Let’s look at another Bible Miracle from the book of Acts. God spoke to Paul in a vision and encouraged him not to be afraid. (Acts 18:7-11)
When Paul came to Corinth he was expecting more persecution. Even the great apostle had his limits as to how much persecution he could stand. Let’s see how God encouraged him.
Ask the children…
Was Paul afraid? What did God want Paul not to be afraid to do?
“And the Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, ‘Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent.’” (Acts 18:9)
Why should Paul not be afraid?
“’For I am with you, and no man will attack you in order to harm you, for I have many people in this city.’” (Acts 18:10)
Wouldn’t it be wonderful when we are afraid to know that the Lord is with us and that He has everything under His control? Well, it’s true! Just like Paul in Corinth (where he stayed and preached for 18 months without being harmed) God is with us wherever we go and is protecting us.
Ask your children what they are afraid of? Have them read this verse and insert their own situation for Paul’s. Remind them that God is and will be with them when they go out and do what God wants no matter how afraid they are.
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