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The Work of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles Primary 3 (Basic 3) – Christian Religious Studies
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TOPIC – THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
1. Introductory Activities 2. The Work of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles 3. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)
By the end of the lesson, most of the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to – identify works of the Holy Spirit.
The pupils can imitate someone praying in tongue.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of Bible, Pictures of believers worshipping and praying
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CONTENT OF THE LESSON
Lesson 1 – introduction .
THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT ON THE APOSTLES Among these are – 1. Boldness 2. Power 3. Healing
LESSON 2 – CONTINUATION
4. Comfort 5. Protection 6. Deliverance 7. Teacher
To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps: 1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions; 2. Reads and explain the bible passages. Pupil’s Activities – Listen to the teacher’s explanation and ask questions. 3. Leads a discussion on areas of the pupils’ lives they can appropriate the power of the Holy spirit in.
4. Leads the class in Prayer for the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. Pupil’s Activities – Participate in class discussions and prayers. 5. Summarizes the lesson on the board. Pupil’s Activities – Copy as the teacher instructed.
To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
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THE HOLY SPIRIT
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By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:
- Explain who the Holy Spirit is
- Describe the purpose of the coming of the Holy Spirit
- Enumerate the significance of the Holy Spirit
- Pupils as individuals, takes turn to read the Bible passages
- Pupils in pairs explain the person of the Holy Spirit and share with the class
- Pupils in a small group describe the purpose of the Holy Spirit
- Pupils in small groups discuss the significance of the Holy Spirit
Embedded Core Skills
- Communication and Collaboration
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- The Holy Bible
- Acts 2 verse 1
- Acts 2 verse 1 to 13
- questions and answers,
- videos from source
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Holy Trinity in Christianity, along with God the Father and Jesus the Son. It is considered to be the spirit of God that is present in all believers and guides them in their lives. The Holy Spirit is also seen as the giver of spiritual gifts, comforter, and helper, who helps people understand the truth about God and empowers them to live a godly life.
The purpose of the coming of the Holy Spirit.
- Empowerment for ministry : The Holy Spirit empowers believers to carry out the mission and work of Jesus in the world, including spreading the gospel and performing miracles.
- Indwelling presence : The Holy Spirit takes up residence within the hearts of believers, providing comfort, guidance, and encouragement in their daily lives.
- Teaching and enlightenment : The Holy Spirit teaches and guides believers into a deeper understanding of the truth of God and His Word.
- Spiritual gifts : The Holy Spirit distributes spiritual gifts to believers, enabling them to use their unique abilities for the benefit of the church and the world.
- Sanctification : The Holy Spirit works in the lives of believers, transforming them into the likeness of Jesus and helping them to live a holy and righteous life.
- Unity : The Holy Spirit unites believers in the body of Christ, regardless of cultural, racial, or denominational differences, creating a harmonious community.
- Filling and anointing : The Holy Spirit fills and anoints believers, giving them the power to live a victorious life and overcome the temptations and challenges of the world.
The significance of the Holy Spirit.
- Source of Power : The Holy Spirit provides believers with spiritual power to carry out the work of Jesus and to overcome sin and temptation in their lives.
- Guide and Teacher : The Holy Spirit guides and teaches believers, helping them to understand the truth of God and to grow in their faith.
- Comforter : The Holy Spirit offers comfort and encouragement to believers, especially in times of trouble and sorrow.
- Helper : The Holy Spirit serves as an advocate and helper to believers, interceding for them and providing the strength they need to endure in difficult times.
- Evidence of Salvation : The presence of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers is seen as evidence of their salvation and relationship with God.
- Unifying Force : The Holy Spirit helps to bring unity to the body of Christ, regardless of cultural, racial, or denominational differences.
- Source of Spiritual Gifts : The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to believers, empowering them to serve in unique and meaningful ways.
- Agent of Transformatio n: The Holy Spirit transforms the lives of believers, conforming them to the image of Jesus and enabling them to live a holy and righteous life.
