Sunday Club 16th June 2019

Sunday Club 16th June 2019

Theme: The Holy Spirit (text & activities from Sermon4Kids)

We asked “How many of you have flown a kite and did you like doing it”?

It is great fun to watch a kite soaring high in the sky. What is it that keeps it up there? It is the wind isn’t it.

How many of you have ever seen the wind? That was a trick question! No one has ever seen the wind. We can’t see the wind because it is invisible. Well if we can’t see the wind, how do we know that it is there? (hear it, listen to the weather forecast that tells us it is windy today or watch the trees moving outside or hear it whistling through the trees)

We can’t see the wind but we can know it is there because we can hear it and see what it is doing.

Still another way we can know that the wind is there is because we can feel it. Blow on the back of your hand. Did you see anything? No, but you could feel something, couldn’t you? We can’t see the wind, but we can feel it blowing against our faces and blowing through our hair.

Today, we are talking about a special day called Pentecost which many churches celebrate. It was on the day of Pentecost that God sent his Holy Spirit to the Church. The Bible tells us that the apostles were all gathered together when suddenly there was a sound like a mighty rushing wind. Then, it says, they were filled with the holy spirit. God’s Holy Spirit is like the wind, we can’t see Him, but we can know that He is there, just like we can know that the wind is there.

We know that the Holy Spirit is there because we can hear Him. The Bible says, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock, and if any man hears my voice and opens the door, I will come to him (Revelation 3:20) We can’t see the Holy Spirit but we know he is there because he speaks to our hearts.

Another way we can know that the Holy Spirit is there is that we can see him moving people to do God’s will. The Bible says that the Spirit of God moves his people to speak and do things for him (2 Peter 1:21). We can’t see God, but we can see people doing things that God’s Holy Spirit has moved them to do.

We can know that the Holy Spirit is there because we can feel his presence. The Bible says, “I will fear no evil for Thou art with me.” (Psalm 23:4) and also says that “If we love one another, God Lives in us” (this includes treating people as we would like to be treated).

So, we can’t see the Holy Spirit but we can feel His presence in our lives.

Prayer: Father, thank you for sending your Holy Spirit. Even though we can’t see him, we are thankful that we can hear him speak to our hearts, we feel his presence in our daily lives, and see him moving us to do your will. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen

Activities:

  • Charades: The children communicate without speaking. Each child and leaders acted out a word or activity and the others guessed it.
  • We all inflated a balloon and in turn let them go without tying them off – this was to demonstrate how deflated people feel when they don’t let the Holy Spirit into their lives
  • We then went outside to Fly a Kite