Elementary, May 9: The Stoning of Stephen

Hi Journey Kids parents!

Stephen was a faithful follower of Jesus. But the religious leaders didn’t like Jesus and so they arrested Stephen. They tried to get Stephen to turn away from Jesus by threatening to kill him. But Stephen refused. And, so, they stoned him. Stephen became the first Christian martyr – but certainly not the last. How did he do it? How did Stephen stand up for his faith in Jesus in the face of certain death? That’s what we’re exploring this weekend!

When it’s time to begin, start your morning of family worship by watching the short lesson video with your kids. [You can access the videos here.] It’s a great way to engage spiritually with your family.

Here is a snapshot of the lesson details for this week:

Bible Story: The Stoning of Stephen

Big Idea: God’s Word helps us choose the right path.

Memory Verse: “I have hidden your word in my heart so that I won’t sin against you.” Psalm 119:11 (NIrV)

After the video lesson and music, you can use the attached materials to help take your family deeper into the lesson:

It’s not always popular to be a Christian. We might be teased or even berated. We may be tempted to pretend like we don’t know Him. But remembering what the Bible says about who He is and what He has done for us can give us the courage we need to say, “I’m with Him.” I hope and pray that this week you’ll spend time not only remembering but memorizing His Word.