“But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to blight, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”
Paul’s mission to teach the gospel wasn’t easy. He was imprisoned, beaten, chained, and went through trials including a ship wreck and a snake bite. But Jesus “stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul” (Acts 23:11). Although he had many trials to face, he had faith and courage. He continued to boldly bear testimony of Jesus Christ and stand up for what he believed.
Paul often shared his personal conversion story. While in prison, he told King Agrippa about Jesus Christ and the vision he had seen. He taught about Christ’s mission and resurrection. King Agrippa said, “Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian” (Acts 26:28). Paul was sent to Rome where he taught the gospel for two years. Some believed the things Paul taught, and some did not. But he continued to share his testimony “with all confidence” (Acts 28:31).
“May we ever be courageous and prepared to stand for what we believe, and if we must stand alone in the process, may we do so courageously, strengthened by the knowledge that in reality we are never alone when we stand with our Father in Heaven.” – Thomas S. Monson
A testimony is very personal and will be a little different for each person. This "Bearing Testimony" activity will help your little ones begin to grow and share their testimonies of the gospel.
These lessons are perfect for Family Home Evening at the beginning of the week, or to recap the following Sunday. Or use portions of the lesson throughout the week to enhance your family scripture study.
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