CLASS IV KIDDOS
WEEK 4 ( STORY OF PERPETUA )
- Perpetua born c. 182—died March 7, 203.
- Sometime after 201, the Roman emperor Septimius Severus forbade conversion to Christianity or Judaism
- 203 the governor of Carthage, Hilarian, enforced this edict.
- Emperor Septimius Severus determined to cripple Christianity (he believed it undermined Roman patriotism), he focused his attention on North Africa Among the first to be arrested were five new Christians taking classes to prepare for baptism, one of whom was Perpetua'. Perpetua and her friends were marched before the governor, Hilarianus. Perpetua's friends were questioned first, and each in turn admitted to being a Christian, and each in turn refused to make a sacrifice
- wild beasts and gladiators roamed the arena floor, and in the stands, crowds roared to see blood
- Immediately a wild heifer charged the group. Perpetua was tossed into the air and onto her back. She sat up, adjusted her ripped tunic, and walked over to help Felicitas
- Then a leopard was let loose, and it wasn't long before the tunics of the Christians were stained with blood.
- Perpetua, Felicitas, and friends were lined up, and one by one, were slain by the sword
please learn your 5 verses and pray for your sunday school classmates
MEMORY VERSE THIS WEEK
Fulfill your promise to your servant , so that you may be feared.