PETER CONFRONTED SIN
Week of 17th Feb 24
Welcome to this week’s Grace Kids @Home, a recap of last Saturday's Grace Kids lesson.
Ever wondered what’s going on every Saturday at Grace Kids with your child(ren)?
We’ve prepared a short question guide that will enable you as a parent to follow up with your children on the lesson they had. For effective learning at Grace Kids we believe in the 3 step learning cycle – presentation (in class), feedback (in class) and follow up/repetition (at home). We encourage you to take time every week and complete the learning process for the kids so that the truth of the Gospel will be sustained in their hearts.
Before beginning the discussion ensure you have less distractions, try to make the discussion informal, please do not exceed 20 minutes in conducting the discussion.
First, ask the children the questions and note down their answers thereafter read the answers to them and help them remember.
The important discussion-questions to ask your children are:
- a) How did the believers take care of each other? b) Why did Ananias and Sapphira only pretend to give all their money to the disciples? c) How does giving to others show the love of Jesus? d) What should we do when we don’t feel generous?
- How does this story connect to Christ?
- Can you recite the key passage – ‘Romans 10:14’?
- What was the answer to the big picture question – ‘Why does God command Christians to tell others about Jesus?’
FIND THE ANSWERS BELOW;
1. The Bible story
PETER CONFRONTED SIN
The Holy Spirit gave Jesus’ disciples power to tell others that Jesus is alive! More and more people trusted in Jesus. The believers met together in Jerusalem, and they shared everything they had. No one said, “This is mine!” Everything they had belonged to all of them. No one was needy because the other believers would sell what they had to make sure everyone had enough.
One man, Barnabas, sold a field and gave the money to Jesus’ disciples. They used the money to help other people. Ananias and his wife, Sapphira, sold some land and pretended to give all of the money to the disciples. But they actually kept some of the money for themselves.
When Ananias gave the money to the disciples, Peter asked him, “Why are you lying about what you gave? You are lying to God.” When Ananias heard this, he fell down, died, and was buried. The people who heard what happened were afraid.
A few hours later, Sapphira came to the disciples. She did not know what had happened to her husband. Peter asked her, “Is this all the money you got for the land?”
Sapphira said, “Yes, that’s all of it.”
Peter told Sapphira he knew she was lying to God. Then Sapphira fell dead too, and everyone in the church was afraid because of what happened to Ananias and Sapphira.
2. Christ Connection
Ananias and Sapphira pretended to be generous, but they wanted to keep money for themselves. The Holy Spirit changes us so we want to share with others. Jesus gave up everything He had to share His riches with us and give us life with God forever.
3. Key passage/Memory verse
Middle kids (5-6years old)
"How can they believe without hearing about him? And how can they hear without a preacher?" Romans 10:14
Older Kids (7-9years old)
"How, then, can they call on him they have not believed in? And how can they believe without hearing about him? And how can they hear without a preacher?" Romans 10:14
4. Big picture question
Why does God command Christians to tell others about Jesus? We tell others about Jesus so they will hear and believe in Him.
We hope this is a blessing to you and your family. If you have any questions, please let us know! send us an email email@example.com
Grace Kids & Tweens team