- Who is the third person of the Holy Trinity in Christianity? a. Jesus the Son b. God the Father c. The Holy Spirit
- What is the role of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers? a. Empowerment for ministry b. Indwelling presence c. All of the above
- What is the primary purpose of the Holy Spirit according to the Bible? a. To offer comfort and encouragement b. To bring unity to the body of Christ c. To provide spiritual power to believers
- What does the Holy Spirit teach believers? a. The truth about God and His Word b. How to live a godly life c. Both A and B
- What is the source of spiritual gifts given to believers? a. The Holy Spirit b. Personal effort and dedication c. Other believers in the church
- How does the Holy Spirit help to transform the lives of believers? a. By guiding them into a deeper understanding of truth b. By conforming them to the image of Jesus c. By providing comfort and encouragement
- What is the significance of the presence of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers? a. Evidence of salvation b. Empowerment to live a victorious life c. Both A and B
- How does the Holy Spirit bring unity to the body of Christ? a. By empowering believers to serve in unique and meaningful ways b. By uniting believers regardless of cultural, racial, or denominational differences c. By offering comfort and encouragement
- What is the role of the Holy Spirit as a helper and advocate for believers? a. To intercede for them and provide strength in difficult times b. To teach and guide them in their faith c. To provide comfort and encouragement
- What is the ultimate goal of the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers? a. To bring unity to the body of Christ b. To empower them to live a victorious life c. To conform them to the image of Jesus and enable them to live a holy and righteous life.
Introduction (10 minutes):
- Ask the class if they have heard of the Holy Spirit before.
- Write the phrase “The Holy Spirit” on the board and ask the class to brainstorm what they know about it.
- Briefly summarize the responses and ask if there is anything else they would like to know.
Main Body (30 minutes):
- Explain that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Holy Trinity in Christianity, alongside God the Father and Jesus the Son.
- Discuss the role of the Holy Spirit as the source of spiritual power, guide and teacher, comforter, helper, and evidence of salvation.
- Use Bible verses to support the significance of the Holy Spirit, such as Acts 1:8, John 14:16-17, and Romans 8:26-27.
- Highlight the role of the Holy Spirit in unifying the body of Christ, regardless of cultural, racial, or denominational differences.
Conclusion (10 minutes):
- Summarize the main points of the lesson.
- Ask the class if they have any questions or insights about the Holy Spirit.
- Encourage the class to read and study the Bible to learn more about the Holy Spirit.
- Close the lesson with a prayer, asking for the Holy Spirit to be present and active in the lives of each person.
Assessment (10 minutes):
- Give a fill-in-the-blank or multiple-choice quiz to assess the understanding of the class.
- Allow time for individual reflection on what they have learned and how they can apply it to their lives.
- Encourage class members to share their reflections and insights with one another.
- Assign a research project on the Holy Spirit, including its role in the Old and New Testaments.
- Encourage class members to seek the presence and guidance of the Holy Spirit in their daily lives.
- Suggest reading material such as books or articles about the Holy Spirit to deepen their understanding.
Weekly Assessment / Test
- The Holy Spirit is the ________ person of the Holy Trinity in Christianity.
- The Holy Spirit is seen as the _________ of God that is present in all believers.
- The Holy Spirit helps people understand the ________ about God.
- The Holy Spirit is the giver of ________ gifts.
- The Holy Spirit serves as a ________ and helper to believers.
- The presence of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers is seen as evidence of their __________.
- The Holy Spirit works in the lives of believers, transforming them into the likeness of ________.
- The Holy Spirit unites believers in the body of Christ, creating a harmonious __________.
- The Holy Spirit fills and anoints believers, giving them the power to live a ________ life.
- The ultimate goal of the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers is to conform them to the image of ________ and enable them to live a holy and righteous life.
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The Coming of the Holyspirit
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In today’s Christain Religious Studies class, We will be discussing the Coming of the Holy Spirit. We hope you enjoy the class!
- The Coming of The Holy Spirit (Acts 2: 1-39)
- Significance of The Coming of The Holy Spirit
THE COMING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
On the day of Pentecost, the disciples of Jesus Christ were in the upper room in Jerusalem praying when the Holy Ghost came upon them. While they were together praying, a sound suddenly came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind and filled the house. Then the Holy Spirit descended like a tongue of fire and rested on each of them. Consequently, they were filled with the Holy Spirit and they began to speak in different languages.
