A minister and a witness primary lesson help for July 29-Aug 4th including Acts 22-28 in the New Testament. This lesson help will provide fun visuals, games and ideas to help you easily teach your primary class on Sunday! They also include lesson ideas for the following stories:
- King Agrippa
- Paul in prison visited by the Savior
- Paul Shipwreck
A Minister and a Witness-July 29th-Aug 4th-Acts 22-28-Come Follow Me
This week we get to read several amazing stories of Paul in the New Testament. Before we dive in I always like to first cover the lesson objectives in the Come Follow Me
The Lesson Objectives
- Heavenly Father and Jesus care about me and will help me during hard times.
- I can share my testimony with others.
- Prophets warn me of danger.
- When I face adversity, God does not forsake me.
Next I will share a full lesson outline with question and prompts to help you guide your class through each of these 4 lesson objectives!
Questions and Prompts-Lesson Outline
Now I’ll share the Question and Prompts page! Above anything else I share each week this I think is the most valuable to you as a teacher! This is an actual set of questions and prompts you can ask your class directly. These will help cover all the lesson objectives and guide you through your entire lesson! Not only that but each question and prompt also includes Scripture references. This way you can lean on the scriptures to help answer questions and be the foundation of your lesson answers. I hope that you find this page helpful! While I include prompts for the entire lesson I suggest picking 1 or 2 objectives to cover each week and really dive deep into those. You most likely won’t have enough time to cover each one with only 20 minuets to teach.
Lesson Idea #1 Heavenly Father and Jesus care about me and will help me during hard times.
This first lesson idea I have for you today come from the following prompt in CFM:
Display pictures of a jail cell, a boat, and a snake. Invite the children to share any stories they know about Paul that have to do with these pictures.
In addition to the 3 suggested pictures above I also included a picture of Jesus as well as Paul. These can help trigger memories of these stories for your class! They will help you tell the story of Paul in prison, Paul and King Agrippa in Acts 26, Paul and the viper, Paul shipwrecked. Teaching these stories will help your students understand that they can have help in times of trial just like Paul.
Lesson Idea #2-When we face trials our Heavenly Parents will be there to help us
The next lesson idea I have created goes with the first one! its a simple printable of each of the scripture stories mentioned above:
- Paul in Prison,
This will help save a little time if you don’t want to have your students look up every scripture during your lesson, or for those who didn’t bring scriptures to class. This way everyone can participate
Lesson Idea #3 Paul and King Agrippa- I can share my testimony
This next idea will help you teach the lesson objective ” I can share my testimony”. This idea came from this prompt in CFM
Bring a crown to class and let a child wear it and pretend to be King Agrippa. Invite another child to stand before the king to represent Paul as you summarize Paul’s testimony and the reaction of King Agrippa, found in Acts 26:1–29 (see “Chapter 63: Paul Finishes His Mission,” New Testament Stories,
162–66, or the corresponding video on LDS.org). Explain that we can share our testimonies with others, as Paul did.
I have created a print out of a crown that you can use in your class to help teach the story of Paul and King Agrippa. Helping your class understand that they too can share their testimonies with others.
Lesson Idea #4-Paul Shipwrecked- Prophets see dangers we can’t
This lesson idea will help you teach your class that Prophets warn us of dangers. CFM shared the following idea:
Invite the children to pretend that they are on a ship that is being wrecked in a storm. Read Paul’s warning to the people, found in Acts 27:9–10, and share the story of the shipwreck that happened because they didn’t listen to his warning (see verses 11, 39–44). Show a picture of the President of the Church. What kinds of warnings does he give us?
I created these warning signs to help show different dangers we face. Just like there are warning signs on the road, our prophet helps warn us of potential dangers and can help us be safe if we follow his direction.
You may also use the ship image to help share the story.
In conclusion-The Lord Hath Called Us for to Preach the Gospel
I hope that