Drama / Role play
Gift wrap an empty box to symbolize God’s wonderful gift of the Holy Spirit. Discussion point: We can pray to receive the Holy Spirit; He grows self-control in us.
Gift wrap an empty box to symbolize God’s wonderful gift of the Holy Spirit.
Discussion point: We can pray to receive the Holy Spirit; He grows self-control in us.
Prior to beginning this discussion, wrap up an empty box in attractive gift-wrap. Attach a note that says:
An empty box wrapped with ribbon and care,
This gift is not costly, but precious and rare.
Please do not open it – you’ll find nothing there,
It’s just to remind you, that with one simple prayer
God gives you His Spirit, it’s His gift to share.
Place the gift where it can be admired during your discussion. Use the introductory questions for discussion to introduce the concept of the Holy Spirit as a gift from God.
Close by reading the note on the gift aloud and ask your children if they want to accept God’s gift of the Holy Spirit. If they do, suggest that while you pray, they hold their hands open as though they were about to receive a gift. Pray with them, thanking God for His gift of the Holy Spirit and asking God to fill each of you with the Holy Spirit. Pray specifically for the Holy Spirit to provide self-control. Leave the gift wrapped as a reminder to ask for a fresh filling of the Holy Spirit every day.