2: Pentecost – Lesson Plan

Key Thought: At Pentecost, when the disciples were gathered in one accord in study and prayer, God poured out the Holy Spirit upon them…

1. Have a volunteer read Acts 2: 1-3.

  1. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
  2. What elements accompanied the outpouring of the Spirit?
  3. Personal Application: What evidence do you have of the Holy Spirit working in your life? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your relatives states: “Do you think this one-time event could be repeated today as another one-time event, or on a daily basis to individuals? Why or why not?” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Acts 2: 5-13.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
  2. What evidence is here that the apostles were speaking in existing foreign languages?
  3. Personal Application: Do you know anyone who has experienced the manifestation of tongues in their life to share the gospel? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: One of your friends states, “If these were real languages that people understood, why did some say they were drunken?.” How would you reply to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Acts 2: 28-32.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
  2. What is it important to know that Jesus rose from the dead?
  3. Personal Application: What do you think is more important: Jesus death for our sins, or His resurrection from the dead? Share your thoughts
  4. Case Study: One of your neighbors states, “I am an existentialist. We live, we die. That’s it. All the superstition about ghosts and spirits living in a nether world is foolishness. There is no hope for the future, only in living our lives today.” How would you respond to your neighbor?

4. Have a volunteer read Acts 2:33-38.

  1. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
  2. Is it necessary for a person that believes in Jesus to be baptized? Why or why not?
  3. Personal Application: What is the purpose of the Holy Spirit? Why was He poured out at the same time Jesus was being exalted in heaven? Share your thoughts.
  4. Case Study: Think of one person who needs to hear a message from this week’s lesson. Tell the class what you plan to do this week to share with them.

(Truth that is not lived, that is not imparted, loses its life-giving power, its healing virtue. Its blessings can be retained only as it is shared.”Ministry of Healing, p. 148).

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