Informative Speeches

Scripture: Acts 18:1-28

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn sometimes people have only learned part of what God wants them to do.
  • Students will learn God wants us to help people learn everything God wants them to do and encourage them to do it.
  • Students will learn that sometimes if people refuse to hear what God wants them to hear our time may be better spent teaching others who will listen rather than spending all of our time with people who refuse to listen.
  • Students will learn how to teach others information through a speech.

Guiding Question: How can students learn to provide information through speeches?

Materials: Paper, pencils

Procedure: Review the story of Aquila and Priscilla from the scriptures above. Explain how they served in a vocational ministry as they made and sold tents. Through their job, they also ministered to people and told them about God/how to be a Christian. Explain that today, vocational jobs are very important but often those who work in those jobs may find it hard to share their faith. Remind students that no matter what job God has placed you in, you can still look for opportunities to share your faith. Some people may not want to listen so we need to make sure we spend our time reaching out and serving others who will listen while still spending some time trying to build a relationship with those who may not. Ultimately, God will help us reach those who are open to listening.

Remind students that Aquila and Priscilla taught Apollos how to do something “more perfectly”. Have the students write and present a two minute speech teaching their peers how to do something or about a topic they know a lot about.

Additional Questions: How can students speak about something they are passionate about?

Supplemental Activity: Have the students create a two minute video about a topic that they are passionate about wanting to see change in and share with the class and adults.

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