Teaching Helps for Come Follow Me – Acts 22-28

Here are some ideas for learning and teaching a few of the great principles in Acts 22-28. And while you’re here, I recommend you check out my free online course, “Seeking Jesus.”

Ideas for Learning More About Acts 22-28

***Almost a Christian***

Find a fun way to talk about the word “Almost.” This could be watching a video clip of somebody almost winning a race (like this one), telling the class that you almost bought them donuts, or another idea.

Have a brief discussion about the difference between doing something and almost doing something. Turn to Acts 26:28 where Agrippa says to Paul, “Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.”

Ponder the difference between having a temple recommend and almost having a temple recommend. Between keeping the commandments and almost keeping the commandments. Discuss: What can you and I do the be actual Christians, not almost Christians?

Bonus: I made a short video clip about this passage from Caesarea (where this conversation actually took place). I’ll be posting this video on Instagram later this week, follow me on Instagram to see it!

***The Come Follow Me App***

The Come Follow Me App is a great way to find additional resources for studying Come Follow Me. From short devotionals to discussion questions, there is content for entire families. It has over 33,000 ratings with an average of 4.9 stars. Wow! If you haven’t already explored this app, check it out! Here’s the link for Apple and one for Android. It has lots of great resources for this week’s study.

***Getting Ready for the Pauline Epistles***

These articles provide helpful context as we get ready to study the Pauline Epistles.

“The Epistles of the Apostle Paul: An Overview,” by Frank F. Judd Jr.

“Greco-Roman Religion and the New Testament,” by Grant Adamson

***Additional Videos***

Here are a couple of relevant video clips you might be interested in: Any appropriate clip from the movie “Acts of the Apostles” (1994). Acts 22 starts here.

The Bible Project’s videos can be really helpful for getting a big picture overview. Here’s a link to their 10-minute video Acts, Part 1, as well as the link to Part 2.


I hope these resources are helpful to you in your learning and teaching this week!

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