Tonight, we bring Paul's second journey to end. He will visit Corinth where he meets Aquila and Priscilla, writes 1 and 2 Thessalonians and then briefly visits Cenchrea and Ephesus before ending the journey.
I've been reading Bob Waldron's book Go Tell The Good News as we go through Acts. It is very helpful. He stops and explains the letters Paul writes when he writes them. His description of 1 and 2 Thessalonians was very helpful. I want to bring out 1 Thessalonians 4 (toward the end of the chapter) where Paul describes the end of time. And then in chapter 5 he explains what will happen to Christians that have died before this happens. I can just hear the kids, after reading the passage in chapter 4 ask, "What if you've already died?" And then in 2 Thessalonians Paul describes what will happen to those who are not Christians when Christ comes again.
We've been talking about how to be saved, what the church is, how we worship, etc. I think it will be a good time to let Paul tell us what will happen if we don't do the things we've been talking about.
My lesson plan:
Time at Stations: Hopefully we will get to spend about 10 minutes at the stations tonight.
Acts cards -- Review all of the Acts cards we've used up until now. Introduce Acts 18 card.
Today's lesson: Review the 2nd journey and then read Acts 18 bringing the 2nd journey to a close.
Project Folders: Read the Roll Call of Faith. Read 1 Corinthians 13 together and try to do the first section by memory. Unlike Hebrews 11, we are doing the entire chapter of 1 Corinthians 13. If we have time: Recite/read The Whole Armor of God from Ephesians 6