Background: Doctor Luke wrote not only the gospel of Luke but also this additional historical account of the birth and the spread of the church by the power of the Holy Spirit of Christ. He called this book, Acts. Some call it the Acts of the Apostles or the Acts of the Holy Spirit.
Paul had been called to preach the gospel to the whole world. Fortunatley God had provided him with a profession that he could use support himself along the way.
Ask the children…
What was Paul’s profession?
“Paul lived and worked with them, for they were tentmakers[b] just as he was.” (Acts 18:3)
What else did Paul do with his time besides make tents?
“Each Sabbath found Paul at the synagogue, trying to convince the Jews and Greeks alike.” (Acts 18:4)
Paul was very committed believer. He worked all day making tents to support himself and then on the Sabbath went and preached the gospel. We are called to be responsible with our finances and also with the gifts that God has given to us.
Ask your children if they are developing skills with the work they are doing around the house or with the job they have outside the home? God wants to use these skills now and in the future. What are they doing with the money? Paul used his money to support himself so he could preach the gospel. Worship God and then commit all your resources to God.
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