Lesson 2 May 2020
His Spirit gives us comfort
After Jesus had risen from the dead he told his followers to wait in Jerusalem until he sent his Holy
Spirit to help them. ( Acts 1 v 4 – 5 )
They were sad and afraid. Hiding indoors.
Jesus seemed distant despite the miracles they had seen and they were worried about what would
happen in the future.
Sounds a bit like our own circumstance?
But Jesus had promised that he would not leave them as orphans alone in the world. So on the day
of Pentecost he sent his Spirit to fall upon them in tongues of fire and to live inside them to help
them know his presence and to grow in godly Character. ( Acts 2 v 1 – 4 )
This made all the difference.
People who were afraid and uncertain suddenly found renewed faith and confidence and were able,
though few in numbers, to proclaim boldly the truth about Jesus and to build the early church that
despite persecution is now the basis of faith for millions across the world.
We may not have such dramatic lives or impact but the Holy Spirit is still available to us right now to
strengthen and comfort us in times of difficulty and to help us produce the good fruits of love, joy,
peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control in our lives together.
( Galatians 5 v 22 )
Let us Pray
Thank you Jesus for your grace,
Thank you Father for your love,
Holy Spirit bring that comfort of grace and love into our hearts.
Still our fears, make us bold for you.
Increase our faith and help us to grow more in the small acts of kindness and forgiveness that reflect
your love to others.
Finally some pictures from a few of our lovely children that do indeed reflect the joy of knowing
God. An Easter window from Alexander and a joyful Easter sunrise from Beth and Kathleen.
All the best xx