Wonder @ Home // April 23-29
This Week In God's Big Story
Jesus appears to the disciples after resurrecting. He commissions His followers to share the Good News and promises to send the Holy Spirit as a helper.
Wonder Truth: Jesus gives the Holy Spirit
Scripture: Matthew 28; Acts 1
Word of Wonder
Work together this week on memorizing this verse!
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you. Then you will tell people about me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria. And you will even tell other people about me from one end of the earth to the other."
Acts 1:8 (NIrV)
Wonder About It
- What is one thing you are learning about God and the wonder of His big story?
- How do you see God’s story as part of your own story?
Families, use this to prompt conversations at the table, in the car, and anywhere else your family experiences life together.
- When Jesus met His disciples on a mountain, what did He tell them to do?
- What did Jesus promise to the disciples before He ascended to heaven?
- What was the Holy Spirit going to help the disciples do?
- How has the Holy Spirit helped you do something that felt hard to do on your own?
Challenge your family to do what feels like an impossible task. The task is to draw a small box inside the corner of a larger one without overlapping any lines or picking up the pen or pencil. Here’s an example of what the shape should look like when complete: Were you able to complete the task on your own?
Discuss together: How do you think the disciples felt when Jesus gave them the job of telling the good news to the whole world? How does it feel to receive some help when you face a hard task?
A New Heart
Jesus gave His followers a special message before He went up to heaven. He told them to share the good news about His death and rising again with everyone around them. There are still many people who do not know Jesus. Let’s take time to pray for them. As we pray for these people, we will blow bubbles up to heaven to remember that Jesus went to be with His Father in heaven and to remind ourselves that His followers can be with Him forever one day too.
You can use the following categories to think of people who don’t know Jesus:
People in your neighborhood People in your town (e.g., teachers, coaches, business owners, city leaders)
People in your nation (e.g., national leaders, celebrities)
People all over the world (e.g., people in countries without access to the Bible and preaching)