Today's lesson is about the apostles receiving the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. The apostles were able to speak different languages. They were able to teach the people in Jerusalem (and there were people from all over), each one in his own language. They taught the people about Jesus and that He was the messiah, the savior. They told the people to repent and be baptized. That day, there were 3000 baptized. God added them to His church.
This is definitely a turning point in the Bible. Before this day, the Jews lived under the law of Moses. Now they would be living under the new law. The law of Christ. Not only the Jews, but eventually, all men would have the opportunity to obey Christ and be saved to live eternally.
My lesson plan is:
Sing: Jesus Loves Me and The B-I-B-L-E with sign language. Also sing My God Is So Big.
Magnetic Puzzle -- Peter
Review the previous lessons with the popup book they've been working on.
Peter Flip Chart -- The flip chart is now 29 pages long. Although, going through the miracles of Jesus goes pretty quickly.
Pop up book -- To reenforce the fascinating part of this story, where the tongues of fire appear on the apostles heads, we have a popup book that has a sliding paper. When the slide is pulled out one end, you see the tongues of fire, then, when it pulled back out the other, the tongues of fire disappear. I know, that made no sense. I'll get a picture of it when we're through with this month.
Attendance chart: Let the kids glue their fish to Peter and Andrew's net.
Sing Glenda Schales' Peter song.
Sing songs: The Bright Red Crab and Bumbling Bumble Bee or others of their choosing.
Review previous lessons with the Song Timeline. Concentrate on the songs about the life of Christ.
End class with a prayer. Let each child that wants to say a prayer.