Special New Testament Places - Rome
This Sunday Discovery Point:
Today was our last lesson about Special Places in the New Testament. We learned about Rome and how a well-known Bible character, Paul, served God even while being persecuted by his own people. And even though Paul was accused by the Jews, he still desired to minister to them because he knew they needed to know about Jesus. Paul continued serving God even though he was imprisoned and faced death. We learn from Paul’s actions in Rome that even a place of persecution is a place where God wants to extend salvation to those who deny Him. (Scriptures used: Acts 19:21, 28:16-31, 2 Timothy 4:6-8 & 18)
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7 NIV
Suggested Parent/Child Activity:
Talk about some inventions, such as automobiles, television, cell phones, and the internet. Then discuss some Roman inventions such as water/sewer systems, paved roads, and calendars. Yet point out that even though a group of people may be intelligent and have great technological advances, if they lack an understanding of God then they are still in great need. God used Paul to minister to the Romans during his imprisonment, and God wants us to witness to those around us as well!
Thank You, God, for using Paul in Rome! Help us remember that any place is a special place when You move our hearts to serve You. And thank You for Jesus’ example and for His sacrifice. Amen.
Coming Sunday Discovery Point: The Lord’s Prayer – Teach me to pray
Coming Sunday Chairperson: Matthias C.
Coming Sunday Power point manager: Isaac L.