SubiKIDS Online Lesson:
Stephen faced persecution. He was killed because he was a Christian.
Jesus was crucified and He told His followers that they would be persecuted for loving Him. Jesus also said that those who suffer for Him would be blessed (Matthew 5:11)
We can face suffering in this life because Jesus suffered first. He died and rose again, and He is waiting for us in heaven. Those who trust in Jesus will live with Him forever.
Family Starting Point:
What does the Holy Spirit do? The Holy Spirit helps Christians follow Jesus. Stephen was not afraid to be persecuted so that others would hear about Jesus.
Remind your kids of Jesus’ words in Matthew 10:22: “ You will be hated by everyone because of My name. But the one who endures to the end will be delivered.” Following Jesus will include difficulty and suffering. Jesus gives words of both warning and comfort: “Don’t be afraid.” Matthew 10:26