Use this St Patricks Day Sunday School lesson to teach children about who the real Saint Patrick was and what he did.
Ask students, Who can tell me what holiday it is today? (St. Patrick's Day!)
Can anyone tell me anything about St. Patrick?
Patrick lived in England, and when he was a teenager, he was kidnapped
by some people from Ireland and they made him be their slave!
How would you like to be a slave?
How would feel about people who kidnapped you and made you be their slave?
wouldn't like to be a slave. I would probably be pretty angry at, and
maybe even hate, someone who kidnapped me and made me be their slave.
six years later, St. Patrick escaped. He went back England and he
studied how to be a priest, or a pastor. Then do you know what he did?
He went back to Ireland, and to the people who had kidnapped him and he
told them about Jesus!
Even though they had done
something bad to him by kidnapping him and making him their slave, he
did something good to them by telling them about Jesus.
that's what God wants us to do too. When people do wrong things to us,
God wants us to do good things to them. We never do bad things back to
people. We follow St. Patrick's example by doing good to everyone, even
people who have done bad to us.
And St. Patrick was so
successful in getting the people of Ireland to believe in Jesus, that
eventually most of the people in the country became Christians.
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