12 February 2011

Priscilla, Aquila, and Apollos (February 13)

Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, competent in the Scriptures. He had been instructed in( the way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John. He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him and explained to him the way of God more accurately. And when he wished to cross to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived, he greatly helped those who through grace had believed, for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the Scriptures that the Christ was Jesus.                               Acts 24-28

If you have a small tent, set it up in your living room and get cozy with blankets while reading about the tentmakers, Priscilla and Aquila.

I made a simple shoelace sewing card for my 3-year-old.  Taking a hand hole-punch, I punched along a simple drawing of a tent.  She will sew the "tent," then color it!  (Yarn with a bit of tape at the end works as well as a shoelace.)

Topic suggestions: Talk about Priscilla, Aquila, and Apollos as missionaries; continue to talk about Christian persecution and martyrdom (continuing discussion from St. Silas' Day); pray for the persecuted Church today; discuss why a Christian should always be open to correction, and the virtue of humility. Talk about how God used Apollo's eloquence and education to convert people, but that ultimately the Holy Spirit through Apollo's preaching of the Scriptures accomplished the end!

1 comment:

  1. >>discuss why a Christian should always be open to correction, and the virtue of humility

    Now there's a gem. Thank you!