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Welcome to the Kids Church At Home

Today we celebrate Pentecost, when the believers received the Holy Spirit and the church was born.

Today’s content is slightly shorter as the kids will be able to join in with the worship on the online service and there is an activity for the kids to complete while you listen to the talk.

I hope you have a great time celebrating this special day together at home!

Worship

Let’s start with a short prayer to focus our hearts and minds and then let’s worship together praising and opening our hearts to God through these songs.

Thank you Jesus for sending the Holy Spirit to live within us. Thank you that we are never alone. Fill us afresh with your spirit today as we worship you. Help us to know you more today. Amen.

Game

When the Holy Spirit came to Jesus’ followers it says in Acts 2:2 ‘Suddenly there was a sound from heaven like a mighty windstorm and it filled the house where they were sitting.’

Although we can’t physically see the Holy Spirit, we can feel his presence in us and around us. Jesus said we would never be alone. The Holy Spirit is with us wherever we go.

For this game, you need a piece of paper and a straw. On the piece of paper draw a picture of yourself and cut it out.

Find somewhere in your house where you can mark a start line and a finish line. You are going to place the paper version of you on the start line and using the straw (no touching the paper person allowed!) you need to blow your person to cross the finish line. You can do this as a race in your house, or time yourself and see if you can beat your time!

This is to help us think about how the Holy Spirit is helping us take the path in life that God wants us to take, he’s directing our steps and moving us, even when we can’t physically see him. Just as we can’t see the air that is moving the paper version of you!

Teaching & Questions

Questions to talk through together

  • Why did the followers of Jesus stay in Jerusalem when Jesus was taken to heaven?
  • Who is the Holy Spirit? What does he do?
  • How can the Holy Spirit help us in our everyday lives?

The Holy Spirit can help us to be brave and give us the words to say in difficult situations, like he helped Peter in the video we just watched. The Holy Spirit can also help us when we feel lonely, scared, worried or any other time. He can help us to be brave, to be full of joy, to have peace and to help us make the right choices. We can ask the Holy Spirit to help us however we feel and wherever we are.

  • Thinking about this, can we think of a time when the Holy Spirit has helped us?
  • Is there anything you want to ask the Holy Spirit for help with now?

 

Prayer

Holy Spirit, fill me with your presence today. Help me to know you are with me all the time. Please help me with ……………. Thank you that you are with me. Amen.

Activity

This activity is for you to complete while the adults are listening to the talk on the live service.

Acts 2 (NLT)

The Holy Spirit Comes

On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place.Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting. Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them. And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.

As we see in the bible verse and saw in the video, God sent the Holy Spirit to fill the disciples! We can receive and be filled with the Holy Spirit today, to be with us so we are never alone and to fill us with God’s love and power.

Today we are going to make flames to stick around the house and every time you see a flame you can ask God to fill you with the Holy Spirit. With the permission of an adult, make the flames, put them in places around the house you can safely reach and see if they can find them all afterwards. Make sure you count how many you make to check they’ve found them all!

Leave these flames up in your house this week. Here is a prayer activity suggestion for them this week – Every time you see one you can stop, take a deep breath. As you breathe in, say in your head ‘Holy Spirit’. As you breathe out say anything you need his help with or just ask him to be with you.

You can make your own flames or download and print this one from Illustrated Ministry here.

Show us what you've been up to

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