Aquila and Priscilla is a great lesson to talk about Paul having a skill and more of the people that he worked with... physically to make money and Spiritually to spread the Word of God. Paul mentions them several times and always has good things to say about them. The project is a map with the locations that Aquila and Priscilla are known to be. We also know where Paul was at the same time, so there his locations are also discussed and marked.Last week Paul was walking the streets of Athens and he saw that there were idols. Paul was upset about this and he talked to people in the synagogue and in the marketplace. One day, the people took him to Mars Hill and the men asked Paul "What are you talking about?" Paul told them about the idol that said TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. That is the God that created everything and His Son came and died and rose from the dead. Some people made fun of him, but others wanted to know more about Jesus. Remember, there is ONE GOD. And He wants us to teach everyone about Jesus, but not everyone will believe.
Our lesson is found in Acts 18:1-26. Paul left Athens by himself and went 50 miles to Corinth. As Paul walked the streets of Corinth, he saw how much sin there was here, too. The Corinthians loved money, drinking, gambling and all kinds of sin. Paul was really upset by what he saw. He found a Jew there named Aquila. Aquila had just come from Italy with his wife Priscilla. The ruler and commanded that the Jews all leave Rome.
To add to our IFA: Investigating Facts in Acts theme bags, I wanted something really different for the kids IFA bags, so this week I made these maps. Every investigator needs a map! This was my husband's bright idea, since I was going to walk around Hobby Lobby and see if I could find something to use. You could use paper towel cardboard tubes, toilet paper tubes, or wrapping paper cardboard tubes. But, I wanted something that wouldn't bend, was affordable, and is lightweight for their bags. Something they could decorate and add/remove the maps to look at.
After discussing this with my husband, and wandering around Lowe's, this is what we decided on. I looked for the lightest & thinnest pipe. We purchased this 1 1/4" PVC plastic pipe and asked a worker to cut it in half for us so it would fit in the car.
Our awesome secretary printed both sides of the map onto one long paper for me, so the map is 6" x 15 1/4". If you print and piece the map together, you will have a different size of about 8" x 20".
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Passport: CorinthToday's Bible Verse: So, because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them and worked; for by occupation they were tentmakers. Acts 18:3 (NKJV) Click here to print the NKJV Bible Verse & Teacher's Visual.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
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