The Holy Spirit is God (June 1)

May 30, 2008

During the month of June, 5th graders at First Baptist will be learning about the Holy Spirit. Unfortunately, the Holy Spirit is one of the most misunderstood doctrines in all of Christianity. Hopefully, through this lesson fifth graders will grow to understand the Holy Spirit better.

The truth that your children will be learning this Sunday is that the Holy Spirit is God. In fact, He is the third person of the Trinity. Don’t worry about trying to exhaustively explain the Trinity to your children because you can’t. However, explain to them that the Spirit is 1/3 of the Holy Trinity of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit. All three members are equal in essence yet different in function. When a person becomes a believer in Christ and is regenerated, He or she has the Spirit dwelling inside of them and directing their paths – literally, God in them! What an amazing thought and privilege this is!

This week, let your fifth grader know that the Holy Spirit does the following things:

– Helps Christians know what to say
– Helps you pray
– Convinces people they have sinned
– Helps you know God better


2 Responses to “The Holy Spirit is God (June 1)”

  1. Daniel Hooks Says:

    Charlie! Hey man! I’m sorry I’ve been the worst friend in the world since you’ve left. How are you doing? What’s life like “in the field?” We are doing great, just waiting for baby #2 any day now. I am still teaching S.S. Gordon is 18 months. Sharon would give anything to go into labor right now. I know a little about how ya’ll are because Sharon keeps up with Emily’s blog a little bit. Anyway, hope you are well. Talk to you later.

  2. Daniel,

    Great to hear from you. Life here is great. Send me an email with your phone #. I’d like to catch up.

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