How To Teach Holy Spirit To Little Ones?
By Celine Han - Crossmap On March 24, 2013
In Acts 2:32~41 says that, “God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it. Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear. For David did not ascend to heaven, and yet he said,
“‘The Lord said to my Lord:
“Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies
a footstool for your feet.”’
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“Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lordand Messiah.”
When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”
With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. [Act 2:32~41NIV]
Kids might remember the scene that Jesus was baptized by the John the Baptist. “As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.” [Matthew 3:16 NIV2011]
In my children’s bible, there is a picture of a dove right next to Jesus coming out of water. Children asked me, “Why there is a bird next to Jesus?” It means the Holy Spirit. Jesus promised the Holy Spirit as a gift after He ascended to Heaven. Jesus promised like this.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” [Acts 1:8 NIV]
When the children learn about Jesus’ promise and the Holy Spirit, they made this beautiful stained glass style scene of the Holy Spirit carefully and hang them on the window which we can see through skyscrapers where truly need the power of the Holy Spirit.