Pray: Begin by making the sign of the cross and calling upon God’s name.
From God to us, from death to life, from me to you … in the name of the Father, and of the Son + and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Mighty Lord, you can do anything! Teach us what you would have us know, and lead us so that we can make a difference in the lives of others. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Listen: Listen carefully as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.
As soon as the people heard Paul say that a man had been raised from death, some of them started laughing. Others said, “We will hear you talk about this some other time.” When Paul left the council meeting, some of the men put their faith in the Lord and went with Paul. One of them was a council member named Dionysius. A woman named Damaris and several others also put their faith in the Lord. (CEV)
Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.
Child: Why do you think some people laughed when Paul said that Jesus had been raised from the dead?
Child: Do you think it was hard for Paul to keep sharing the Good News after being laughed at? What kept him going?
Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.
Merciful Lord, even when you are rejected, you continue to reach out to us. Thank you for your love and patience. Help us to be patient with others, in return. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.
May you notice the many ways God reaches out to you. Amen.