Opening Song: The Apostles' Creed
Big Idea: The Holy Spirit helps us tell people about Jesus.
Story: "The Promise of the Holy Spirit" | Spark Story Bible, pg. 450
Ask: Who is the Holy Spirit? (The Holy Spirit is God.)
That's why we say "In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit - because the Father is God, the Son (Jesus) is God, and the Holy Spirit is God.
Say: Jesus sent God the Holy Spirit to come to be with us and help us live like Jesus, but also tell other people about God. Let's watch a video of a man called Paul and how the Holy Spirit helped him tell others about God...
Lesson Video | Paul in Athens
Ask: What did Paul tell the people about God?... (That Jesus died for us and came back to life, that God wants us to repent - which means turning away from the bad things we do and following Jesus' Way instead, that God created us, loves us, and cares for us.)
What would you tell someone about Jesus if they had never heard of Him?
The HolySpirit reminds us that Jesus is the Way, which we learned about next week and is what Paul told the people in Athens. So, let's sing a song about that...
Song for Kids: I AM The Way
Activity Sheets or Play
After the song, hand out the activity sheets. Younger children are welcome to play with the Duplos (encourage them to play out a story that fits with the lesson).
End with the Lord's Prayer when the Usher comes to let you know the prayers have started.
(If you need more time)
Go around the room and ask the children to share something they are thankful for this week.
Ask them if there is anything or anyone they would like to pray for this week.