Paul With Aquila & Priscilla

Saturday, April 4, 2015
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 had commanded that the Jews all leave Rome.
Priscilla and Aquila were tentmakers like Paul. Paul stayed with them and worked with them, making tents and spreading the gospel.
Paul went to the synagogue every week and taught people about Jesus. Some believed and were baptized. Silas and Timothy came to be with Paul. When Paul taught the Jews about Jesus, they didn’t believe what he said and became at Paul. Paul told them that "I have taught you the truth about Jesus, if you don’t believe, it’s your responsibility."
Paul went to a man's house called Justus. He was a Christian and his house was next door to the synagogue. Crispus probably heard Paul preaching and he was the ruler of the synagogue.
He believed what Paul taught about Jesus and his whole household were baptized. There were many people from Corinth that believed and were baptized.
The Lord came to Paul one night (in a vision) and told him “Do not be afraid. Keep preaching and do not be silent. I am with you, and no one will attack you. I have many people in this city.” Jesus told Paul that he would not be physically attacked while he was in the city of Corinth.

Paul stayed in Corinth for a year and a half preaching.
Paul sailed with Aquila and Priscilla to Syria, which is a country. They sailed 250 miles and landed at Ephesus. He left Aquila and Priscilla and went to the synagogue. The people begged Paul to stay, and Paul said no, but "I will return, if the Lord wills." Paul left and sailed to Caesarea, and Aquila and Priscilla stayed there to teach.
While Aquila and Priscilla were there, they met a man named Apollos. Luke tells us that he was very educated and had studied the Old Testament scriptures. He was excited to teach people about Jesus, but he only knew about John. John is the cousin of Jesus and he baptized Jesus. John taught about Jesus coming to save people from their sins.

When Aquila and Priscilla heard Apollos preaching, they wanted to teach him that Jesus had already come and died on the cross. Apollos wasn't teaching the whole truth. So, Aquila and Priscilla took Apollos aside and "explained to him the way of God more accurately". (Acts 18:26)
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. There are directions, a finished teacher's visual and the discussion for the teacher. Click here to download it.
I also added this worksheet that I used for this lesson.
The occupations do not cover every job people had during the times of the New Testament but is more of a review of people and jobs studied during Jesus and Paul.
This has been updated and includes Anchor Charts with the answers 
which can also be used for bulletin boards, etc.
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".

Since my maps are 6" tall  once they are rolled up, my husband cut the pipes into 5" long sections. He drilled a 1/4" hole through both sides on one end. (see photo) The students will put ribbon or string (16") through to use a carrier and it will stop the map from sliding through. The kids will use the investigation tapes (or color/pattern Duct tape) and stickers to decorate it.
Bible Verse: Acts 18:3

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
Used by permission.
All visuals for Acts 18 are included and all are not shown.

(These are the same as the visuals but are black & white.)


  1. Great lesson! I will definitely share this with my kids! God bless!

  2. Just found you!! Thank you for what you are doing. Love it and I'm your newest follower. Can't wait to put this to use!

  3. What a blessing you are to us all with all your wisdom and work with these lessons. My children are really going to enjoy them. Thanks for linking these up with us at Good Morning Mondays. It is always so great to see what you are doing. Blessings

  4. What a great idea to have the kids work on a map to know the locations! Thanks for sharing this great lesson with #SocialButterflySunday! Look forward to seeing you link up again this week :)

  5. I am unable to download the project for this lesson?? Thank you!

    1. Sorry, I am not sure why it wasn't working, but I updated the link. here it is: Thanks for letting me know!

  6. Is the worksheet available? I am not able to open it. Thank you!

    1. So sorry! I just found this in my email. You can download it @


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