At that time, the Jews and many other people from various culture, countries and languages were living in Jerusalem. Each of these people was able to hear the disciples speaking his own language. Some were amazed and mistook the disciples for drunkards. They were amazed about how the disciples who were Galileans could be speaking in so many languages including the languages of the Parthians, Medes, Elamites, Phrygia, Egypt and parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene. These were all visitors from Rome, Crete and Arabia who were undoubtedly overwhelmed and were marvelled at the wonderful work of God.
The coming of the Holy Spirit greatly influenced the disciples who were now called the apostles. They gained boldness and were filled with extraordinary power and courage to witness Jesus Christ without fear and trembling. Peter was the first to address the people. He explained to them that the apostles were not drunk and that it was just the third hour of the day. He went further by saying that what they saw was the fulfilment of the prophecy of Prophet Joel.
Peter thereafter preached the gospel of Jesus Christ and about three thousand people gave their lives to Christ and became members of the church.
- Explain the coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost as it occurred in stages.
- Discuss the changes that occurred in the lives of the apostles after the coming of the Holy Spirit.
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE COMING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
- It showed that God is faithful to keep to His promise.
- The coming of the Holy Spirit changed the perspectives of the apostles about their belief.
- The Holy Spirit empowered them to preached the gospel.
- The Holy Spirit gave them boldness and courage’
- He came to power, credibility and relevance to the church of Jesus Christ in the collective relationship with God.
- He came to give spiritual gifts to the body of Christ.
- The coming of the Holy Spirit marked the beginning of the Church of Jesus Christ.
- It showed that without Holy Spirit Christians are nothing.
- He brought the presence of God to mankind.
- He brought a restoration of lost hope to mankind.
- Discuss five significance of the Holy Spirit.
- Mention five things the Holy Spirit will never do.
- Discuss the work of the Holy Spirit to modern Christian.
- Explain the promise of the coming of the Holy Spirit by Prophet Joel.
- Discuss the relevance of the Pentecost and the feast of Passover to the early believers.
- How did the non-believers react to the coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost?
- Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS. BK 3, by T.N.O Quarcoopome et al. Chapter 1 pages 21-23.
- Christian Religious Knowledge for JSS BK 3, by Adeyinka, .et al Chapter 1 page 3.
- The coming of the Holy Spirit was on the day of (a) Passover (b) Papacy (c) Pentecost (d) Power
- The apostles spoke in different tongues because (a) they were with filled the joy of the coming of the Holy Spirit (b) they were filled with the Holy tongues (c) they were filled with Holy Spirit (d) they were filled with new Spirit
- How many days after the feast of Passover was the Pentecost? (a) 40 (b) 50 (c) 60 (d) 12
- How many disciples were in the upper room? (a) 12 (b) 11 (c) about 120 (d) 500
- Most of the apostles were from the city of (a) Galilee (b) Cyrene (c) Greece (d) Judea
- Highlight five things the Holy Spirit can do in the life of a Christian.
- How does the Holy Spirit help Christians to overpower the devil?
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The Coming of The Holy Spirit
Posted on : 30th April 2021 @: 15:30
This week we retold and discuss the story of Pentecost. The children created flames and doves to represent the coming of the Holy Spirit. Log on to seesaw to see us acting out the story of Pentecost. We discussed our gratitude with God for coming down to the disciples and giving them the power of speaking in different tongues so that they could share the word with the world.
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The Gift of the Holy Ghost
“Lesson 12: The Gift of the Holy Ghost,” Primary 3 (1994), 56–60
To help the children appreciate the privilege of receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost when they are confirmed members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Study John 14:16–17, 26 .
Have the chart ready from lesson 7 , “Becoming a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ.” Before class, place the wordstrips “Faith in Jesus Christ,” “Repentance,” and “ Baptism ” on the proper steps of the chart. Have the wordstrip “Gift of the Holy Ghost” ready to use during the lesson.
Place picture 3-14, Girl Being Confirmed (62020) in a box. If possible, wrap the box to look like a gift.
Prepare to help the children sing or say the words to the song “The Holy Ghost” ( Children’s Songbook, p. 105); the words are included at the back of this manual.
