An Angel Opens Prison Doors – All The Miracles In The Bible For Kids

Angel Opens Prison Door

Today let’s focus on teaching kids a Bible miracle from the book of Acts.  An angel opened the doors of the prison and let the apostles out. (Acts 5:17-42).

God has always said the being a Christ follower and standing up for what you believe will bring opposition.  The apostles were the first Christ followers and they encountered more than their share of opposition, but God was always there to help them.  Just prior to this scene we will be looking at the apostles were given the gift of miraculous healings and many were coming to believe in Jesus.  Let’s see what happened next.

Ask the children…

Who arrested the apostles and why?

“The high priest and his officials, who were Sadducees, were filled with jealousy. 18 They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail.(Acts 5:17, 18 )

How did God miraculously take care of them?

“But an angel of the Lord came at night, opened the gates of the jail, and brought them out.” (Acts 5:19)

What did the angel tell the apostles to do?

“Then he told them, 20 ‘Go to the Temple and give the people this message of life!’”  (Acts 5:20)

No prison doors could hold back the apostles.  What seems impossible to us is mere child’s play to God.  He can open any door, He can miraculously change any situation no matter how difficult it may seem.

God purpose is not just to show off His power, but He has a larger purpose to get the message out of His love as shown through His Son Jesus.  Truly this is the message of real life.  No one living on this earth can truly experience life without knowing Jesus.  Each of us was put here with the express purpose of living out the life of God through us.  No matter how hard people try to find life in their work, play, politics, friendships and even religion, they will always fall short without having experienced the real life in Christ.

That is the greatest miracle of all.  Finding life in Christ and living it out day by day.

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.

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Jack Hagler is the co-author of Hooked On The Book. Jack loves to write, shoot hoops with his son, eat peanut butter and bananas, and encourage people to know God's love.
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