Week of May 27th – June 2nd

Posted: May 26, 2012 in Uncategorized
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May Theme – Spring into Action!

Key Verse: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20)

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Our hope is for our kids to believe that: God gives us the Holy Spirit to help us

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child Acts 2:1-21) When Jesus rose again and appeared to the disciples, he left them with some good news. He told them that they will receive the Holy Spirit which will give them power. Jesus was leaving to go back into heaven, so he sent the Holy Spirit to be with all of us at the same time! So when they all went to Jerusalem for Pentecost they witnessed and felt the Holy Spirit upon them. Since people came from different nations for this feast, they all spoke different languages, however when the Spirit was upon them they each heard everyone in their own language. This miracle showed the power of the Holy Spirit. Peter, who just denied Christ weeks earlier, stands up and delivers a powerful message. He had the courage and confidence to share the message of Christ. We as believers also have the Holy Spirit that guides us and directs us. This is so that we can live our lives knowing that Jesus is always with us, helping us share his message with others.

Share:
(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Talk about a time you were feeling unable or unprepared to do something important. Maybe you felt unprepared to give a presentation at work or you felt unable to help someone out during a financial crisis. Talk with your kids about how the Holy Spirit can empower us when we are weak “in our own strength.” Discuss ways your family can become more aware of the Spirit’s presence and influence in your daily lives.

 Activity/Challenge for Families:
Make up a fun new language of your own. Then play a game with your family, and ask your family members to guess what you’re saying. Then tell them the story of Pentecost. Explain that when God sent his Holy Spirit, everyone was able to understand each other.

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