Acts 17:26 Handprint Wreath Craft
Abolitionists used Acts 17:26 to show that God made all people and nations from one man. Celebrate this truth with a handprint wreath craft.Our children need to understand that our skin color, the nations we live in, and our ethnicity, is the sovereign creation of our loving Father God. Contrary to the teachings of philosophers at the time of Abolition, who taught racist lies about the humanity of those with darker skin, Acts 17:26, ESV, states:
And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place...
All people are created by God--human and descended from Adam.
My narrative history from Christian Focus Publication, Why Did Slavery End?, is a fun way for your kids to learn about the Christian fight to end slavery across the globe. Kids will read about the end of slavery by region. They will also read about the biblical arguments against chattel slavery, and the biblical arguments for the imago Dei--that all humans are made in the image of God.
During the time of the abolitionists, only one out of every twenty-three people was free. In the world your child is growing up in today, ninety-nine out of every one hundred people is free. Abolitionists sought biblical truth in God's Word. They spent their lives teaching others what the Bible says about how we love and treat others, and fighting for the freedom of all God's people.
Why Did Slavery End?
Slavery has been around for a long time. In the Bible, Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery, and the Israelites were slaves in Egypt until God freed them. Even much more recently, people were kidnapped and made to work. For a while, Christians ignored that slavery is wrong and pretended that enslaved people were not their neighbors. But a lot of Christians realized they were wrong, and between 1688 and 1888 AD there was a big fight to put a stop to slavery. This is the story of these Christians who loved their neighbors and how they fought to free them.
Have you ever ignored a dirty sock on the bathroom floor, stepping around it for days? People do that with sin, too. But sin is much worse than a filthy sock. Sin violates God's laws and separates us from him. Sin hurts other people--it is the opposite of love.
Why Did Slavery End?, Danika Cooley (Christian Focus Publications, 2023), page 16
Handprint Wreath CraftKids learn through story and hands-on activities. Check out this fun video of the Acts 17:26 handprint wreath craft!
Christian Biographies for Kids | Christian History for Kids | Theology for Kids
Christian History Matters for Our Kids.History matters. Now, more than ever, we see how important it is for our children to know and understand history and the Bible. Here's why:
- God is the sovereign ruler of all things. It's important for our kids to see his hand in the history of nations and in the lives of both peasants and kings.
- Christian history is the story of our family history. Our kids get to see how people who love Jesus follow him.
- Understanding history can help our kids learn historic and biblical theology. They learn what the Bible says and what that means for us. They also see when the study of Scripture has taken important turns that have changed the Church.
- Reading Christian biographies and history can be a wonderful way for kids to think outside their own time and culture. God's Church spans centuries and includes people from every nation.
- Christian biographies help kids consider their own faith, walk with Jesus, and the impact their witness may one day have on others--and on history.
The Who What Why Series is the perfect resource to teach your kids about history, while helping them apply biblical truths to their lives today.