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Read what Peter said in Acts 10:34-35.
"Then Peter began to speak: 'I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.'"
-What does this passage tell us about God?
-Peter didn't accept people who were not like himself until God showed him the vision. The vision helped him see that God loves everyone and Jesus is for everyone. Who is someone that God loves, but is hard for you to love?
Note: If you children are old enough to already be aware of the racial tension taking place throughout the country this week, help them see how God's Word applies to those situations.
Give everyone several sheets of paper and then take turns being the leader. The leader tears their paper into a shape while the others follow along. The shape can be a random design or specific shape like a house or a cat, etc. The trick is the leader doesn’t tell the others what shape they are tearing. The others just do their best to follow what the leader is doing.
Say: We all had paper and we all tried to tear the same shape, but the shapes looked different. It’s like how God makes people. We’re made of the same things - muscles, bones and skin - but each person is different. Sometimes we can let these differences cause problems between us. But when we see others through God’s eyes, we see that he loves us all equally and we understand we should love others in the same way God does.
Say something, “Dear God, we are so grateful that you sent your Son, Jesus, to die for every person you ever created so that they can have the opportunity for a relationship with you. Help us to see others the way you see them. Help us learn to love them like you do. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
Coloring Page (PDF)