Saturday, January 10, 2015

Philip & the Ethiopian Eunuch

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This week we are studying the Ethiopian Eunuch. I decided to make Bible Facts Flash cards to use as review since the Eunuch was studying the Bible to learn what God wanted, and we are also told to study the Bible. There is also an updated scroll!
Review: Last week we studied about Stephen and how the early Christians taught others about Jesus. They had to leave Jerusalem because of persecution, which means they were harassed because of what they believed and because they told others about Jesus. They were killed for teaching about Jesus. Stephen was stoned and the witnesses laid their clothes at Saul’s feet. That is the first time Saul is introduced to us in the Bible.
Our lesson is found in Acts 8:9-40 today. Philip is another Christian that listened to God and taught others about God. (vs. 12) He preached to men and women and baptized them. He baptized a man named Simon, and he traveled with Philip.
Simon used to do magic in the city and he was amazed at the miracles that Philip was doing! (vs. 13)
The apostles that were in Jerusalem, sent Peter and John to Samaria. Simon was with them and he saw that they were laying their hands on the sick and could heal them.
Simon wanted that power so he offered money to the apostles. Peter told him that his money would die with him because "You can’t buy the gift of God with money." He said “Your heart is not right with God.” Simon asked Peter to pray for him for forgiveness.
After they preached about Jesus, they returned to Jerusalem. An angel came to Philip and told him to go south to Gaza (Gah'-Zah), which is the desert. (That is a 60-70 mile trip, with 20 miles being the ability to normally travel in a day) Philip went and he saw a man from Ethiopia. He was a eunuch that was in charge of Queen Candace’s treasury. He was responsible of all the queens’ money. That means the eunuch had a lot of power in Ethiopia.
The Eunuch had been to Jerusalem to worship. He was sitting in his chariot reading from the book of Isaiah. Philip ran to him and heard him reading from the scrolls. Philip asked him if he understood what he was reading. He said “How can I understand it if no one explains it to me?”
The Eunuch asked Philip to come up to the chariot and sit with him. So, Philip sat down with him and taught him about Jesus. They came down the road and the eunuch saw water. The Eunuch said to Philip “Here is water, what is stopping me from being baptized?” He wanted to be baptized right away!
Philip told him that if you believe in Jesus, then he could be baptized. The eunuch said he believed. They stopped the chariot and both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. All the way under!
(Original Greek word 'baptizo' in the scriptures means burial or to submerge.) Also, the Eunuch was old enough to read and understand why he was being baptized. He made the decision because he wanted to obey Jesus.
When they came out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord took Philip away and the Eunuch didn’t see him again. But, the Eunuch continued on his way very happy & rejoicing because he had been baptized.
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I always use some type of scroll for this lesson! I updated this to have fill-in-the-blanks and the students will cut out Philip and the Eunuch to glue on the scroll. You can print in color and black & white. Click here to download both scrolls.




www.biblefunforkids.comThe Eunuch was reading the book of Isaiah. He was investigating the Word of God, trying to find the facts of what he needed to do to be right with God.  Paul wrote to Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:15 to study the Bible so we know what God wants us to do. The printables for this lesson is about Bible study, and for this age group, I used basic Bible facts they should know to review. I wanted to add questions about Bible people, but I had so many questions with just the basic Bible facts, I decided that will be another project!  Click here to download the Bible Facts Flash cards.
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3uNEVAAKowpbGdLVUl1dGFxYUU/edit

http://kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com/2012/11/this-is-basically-what-worksheets-for.html

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3uNEVAAKowpNXA3UW1McDF0ZzQ/view?usp=sharing
Bible Verse: So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him. Acts 8:38 (NKJV) Click on the above picture to print.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3uNEVAAKowpR1MzVW1udFB1VVk/view?usp=sharing
You can download the visuals as a PDF or PowerPoint.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3uNEVAAKowpdkFEcE1FX0tZeGc/view?usp=sharing
You may want to download the lesson to use
with the Power Point here.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3uNEVAAKowpM1VkR3d0d09qdVU/view?usp=sharing
You can see this lesson with different ideas here.
 
The free visual aids are here(Original publisher)

9 comments:

  1. Great lesson.... and the Bible flashcards are a wonderful idea. :)

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  2. Interesting site for teaching kids Bible lessons. I pray it blesses many & the lessons are seeds in children's hearts.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jolene! I appeciate the comment.

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  3. I love the flashcards, what a great idea!
    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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  4. Thanks for sharing at the Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop!

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  5. Amazing lesson, Debbie! I think even adults would learn from this because sometimes we forget that people don't know about Jesus, and they do need it explained to them. Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

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  6. I love the flash cards! Thanks for the printable and sharing your post at the #Made4Kids Link Party!

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