Paul Preaches in Antioch

Sunday, November 18, 2012
I love when the New Testament lessons include facts from the Old Testament!
Review: Last week we talked about Paul and Barnabas teaching the Roman Governor, Sergius Paulus, about Jesus. He was very smart, but there was a sorcerer (or magician) named Elymas (EE'- luh -mus) who tried to talk him out of believing what Paul and Barnabas was saying. Paul told Elymas that he was the son of the devil and because of what he was doing, he would lose his sight for a time. Which he did…immediately. He had to ask people to lead him by the hand to leave. The Roman governor believed Paul and others heard and believed.
When Paul and Barnabas were done preaching in Cyprus, they decided to travel to other cities. John Mark decided to go home, and Paul and Barnabas got on a ship and went to Antioch in Pisidia [Pe'-si-dē-a]. (There were 16 Antioch's during that time.)
Lesson: Bible Scripture is Acts 13:14-50.  They went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day and listened to what the rulers had to say. When the rulers were finished with their readings, they always chose a rabbi or important person to speak. That day, the rulers said, "If there were any men that had anything to say, then to talk." Paul stood up. He started with “Men of Israel, and you who fear God, LISTEN.”   

Then Paul talked about the God that took the Israelites out of Israel:
(1) Remember that God helped Moses take the Israelites out of Egypt. They were slaves and there were 10 plagues to encourage the pharaoh to let them leave. God watched over them for 40 years in the wilderness.

(2) Paul said that God had given the people judges for about 350-400 years, because they asked for them and then...
(3) He sent Samuel the prophet.

(4) Then they asked for a king, so God sent Saul for 40 years.
(5) Then they had David as a king. Paul said that God proclaimed that David was a man after God’s own heart and from him, a Savior would come.
(6) That is Jesus. John came first and he baptized Jesus. John didn’t think he was good enough to baptize Jesus, but Jesus asked him to. John and Jesus were cousins.
Paul went on to talk about how the people couldn’t find a reason to put Jesus to death, but Pilate allowed it anyway. After Jesus died on the cross, they put Him in a tomb and God raised Him from the dead. People saw Him for many days after He rose from the dead.

Paul said this was all done to fulfill what God said He would do. Paul said that through Jesus, we could have the forgiveness of sins. But the people that hate God, will perish.

When the congregation left the synagogue, many of the people followed Paul and Barnabas. They asked if Paul & Barnabas would come again the next Sabbath and speak again. When they arrived the next week, almost the whole city was there to hear them preach! (Acts 13:44) Paul & Barnabas stayed in Antioch for a time. Read today's Bible verse again in Acts 13:49: And the word of the Lord was being spread throughout all the region.
The Jews rejected what Paul was teaching and they encouraged the chief men of the city to make them leave. The Gentiles heard and were glad to listen to Paul. So, Paul and Barnabas told everyone that would listen about God, but not all people wanted to listen or believe. It’s the same today, not everyone wants to hear about Jesus. And everyone that hears will not believe.
This worksheet can be used during the lesson or for review. Students will write the key facts for each person that is discussed. The download includes color and black & white (w/o logos). Click here to download. 
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Bible Verse: Acts 13:49

I made this file folder game to review/teach about the people that Paul talked about in Acts 13. I will be using this train again, because I like that I can blend it with the train I have on the wall for Acts. This is the front cover. There is a pocket on the right with the game cards for storage when game is not being used. 
I cut 2 12x12 pieces of cardstock in half, then cut almost an inch off of one side. Lay your train cars on, to see how much you want to cut off. I used clear shipping tape (the wide clear tape) to piece the 4 sections together. I put the tape on the bottom and wrapped it up a couple of inches on the bottom. I also cut close the tops of the train cars, so when the cards are inserted, there won't be a lot of excess white seen.
Then, when I glued the train down, you couldn't see the tape. I used Aleene's Tacky glue. For each train section, I held it up to the light, and did NOT put glue where the train cars are, just one line between each car and along the bottom and sides. Once it dried, I could insert the game cards.
You can see from the finished inside how many cards are for each person.

Click here to print the train file folder game.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
Used by permission.


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