Welcome to our Sunday school class! Today, we’ll be discussing the topic of the Holy Spirit and its power in our lives as Christians. As teenagers, it’s important to understand the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives so we can grow in our faith and become strong followers of Christ.
Bible Reading: Numbers 11:24-30
24 So Moses went out and told the people the words of the Lord. And he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people and placed them around the tent. 25 Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to him, and took some of the Spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders. And as soon as the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied. But they did not continue doing it.
26 Now two men remained in the camp, one named Eldad, and the other named Medad, and the Spirit rested on them. They were among those registered, but they had not gone out to the tent, and so they prophesied in the camp. 27 And a young man ran and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.” 28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the assistant of Moses from his youth, said, “My lord Moses, stop them.” 29 But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets, that the Lord would put his Spirit on them!” 30 And Moses and the elders of Israel returned to the camp.
The Power of the Holy Spirit
- The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity and is equal to God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son.
- The Holy Spirit is the one who enables us to live a holy life and gives us power to overcome sin.
- The Holy Spirit is the one who convicts us of sin, guides us in truth, and comforts us in times of trouble.
- The Holy Spirit is the one who empowers us to be witnesses for Christ and to share the gospel with others.
Youth Group Discussion Questions
1. What is the Holy Spirit and how does He work in our lives?
2. How have you experienced the power of the Holy Spirit in your life?
3. Why is it important for us as Christians to rely on the Holy Spirit’s power rather than our own strength?
4. How can we cultivate a strong relationship with the Holy Spirit and allow Him to guide us in every aspect of our lives?
Bible Reading: John 14:15-26
15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. 18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. 21 Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” 22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?” 23 Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. 24 Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me. 25 “These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
Youth Group Game: “The Holy Spirit Relay”
Split into teams of 4-5 teenagers. Each team member has to run a relay carrying a baton. The baton represents the Holy Spirit. The aim of the game is for each team member to successfully pass the baton to the next team member without dropping it. If the baton is dropped, the team has to start again. The first team to complete the relay wins! This game is a fun and interactive way to illustrate the importance of relying on the Holy Spirit’s power in our lives.
Lord, we thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit and the power that He brings into our lives as Christians. We pray that you would help us to rely on His strength rather than our own and to cultivate a strong relationship with Him. Guide us in truth, convict us of sin, and comfort us in times of trouble. Empower us to be witnesses for Christ and to share the gospel with others. Thank you for your love and provision in our lives. In Jesus’ name, Amen.