CrossKids Devo | GO
6/15/2020 – GO – Jonah 1:2, Acts 8:26
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 – GO – Jonah 1:2, Acts 8:26
Verse Of The Day: Jonah 1:2
Read: Acts 8:26
Story: This week we are going to read a story about two men that loved the Lord. Each one wanted to do what was right. But an opportunity to serve the Lord came to each one and they both reacted very different. One is obedient and full of faith and the other decided not to trust in God and walked away. This week we will see the differences and hopefully learn some things in our own walk with the Lord.
Let’s get started and see what happens when the Lord asks two different men to “go.” Their names are Jonah and Philip. As we see in our Bible reading that the word of the LORD came to Jonah, telling him to “arise and go.” We also see in the book of Acts that an angel of the Lord called upon Philip and told him to “arise and go.” When God asked each of these men to “go” He didn’t give them very much information to “go” with. Jonah knew that he was to go to Nineveh, that great city. Well, we can only imagine what he must have thought about going to that city. They were in total rebellion against God and enemies to the Jews; perhaps he even thought that he would lose his life if he started talking to these people about their wickedness. Then we see the Lord also telling a man by the name of Philip to go. All he knew was that he was to go down some road in the desert! He just had to trust the Lord to tell him where he would be going, it could be as dangerous as where Jonah had to go.
Jesus commanded His disciples in Matthew 28:19 to, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” The Lord wants all of us to “go” for Him. He wants us to tell others about Him. We can always be sure that when He is telling us to “go” that it is because He wants to use us and He will give us the strength we need to obey. What do you think that Philip and Jonah will each do? What would you do? Be sure to read tomorrow to find out what they did.
Continued on Tuesday
Has the Lord ever asked you to “go” and do something?
Do you think it was scary for Jonah and Philip to go to strange places? Who helped them?
Kid’s Bible Dictionary
Ordain: Set apart for a special duty, job, or purpose