Prison. Just the thought of it produces emotion and fear. When you hear that word, different things come to mind: Horrible food, Boredom, Lonely, Locked up with no way out. Stuck. Caught. Powerless. Captive. If you are in, you want to get out!
In this series, we are going to look at prison stories from the book of Acts in the Bible. We are going to look at some people who were thrown into prison – not for something BAD that they did – but for something GOOD.
Sometimes in life we are in a bit of a different prison. It’s not a physical prison with bars, it’s an emotional prison. Sometimes the devil tries to lock us up with sadness, loneliness, or even sickness and disease. He tries to keep us locked up so we can’t be effective in our work for God.
Through the stories of the Apostles, Peter, and Paul & Silas, the children will learn that God will not leave them alone in their “prison.” God will comfort them, protect them, and ultimately set them FREE! In addition, God can use the bad situation they find themselves in to bless others and bring them into His kingdom.
Lesson 1: “Unstoppable” (The Apostles’ Prison Break)
Lesson 2: “Breaking Free” (Peter Escapes From Prison)
Lesson 3: “Singing In The Dark” (Paul & Silas, Pt. 1)
Lesson 4: "What Are You Chained To?" (Paul & Silas, Pt. 2)
Lesson 5: “In Prison For Good” (Paul & Silas Pt. 3)
This curriculum includes:
Included are Quicktime Videos of “The Spark” Intro Video segments featuring Brian, the Power Verse Videos featuring “Sunni Day”, and “Watts Up?” Videos featuring “Skittles”. We have included several “Video Bumpers” to be used as transitions to each segment of the service (“Game On!”, “Offering”, and “Brain Drain”).
Included in Each Lesson:
Each lesson includes a character skit, Bible Story (with comic book style illustrated graphics), game, object lessons, Illustrated "Call To Action" Message, Family Devotion (take-home), “Small Group Experience,” and Kid Take-Home Activity Page. Each lesson is jam-packed with material that is fully customizable.
The physical product has all of the lesson videos and resources saved on a custom USB flash drive. Just plug it into your computer, copy the files over, and you are ready to get started!
Click HERE for a sample Large Group lesson, Small Group lesson, and Family Devotion.