Sometime during today’s time, hold each person’s hand and gently squeeze
it 3 times. Tell that person that those squeezes mean
“I love you.” (Be sure you sing some songs today—it will lead perfectly into
Please note:This portion of the lesson is given to help in teaching the
lesson. Please read through the story and read it in the Bible. Do NOT read
from this piece of paper. Instead, make a note sheet and place it next to the
story in the Bible.
One day, Luke, Paul, and Silas were going to a place to pray. A young girl
met them. She began shouting loudly, “These men love God. They can tell you
how to get to Heaven.”
She kept doing this for many days and it began to bother Paul. So, one day
he turned around and asked God to make her well. Immediately she was well.
Her owners were furious! They knew that now they could not use her to
make money. So they grabbed Paul and Silas and dragged them to the town
rulers. They said, “These men are making trouble in our city. They are teaching
things that are not right for us.”
The crowd joined the attack against them. The officers tore their clothes,
and beat them with rods.
Then Paul and Silas were thrown into jail. The jailer was ordered to guard
them carefully so he put them far inside the jail. He locked their feet between
large blocks of wood.
About midnight, Paul and Silas were praying and singing songs to God. Can
you believe that they were doing this—even after they had been beaten and
Suddenly, there was a big earthquake. It was so strong that it shook the
Understand how to trust Jesus
Sing songs and pray when hard times come
Tell other people about Jesus
If you believe...then you will be saved. Romans 10:9
If you say with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and if you believe
in your heart that God raised Christ from death, then you will be saved. Romans 10:9
A Jailer Believes in Jesus