This series is called forever. ‘Forever’ is a pretty mind bending subject, something pretty hard to get your head around. The best way to see it is like a perfect circle. There is no beginning or end, it just keeps going! That’s what forever is like, we will spend forever with God in heaven, living on into eternity with Him!
This month we’re focusing on amazing people from the Bible who we’ll get to know in Heaven! Week one is Peter.
NEVER GIVE UP! This Sunday we learned that no matter what Paul faced in his life, he didn’t give up. He faced so many hardships, more than most, but never gave up because he knew he had God on his side.
The key to never giving up in our walk with God is knowing that Jesus is with us. The Holy Spirit inside of us pushes us onward with encouragement deep down no matter what is happening around us. Even if it takes a long time to see what we are hoping for, we can find strength in God!
To give you a bit of an idea of what Paul went through, read 2 Corinthians 11:26-28. Here Paul says,
“26I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers. 27 I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked.28 Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches.”
But at the end of his life Paul also says this: “I have finished the course. I have kept the faith.” (2 Tim 4:7)
With God’s help we can live a life for Him and never give up! Just as Paul never gave up, we also can live a life for God till the very end!!!
Discuss the following questions with your child…
1. When have you wanted to give up but you didn’t?
2. What helps us run the race and not give up?
3. Who cheers you on?
This past Sunday we learned about the life of Apostle Paul. Print out the picture below and color it in!