I Believe | Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit fights to help me when I can’t help myself.
John 14:15-18, 25-27 “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. “All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 14:16-17 “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth.”
Before your kids go to school ask them what they think will be the hardest part of the day. Tell them that you’ll be praying for them throughout the day and then follow up with them about it when they come home.
At bedtime one night read Romans 12:4-8 and brag to your kids about the gifts that you see in them. Point out to them that one of the ways that the Holy Spirit is helping them is by giving them and growing their gifts.
Q&A for Parents: When did you become a Christian?
Q&A for Kids: Who are people, places, or events that the Holy Spirit has used to grow your faith?
On a drive somewhere have your kids take your phone to use the GPS. Have them help you navigate by telling you when and where to turn. While you’re driving ask them to share some ways that the Holy Spirit help guide us in our daily decisions.
From the Small Catechism
I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, enlightened me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith. In the same way He calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. In this Christian church He daily and richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all believers. On the Last Day He will raise me and all the dead, and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ.
This is most certainly true.” – Meaning of the 3rd Article, Luther’s Small Catechism
[Read the Explanation of the Third Article and the corresponding questions in Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation]