CrossKids Devo | God Is With Us
6/9/2020 – God Is With Us – Joel 2:28-29, Luke 24:44-53
Activity – How RU Doing
Draw a line on a sheet of paper. Place a 1 on the left end of the line, a 10 on the right, and a 5 in the middle. As kids arrive, ask them to pencil in their initials on the line.
Say: If your day was so awful you wish you'd slept through it, place your initials by the 1. If it was a great day and you wish you could repeat, put your initials by the 10. Place your initials anywhere on the line that shows how you feel today.
Bible Time – Waiting – Joel 2:28-29, Luke 24:44-53
Verse Of The Day: Joel 2:28-29
Read: Luke 24:44-53
Story: Think about a time when you felt alone. Maybe you were at school on the playground and everyone else was busy. Most of us know how it feels to be alone. Did you know that when you accept Jesus into your heart that He, through the Holy Spirit, lives inside of you and you are never alone? He is always with you, no matter what. In fact, Jesus said one time that He would never leave us nor forsake us. Jesus came to the earth and died on the cross for our sins. He was our sacrifice, but He did more for us than die for our sins. He gave us a way to be with Him and speak to Him any time. We never have to be alone again.
In our reading today, Jesus is preparing to leave the disciples. He is telling them, and us, that the job of Christians is to tell the whole world about Him, so they can be saved from their sins. Our verse today shows us where the power will come from to be able to do what Jesus has asked us to do. It comes from the promise that God spoke of to the Prophet Joel many years ago and that Jesus told us about in the New Testament. They are speaking of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit was sent for the disciples long ago and for God’s people through all of the years and even for you and me. God sends us out to share Jesus with the world, but He goes with us through the Holy Spirit. We aren’t left alone. Without God’s power, we would fail. We do not have the strength to do God’s work without the Holy Spirit. So when we are getting ready to tell someone about Jesus and His love for them all we need to do is to pray and ask the Lord to help us. He promises that His Holy Spirit will help us and even help to give us the words to say. Pretty cool, huh?! Just trust in Jesus and He will help us to do everything He wants us to do for Him.
Who sent the Holy Spirit to us?
Where does the Holy Spirit live?
What does the Holy Spirit do for us?
Kid’s Bible Dictionary
Promise: The assurance that something will be done.