Children and the Holy Spirit
White Wing Messenger|January 2021
Part Two: Explaining Holy Spirit Baptism to Chil-
JOY HENSLEY

One of the hurdles that must be overcome when teaching and explaining the baptism of the Holy Spirit to children is ensuring that the explanation is done in a manner that is true and well-understood. Many times, when we teach children about Holy Spirit baptism, we get nervous and fearful because we set expectations in our minds and heart about what this needs to look like. We think that we have to be full of fire and that children will respond by crying and pouring their hearts out to God on the altar. These expectations are simply not fair to you as the teacher or to the child. Teaching truth to children means that we simply teach them Scripture. What does God’s word say about this subject? When we are faithful to follow Scripture, we do not have to worry about the outcome.

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