July 23, 2017
Elementary School (Purified in Philippi)
This week we continue in the book of Acts and meet a woman named Lydia. Paul and Silas were traveling around and telling people about Jesus. In the city of Philippi, they headed down to the city riverbank where they thought they’d find people worshipping God. While they were there they met Lydia, a wealthy business owner. Lydia used her gift of hospitality to make Paul and Silas feel welcomed. She used her gifts to help others feel loved.
God has given each of us gifts that we can use to show love to others. We pray that kids will realize that part of what it means to be created in God’s image includes reflecting His love to the people in the world around them.
Bible Story: Purified in Philippi (Lydia) • Acts 16:11-15
Bottom Line: God made you to love others.
Memory Verse: “We are God’s creation. He created us to belong to Christ Jesus. Now we can do good works. Long ago God prepared these works for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10, NIrV
Life App: Uniqueness—discovering who God made you to be so you can make a difference.
Basic Truth: I should treat others the way I want to be treated.