Monday, April 20, 2009

Bible Bites ~ The Holy Spirit- Week 3

The Bread: John 15: 26 - 16: 15

The Bite: "He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you." (John 16: 14)

The Believing:

While Jesus is at the right hand of God the Father, He sends the Holy Spirit to teach and direct us.

One morning this week, ask your husband or a close friend to give you instructions for a simple - yet tot-gratifying - project. (Okay, so maybe you'll have to come up with the project yourself and give your husband or friend a script!) Ask your husband or your friend to explain to your tot, "I need you to do a project today, but I will not be here in person to help you do it. I have told Mommy exactly what I would like you to do. Just ask her for help. I've chosen to make her
your helper so that you can do the project well."

Soon after, explain to your tot: "When Jesus returned to Heaven, He said that He would send a Helper for us. We call Jesus' Helper the Holy Spirit, because it is the spirit of God that fills us, teaches us through God's Word, and helps us to do things that glorify Jesus. The Holy Spirit only teaches us what Jesus wants us to know." Then remind your tot about Daddy's project. Because Daddy chose you to be your tot's special helper, you can fill your tot in on the exact directions to complete Daddy's project. Get to work together, talking about how this situation is similar to/different than the Holy Spirit's work in our lives. Proudly present your work in the evening. As a family, thank God for sending the Holy Spirit to help us by telling us everything that Jesus wants us to know.

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