Chapel of the Cross Faith & Family

Family Bible time for the week of May 24-May 30

Welcome to Chapel's Faith & Family!

This interactive Bible time is a great way for your family to gather around God's Word and read, listen, watch, sing, and do activities together that help you learn more about God's great love for you in Jesus.

Saul Believes in Jesus

Think of someone (real or fictional) who changed from bad to good. What happened to make them change?


Saul was a Pharisee who thought that Jesus was a false teacher. He hated Christians, and he wanted to stop them from telling other people about Jesus. So he went after Christians and had them arrested and put in jail. The Christians were afraid of Saul! Saul was on his way to Damascus to find more Christians to put in jail when something amazing happened, something that would change Saul forever.

Opening Prayer

Lord Jesus, thank You for loving us, even when we sin against You. Work in our hearts to change our ways and to do Your will. In Your name we pray. Amen.

Opening

Saul Opening

Bible Lesson: Saul Believes in Jesus - Acts 9:1-31

  • Open your family Bible or a Children's Bible storybook and read this account together OR
  • Read this account using an online Bible (Biblegateway.com) Acts 9:1-31 OR
  • Listen to the Bible account being read using the video below.
Saul Believes in Jesus

Talk about it

  • What was Saul like at the beginning of this Bible account?
  • How did God change Saul?
  • What did Jesus want Saul to do?
  • What does Jesus want you to do?


Saul had been attacking Christians for at least a year, jailing people for following Jesus. He was the last person you would expect Jesus to choose to share the Gospel.


Jesus Himself appeared to Saul in a blinding light that knocked Saul to the ground. He asked Saul, "Why do you persecute Me?" Then he told Saul to go into the city, where he would find out what Jesus wanted him to do.


Jesus wanted Saul to go and share the Good News that Jesus is our Savior. God changed Saul's heart. He went from persecutor to proclaimer of Jesus! Saul, later known as Paul, traveled all over the known world preaching the Gospel, and many people came to faith in Jesus.

Bible Verse

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17

2 Corinthians 5:17

Worship Song

Amazing Grace

Musical Meditation

Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) - Chris Tomlin (with lyrics)

Things To Do Together

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Download a page of activities and crafts that help connect Bible learning to life.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Closing Prayer

Dear Jesus, thank You for forgiving Saul and calling him to spread Your Gospel message to the world. Thank You for forgiving us too, and calling us to be Your children. Help us to share Your Gospel message with all the people in our community. In Your name we pray. Amen.

Bible Lesson: Concordia Publishing House

A portion of these Bible lesson materials are from the Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum from Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission.

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Chapel of the Cross--Lutheran

Chapel of the Cross--Lutheran exists to show the love of Jesus to North County and beyond, so that all may have a living relationship with Christ.


Our Core Values:


  • Empowered by the cross of Christ
  • People working together
  • Opening the Word to all people
  • Showing the love of Jesus
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