CrossKids Devo | Power
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 – Power – Acts 1:18, Luke 24:49 Verse Of The Day: Acts 1:18
Read: Luke 24:49
Story: Michael raced home from school and plopped down in front of the television. “Don’t you have any homework?” asked mom. “Not today,” replied Michael. “Would you like a snack?” asked mom. “No thanks,” replied Michael, “I just want to watch Popeye the Sailor Man. He is so strong and powerful. All he has to do is just eat some spinach and he gets instant power. Hey Mom, can I get power from spinach like Popeye does?” “Well, spinach is good for you and it provides a lot of the vitamins which help you grow, but it doesn’t give you instant power”, replied mom.
“Is there anything that can give me instant power?” asked Michael. “Well, as a matter of fact, you can receive instant power by asking for it.” “Who do I ask?” replied Michael. “You can ask God,” said Michael’s mom. “God promises to give you a helper while you are here on earth. The helper He provides is the Holy Spirit. All you have to do is ask, and you will receive the Holy Spirit. When you receive the Holy Spirit, you will receive power to do God’s will for your life. It’s not the same kind of power that Popeye gets from spinach, but it is the kind of spiritual power we need to live our lives for Jesus,” answered mom. Michael did as his mother told him. He asked God to provide him with power from His Holy Spirit. Michael became a fruitful and powerful witness for God.
You too can receive the Holy Spirit just by asking. God promises us His Holy Spirit to help us while we are here on earth. Kind of like when Popeye eats spinach and gets real strong, we become strong in serving the Lord when we are filled with the Holy Spirit. When we receive the Holy Spirit in our lives we have instant power to have boldness to share Jesus’ word with others. We have the power to say “No” to those around us who want us to say “Yes” to things that we shouldn’t. We have the power to do His will for our lives. God is so wonderful to us! He gives us the Holy Spirit so we can be strong to live for Him!
Have you asked for the Holy Spirit to be upon your life? (Luke 11:13)
What is the fruit of the Holy Spirit? (Galatians 5:22-26) Kid’s Bible Dictionary
Fruit: Having good results come from my life.