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Year 02 / Lesson 22: Saul's Conversion

5.28.2011


What You'll Need: scriptures, printed painting of Saul's conversion, printed mini book, coloring tools, stapler, scissors.


Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Opening Song: Choose the Right Way (PCS #160)

Lesson:

At the time of Christ there was a man named Saul. After the Savior’s death, Saul began to persecute and jail those who believed in Jesus Christ. He believed that they were teaching false doctrine and leading many Jews away from the truth. Saul also received permission from the high priest in Jerusalem to go to the city of Damascus, 130 miles away, and arrest anyone teaching about Jesus Christ in the synagogues there.

And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven.

(display painting of Saul's Conversion...included in lesson download)


Saul fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, "Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?"  And he said, "Who art thou, Lord?" And the Lord said, "I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. "

Saul arose and found that he was blind. Those traveling with Saul led him to Damascus. For three days Saul remained there, not eating or drinking. He prayed for help in understanding what the Lord wanted him to do.

Meanwhile, a righteous man named Ananias received a vision that he should find Saul and give him a priesthood blessing to restore his sight. Knowing that Saul had persecuted and jailed many Saints in Jerusalem, Ananias was afraid, but the Lord assured him that Saul had changed.

Ananias found Saul and gave him the blessing. Saul could see again and he went straight into the city and told people about Jesus.

Because Saul prayed to know the Lord’s will and was obedient after being blinded, his sight was restored and he learned and accepted the gospel of Jesus Christ. He was known from then on as Paul, and he dedicated his life to teaching and testifying of the Savior and His gospel.

Recite this poem about Paul...

Saul of Tarsus, man of God
In a former time had been
Persecutor of the Christians
Unaware he lived in sin.

Jesus called him. Jesus changed him.
Now he preaches with great might.
Teaches people of the Christ and
Urges them to choose the right.

Bear your testimony about the blessings the gospel has brought into your life.  Share with your children the chance each of us has to repent of our mistakes and make better choices.

(For tips on sharing your testimony please click here.)

Activity: 

FOR YOUNG CHILDREN // Conversion of Saul Mini Book
(included in lesson download)



FOR OLDER CHILDREN // Conversion of Saul Crossword
(included in lesson download)



FOR TEENS & ADULTS // General Conference Talk by Thomas S. Monson
(included in lesson download)



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A Year of FHE // Your family will love this Family Home Evening lesson plan about the conversion of Saul.  This lesson reviews the story and teaches about repentance and true conversion.  Includes a scripture, song, lesson, and activities for young children, older children, and a study sheet for teens & adults! #lds #conversion #testimony #repent

7 Way Righteous Comments:

Anonymous said...

My SS kids loved making this book. Thank you for a great lesson!

Anonymous said...

I love the little book!

Anonymous said...

Great lesson! I love the book and I like how you encourage teachers to share their own testimony.

pat massey said...

i am teaching Saul/Paul this Sunday and i love your craft book.. I also d/l an upside down photo. It will show a sad Saul and when I flip it around, a happy Paul. My group is 3-4 year olds so I Hope it will hold their interest!

Anonymous said...

I love how this lesson is simply explained in order for the pre school kids to understand. I really love the activity! Thank you and God bless

Leticia Biagi said...

Hi, Pat. Could you share with us this photo?

Leticia Biagi said...

Hi! My name is Leticia and I'm from Brazil. I love the mini book! My students can take home and teach their's parents. So nice...

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