Holy Spirit Power II

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TEACHER’S DEVOTIONAL: Holy Spirit indwells with you not only to help, comfort, and advocate for you but to also empower you. His empowerment is not only limited to your walk (i.e. obeying God, manifesting the fruit of the Spirit, possessing joy, keeping your peace, etc.) but Holy Spirit also empowers you for service. You were bought with a high price and saved for a great service. You were beckoned unto the Father because you have a special assignment to do for His glory. This work you were called to do is unique and has been set apart specifically for you. All that you’ve been through, all that you’ve overcome, and all that you’ve learned has laid the foundation for your reasonable service unto the Father. His love is great for you and He will not let you fail; for whom the Father calls He equips. Holy Spirit is right there in you. He is freely pouring out and anointing you with all His gifts needed for you to accomplish every thing the Father has called you to do. Don’t quench the Spirit by dismissing His anointing on your life, your reasonable service, and your ministry. Let Holy Spirit have His way in you. Let Him be free to get the job done through you …all for the glory for God!

Read 1 Corinthians 12 & 13 and meditate on it. Don’t quench Holy Spirit by limiting your mind to only what you see or know in the physical. Search in your Bible concordance and find all the scriptures on the anointing of Holy Spirit. Read and mediate on those scriptures from time to time. Don’t be afraid. Allow Holy Spirit to move and work through you.

 

THE MODULE GOALS FOR THE CHILDREN ARE:

  • 1) Understand that God the Holy Spirit is a person.
  • 2) Understand that God the Holy Spirit has abilities and talents.
  • 3) Understand that God the Holy Spirit gives them His abilities and talents to bless others.

 

NEEDED SUPPLIES:

  • 1) Bible Verse Arsenal – Lesson 7 Holy Spirit Power – Part 2
  • 2) Large piece of cellophane or construction paper cut out of Holy Spirit used in activities for part 1 – Fruits of the Spirit
  • 3) Wrapped up gift box or stuffed gift bag
  • 4) Two large drinking glasses (or a bag of clear plastic cups)
  • 5) Bottle of water
  • 6) Bottle of sparkling water, soda (ginger ale or sprite), or baking powder
  • 7) 8X11 sheets of yellow construction paper
  • 8) Crayons, markers, and pencils
  • 9) Scissors
  • 10) Glue

NOTE: It is suggested to have images of large stars drawn on the yellow construction paper for cutting out or drawing and cut out large stars for younger age children.

 

MODULE MEMORY VERSE: 1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

 

LESSON #1: GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT

PRECEPT #1: Holy Spirit has gifts; His gifts are His abilities and talents that is used to glorify God by blessing others.

SCRIPTURE READING: 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 & 31 – But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills. …But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way.

SCRIPTURE INTERPRETATION:

SCRIPTURE INTERPRETATION: 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 tells us that Holy Spirit is given to each of us in a special way that will help and bless others. The word given means to display, show, or bring forth. The Bible verse tells us that the gifts of Holy Spirit are displayed (shown, brought forth) in each of us.

NOTE: Displaying the wrapped up gift box (or gift bag) continue with the following: Gifts are good! In life we give and we receive gifts on our birthdays, Christmas, and for special events like graduation. We also give gifts to show we love others. Gifts make people happy.

The scripture (1 Corinthians 12:7) tells us that Holy Spirit gives us gifts. For some people Holy Spirit gives them a word of wisdom. This means they are very wise and they have good judgement; wisdom is more than being smart in school. It is given to glorify God by helping and blessing others. To other people Holy Spirit may give them a word of knowledge. This means that Holy Spirit will tell someone something about another person, place or situation that no one else knows about except that person; Holy Spirit tells them this so that they can glorify God by helping and blessing the other person. For others Holy Spirit will give the gift to heal a person from an illness/ sickness so the person can feel and be better. When people are healed God is glorified because the person was blessed.

The gifts of Holy Spirit are His very special abilities and talents; they are powerful. Holy Spirit shares His special abilities and talents with us so we can glorify God by helping and blessing others

ACTIVITY #1:

ACTIVITY #1: Re-read the scripture passage with the children and have them identify the 9 gifts of the Spirit while going through the passage. As the kids identify each of the gifts of the Spirit write it on the black board (or dry erase board). After identifying all the gifts of Holy Spirit re-state what each of the gifts are and what they mean. In order for the children to have a solid understanding of each gift have a question and answer discussion with the class about the gifts of Holy Spirit.

The gifts of the Spirit are:

1) Word of wisdom

  • Holy Spirit will make us very wise and give us good judgement.

2) Word of knowledge

  • Holy Spirit will make us know something about another person or situation that no one else knows except that person knows.

3) Faith

  • Holy Spirit will make us have 110% confidence and belief in God and His word.

4) Healing

  • Holy Spirit will use us to make a person well (restore or cure the person).

5) Miracles

  • Holy Spirit will use us to do amazing, wonderful, impossible things that cannot be explained.

