Philip and the Ethiopian

Philip was one of the first seven deacons and a leader in the early church of Jerusalem. One day God directed Philip to travel down the road that went from Jerusalem to Gaza. There he met an Ethiopian official with whom he shared Christ. The lesson activities below will help children understand what happened in this encounter, as well as the importance of sharing the good news of Jesus with all people.

Philip’s Hidden Pictures

In this picture of Philip talking with the Ethiopian official about Jesus, pictures of ten small items are discretely placed. Can your children find the hidden pictures? They may even find several you’re unable to find!

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Philip’s Journey Maze

In this activity, three intersecting mazes form one maze. Can you make your way through it from Jerusalem to Gaza? Your children quite likely can, and they can show you the right way. Be sure to give them the opportunity to do so.

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Philip’s Word Search

This word search puzzle will help kids remember the details of Philip’s encounter with the Ethiopian. Can you find all the words?

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Philip’s Color by Number Page

Colored pencils, watercolors, or crayons could be used to complete this color-by-number activity. The picture is an image of Philip telling the Ethiopian official about Jesus. Check it out!

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