Object lesson - NT: Acts 2 - The Holy Spirit is like the wind
One of our favourite object lessons on the Person of the Holy Spirit and the meaning of Pentecost
This is a beautiful object lesson that uses the sun, rain and wind to help us discover who the Holy Spirit is and why it is important for us to know who He is.
The Holy Spirit is like a special helper that God sends to be with us and to guide us. It is a part of the Holy Trinity, along with God the Father and Jesus. The Holy Spirit is a powerful force that can help us to understand God's love and can give us strength and courage when we need it. He is always with us, and we can ask for his help whenever we need it.
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What you need:
a watering can
a heat lamp
Ask the children in your Sunday school lesson: "Who saw any rain on the way to church this morning?" To illustrate the rain, bring a watering can filled with water, pour it out into a bucket and let the children hold their hands under it.
Next, ask the children who saw the sun on their way to church. To illustrate the sun, bring a heat lamp with you and let the children feel the heat it gives off.
Lastly, ask the children who saw the wind on the way to church this morning?
Now, that’s a hard one! You can see the rain and the sun, but you can’t see the wind. You can feel the wind and see its effect. To illustrate the wind, bring a fan with you so that the children can feel the wind and maybe hold a paper windmill in front of it to see what happens.
At Pentecost we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit. However, just like the wind, you can’t see the Holy Spirit, which makes it hard. To the disciples, Jesus was like the sun, and His words were like the rain. You could see Him, hear Him and touch Him. Jesus actually said that it was better that He went away, so that the Comforter would come.
This comforter is the Holy Spirit. You can’t see or hear Him, but He wants to blow through us with His wind.
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