Date

May 30 - June 5, 2021

Location

West Franklin
700 New Highway 96 W
Franklin, TN 37064 United States

Sunday May 30, 2021 | The Holy Spirit Came

God kept His promise to send the Holy Spirit. With the Holy Spirit’s help, Jesus’ disciples could begin their work to share the gospel with the entire world. God gives the Holy Spirit to everyone who trusts in Jesus as Lord and Savior.

  • Bible Passage: Acts 2
  • Story Point: God kept His promise to send the Holy Spirit.
  • Key Passage: 2 Peter 1:3
  • Big Picture Question: How does the Holy Spirit help Christians? The Holy Spirit comforts us, shows us our sin, and guides us as we live for God’s glory.

On the day of Pentecost, Jesus’ disciples were gathered together in Jerusalem. All of a sudden, a sound came from heaven. It was like a strong rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where Jesus’ disciples were staying. Then tongues appeared like flames of fire, and they rested on each of the disciples. The disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit gave them the ability to speak in languages they didn’t even know!

Now, Jews were in Jerusalem who had come from every nation. They heard the disciples’ voices in their own languages, and they were amazed! How could the men from Galilee speak so many languages?

Peter stood up and said, “I’ll tell you what’s happening.” He reminded the people of something the prophet Joel had said long ago: “God says, ‘I will pour out My Spirit on all people … I will show you wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below … Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’”

Peter said, “You saw the miracles, wonders, and signs God did through Jesus. Even though God planned for Jesus to die, you used lawless people to nail Him to a cross and kill Him. But death did not keep hold of Jesus; God raised Jesus from the dead.”

Then Peter said, “You have seen the truth: Jesus is alive! He went up to heaven to be with God the Father. Do not doubt this.” Peter continued, “When you killed Jesus, you killed the Messiah!”

The Holy Spirit convinced the people that Peter was telling the truth. “What must we do to be saved?” they asked.

Peter told the people to repent, to turn away from their sins and to turn to God. “God will forgive your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Be baptized in the name of Jesus,” he said.

Everyone who believed Peter’s message was baptized. That day, about three thousand people joined Jesus’ followers. They learned what Jesus’ disciples taught, and they met with other believers every day. They broke bread together and prayed.

Christ Connection

God kept His promise to send the Holy Spirit. With the Holy Spirit’s help, Jesus’ disciples could begin their work to share the gospel with the entire world. God gives the Holy Spirit to everyone who trusts in Jesus as Lord and Savior.

Family Starting Points

  • God kept His promise to send the Holy Spirit.
  • How does the Holy Spirit help Christians? The Holy Spirit comforts us, shows us our sin, and guides us as we live for God’s glory.

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West Franklin
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615-850-3170