6) Prophecy

  • Holy Spirit will give us something wonderful to say about God or give us a message to share with others. Holy Spirit will also make us see what will happen in the future to tell others about it.

7) Discerning of spirits

  • Holy Spirit will make us notice different kinds of spirits (i.e Spirt of love, joy, and other spirits like sadness, anger, etc.) in others.

8) Different kinds of tongues

  • Holy Spirit will make us speak in different languages (sometimes called heavenly language or tongues of angels). NOTE: Remind the children of the coming of Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-4).

9) Interpretation of tongues

  • Holy Spirit will make us understand and explain the meaning of the tongues spoken.

Close the activity by telling the children that all of the gifts of Holy Spirit are powerful and great but there is one gift that is the most powerful and the greatest of them all. It is called The Greatest Gift.

WRAP UP:

WRAP UP: Restate precept #1 – Holy Spirit has gifts; His gifts are His abilities and talents that is used to glorify God by blessing others.

  CONCLUSION (THE BIG PICTURE):

CONCLUSION (THE BIG PICTURE): Conclude by telling the children the Good News: We all make mistakes and do wrong and bad sometimes. When we do wrong and bad it is called sin. Sin is disobedience to God. We all sin. Sin separates us from God. God the Son (Jesus) came to save us from sin. Jesus Christ is our Savior.

The Bible says “Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Acts 2:21). This means that if you A) admit that you are a sinner because you have done wrong and bad; B) believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that He came to earth, died on the cross, and came back to life to take away all of your sins; C) confess that Jesus is Lord and ask Him to come into your life; Jesus will come just like you ask!

Jesus Christ (God the Son) will come into your life and cover you with His love! Jesus will take away all your sins and you will be forgiven! He will love you and never stop loving you! He will never leave you! Jesus will send God the Holy Spirit to live in your heart. Holy Spirit will help you and fight for you! Holy Spirit will show you how to obey God. Holy Spirit will give you power to overcome (defeat) sin. Holy Spirit will help you spread God’s love to others! You will be in a relationship with God and you will never be separated from God again!

 

LESSON #2: THE GREATEST GIFT

PRECEPT #2: The greatest gift of Holy Spirit is love.

SCRIPTURE READING: 1 Corinthians 13:13 - And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

SCRIPTURE INTERPRETATION: The three most powerful gifts of Holy Spirit are faith, hope, and love. Remember faith is believing 110% in God and His word. Hope is to expect something good to happen no matter what it seems or looks likes. The third is love. God is love and love is the greatest of all gifts.

  ACTIVITY #1:

ACTIVITY #1: Open the activity by asking the children: “Can anyone tell me what love is?” Listen to their responses and give positive acknowledgement (NOTE: If an unpleasant response is given provide sympathetic support/ encouragement as well as clarification on what love really is if needed). Next remind children of 1 John 4:8b (God is love) from lesson 2 (God the Father) and follow-up by reading and reviewing 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a (the love passage) with the class.

Close the activity by telling the children that we can pray for a gift or Holy Spirit can give us 1 or more of His gifts. Holy Spirit gives us His abilities and talents so we can glorify God by helping and blessing others. When Holy Spirit gives us a gift it is called an anointing. Holy Spirit anoints us (fills us up with His power) for a special job (purpose) He has for us to do.

  ACTIVITY #2 (OBJECT LESSON):

ACTIVITY #2 (OBJECT LESSON): First tape or hang up the Holy Spirit cut-out with the hearts (fruit of the Spirit) on it. Next pass out yellow construction paper (or star cut-out) to the children. Instruct the class to draw a large star and cut it out. After cutting out the stars tell the class that their stars represent the gifts of Holy Spirit. Instruct the children to write the gift(s) that they would like Holy Spirit to give them on the star. Next go around the class and ask the kids to explain why they want the particular gift they’ve picked out (NOTE: Prior to moving on to the next student remember to comment that the gift glorifies God by helping and blessing others). Once all the children have had the opportunity to explain their desired gift have each child tape or glue their star on the hand area of the Holy Spirit cut-out. Give encouraging applause to all the children after they’ve completed the activity and state that Holy Spirit’s gifts have power.

Lead the class into the object lesson #2 by re-stating that Holy Spirit gives each of us 1 or more gifts so we can glorify God by helping and blessing others. Remember when Holy Spirit gives us a gift it is called an anointing. He anoints us (fills us up with His power) for a special job (purpose) He has for us to do. There is power in the anointing.

  ACTIVITY #3 (OBJECT LESSON):

ACTIVITY #3 (OBJECT LESSON): NOTE: If the children will be conducting the demonstration on their own modify the object lesson by passing out 2 small clear plastic cups to each child and continue on.

To begin the demonstration have the children stand around a table. Put the 2 large drinking glasses on the table. Relay to the kids that when Holy Spirit comes to live in us we are filled up with Him. Next, pour a bottle of water in one glass until full. Relay to the children that this (the full glass of water) is what it looks like to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Next, observe the children and listen for their comments to discern if they understand the demonstration and what it means. Ask if they have any questions or comments and answer accordingly.

