October 9, 2016

NT 41 The Holy Spirit Comes

Reference: Acts 2

Story Summary: 
     Before he left for heaven, Jesus told his disciples that he would sent his Friend to them. That friend was the Holy Spirit, and he would teach the disciples and help them remember all the things Jesus said to them.
     Later, when all the disciples were gathered together, a sound of a great wind filled the house. Something like tongues of fire separated and settled on each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit.
     The Holy Spirit suddenly gave the disciples the ability to speak languages they had never known before. A crowd of people from many different countries came around them when they heard this sound. The crowd was confused because the disciples were speaking in their languages. Some of them even made fun of the disciples, saying they were drunk on too much wine.
     But Peter stood up and spoke to them. He told them the good news about Jesus dying for our sins and rising from the dead. He told the people to repent and be baptized in Jesus' name and they would be saved and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. About 3000 people believe in Jesus that day.

Big Idea and Motions: The Holy Spirit helps us obey Jesus.
Holy Spirit - bow down in worship
Helps - reach down with your hands and pretend to help someone up
Obey - make a large “O” with your arms above your head
Jesus - make a cross with your forearms

Verse / Motions: John 14:16, ESV - And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever…
I - point to yourself
Father - point up
Give - pretend to hand a present to another person
Helper - reach your arms down and pretend to pull someone up
With you - hug yourself
Forever - trace an ∞ in the air with your finger

Questions to Ask Throughout the Week
Who did Jesus say he’d send to the disciples? // The Holy Spirit.
What words did Jesus use to describe the Holy Spirit? // They begin with H and F. (Helper, Friend
What would the Holy Spirit help them remember? // Everything Jesus told them
What sound did the disciples hear in their house? // A strong wind
What appeared to rest on all the disciples? // Tongues of fire
Who went inside the disciples then? // The Holy Spirit
What special thing did the Holy Spirit give the disciples the power to do? // Speak new languages
What did some crowd members think the disciples did? // Drink too much wine
What did Peter tell the crowd about? // Jesus dying and rising again for our sins
How many people believed the good news that day? // About 3000

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