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3rd Day of Christmas: God- The Holy Spirit

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For Mom & Dad:
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures. Through illumination He enables men to understand truth. He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He calls men to the Saviour, and effects regeneration. At the moment of regeneration He baptizes every believer into the Body of Christ. He cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, and bestows the spiritual gifts by which they serve God through His church. He seals the believer unto the day of final redemption. His presence in the Christian is the guarantee that God will bring the believer into the fullness of the stature of Christ. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.” – Baptist Faith and Message, Part II C

Read Together:  John 16:7-8; Galatians 5:22-23

Big Idea for Kids:  The Spirit is God.  The Spirit tells us when we sin against God and invites us into a relationship with God.  The Spirit helps us do the things that God wants us to do.

Learning Question:  Has the Spirit ever shown you when you did something against God?  When did you do something that God wanted you to do? Do you hear the Spirit talking to your heart?

Activity Link:
http://akidsheart.com/bible/nt/fruit/frtspcol.htm

Pray Together:  Thank the Holy Spirit for being active in our lives.  Pray that each family member will be sensitive to what the Spirit is telling us.  Pray that your child would be sensitive to the conviction and invitation of the Spirit in their lives.

State Missionary Jerrod Brown serves Alabama Baptists as a Baptist Campus Minister at the University of South Alabama. He may be contacted at jbrown@alsbom.org

Editor’s note:
December 13 through December 24 we will post a daily guide that you can use with your family to help reclaim the Christmas season.

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