Next, point to the second drinking glass and tell the children to look carefully; then pour the bottle of sparkling water or soda into the glass until full (NOTE: If using baking powder add the appropriate amount (approximately 1 teaspoon) of baking powder into the water). Relay to the children that the full glass of sparkling water, etc. is almost how the power of the anointing looks like. The bubbles and fizzes almost look like the power we get when Holy Spirit anoints (gives) us His gifts. We are still filled up with Holy Spirit and the fruit of the Spirit but we now have more (extra special) power (anointing) through His gifts. Next, observe the children and listen for their comments to discern if they understand the demonstration and what it means. Ask if they have any questions or comments and answer accordingly.

Have the children repeat the following after you:

  • 1) “I am anointed by God the Holy Spirit!”
  • 2) “I have an anointing on my life!”
  • 3) “I will do a good work for Jesus!”
  • 4) “I glorify God!”
  • 5) “I am blessed!”
  • 6) “God is pleased with me!”

Close the lesson by telling the children to use the gifts Holy Spirit has anointed them with to glorify God by helping and blessing others.

WRAP UP:

WRAP UP: Restate precept #3 – The greatest gift of Holy Spirit is love.

CONCLUSION (THE BIG PICTURE):

CONCLUSION (THE BIG PICTURE): Conclude by telling the children the Good News: We all make mistakes and do wrong and bad sometimes. When we do wrong and bad it is called sin. Sin is disobedience to God. We all sin. Sin separates us from God. God the Son (Jesus) came to save us from sin. Jesus Christ is our Savior.

The Bible says “Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Acts 2:21). This means that if you A) admit that you are a sinner because you have done wrong and bad; B) believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that He came to earth, died on the cross, and came back to life to take away all of your sins; C) confess that Jesus is Lord and ask Him to come into your life; Jesus will come just like you ask!

Jesus Christ (God the Son) will come into your life and cover you with His love! Jesus will take away all your sins and you will be forgiven! He will love you and never stop loving you! He will never leave you! Jesus will send God the Holy Spirit to live in your heart. Holy Spirit will help you and fight for you! Holy Spirit will show you how to obey God. Holy Spirit will give you power to overcome (defeat) sin. Holy Spirit will help you spread God’s love to others! You will be in a relationship with God and you will never be separated from God again!

 

LESSON #3: QUENCHING HOLY SPIRIT

PRECEPT #3: We quench (stop, block) the Holy Spirit when we don’t use the gifts He has given us.

BIBLE VERSE: 1 Thessalonians 5:19 – Do not quench the Spirit.

BIBLE VERSE INTERPRETATION:

BIBLE VERSE INTERPRETATION: When Holy Spirit anoints us with a gift it is for us to glorify God by helping and blessing others. Remember 1 Corinthians 12:7 tells us that the gifts of Holy Spirit are given to each of us in a special way that will help and bless others.

When we make the choice (decision) on our own free will (deciding on our own) not to use the gift Holy Spirit has given us we quench Him. To quench means to stop, hold back, block. When we don’t use the gifts we are anointed with we stop, hold back, block Holy Spirit from working through us to help and bless others. When we do this Holy Spirit is grieved (He becomes sad or mad).

It is always good for us to obey God. Using the gifts Holy Spirit has anointed us with to glorify God by helping and blessing others is obeying God. Remember to love God is to obey God; to obey God is to love God.

  WRAP UP (THE OVERALL MODULE TAKE AWAY):

WRAP UP (THE OVERALL MODULE TAKE AWAY): Holy Spirit has gifts that He gives us. The gifts are special and powerful. Holy Spirit anoints with gifts so we can glorify God by helping and blessing others. When we don’t use the gifts Holy Spirit has given us we quench Holy Spirit, others are not blessed and helped and God is not glorified.

  CONCLUSION (THE BIG PICTURE):

CONCLUSION (THE BIG PICTURE): Conclude by telling the children the Good News: We all make mistakes and do wrong and bad sometimes. When we do wrong and bad it is called sin. Sin is disobedience to God. We all sin. Sin separates us from God. God the Son (Jesus) came to save us from sin. Jesus Christ is our Savior.

The Bible says “Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Acts 2:21). This means that if you A) admit that you are a sinner because you have done wrong and bad; B) believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that He came to earth, died on the cross, and came back to life to take away all of your sins; C) confess that Jesus is Lord and ask Him to come into your life; Jesus will come just like you ask!

Jesus Christ (God the Son) will come into your life and cover you with His love! Jesus will take away all your sins and you will be forgiven! He will love you and never stop loving you! He will never leave you! Jesus will send God the Holy Spirit to live in your heart. Holy Spirit will help you and fight for you! Holy Spirit will show you how to obey God. Holy Spirit will give you power to overcome (defeat) sin. Holy Spirit will help you spread God’s love to others! You will be in a relationship with God and you will never be separated from God again!

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