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As leaders, we strive to encourage our students to have deep, meaningful relationships with the Holy Spirit. In this encouragement, we must emphasize the importance of spiritual communication. This communication can easily be limited to how often we pray, but the Holy Spirit wants to speak to our hearts even more than we desire to speak to Him.
Teaching kids can be really hard! That is exactly why I was relieved when God showed me that the Holy Spirit is the Teacher! No matter how great our illustrations or object lessons, I’ve learned that the most we can do is to convince a child’s mind of something. However, the Holy Spirit is a much more convincing teacher. He can take head knowledge and use it to transform a child’s heart and life. When He speaks, He is hard to resist!
In the excitement of preparing the best lesson ever, we can become guilty of forgetting to leave room for the Holy Spirit to guide us and direct us in our lesson to the kids. But when you allow the Holy Spirit to lead your service, you will find that God can and will do great things in the lives of your kids. Be committed to giving the Holy Spirit the position He deserves as the leader. Step back and stand in amazement at what He will do!
In Spreading the Fire, Scott Wilson and John Bates lay out a plan to have our Pentecostal expression for the modern day. They show the reader how to be “naturally supernatural” when manifesting the more charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit. It’s still deeply spiritual, rooted in Scripture, and undeniably Pentecostal.