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This resource is designed to allow your family to have time in Gods Word
BEFORE your children attend church. Because Gods plan is for parents to be
the primary spiritual nurturers of their childrens faith, we want YOU to be the
one to introduce this part of The Big God Story to them.

Lesson #2


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Peter is often remembered as the disciple who denied Christ three times before
His crucifixion. But Scripture shows that during the times Peter waswith Jesus,
he was bold and confident.
Peters boldness and confidence before the Sanhedrin came from the Holy
The presence of God transformed Peter from a coward into a bold defender of
the faith.
The Holy Spirits presence in our lives inspires us to be bold in our faith.



Peter and John before the Sanhedrin

Acts 34
Peter and John appear before the Sanhedrin. Even though they might feel afraid
to talk about Jesus and what Hes done for them, the Holy Spirit fills them with
boldness to share Gods truth with others.

Allow your child the opportunityto voice his opinion whenever appropriate.
Speaking up when his opinion differs from those around him will help foster
boldness in sharing that God is truth with others.


Take a bold step: Choose a night to turn off all electronic devices and spend the
night as a family without interruption. Use this time to connect and spend
quality time with each other. Read Acts 4:120. Discuss how the Holy Spirit
transformed Peter into a bold defender of Gods truth. In what situations might
the Holy Spirit help you as you share the good news of Jesus with others?

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on
you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all
Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
Acts 1:8

Your child likely will have many friends who dont share her faith. Remind her of
the importance of praying for the lost, and encourage her to pray for lost friends
by name.

After reading the Scripture passage, discuss the following together:
Peter and John were bold together as they shared Gods truth. Do you
have any friends who encourage you to be bold in your faith?
What happened when people recognized the courage of Peter and John?
How might God want you to share His truth with others this week?

A blessing can be a spoken prayer of commission, a portion of Scripture, or
words of encouragement and guidance over your child. For more information
about blessing your child, see the Blessing section in HomeFront: A Spiritual
Parenting Resource @
A blessing to pray over your child:
(Childs name), may your understanding of Gods truth grow more and more,
and may His truth lead you in every area of your life.

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