|"COMMUNITY OF BELIEVERS" by Randall Schlabach and Carol Duerksen|
YOUTH GROUP LESSON 98
FAITH STORY SUMMARY
Apollos was an intelligent man who knew his scripture, and he was a believer to the extent that he knew that someone was coming after John the Baptist. Although he spoke boldly about what he knew, he didn’t know “the whole picture.” When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and told him about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
Apollos decided he wanted to go to Achaia to preach and teach, and the Christians in Ephesus encouraged him and sent a letter to the Christians in Achaia telling them to welcome him.
Paul also arrived in Ephesus and discovered that some of the disciples there had been baptized with John’s baptism but had not received the Holy Spirit. He baptized them in the name of Jesus, and they were filled with the Holy Spirit.
Paul also encountered people who refused to believe, and when that happened, he left and held discussions with potential believers elsewhere.
MATERIALS AND ADVANCE PREPARATION
• Bibles for each student
• Chocolate chip cookies WITHOUT the chipsone for each student
• Chocolate chip cookies WITH the chipsone for each student
• Large sheets of paper and markers
• White board or sheets with questions for groups to discussion
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