Lesson Learned: Jesus gives us living water, which is the Holy Spirit.
Materials Needed: pitcher of water, cups, towel
Bible Verse :
37 On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” 39 By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.
17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.
Talking Points: We need water to live; it makes us healthy and strong. Jesus gives us “living water.” This water is what fills us up with the love of Jesus and love for other people. Living water, also called the Holy Spirit, is what makes us want to help others and to serve and know God. The best part is, Jesus gives us this water for free!
Questions: What do you like to drink when you are thirsty? Do you drink a lot of water? How much water do you drink each day?
Put the towel on the table. Put the cups on the towel and let the child practice pouring the water from the pitcher into the cup.
Prayer: Dear Lord, we are thirsty and want your living water. We want to be filled with the Holy Spirit and to know you more every day. Thank you for providing such a wonderful, free gift. Amen!