What would you like to be when you grow up? (wait for answers; some children
have not thought about it, so help them list some positions they may hold in the
future) Let’s listen and hear what Paul’s job was.
The following is a summary of the Bible story to help you with your preparation.
It is NOT to be read to the children. Instead, use your Bible to explain the story.
Make a note page to help you remember your plans for the lesson or questions
you wanted to ask.
Paul traveled again to a town called Corinth. He met a husband and wife
who had recently moved there. The man’s name was Aquila and the woman’s
name was Priscilla. Their job was to make tents. They would sew big pieces of
material together to make a tent.
Can you guess who also made tents for a job? It was Paul. Sometimes
when Paul was traveling and telling people about Jesus, he would sew tents to
make money and then tell the people about Jesus after work.
Aquila and Priscilla were so glad to meet Paul. They invited him to stay with
them in their home and also work with them. Paul helped them learn more about
Jesus and how to tell others about Him.
When Paul’s friends, Silas and Timothy, came to Corinth, Paul had saved
enough money to start preaching all the time. Paul first went to the special church/
schools in town called synagogues. Then he went to other places so that all the
people could hear about Jesus. Many people believed in Jesus because Paul was
faithful to share with them.
One night, God spoke to Paul in a dream. He said, “Do not be afraid; keep
on speaking; do not be silent. For I am with you and no one is going to attack and
harm you, because I have many people in this city.” So, Paul stayed over a year to
help the people know Jesus.
Paul was not afraid because God had promised to take care of him. Sure
enough, some people who did not believe in God tried to make trouble for Paul.
Trust God and know that He will take care of us
Tell someone about Jesus
Know that God wil