was waiting, Jesus told a friend named Ananias to go help Paul. This is Ananias. (Hold up an Ananias cutout.) Ananias was afraid because he had heard that Paul was not a friend of Jesus or Jesus’ friends. But Jesus told Ananias not to be afraid. Paul was going to help a lot of people become friends with Jesus! When I give you a picture of Ananias, glue it on the road. (Pause.) Great! Even though Ananias was afraid, he did what Jesus said and went to help Paul.

    There’s one more picture to add to our story. When Ananias saw Paul, he called Paul a friend and helped his eyes see again! When I give you a picture of Paul and Ananias, put it in the space by the people. (Point to the space near the people.)Paul knew that Jesus wanted to be his friend forever, so Paul went to help others and tell them that Jesus wanted to be their friend forever, too!”
  • After the Activity: “Wow! Jesus gave Paul someone to help him, and Jesus will give us people to help us, too. Jesus is such a great friend, and He wants to be your friend forever! Who wants to be your friend forever?” (Jesus wants to be my friend forever.)