Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Paul's Conversion Sunday School Lesson - Saul Believes in Jesus

Use this Paul's Conversion Sunday School Lesson to tell the story of how Jesus appeared to Saul on the road to Damascus.


Needed: Bibles, flashlight

Lesson: (Note: Always allow students enough time to think about and to give their answers to the questions before clarifying the teaching.)

(Have students take turns reading Acts 9:1-2, or read it yourself.)

What was Saul going to the city to do? (He was going to arrest all the people who believed in Jesus.)

(Have students take turns reading Acts 9:3-9, or read it yourself.)

What happened to Saul that made him change his mind? (He saw a bright light that blinded him and Jesus talked to him from Heaven.)

Did Saul believe in Jesus after Jesus talked to him? (Yes.)

But you’ve never heard Jesus talk to you. Can you still believe in Him? (Yes.)

How can you believe in Jesus if you’ve never heard Him talk to you? (The Bible tells us about Him.)

(Have students take turns reading Acts 9:10-12, or read it yourself.)

What did Jesus want Ananias to do? (To go see Saul and heal him of his blindness.)

Do you think Ananias would want to go see Saul, or would he be afraid to go see him?

Ananias would probably be afraid to go see Saul since Ananias was a Christian and Saul was coming to the city to arrest the Christians. Saul was the bad guy.

(Have students take turns reading Acts 9:13-16, or read it yourself.)

Even though Ananias was afraid to go see Saul, did Jesus still wanted him to do it? (Yes.)

Some things scare us, too, just like Ananias was scared. But Jesus wants us to be brave and do things that are scary sometimes. Remember that Jesus can help us against anything that we’re afraid of.

(Have students take turns reading Acts 9:17-22, or read it yourself.)

What did Saul do after he believed in Jesus and was healed of his blindness? (He started preaching and telling other people to believe in Jesus.)

Do you think God wants us to tell other people about Jesus too? (Yes.)

Since we believe in Jesus, we should tell other people about Him too so that they can believe in Jesus and go to Heaven when they die.

Game: Saul Sees the Light –Tell the students that they are going to pretend to be Saul. Tell them to spread out and act like they are walking to the city to arrest all the Christians. Then, pull out a flashlight. Tell the students that if you shine the flashlight on them, they have to pretend that Jesus is appearing to them and they should get down on their knees as fast as possible and shout, “I believe!” Then give the flashlight to one of the students you shined the light on and let them be the next flashlight holder. Play until everyone has had a chance to have the light shined on them and be the flashlight holder.

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