Replacing Judas – Acts 1 – Draw Bible Stories Project

Replacing Judas Story (Acts 1)

Constant Prayer – disciples, flame, house – Jesus’ disciples returned to Jerusalem after his ascension. They stayed in a house unified in prayer and worship.

Judas’ Betrayal – Jesus, chains, Judas, gallows – Peter stood up and spoke about Judas’ betrayal, how it was prophesied by David, and how terrible was his death.

Jesus’ Witness – empty tomb, man, flame, flag – Peter said the Psalms prophesied a replacement. The new apostle must be someone who had been with Jesus since John’s baptism, and witnessed his resurrection.

Dream Team – Jesus, cloud, flame, apostle – They chose two candidates. They prayed for discernment. The Holy Spirit confirmed Matthias as the new apostle.

Storytellers Sight

  • Imagine you’re with the disciples praying. What are you thinking about now that Jesus has ascended?
  • Why did the disciples need the Holy Spirit to come?
  • List examples of Judas’ betrayal in Psalm 109.
  • How did the other disciples feel about Judas’ death?
  • Why did the new apostle need to be an eyewitness?
  • Consider their prayer, “Lord, you know all our hearts.”
  • What were Jesus’ disciples preparing for and why?

Storytellers Discipleship

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 your 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 you to do next?
  • Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
  • Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.

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