The Role of the Holy Spirit in the life of Child

If ever kids needed a helper to live out a radical faith it’s now.

If we believe that the Holy Spirit is invaluable, if we believe that The Holy Spirit of God was sent to us to help, lead us guide us in our lives?

If we believe that the Holy Spirit gives us power to be a witness why would we not want kids to be filled with the Holy Spirit?

If we believe that the Holy Spirit gives us the ability to live a life of love, joy and peace why wouldn’t we want our kids to experience this?

Why would we not want our kids to do these things to have these things as part of their faith. I believe that we have in many ways removed the power and mystery of the Gospel when we ignore the Holy Spirit. I am all for partnering with parents and strive to come up with more ideas to do so but let’s not forget our most strategic partner in ministry to kids the Holy Spirit of God.

Galatians 5:22-26

22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. 25Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

Acts 1:7-9

7He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

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8 thoughts on “The Role of the Holy Spirit in the life of Child

  1. Some more great thoughts, Sam! There seems to be a resurgence in recognizing the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives… thankfully it's a more balanced view than before. One great resource that we've used at our church is Mark Batterson's Wild Goose Chase book. We did a series on it with the adults and kids. I think it does a good job of highlighting the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

  2. Good stuff my friend. Good stuff! As we embrace new strategies in an attempt to be more effective ministers, we can not neglect the power and comfort of the Holy Spirit available to us… and our kids. It's by HIS design!

  3. Thanks, Sam, for the much needed reminder to the #kidmin community! Since the Holy Spirit's work thru us as leaders is absolutely vital for effectiveness, regardless of our training and abilities, why deprive our kids of the key vital element for effectiveness in their lives? Paul, in spite of being trained by the top religious leaders and having excelled beyond all his peers, could not be effective without the work of the Spirit thru him. 1Cor.2:4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power,