Here is a lesson plan that can be covered in 30 to 40 minutes, or made into a more in-depth study over a few days. It highlights the lesson objectives: “Be able to articulate why the Holy Spirit was sent to believers after Jesus departed” and “be able to define the baptism (or overflowing) of the Holy Spirit, and understand the purposes of Holy Spirit baptism, to give one comfort and peace, power to give more love to others, to be a greater witness of God’s love through Jesus, transformative power, a closer relationship with Jesus, wisdom to understand God’s Word, and help in hearing God’s voice; read and memorize Bible verses which highlight the purposes of the Holy Spirit.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: The Holy Spirit-1a,b)
Listen to the song, “Ye Shall be Witnesses.”
Read “The Acts of the Apostles: The Gift of the Holy Spirit”
Read “The Gift of the Holy Spirit.”
Listen to “Rivers.”
Talk about the various ways the Holy Spirit helps us with the following:
Read “Faith-filled Models from the New Testament: Peter.”
Listen to the audio “An Audio Bible Adventure: Peter’s Transformation.”
Read “The Acts of the Apostles: The Healing of the Lame Man.”
Listen to “Perfect in Weakness.”
Bring out the ways Peter changed from denying he knew Jesus just prior to the crucifixion (John 18:15–28), to becoming a man of great faith and courage, not afraid to stand up for Jesus after he was filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:14–38, Acts 3). He even defied the high priest and elders of the temple who commanded them to not teach about Jesus (Acts 4:13–31).
Choose and memorize a verse from “Crazily Cool Card Set: The Holy Spirit.”
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Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
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