Do you know someone that you look up to? Is there someone who you can
go to for help or to ask a question? Timothy looked up to Paul. Let’s see
how they became friends.
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.
Do you remember a lesson several weeks ago? Paul went to the town of
Lystra to talk to the people about Jesus. At first they loved to listen to him.
Then, some mean men told lies about Paul and the people got angry with Paul.
They picked up stones and threw them at Paul. They left him for dead outside
the city. The Christians huddled around him and Paul woke up! He was well.
If something like that happened to most people, they would NEVER go
back to that city. Well, Paul was different. He traveled back there the next day.
Then, he traveled back again in our lesson today.
Paul and his friend Silas went to Lystra to talk to the Christians and help
them learn more about Jesus. While he was talking to the believers, several
mentioned Timothy’s name. They shared how he helped people and loved God.
Timothy had learned about Jesus when he was a little boy. His mother
and grandmother taught him about Jesus and helped him learn what it meant to
believe in Him. The Bible does not tell us exactly what happened to Timothy’s
father. All we know is that his mother and grandmother raised him.
Paul knew that Timothy would be a good friend and helper as they trav-
eled to tell people about Jesus. Paul asked Timothy to join him. Timothy trav-
eled with Paul and Silas. He helped many people know about Jesus and grow
in their faith in Jesus Christ.
Later when Timothy was older, he worked in the city of Ephesus. He
helped the believers learn about Jesus and tell the town about Him.
See how important it is to learn about Jesus