We’ve been working our way through the Children’s Catechism (based on the Westminster Shorter Catechism) in our midweek program. If you’re dropping in for the first time, check out the previous posts:
- Who Made You? What Else Did God Make?
- Why Did God Make All Things? & How Can You Glorify God?
- Why Should You Glorify God?
- Review & Recitation Week
- The Trinity (What are the three persons of God?)
This week, we’ll be covering Q&A #9: What is God?
- Q: What is God?
- A: God is a Spirit and does not have a body like men.
Our key passage is Mark 1 when Jesus was baptized and all three persons of the Trinity showed up. The key thoughts in the lesson are that Jesus showed us what God was like during his time on earth and that the Holy Spirit helps us by changing our hearts and guiding our behavior. Even if we can’t see God, He’s still constantly working in our lives.
Here’s some crafts and activities to do in conjunction with the lesson. Don’t forget to spend some time in prayer, asking God to show you what your small group really needs to hear about.
Games and Activities
Use this set of lessons from Ministry to Children to dig deep into Scriptures and find out more about the Holy Spirit.
Three Legged Race
To remind us of the three persons of God!
Wet Paper Towel Object Lesson
Make Some Kool-Aid
Fly a Kite
God is a lot like the wind. We can feel the wind and see the effects of the wind, but the wind itself is invisible. Remind kids about the power of the wind by flying a kite together! Photo Credit: “Kite in the sky” by Karen Blaha (Flickr)
Learn More About the Holy Spirit
Check out these lessons all about the Holy Spirit for a few ideas. Disclaimer: I did not preview these lessons and do not necessarily endorse the theology. Use your own judgement. 🙂
Crafts and Projects
Popsicle Stick Baptism Craft
Spotted this on Pinterest, but haven’t been able to find the original source or where to find the artwork for this. I’ll keep working!
Mystery Watercolor Holy Spirit Dove
Paper Plate Dove
Songs to Sing
- We Believe by the Newsboys
- My God Can by Amber Sky Records
- Stand by Amber Sky Records
- I Believe in Jesus by Tru (David C. Cook)
- God is Always With Us by Group
More Stuff to Check Out
- Ministry to Children Preschool Lesson on Pentecost (Holy Spirit)
- Who is the Holy Spirit? 4-Part Lesson (Ministry to Children)
- Getting to Know Jesus: A complete Christian and Missionary Alliance Curriculum (Savior, Sanctifier, Healer & soon coming King) for free on PDF!