Yak Pak Week Week of April 25th – May 1st

Posted: April 23, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Pentecost

Our hope is for our kids to know that: The Promised Holy Spirit is Poured Out  

Key Verse: “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.”
John 14:26

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child Acts 1:15 – 2:12) After Jesus ascended into heaven the disciples followed his instructions and stayed in Jerusalem. While they were all in one place they heard a noise like a violent wind, and suddenly they saw what appeared to be tongues of fire resting on each of them. Now this may seem like a scary scenario, but they had peace during this event. This is because what they felt and witnessed was the Holy Spirit, exactly what Jesus promised them. As they talked they heard each other in their own native language, even though they all spoke different languages. This was God showing them that they are to spread the gospel to all nations.

The Jesus Connection:
How does today’s Bible story fit into God’s greater plan of redemption?

In the Old Testament, the feast of Pentecost was called the Feast of Harvest or day of the firstfruits (Exodus 23:16; Numbers 28:26–30). On this day, bulls, lambs, and a goat were sacrificed, in addition to the regular offering, to make atonement.

Now that Jesus has been sacrificed upon the cross and salvation has come to the people of Israel, there is no longer need to kill the goat of atonement. In addition, the promised blessing to Abraham has been fulfilled. With the arrival of the Spirit of God, the disciples were free to begin the advance of the gospel to people of every tribe, language, and nation.


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