This downloadable, family-friendly Sunday School lesson is based on the story of Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son in John 14:15-21. In the verses, Jesus promises to send the Holy Spirit to comfort the disciples, and he follows through on his promise. The lesson provides teaching notes and activities, including coloring pages and craft instructions. Additional teaching resources include an example Children’s Message and a demonstration of the craft.
In addition to presenting the story, the children will be given the opportunity to engage in activities that are related to the story. For example, one activity may include a scavenger hunt or a treasure hunt. Depending on the number of children, the lesson may require extra explanations, such as referencing other Bible verses. The goal is to help children gain a deeper understanding of the Bible and its message.
The Bible teaches that Jesus promised His disciples a helper when He left them. The Holy Spirit isn’t a gift you earn on your own merit. It is a gift that Jesus gave to His followers, so disciples should expect the Spirit to look like Him. Throughout the Bible, the Helper is a gift that gives us the ability to do greater works than we could have done on our own.
The phrase “helper” is a good translation of the Greek word parakletos. The word means helper or advocate, and often has connotations of working with a higher power. The phrase “helper” has more of a positive connotation, while advocate has a negative connotation. For the most part, a literal parakletos refers to the same function as Jesus, though it may mean different things to different people.
If you are teaching your children about Jesus’ parables in John 14:18, you can use this verse to teach them about how to live the life of a disciple. It is important to remember that the story of Jesus’ parables should not be read in a literal sense. It is more a “prodigal” role in the lives of others. This title should not be translated literally.
As a Sunday school teacher, you need to be a good teacher. In the course of teaching the Bible, it is vital to emphasize the role of the church. In fact, the Holy Spirit is the source of our salvation. While we may not fully understand our relationship with God, we can understand the role of the church in promoting justice. Ultimately, we must be willing to be humble and to share our faith in our community.
We will see that Jesus promised His disciples that he would never leave them orphans. After His resurrection, he promised to send the Holy Spirit to guide the disciples and confirm his divinity. In the end, Jesus was very clear that He would not leave His followers orphans. Then, he promised to send the Holy Spirit after His ascension. If this were the case, he would not have left them physically.