Primary Grade Level Lesson
For Sunday School

The Chains Fell Off  
Opening Prayer :  Join together in prayer asking the Lord for wisdom
and understanding as we enter into our Bible study this day
to learn of the abundant blessings and awesome power of our God who
hears the prayers of His people. 
Memory Verse : 1 Peter 3:12 (a)For the eyes of the Lord are
over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers:
Acts 12:5-11
5 Peter therefore was kept in prison:
but prayer  was made without
ceasing of the church unto God for him.

6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.

7 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.

9 And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.

 10 When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him.

11 And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.

 Follow up Lesson  Questions:
1. What was the church of God doing while Peter was placed in prison ? ( Verse 5)
2.  How many chains held Peter  ?     (verse 6 )
3. Who visited Peter in the prison  ?  (Verse 7)
4.  What happened to the chains that  held Peter  ?  ( Verse 7)
5.  Did the angel of the Lord continue to help Peter ?   ( verses 8-10 )
6.  Did the iron gate of the city stop Peter from leaving ?  ( verse 10  )
7. How did the iron gate open ?   ( verse 10 )
7.  Did the Lord deliver Peter out of the hand of Herod  ?  ( verse 11)
8.  Is prayer an important part of our life ?   Talk about it .
9.  Did Jesus pray and teach us about praying  ? Share with each other
what you have learned about the prayers of Jesus as found written
in the Bible and what He taught us about praying.
10. What have you learned from this passage in Acts 12  ?
Peter in Prison Group Skit  Activity :   Place this part of Scripture into a skit . 
Parts Needed :  Narrator , Peter , Angel of the Lord,two soldiers, two
keepers of the door to the prison and those who
will pray unceasingly for Peter as mentioned in Verse 5.
Act this passage  out in your Sunday School class room .
Read Aloud Poetry 

He Showed Me The Way

He showed me the way
And taught me to  pray
Helping me to live humbly...
  The Light of Christ burns bright
Giving true hope and sight
That I may see the path set before me;
One mysterious path
Paved with eternal truth
Blessed with answered prayer
Filled with wonder and joy...
  He showed me the way
  And taught me to pray
Helping me to live humbly.
Close in prayer.



Julie Pisacane

October 10, 2021