Date

June 27 - July 3, 2021

Location

West Franklin
700 New Highway 96 W
Franklin, TN 37064 United States

Sunday June 27, 2021 | Philip and the Ethiopian 

The Ethiopian official knew what the Old Testament prophets said, but he did not understand that they spoke about Jesus. The Holy Spirit led Philip to help the official understand the good news about Jesus: Jesus died on the cross for our sins and was raised from the dead, just like the Old Testament prophets said.


This Week’s Lesson: Philip and the Ethiopian

  • Bible Passage: Acts 8 
  • Story Point: Philip told the Ethiopian man about Jesus.
  • Key Passage: Colossians 1:18 
  • Big Picture Question: Why does the church exist? The church exists to glorify God.

One day, an angel told Philip to go to a desert road. So Philip went. On the road, Philip saw a man from Ethiopia. The man was an important official who worked for the queen of Ethiopia. He was riding in a chariot and reading the words of the prophet Isaiah. The Holy Spirit led Philip to go to the man. Philip ran up to him and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” The man said, “I need someone to teach it to me.” Then he invited Philip into his chariot. Philip sat with the man, who was reading these words from Isaiah: “He was led like a sheep to be killed, and just like a lamb is quiet when its wool is cut, He does not say anything. What happened to Him was not fair. His life was taken away. ”The man asked, “Was Isaiah talking about himself or someone else?” Isaiah was talking about the Messiah—Jesus! Philip began to tell the man the good news about Jesus. As they traveled down the road, they came to some water. The man asked the chariot to stop. He wanted to be baptized because he believed in Jesus. Philip baptized the man in the water and the man went home happy.

Christ Connection: The man from Ethiopia knew what the Bible said, but he did not know the Bible is about Jesus. The Holy Spirit led Philip to help the man understand the good news about Jesus: Jesus died on the cross for our sins, and He is alive.



FAMILY STARTING POINTS

Babies and Toddlers

  • The Holy Spirit told Philip to go to an Ethiopian man.
  • Philip told the man the good news about Jesus.
  • The Holy Spirit helps people believe the good news.
  • The Holy Spirit helps us tell the good news.
  • The church worships God.

Preschool

  • Philip told the Ethiopian man about Jesus.
  • Why does the church exist? The church exists to glorify God.

Session 1 Activity Pages


Have a Blessed Sunday!

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