Month 4: The Holy Spirit and the Church

Week 1: The Holy Spirit Comes

Lesson: Theme: The Empowering Presence of the Holy Spirit Scripture: Acts 2:1-21 Main Point: The Holy Spirit empowers us to share the good news.

Opening Prayer: (By invitation)

Activity: Tongues of Fire Craft Instructions: Provide materials for the teenagers to create their own “tongues of fire” craft using construction paper, scissors, and glue. As they work on their crafts, encourage them to reflect on the significance of the Holy Spirit’s coming and the empowerment it brings to share the Gospel.

Summary: In this lesson, we explored the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit. Through the tongues of fire craft activity, the teenagers were reminded of the events of Pentecost and the empowerment that the Holy Spirit brings to believers. They were encouraged to embrace the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives and share the good news of Jesus with boldness.

Scripture Memorization: Acts 1:8 – “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Due by next week)

Possible Refreshment: Fiery Popcorn Mix Prepare a popcorn mix using spicy seasonings to symbolize the fire of the Holy Spirit’s empowering presence.

Closing Prayer: (By invitation)

Week 2: The Fruit of the Spirit

Lesson: Theme: Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit Scripture: Galatians 5:22-23 Main Point: The Holy Spirit produces good fruit in our lives.

Opening Prayer: (By invitation)

Activity: Fruit Salad of the Spirit Instructions: Provide a variety of fresh fruits and ask the teenagers to work together to create a fruit salad. As they prepare the salad, discuss the different fruits and their symbolic representation of the fruit of the Spirit. Encourage the teenagers to reflect on ways they can cultivate these attributes in their lives.

Summary: In this lesson, we focused on the fruit of the Spirit. Through the fruit salad activity, the teenagers learned about the various characteristics that the Holy Spirit produces in the lives of believers. They were challenged to cultivate these qualities in their own lives, bringing forth good fruit that reflects the nature of God.

Scripture Memorization: Galatians 5:22-23 – “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Due by next week)

Possible Refreshment: Fresh Fruit Cups Serve individual cups filled with a variety of fresh fruits, reminding the teenagers of the fruit of the Spirit and the importance of nurturing these qualities in their lives.

Closing Prayer: (By invitation)

Week 3: The Body of Christ

Lesson: Theme: Unity and Diversity in the Body of Christ Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 Main Point: We are all part of the church and have a role to play.

Opening Prayer: (By invitation)

Activity: Puzzle of Unity Instructions: Provide a large puzzle and ask the teenagers to work together to solve it. As they connect the puzzle pieces, discuss the theme of unity and diversity in the body of Christ. Encourage the teenagers to recognize and appreciate the unique gifts and talents that each person brings to the church.

Summary: In this lesson, we explored the concept of the body of Christ. Through the puzzle of unity activity, the teenagers experienced the power of working together and embracing the diversity within the church. They were reminded that each person has a valuable role to play and that unity is essential for the body of Christ to function effectively.

Scripture Memorization: 1 Corinthians 12:27 – “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” (Due by next week)

Possible Refreshment: Mosaic Cookies Prepare cookies in different shapes and colors, representing the diverse yet interconnected nature of the body of Christ.

Closing Prayer: (By invitation)

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