Warnings & Threats – priest, sword, chains – Let me share a story with you about persecution. Peter and John were told by the Jerusalem Council to stop preaching in Jesus’ name.
Divine Mystery – God speaking, staff, Jesus, chains – The Council released Peter and John after threatening them. Afraid, they returned to their house church. All the disciples prayed, remembering prophecies of Jesus Christ in chains.
Intervention Request – God, cloud, disciple, flame, breath – The disciples confessed their fears in prayer. They asked God for boldness and power to keep sharing the Gospel.
Courageous Spirit – open door, evangelist, flame – God sent the Holy Spirit and shook the house. They received faith to embrace persecution and courage to go tell about Jesus.
The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.
- Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
- Tell the story with the drawings.
- Draw my own pictures to illustrate the story.
- Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
- Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking me to do next?
- Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
- Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.
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