Our kids had a fun party to celebrate the birthday of the church yesterday and they asked some great questions about Pentecost. We thought we’d share them (and the answers) with you!
What is Pentecost?
Pentecost is an English translation of a Greek work, which means “fifty.” It is celebrated 50 days (seven weeks) after Easter. Acts 1 tells us that after Jesus that after Jesus was resurrected, he remained on Earth for 40 days.
After his suffering and death, he appeared to them. In many ways he proved that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of 40 days. During that time he spoke about God’s kingdom. (Acts 1:3)
Jesus told his disciples that he was going to heaven and that they should wait for the gift that God would send.
4 One day Jesus was eating with them. He gave them a command. “Do not leave Jerusalem,” he said. “Wait for the gift my Father promised. You have heard me talk about it. 5 John baptized with water. But in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 1:4-5)