THE BIBLE MEETS LIFE: When hope takes a foothold in our lives, it affects our actions, our words, our attitudes, and even our emotions. As you have received hope, offer it to others as much as possible, in as many ways as possible. To share the message of the gospel is to embark in the only calling worthy of our lives. It’s a calling of hope.
Acts 3:1-10, 16
LIFE POINT: One day Peter and John were walking in the temple. They saw a man who could not walk. The man asked them for help. Peter and John said, “Look at us.” Peter continued, “I do not have money, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus, get up and walk.” Peter took the man’s hand, and the man stood up. His feet became strong. He stood and walked into the temple with Peter and John. He was leaping and praising God. The people recognized the man. They were amazed. Peter and John said, “We did not make this man walk. He walks by the power of Jesus.”
LIVE IT OUT: As a family, make up a song about praising God. Use a familiar tune.
Acts 3:1- 4:21
LIFE POINT: Peter and John were on their way to the temple to pray. They saw a man being carried to the temple because he could not walk. Each day, the man begged for money at the temple door. When Peter and John passed by the man, he called out to them, asking for money. I do not have money,” Peter said, “but I do have something for you. In the name of Jesus, get up, and walk!” Peter helped the man stand up. The man was so happy that he started jumping and praising God. A crowd gathered around the apostles and the man. The people listened as Peter told them about Jesus.
LIVE IT OUT: Let each family member prepare three sticky notes that say “Jesus loves you.” Ask the family members to hide the notes during the week in places where another family member will find them and be reminded of this truth.
THE POINT: Share your hope in Christ.
• Tell your student about a time when you shared the gospel.
• Discuss how you came to know Christ. Have a conversation around this quote:
“The gospel of Jesus Christ is the last great hope for this world.”1 —Ronnie Floyd
LIVE IT OUT: Your student has been encouraged to do one or both Live It Out activities. If your student chooses to do Focus on a Friend:
• Ask your student if he or she needs help determining who to pray for.
• Pray with your student for the people he or she chose.
If your student chooses to do Bite-Size Testimony:
• Help your student with his or her testimony as needed.
• With his or her permission, share your student’s testimony through social media
1. Ronnie Floyd, Our Last Great Hope (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2011) , 9.