I love the way God shows up people that don't believe in Him. This lesson is a prime example. Peter and John are arrested again. An angel comes to them in the night and tells them to go and preach publicly. They do, much to the dismay of those that arrested him. Before they are even missed, these men are standing out in public preaching the very thing they were arrested for. The guards and everyone involved were confused and humiliated. This time, the much revered rabbi Gamaliel steps in. He tells them to let the men alone. If they are from God, then they will not be able to stop the teaching. If they are from men, they will go the way of all the others that have tried to teach that the Messiah had come.
My lesson plan:
Time at Stations: Encourage the kids to start at the stations when they come to class. Let them spend 5 or 10 minutes at them after class starts.
Acts cards -- Introduce Acts 5.
Today's lesson: Peter and John arrested again.
Worship -- discuss new activities in worship station and go over some of the vocabulary words involved.
Project Folders -- Read the entire Unknown God passage. Copy the 6th verse of it in their project folders. Try to have the time to recite it from memory in unison.
Sing: If there's time let them choose a song to sing.