Bible Story

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Unit 28, Session 1: The Holy Spirit Came

Before Jesus ascended to heaven, He instructed the disciples to go to Jerusalem and wait. Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would come upon them. So the disciples went back to Jerusalem, where they waited and prayed for 40 days.

The time came for the Jewish festival called Pentecost, or the Feast of Weeks. As with the Passover festival, Jews from all over the Roman Empire would be at the temple in Jerusalem.

During this festival, the Holy Spirit came to the disciples in Jerusalem. They heard a sound like a violent, rushing wind. When the Holy Spirit filled Jesus’ followers, they were able to speak in foreign languages. They went out into the city and began to preach, and the Jews from all over the world were amazed. These men were from Galilee, but they were speaking in languages the visitors could understand.

Some of those who heard this thought the disciples were drunk. But Peter explained that God had kept His promise to send the Holy Spirit. He reminded them of the prophet Joel’s words: “I will pour out my Spirit on all humanity” (Joel 2:28).

The disciples told about God’s plan. The Holy Spirit convicted the crowd and they asked, “Brothers, what must we do?” Peter told them to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus. That day, three thousand people received salvation!

God kept His promise to send the Holy Spirit. With the Holy Spirit’s help, Jesus’ disciples could begin their work to share the gospel with the entire world. God gives the Holy Spirit to everyone who trusts in Jesus as Lord and Savior.

 


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The Holy Spirit Came

(Acts 2)

God kept His promise to send the Holy Spirit. With the Holy Spirit’s help, Jesus’ disciples could begin their work to share the gospel with the entire world. God gives the Holy Spirit to everyone who trusts in Jesus as Lord and Savior.

 


STORY POINT:

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KEY VERSE:

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QUESTION:

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Family Discussion Questions

Describe a time you felt the Holy Spirit leading you to do something.
 
  •  Who does the Holy Spirit live within?
Who is the Holy Spirit?  
 

How does the Holy Spirit help us?

Worship

Activity Idea

Never the Same Slime

 

 -Work with you kids to create ooey gooey slime.

-Direct kids to mix together the following ingredients in a bowl:

     1 bottle of school glue

      ½ teaspoon baking soda

      1½ tablespoons contact lens solution

        2 tablespoons water (optional) for stretchier slime

 

 

 

CONNECTION:

"God can use us in powerful ways when we allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives. At Pentecost, God kept His promise to send the Holy Spirit. Like these ingredients cannot make slime on their own, we can do nothing for God without the power of the Holy Spirit."

Serving
Jesus

 

Research places that are accepting volunteers this Christmas season. Serve somewhere as a family. This could be a food bank, a homeless shelter, Salvation Army, etc.