The Holy Spirit, The Comforter - Bible Lesson For Kids- John 14:15-21.
How are you? Are you ready for another Bible lesson? We are talking about the Holy Spirit as our comforter today.
Did you know that the Holy Spirit is also known as the Comforter?
Jesus promised the disciples that He would send the Holy Spirit to comfort them after He left them.
You can read this story in John 14:15-21. I have prepared a fun windmill craft to help you explain to your children all about the Holy Spirit. You will find the template in the Resource Library. There is also a word search and a fill in the blank memory verse to complete and learn.
It is a difficult task to teach young children about the Holy Spirit.
You can't see or touch Him!
The Holy Spirit is often compared to the wind. You can't see the wind but you can see it's effects around you. Likewise you can feel the wind blow through your hair and at times you can sense the Holy Spirit.
We cannot see Jesus but He has promised to always be with us. He has given us the Holy Spirit to come live in our hearts, to comfort us and help us.
Read John 14:15-21.
“If you love me, obey[a]my commandments.16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate,[b]who will never leave you.17 He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.[c]18 No, I will not abandon you as orphans—I will come to you.19 Soon the world will no longer see me, but you will see me. Since I live, you also will live.20 When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.21 Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.”
When you think of Jesus living inside of you in your heart and speaking to you every day - that is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit lives inside of every person who believes in Jesus and asks Him to come forgive their mistakes and wrong things they have done, and to come direct their lives.
Let's talk about the wind.
We can't see the wind but we can feel what the wind does.
Ask your children:
Can you tell me, in what ways can you see the wind?
Can you feel the wind?
Just as you can't see the wind but you can see the wind blow through the leaves on the trees, it is similar with the Holy Spirit. You can't see the Holy Spirit but you can see His effect in your heart or in the hearts of the people around you.
When you are afraid ask God to fill you with peace. When you feel it - that is the Holy Spirit active in your heart!
Here is a craft to help teach on the Holy Spirit:
You will need:
Print out the template (you will find it in the Resource Library HERE).
A paper fastener
Cut out the square and then cut along the dotted lines but not all the way to the center.
Color in the square.
Punch a hole in all the black dots.
Fold in the corners with the dots to the center and then push the paper fastener through them.
Punch a hole through the top of the straw and push the paper fastener through and secure loosely, so that it is easy for the pinwheel to spin.
There is also a word search and fill in the blank memory verse to complete and learn.
Prayer: Pray with your children this prayer or one of your own.
Dear God, even though we can't see You, we know you are real. Thank you for giving us the Holy Spirit to comfort us and help us when we ask. Help us to understand Who You are and to recognize You in our lives. Amen.
Have you read the Bible lesson we did last week about Jesus is the way and the truth and the life. You can read it here.
Jesus is the Good Shepherd? You can read it here:
I hope this lesson is a blessing to your family.
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See you next week!