Pentecost|Filled With The Holy Spirit - Bible Lesson For Kids.
Welcome to our Bibles lesson for children about Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit comes. Our Bible lesson is based on Acts 2:1-21.
The coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost is an exciting and important story to share with everyone of all ages. Through the story and activities that you will find below, I hope it enables your children to understand how the disciples received the Holy Spirit. As a result of being filled with the Holy Spirit, they were full of passion, courage and boldness to share the good news about Jesus with everyone. This is also a task that we need to do - tell everyone about Jesus!
Read Acts 2:1-21 in your own Bible or at www.biblegateway.com in one of the translations that is available. This story can also be found in the children's Bible that we use in our Sunday School at church. We use the My Keepsake Bible. This is a color-in Bible that our children love using. You will find the story of Pentecost on page 348-350 and it has a wonderful page to color in on page 351!
I have written a summary of this story below and in our Resource Library you will find a word search and a memory verse fill in the blank puzzle too.
Story Of Pentecost- The Filling Of The Holy Spirit:
We read last week about Jesus telling the disciples to remain in Jerusalem and to wait for the Holy Spirit to come. So they waited. The day of Pentecost came seven weeks after the resurrection of Jesus and ten days after Jesus went back to heaven. While the believers of Jesus were waiting, the streets of Jerusalem filled up with people from every land because they were coming to celebrate the feast of Pentecost. The believers were meeting together in one room also to celebrate the feast.
Suddenly, a sound came from heaven. It was like a mighty roaring wind above them. It filled the house where they were meeting. Something like a flame of fire landed on their heads. Everyone in the room was filled with the Holy Spirit. The people began to speak in different languages. They were also filled with the presence and power of God!
The believers and disciples of Jesus were so excited that they rushed outside to tell the crowds of people in Jerusalem. The crowds of people were from different lands but they heard these believers speak their own language!
The crowd were surprised to hear the believers speaking in different languages. They said, "How can this be?. These men are from Galilee. But we hear them speaking in our own languages from back home."
Then Peter stood up and preached to the people. He told them that they were filled with the Holy Spirit. He reminded them that many years ago, the prophet Joel had said this would happen.
Then Peter told them about Jesus. He reminded them of the miracles that He had done and how they had crucified Him. He told them that Jesus had risen from the dead and now sits beside God in heaven. Peter then explained that Jesus had sent this wonderful gift of the Holy Spirit to them.
The crowd got upset and were sorry for what they had done to Jesus. They asked Peter,"what should we do?". Peter told them,"Tell God that you are sorry and let Him wash away all the bad things you have done. Then you will also receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."
Then they joined the other believers in worship and teaching. They ate together and shared the Lord's Supper, which is like our Holy Communion.
Some questions to ask your children:
Where were the believers when the Holy Spirit came? (a room in Jerusalem).
What happened to the believers? (a small flame of fire touched their heads and they began to speak in different languages).
What happened to the crowd when Peter told them all about the miracles Jesus had done and that they had crucified Him? (they got upset and were sorry for what they had done).
Ask your children do they have a friend that needs to know who Jesus is? Ask the Holy Spirit to fill them with courage and boldness to help them tell their friends about Jesus.
To wrap up our lesson today, try out the word search and memory verse that you will find in our Resource Library, HERE.
Prayer: You can use this prayer with your children or one of your own.
Dear God, thank you for sending your Holy Spirit to fill us with your courage and boldness to tell other people about You. Amen.
Here are some more Bible lessons that you might enjoy:
The Holy Spirit, the comforter- Bible lesson for kids - read it HERE
Jesus is the way, the truth and the life - Bible lesson for kids - read it HERE
The Good Shepherd - Bible lesson for kids - read it HERE
Have you read our recent post for adults about Waiting On God? You can read it HERE
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See you next week!