The child will be able to identify ways the Holy Spirit can give them power.
Bible Story Reference: Acts 2:1-42; 46-47
John 14:26 (NIV)
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
After Jesus returned to heaven, his followers continued to meet together. One day, while they were gathered in one place, there was a noise from heaven. Suddenly, it sounded like a mighty wind had filled the house, and it looked like fiery tongues were moving in all directions. A tongue of fire came and settled on every person who was there.
They were filled with God’s Holy Spirit, and they began to speak in whatever languages the Spirit would let them speak. A crowd started to gather because of all the noise. When the people heard the followers of Jesus speaking in all the different languages, they were excited and
amazed. They were hearing everything in their own languages!
But some of the people thought Jesus’ followers were just drunk.
Then, Peter stood up and boldly preached about Jesus to the crowd.
“We are not drunk,” Peter said. “It is a sign that God has sent his Spirit to us. God wants us all to teach everyone about Jesus, who is God’s Son. He died on the cross, was buried, and came back to life! And God will save everyone who asks for salvation.”
“But what should we do?” the people asked.
“Turn back to God,” Peter replied. “And be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.”
Many people chose to do this. In fact, on that day, about three thousand people chose to trust in Jesus and were baptized in his name. These new believers spent time together learning from Jesus’ disciples and treating each other like family. Others saw this and decided to become believers in Jesus, too.
There is only one God. But he exists as three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Each of these is fully God.
After Jesus returned to heaven, God sent his Holy Spirit to help his followers. The disciples knew when his Spirit arrived because there was a mighty wind, and fiery tongues rested on each of them.
God’s Holy Spirit is still present and powerful today, too. He lives inside every believer (John 14:17). We cannot see him with our eyes. But if we pay attention, we can be aware that he is with us. He comforts us, teaches us, guides us, and gives us power to follow Jesus.
Thank you for sending your Holy Spirit to live inside of me. Amen.
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