Whether or not your children were able to make it to Sunday school, you can still engage them in this week’s story. Please read the summary, look up the story online, in your bible, or a children’s bible, and begin the discussion. Increasing your child’s biblical knowledge will be foundational in their faith development. What a gift to provide a child! Adults also reap the benefit of digging in deeper to these stories.
Philip and the Ethiopian
Today in Sunday School our 3 classes came together to hear the story about Philip and the Ethiopian. This story is found in the book of Acts 8:26-40.
Philip loved Jesus and tried to act like Jesus. One day God sent an angel to Philip and told him to travel on a hot, dry road and share God’s love along the way.
He came upon a man from Ethiopia sitting in a chariot and reading a scroll. Philip stopped to talk to the man and then sat next to him. The man did not understand what he was reading, so Philip helped him understand. Philip told the Ethiopian that Jesus was the son of God. He came to earth and saved us.
As they traveled in the hot desert, the man wanted to know more about Jesus – He was so amazed he wanted to be baptized right then. They found a pool of water and Philip baptized the Ethiopian and filled the man’s heart.
Philip was happy to serve God and the Ethiopian told Philip he too, would share the good news about Jesus with everyone.
Table Talk Questions:
- Do you remember a time you helped someone understand something?
- What would you say if someone asked you “Who was Jesus”?
- Who would you tell the good news about Jesus today?
- Philip baptized the Ethiopian in a pool of water, recall the day your child was baptized or talk about the baptism we witnessed in Church today. How was it different? How was it the same?