77 Telling the good news

Start the challenge by finding and reading a Bible verse from Acts 14:15.

Some people say one thing and some say another. Have you ever wondered whom to believe?

Have you ever tried to explain something but, even before you’ve finished, someone has got the wrong idea?

How can you get the right idea about what God wants you do you?

 

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The story so far…

Paul and Barnabas were sent out by the church in Antioch to spread the good news about Jesus. They travelled from town to town and many people became Christians. But others were against them and made trouble for them. After long journeys and many adventures, they came to a town called Lystra.

Now read Acts 14:8–22 together.

 

What happened next…

Paul and Barnabas did not give up. They went back to many of the places they had visited before and chose leaders for each group of followers or “church”. At last, they arrived back at the church in Antioch and told them all that had happened and how God had helped them.

 

Explore the Bible

Answer the questions from Big Bible Challenge page 102 together.

 

Did you know…?

Barnabas Joseph, a man from Cyprus, was one of the first people to join the church. He was given the nickname “Barnabas” which means “one who encourages others.” When Saul first became a Christian, the rest of the church did not trust him but Barnabas was on his side.

Missionary journey The church in Antioch decided to send Paul and Barnabas out to spread the message about Jesus: missionary means “one who is sent out”.

Paul Luke changes the Jewish name “Saul” to the Roman name “Paul” as he writes about the first missionary journey.

 

Try it out

Do you sometimes find it hard to speak up for God? Find a quiet space and think carefully about what you want to say. Then tick a box or write your answer for each of the comments on this download.

 

Talk to God

Pray for anyone you know who doesn’t want or like to hear about God.

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