Friday, January 19, 2018

5. Saul Blinded by the Light

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This lesson is intended for preschool, but there are new printables here that could be used for early elementary also.
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Saul was not nice to the Christians. Saul was also called Paul and he grew up in Tarsus. He was a Jewish leader and was very smart. He was glad to see people being put in prison because they believed in Jesus. Saul was still following the Old Testament rules.

Saul was in Jerusalem and he went to the high priest. He wanted permission to bring back anyone that was teaching about Jesus. He wanted to make sure the Christians were in prison.
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Saul went from Jerusalem to Damascus. It would take Saul and the other men with him several days to arrive in Damascus. It was close to noon and they were close to Damascus, when suddenly a light came shining around Saul from heaven. The light was brighter than the normal afternoon sun.
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Saul fell to the ground and Jesus said to him: “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” Saul asked, “Who are you, Lord?” And the Lord answered: “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.” Saul was shaking! He was amazed and asked “What do you want me to do?” He was told to get up and go into the city and then he would be told what to do.
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The men that were traveling with Saul just stood there speechless! They heard someone talking, but couldn’t see anyone! So Saul stood up and opened his eyes, but he couldn’t see anything. The other men led him by the hand and took him to Damascus.
He was there for three days. He couldn’t see and he didn’t eat or drink anything. Saul did a lot of praying. He had some time to think about what he had been doing.
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There was a disciple named Ananias in Damascus and the Lord came to him and told Ananias to find Saul of Tarsus on Straight Street. He is praying and waiting for you to come. Ananias replied that he has heard of Saul of Tarsus! He is putting Christians in prison. Jesus told Ananias that He has picked Saul to tell others about Him.
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So Ananias did what Jesus told him to. He went to see Saul. He laid his hands on Saul and told him that Jesus appeared to him on the road to Damascus and sent me to give your sight back to you. Immediately something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes and he could see. Saul immediately stood up and went to be baptized.
Scripture for this lesson is Acts 8:3; 9:1-19.
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So, I knew I needed to make a map for this lesson, since the kids love them. The stand-ups are great to use for review also. Issues with my PDF maker created the front page with one of the pictures messed up, but all the printables are perfect. Anyway, this includes the color and black & white. Click here to download.
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These Flip Books are quick and easy and great to use for review. Just one page to print and you can prepare them, or the students can. This includes the color and black & white. Click here to download.
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My students love using the Dot Markers. We have them use the Dot Markers first so they can dry before the end of class. This download includes the black & white for the students and a completed color version for the teacher's visual. Click here to download.
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Where is Saul? Song with a one-page visual. Just print on cardstock, fold on dotted line and it's ready to use. Just turn around as needed. Click here to download.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3uNEVAAKowpSllxbUx2UHRia0k/view?usp=sharing 
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http://www.biblefunforkids.com/2015/01/saul-blinded-by-light.html
Click here to see the early elementary lesson and printables including a Tri-Fold Visual.

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