Kirk of Kildaire

Welcome to Faith Quest

Paul On the Road to Damascus

September 7 – October 5, 2003

Saul lived in the early days of the church, when followers of Jesus were spreading the good news and the church was growing. Saul was a very devout Jew who tried very hard to follow the Jewish law. Saul believed that Christians were wrong and decided that they must go to prison or die. One day, Saul got permission to go to Damascus to arrest Christians. But as Saul was going along the road to Damascus, an amazing thing happened. A bright light flashed around him, and he fell to the ground. He heard a voice saying, “Saul, Saul, why are you so cruel to me? “Who are you?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus,” the voice answered. “I am the one you are so cruel to. Now get up and go into the city, where you will be told what to do.” Saul got up from the ground, but he could not see a thing. He was blind. Somebody took Saul by the hand and led him to Damascus. For three days he could not see anything and did not eat or drink.

A follower of Jesus named Ananias lived in Damascus. Ananias had a vision where Jesus spoke to him and told him to go to find Saul. When Annanias protested because he was frightened of Saul, Jesus said,  “Go! I have chosen him to tell foreigners, kings, and the people of Israel about me.” So Ananias went into the house where Saul was staying. He put his hands on Saul and then Saul could see. Saul got up and was baptized. He went on to spend his life spreading the good news of Jesus to others. He came to be known as Paul.

Our Memory Verse is:

“Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person.   The past is forgotten, and everything is new.”  II Corinthians 5:17 (CEV)

What we will learn:

What is happening in Faith Quest Workshops?

God called Paul to do special work. We’ll discover how we can do special work in Apostle's Playhouse

Create your own journey map on the road to Jesus in Good News

Praising Puppets tell the story of Paul on the road to Damascus

In Holywood, watch a video of Saul and see his change of heart

Antioch Arcade “experiments” as we learn of Saul’s conversion

In Creation Station we will re-create the dramatic conversion of Saul using pastels


Family Time and Prayer:

Read:Acts 9:1-20

Reflection: Jesus appears to Saul. I wonder why Jesus made Saul blind? Was it to get Saul’s attention? to keep him from hurting Christians? to give Saul time to think? God’s ways of accomplishing God’s purposes can be mysterious to us.  How does God get your attention?

Prayer:  Dear God, Thank you for living in our hearts. Remind us to use our talents to be good and help others. We are grateful for the opportunity to help the homeless people of WIHN. When we help them, we show others that you live in our hearts. Amen.

Offering: Your offering will go to help the homeless people of Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network (WIHN).  Please bring your offering to the jar in the Great Hall.

Thank-you to our Paul Workshop Leaders:

Holywood – Mary Hill

Creation Station – Dona Woodard

Praising Puppets – Rich Woynich

Apostle's Playhouse – Julie Bell

Good News – Dewey Cassell

Antioch Arcade – Melinda Thompson

Thank you to our Curriculum Design Team: Carole Rhodes, Lee Smith, Sara Ridings, Allison Connors, Angela Farthing, Robin Morris, Catherine Devins, Amy Woynicz, and Lori Houck.