CrossKids Devo | Changing Lives
6/11/2020 – Map – Acts 9:17, Acts 9:1-22
Activity – How RU Doing
Draw a line on a sheet of paper. Place a 1 on the left end of the line, a 10 on the right, and a 5 in the middle. As kids arrive, ask them to pencil in their initials on the line.
Say: If your day was so awful you wish you'd slept through it, place your initials by the 1. If it was a great day and you wish you could repeat, put your initials by the 10. Place your initials anywhere on the line that shows how you feel today.
Bible Time – Changing Lives – Acts 9:17, Acts 9:1-22
Verse Of The Day: Acts 9:17
Read: Acts 9:1-22
Story: John tried to make friends with Michael at school, but each time John tried Michael would say something mean, or laugh at him. John saw Michael once with his little brother helping him at the playground, so he knew Michael could be a nice guy. Michael laughed at John because he loved. John had almost given up telling Michael about the Lord, but he did continue to pray for him.
One day John was thinking about Michael and realized that he hadn’t seen him at school for a long time. He asked his teacher about Michael and was told that Michael was very sick. When Michael came back to school, John still tried to avoid him. He didn’t want to be teased again. But after a few days he noticed there was something very different about Michael. He wasn’t always making faces at him or talking mean to the other kids. He was very nice and quiet. John finally asked Michael how he was. Michael told him he was doing OK, but he had changed. While he was sick, he learned about Jesus and accepted as his Lord and Savior. What a surprise for John! He knew Jesus could do it, and he learned about the power of the Holy Spirit to change a life. Michael and John began to study the Bible together and John learned a lot of things through Michael about the Lord and how He can change a life and make it new again.
In our reading today, we learn about Saul. We see the power of the Holy Spirit working to change a very mean and hardened man who hated Jesus into a man who loved Jesus very much. He lived through the greatest of hardships, prisons and even torture to tell people about the love of Jesus Christ. Saul was very mean and even took part in helping others to kill Christians for their belief in Jesus. Saul was at the stoning of Stephen and held the coats of those who threw the stones. But God totally changed him through the power of the Holy Spirit into a godly man who was determined to die to self and live only for Jesus. What can the Holy Spirit do in our lives?
What caused Michael to turn to Jesus?
How did the Holy Spirit change Paul?
Kid’s Bible Dictionary
Change: To make different.