Week 3: Pentecost - The Arrival of the Holy Spirit
“Repent . . . and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will
receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38
Jesus promised His followers that God would send the Holy Spirit:
"If you love Me, you will keep My commands.
And I will ask the Father and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever.
He is the Spirit of truth. The world is unable to receive Him because it doesn't see Him or know Him. But you do know Him, because He remains with you and will be in you."
That promise came true on the day of Pentecost.
Scripture Reading: Acts 2:1-41
This is one of the most exciting passages in Scripture as it directly affects every person who claims Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior!
The prophet Joel told the people of the Old Testament, over 2,600 years ago, to expect this to happen.
If your children are old enough, allow them to read this passage to you. Reading the Bible is a treasure that all parents are called upon to pass on to their children.
Click Here for an easy to use worksheet to guide your children as they explore the text for themselves. It includes probing questions and answers for a quick but meaningful time in God's word.
- Pentecost is the day when God poured out His Holy Spirit on His people
- Pentecost was not celebrated in the Old Testament. It began after the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus after His ascension
- Pentecost is held each year on the 7th Sunday after Easter
- All believers can be filled with the Holy Spirit
- The Holy Spirit is the power of God living in us!