Jesus' Last Days on Earth
Over the next two weeks, we will be sharing with you the Easter story. Each day with have a key verse from the bible, a written extract by a year 6 pupil and a closing prayer.
The Holy Spirit comes at Pentecost
All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them.
One morning, six weeks later, Jerusalem was once more packed with pilgrims, as they had all come to celebrate the festival of Pentecost, the harvest thanksgiving for the first ripe crops. Something strange happened. The disciples were in a house, when a great rushing wind suddenly blew through the rooms. Then, just for an instant, separate little tongues of flame settled on every disciple.
Warmth surged through them and they realized that this was the Holy Spirit, sent to them from Heaven. Jesus had explained to the disciples that this would happen. A large crowd had gathered outside the house. The people had seen and heard the wind and wondered what was happening. The disciples stepped outside, feeling happy for the first time in weeks. What happened then was even more amazing. Everyone in the street, no matter what country they had come from, understood perfectly what the disciples were saying.
Your Holy Spirit guides us and is our helper.
Help us to listen to you.
We ask that you would be with us today.