Today let’s focus on teaching kids a Bible miracle from the book of Acts. The Holy Spirit empowers believers to speak boldly and give their belongings to those in need. (Acts 4:31-32).
Peter and John were speaking out powerfully about Jesus and the religious leaders grabbed them off the street and warned them not to speak publicly about Jesus again. Peter and John told them that they could only do what God had instructed them to do. They returned to the group of believers and …
Ask the children…
What did the believers do and what happened?
“After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.” (Acts 4:31)
Like Peter and John, all the believers began to speak boldly. What miracle happened next?
“All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had.” (Acts 4:32)
Not only were the believers much bolder now because of the working of the Holy Spirit, but they were more generous. Apparently they weren’t worried about if they would have enough if they gave their possessions away.
Ask you children who owns their stuff? Who owns mommy and daddy’s stuff? If God owns all our stuff and He owns everything, can we trust Him to provide what we need?
The Holy Spirit convinced the believers that they could trust God to protect them and to provide for them. Can we trust God today? Do we have the same Holy Spirit? Ask your children if there is someone in need that they could help provide for? It could be someone in your town or someone far away (consider building a shoebox Christmas gift to a Samaritan’s Purse child). http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/OCC/Pack_A_Shoe_Box/
If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website. It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.Related Posts