The Christian life is a lot like building a Lego model—examples help. Check out some thoughts about this week’s Sunday School lesson on Acts 20-23 in our video preview.
You can also get some ideas for discussing this passage in the following excerpt from our Early Childhood and Early Elementary curricula:
Set up learning stations throughout your classroom. The first station is Ephesus. Walk your class Ephesus and explain that Paul traveled to Ephesus, where he decides to go to Jerusalem and Rome. Have money at the first station and ask the students to collect it all for you.
The second station is nearby. Walk through “Ephesus” and imitate Paul’s encouragement of the Ephesian leaders by encouraging your class. Compliment their attentiveness or other good behavior. Discuss how Paul made himself the example for the Ephesian elders to follow.
Take a boat ride to the next station, Caesarea. Have the class pretend they are rowing with you as you walk. While there, act out the prophesy of Agabus. Walk to you final station, Jerusalem. Have all the students talk at once to simulate the riot. Quiet them, then share a synopsis of Paul’s message to the crowd.
Finally, have them pretend to sleep. Give the key verse and discuss how Paul was encouraged by the Lord.
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