The Holy Spirit Arrives To
Remember: Jesus sent the Holy Spirit
Vocabulary: tongues- languages
Lesson Acts 2
Sing: Apostles song
The apostles were gathered together in Jerusalem
The Holy Spirit gave them power and there appeared something like tongues of
flame over each one's head
Craft: Copy a coloring page of the apostles gathered
together. Help the students cut out little "flames" of red and orange
construction paper. Glue to flames to the paper as you discuss what
Peter and the others preached to the large crowd gathered for Pentecost
- Discuss how many people from many nations heard
their own language as Peter, a Galilean fisherman, spoke.
3,000 souls were saved
Memory Verse: Act out the memory verse Acts 2:38 Repent (turn
around) and be baptized (hold nose and go under water) every one of you
(point to everyone in class)
match the number to the word
True or False
Review Questions (can be
used with gameboard)
The disciples waited in Jerusalem. T
The Holy Spirit appeared to them as a man. F
Only Peter preached to the crowd. F
Each person there heard his own language. T
No one responded to their lesson. F
Say any word you know from another language.
Recite the twelve apostles' names.
What book of the Bible is this lesson from? (Acts)
Point to each person in the room and ask them where they are from.
Tell the person next to you how you found out about Jesus.
Act out a crowd member listening to Peter.
How do you think the Apostles felt when the Holy Spirit arrived? (excited,
What were some reactions of the crowd? (disbelief, amazement, ridicule,
How did the crowd feel when they realized they had killed the son of God?
(fear, grief, shame)
Will we always receive God's promises immediately? (no, sometimes we have to
Does the Holy Spirit work in our lives? (yes, but not the same as he did for
Should we also preach the gospel? (yes, that is how God designed for the
Word to spread)
Where were the Apostles? (Jerusalem)
Who sent the Holy Spirit? (Jesus)
Who did they preach to? (Jews celebrating Pentecost)
Why was the gift of languages useful to the Apostles at Pentecost? (there
were people from many nations - the languages enabled the Apostles to
communicate, and the miracle proved what they said was true)
What was Peter's message to the crowd? (the Jesus you crucified is now
reigning in heaven over us all)
Why did the people need to repent and be baptized? (in order to have their
Acts 2:38 "Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the
name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive
the gift of the Holy Spirit."
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