How did the people in the synagogue in Berea receive Paul’s teachings? (See Acts 17:10–12.) How can you develop a “readiness of mind” for learning the gospel?
What did Paul teach the Athenians about God? (See Acts 17:22–31; see also the Joseph Smith Translation of Acts 17:27 in footnote 27b.) Why is it important to know that “we are [God’s] offspring”? (Acts 17:28). How does an understanding of God’s true nature and his role as our Father help us love and worship him?
Make plans to invite the full-time missionaries in your area to your home for dinner. Ask them to share their feelings about the importance of missionary work and to talk about how they prepared to serve as full-time missionaries.
As part of this discussion, you may want to sing together “Called to Serve” (Hymns, no. 249; Children’s Songbook,174–75) or “I Hope They Call Me on a Mission” (Children’s Songbook, 169).