Picture 3-14, Girl Being Confirmed (62020); picture 3-22, The Last Supper (62174; Gospel Art Picture Kit 225); and picture 3-10, The First Vision (62470; Gospel Art Picture Kit 403).
Make the necessary preparations for any enrichment activities that you will be using.
Suggested Lesson Development
Invite a child to give the opening prayer.
Follow up with the children if you encouraged them to do something during the week.
We Can Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost
Show the “gift” box and ask the following questions:
Why do we give each other gifts?
How do you feel when someone gives you a gift?
Explain that the day we become members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of the most important days of our lives. On that wonderful occasion, Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ give us a precious gift.
Tell the children that you will give them some clues that will help them discover what the gift is. Invite them to listen quietly until you have given them all of the clues.
The gift Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ give us can’t be purchased with money.
We can’t hold this gift in our hands and look at it as we would a book or a toy.
This gift is worth more than any other gift a person can receive.
Worthy Church members are helped and comforted by it throughout their lives.
We receive this gift when men who hold the Melchizedek Priesthood lay their hands upon our heads and confirm us members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Ask all who know what the gift is to raise their hands.
What is this gift? (The gift of the Holy Ghost.)
Picture and discussion
Have a child open the gift to discover the picture. Then display the picture of the child being confirmed. Explain how the gift of the Holy Ghost is given. Following a person’s baptism, men who hold the Melchizedek Priesthood place their hands upon the person’s head, as shown in the picture. One of the men (usually the father, the bishop, a missionary, or a friend of the person being confirmed) says the prayer. During the prayer, the person is confirmed a member of the Church and receives the gift of the Holy Ghost.
What do you know about the Holy Ghost?
Let the children tell briefly what they know about the Holy Ghost. Bring out the following points:
The Holy Ghost does not have a body of flesh and bones as we do. He has a spirit body in the form of a man.
The Holy Ghost teaches us about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and bears witness of those things we are taught about them.
The Holy Ghost bears witness to us when we are taught the truth that what we are hearing is truth.
The Holy Ghost is sent from Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ to help us choose the right.
Display the chart “Becoming a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ.”
Place the wordstrip “Gift of the Holy Ghost” on the fourth step of the chart. Have an older child read the words aloud or read them yourself; then have all the children repeat the words with you.
Explain that not all people who live on earth have the privilege of receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost. Only those who have been baptized and confirmed members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have that blessing. Emphasize that when we receive the gift of the Holy Ghost at confirmation, we become official members of the Church. Review with the children the steps on the chart, starting with faith in Jesus Christ.
Article of faith review
Write the words of the fourth article of faith on the chalkboard. Repeat it aloud with the children. Then erase several words and repeat it aloud with them again. Continue to erase a few words each time you repeat it as long as the practice is worthwhile.
Jesus Christ Promised to Send the Holy Ghost
Display picture 3-22, The Last Supper. Explain that the night before Jesus Christ was crucified, he ate one last supper with the Twelve Apostles. At that time, he also taught them something very important. He knew that when he was gone the Apostles would be very sad. He knew they would need his help. Jesus promised the Apostles that he would not leave them alone but would send someone to help and comfort them.
Ask an older child to read what Jesus told his Apostles from John 14:16 or read it yourself.
What is another name for the Comforter whom Jesus promised to send the Apostles? (The Holy Ghost.)
Read John 14:26 to the children.
Emphasize that Jesus Christ sent the Holy Ghost to help and comfort his Apostles. Even though the Apostles could not see the Holy Ghost, they could feel him helping and comforting them. That is why he is called the Comforter.
Sing or say the words to the song “The Holy Ghost.”
The Holy Ghost Can Help Us
Explain that as members of Jesus Christ’s Church, we have the same privilege the Apostles did of having the Holy Ghost to help and comfort us. Emphasize that the companionship of the Holy Ghost is one of the greatest gifts that we can enjoy in this life. We can always have his companionship if we are worthy and live righteously.
Tell the children that the Holy Ghost can help us know what to do when we have hard choices to make. Encourage the children to follow their feelings from the Holy Ghost when they are afraid or hurt. He will help them know what they should do, such as prompting them to tell someone who can help.
