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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.
We learned in last week’s lesson that Paul and his friend Silas began to
travel together. They traveled in a ship and then on land to tell many people
about Jesus. Every where they went, they took time to tell people the good
news of how to get to Heaven by believing in Jesus Christ.
As they were traveling, they stopped at the city of Philippi. It was a big
city with lots of people. They stayed there for several days.
On church day, they went outside the city to a beautiful spot by the river
As Paul and Silas walked closer, they saw a group of women in a circle
talking. Paul and Silas began to talk to them. They probably shared how Jesus
had changed their lives. One woman that was listening was named Lydia. She
was in Philippi on business. She made beautiful purple cloth at her home and
sold it to traders in the city.
Lydia believed in God and worshipped Him. When she heard Paul talk
about Jesus, she knew that she must trust in Jesus and ask Him to come into
Immediately she asked Paul to baptize her to show that she really be-
lieved in Jesus. She wanted others to see that she wanted to follow Jesus.
When we are baptized, it shows others that we believe in Jesus and want
to do things His way. The water does not change us or make us special. Bap-
tism is a picture of how we change. As we go down into the water, we are giv-
ing God our old selves and when we come up out of the water, we are asking
To learn what it means to believe in Jesus
To share with someone how to truly know Jesus
To tell what baptism means