CrossKids Devo | Waiting
6/8/2020 – Waiting – Acts 2:1, 2:1-13
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 – Acts 2:1, 2:1-13
Verse Of The Day: Acts 2:1
Read: Acts 2:1-13
Story: How many times have you been asked to wait? It’s very hard to wait for something when you really want it, isn’t it? Today we read about Jesus’ disciples and more than 100 followers who loved the Lord very much. Jesus asked them to wait in Jerusalem to receive a very special promise. They were going to receive the Holy Spirit who would give them power to live for Him. How the gift of the Holy Spirit was going to change their lives forever! They didn’t even know all the great things the Lord was going to do through their lives.
The disciples weren’t sure what was going to happen next. Jesus had left to go back to the Father. They were alone and may have even been a little frightened. But remember Jesus’ promise? He told them that He would not leave them alone. He said He would send the Holy Spirit to them to help them. What we read about today is called the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Jesus sends the Holy Spirit to come upon His believers to help them to tell others about Him. It was a miracle. Isn’t God amazing?
As believers in Jesus, we are indwelled by the Holy Spirit. That means the Holy Spirit lives inside of our hearts. It guides and helps us follow what God has planned for us. God has a plan and a purpose for our lives. He wants us to tell others about Jesus. We can then be used by the Lord to do great things for Him just like the disciples did in our story. It is a great honor to be used by God to help others.
What were the disciples waiting for?
Who gave them the power to speak all those other languages?
How did the people watching this baptism of the Holy Spirit react?
Kid’s Bible Dictionary
Waiting on the Lord: To peacefully wait for His plan to be done in my life. Pray