We're finally to Paul's visit to Athens. Since the kids memorized the sermon Paul preached in Athens last quarter and since we talked about it in depth, this will be a great review lesson. We'll also have a little extra time to spend on some of our new memory work.
My lesson plan:
Time at Stations: All of the stations now have activities (at least 1) at them. Two of stations have cassette tapes to listen to.
Acts cards -- Review all of the Acts cards we've used up until now. Introduce Acts 17 card.
Today's lesson: Review the 2nd journey and then talk about the last half of Acts 17.
Project Folders: Read the Roll Call of Faith. Talk about the next 2 verses. See if we can say the first 4 verses (or sections) from memory. Since this is such a long chapter, I chose to condense and get the main points. Here is the exact words we're memorizing:
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.
*By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen ewre not made of things which are visible.
*By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrfice than Cain...and through it he being dead still speaks.
*By faith Enoch was translated so that he did not see death...for...he pleased God.
*But without faith it is impossible to please him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.
*By faith Noah...prepared an ark for the saving of his household.
*These all died in faith, not having received the promises...but now they eesire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.
*By faith Abraham...offered up Isaac. By faith Abraham obeyed...not knowing where he was going. By faith he soujourned in the land of promise as in a foreign country.
*By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.
*By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
*By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff.
*By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel, and gave instructions concerning his bones.
*By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents...By faith, Moses, when he became of age refused to be called the son of Pharoah's daughter...By faith he forsook Egypt...By faith he kept the passover...By faith they passed through the Red Sea.
*By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days.
*By faith the harlot Rahab did not perish with those who did not believe, when she had received the spies with peace.
*And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also David and Samuel and the prophets.
Recite/read The Whole Armor of God from Ephesians 6