Chapel of the Cross Faith & Family

Family Bible time for the week of May 31-June 6

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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.

A Philippian Jailer Believes

Do you ever sing a song when you're feeling anxious or afraid?

Paul and Silas were sharing the Good News about Jesus in a city called Philippi when some of the people got mad at them, dragged them to the rulers of the city, and lied about them to get them in trouble. Paul and Silas were beaten and thrown into prison. They were put in the inner cell with their hands and feet locked up. What do you think they did? They started praying and singing hymns to God! Then something miraculous happened . . .

Opening Prayer

Lord Jesus, open our eyes today to see how we, like Paul and Silas, can rejoice in You and proclaim the message of the Gospel. In Your name we pray. Amen.


A Philippian Jailer Believes

Bible Lesson: A Philippian Jailer Believes

  • Open your family Bible or a Children's Bible storybook and read this account together OR
  • Read this account using an online Bible ( Acts 16:16-40 OR
  • Listen to the Bible account being read using the video below.
A Philippian Jailer Believes

Talk about it

  • How did Paul and Silas end up in jail?
  • What happened while they were in there?
  • What did the jailer do?
  • How do you think the jailer's life was different after he believed and was baptized? How is your life different because you believe in Jesus?

Paul and Silas healed a slave girl by making a demon come out of her. This made the girl's owners mad. They riled up the crowd, and got Paul and Silas beaten and thrown into prison.

Instead of being sad and feeling sorry for themselves, Paul and Silas prayed and sang songs to God. Suddenly, an earthquake made their chains fall off, and the prison doors flew open!

The jailer thought all the prisoners had escaped, but when Paul and Silas told him they were still all there, the jailer fell down before them and asked what he needed to do to be saved. Paul and Silas said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved." Then they shared the Good News with the jailer and everyone in his house. The jailer and his whole family were baptized, and they were filled with joy because they had come to believe in Jesus.

Bible Verse

Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved. Acts 16:31

Acts 16:31

Worship Song

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee | Cross Culture Norway VBS Music Video| Group Publishing

Musical Meditation

I AM THEY - From the Day (Official Music Video)

Things To Do Together

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

Heavenly Father, thank You for filling Paul and Silas with joy in You, even when they suffered in jail for sharing Your Word. Fill us with thankfulness and joy that You have saved us, and help us to share the Good News with others so they can also believe and rejoice. In Jesus' 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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