Relate the following story in your own words. Ask the children to listen to find out how the Holy Ghost helped and comforted a girl named Jan:
Jan had lived most of her life in a small farming town. She loved the town and the people who lived there. Often Jan thought how wonderful it was to live in a town that was so full of friendly people.
One day, Jan’s father came home from work and told the family that he was changing his job and that they would be moving to a larger city.
How do you think Jan felt?
Jan felt sad and upset each time she thought of moving. It was hard for her to think that soon she was going to leave her friends, home, school, and ward behind.
Jan was worried. She wondered if she would have a hard time making new friends. What would her new home and ward be like? Would the schoolwork be too hard for her?
No one was able to help her get rid of her worried feelings. Jan decided to pray and ask Heavenly Father for help.
Jan prayed to Heavenly Father with all her heart. As she prayed, something wonderful began to happen. All of the worried and frightened feelings started to go away.
Jan felt that someone was comforting her.
Who do you think was comforting Jan? (The Holy Ghost.)
Jan’s family moved, and everything turned out fine. She always remembered the loving help she received from Heavenly Father through the Holy Ghost.
Teacher’s experience and testimony
You may wish to tell of a time you were comforted by the Holy Ghost, such as when you were afraid or when you lost a loved one. Bear testimony that the Holy Ghost can comfort and guide us. The gift of the Holy Ghost that we receive following baptism is one of the most precious gifts that Heavenly Father could ever give us to help us to choose the right throughout our lives.
Emphasize that as members of the Church we believe in the Holy Ghost. We know that he will give us the help and comfort we need if we obey the commandments.
Article of faith
Explain that the first article of faith tells about the Holy Ghost. Repeat with the children the first article of faith. Display picture 3-10, The First Vision, and picture 3-14, Girl Being Confirmed, at appropriate points as you recite the article of faith.
Invite a child to give the closing prayer; remind him or her to thank Heavenly Father for making it possible for us to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Choose from the following activities those that will work best for your children. You can use them in the lesson itself or as a review or summary. For additional guidance, see “Class Time” in “Helps for the Teacher.”
Invite a special guest to your class. Ask your guest to share an experience when he or she was comforted by the Holy Ghost. (Obtain permission from the bishop or branch president if the guest is not from your ward or branch.)
Ask the children if there is someone who makes them feel warm, happy, and safe, especially when they have been feeling sad. Emphasize that such persons can sometimes give us comfort when we are sad or feeling lonely. Explain that the Holy Ghost is sometimes called the Comforter. He can give us great comfort throughout our lives. Jesus Christ sent him to be with us when we feel sad or troubled.
Sing or recite the last two lines of “The Still Small Voice” ( Children’s Songbook, p. 106):
Listen, listen. (Cup hand to ear)
The Holy Ghost will whisper. (Place index finger to lips)
Listen, listen (Cup hand to ear)
To the still small voice. (Hand over heart)
Play the following quiet game with the children to show them that they can be guided by a still, small voice:
Show the children a small item you will hide for this game. Invite one child to leave the group for a moment while you hide the item. Have the child return to the group, and tell him that he must listen to find the way to the hidden item. Use a quiet noise, such as lightly tapping a pencil, gently clapping your hands, or humming a song, to show the child which way to turn to look for the hidden object. Make sure that the noises you make are very soft and reverent. Gently tap when the child looks in the correct direction. Tap more quickly as the child moves closer to the hiding place, until he finds the item.
Emphasize to the children that they can be guided in their lives by listening to the still, small voice of the Holy Ghost.
Whisper to the children and say something such as, “If you hear me, put your finger on your cheek. If you hear me, put your finger on your chin.” Then explain to the children that there is someone else who speaks with a still, small voice, and they must listen very carefully to hear what that voice tells them. That voice comes from the Holy Ghost.
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“ The Holy Ghost ” ( Children’s Songbook , 105)
“ The Still Small Voice ” ( Children’s Songbook , 106)
Picture 3-14, Girl Being Confirmed (62020)
Picture 3-22, The Last Supper (62174; Gospel Art Picture Kit 225)
Picture 3-10, The First Vision (Gospel Art Picture Kit 403; 62470)
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