Christian Churches of God
(Edition 2.0 20090915-20210321)
In this lesson we will review the major concepts associated with Pentecost and provide fun and creative concepts that reinforce the number 50.
To assist the children with learning the importance of counting 50 and the significance associated with Pentecost.
1. Children will state what day starts the count to Pentecost.
2. Children will be able to identify what Pentecost symbolizes.
3. Children will identify what the second harvest is and what it represents.
4. Children will identify when the Holy Spirit was given to mankind as a whole.
5. Children will identify how many sets of seven are contained within 50.
Open with prayer.
Lesson on Pentecost (No. CB138).
Activity associated with the lesson.
Close with prayer.
1. Read through the paper Pentecost (No. CB138) unless it is read as a sermonette with the children present.
2. Children’s questions are in bold. This is a general review of the material covered in the study paper.
Q1. Pentecost is a two-day feast. What two days of the week does Pentecost fall on?
A. The Pentecost two-day feast falls on a Sabbath and the first day of the week (Sunday),
and is to be kept outside our gates. (Lev. 23:15-16)
Q2. What does the Feast of Pentecost represent in God’s plan of salvation?
Q3. What does the word “Pentecost” mean?
A. The word Pentecost was first found in the New Testament and means the “fiftieth day”.
Q4. What is the name for Pentecost in the Old Testament?
A. Pentecost is called the Feast of Weeks.
Q5. What day do we begin the count to Pentecost?
A. The count begins in the first month on the first day of the week, Sunday, which is the
Wave Sheaf, during Unleavened Bread. We count each day until we come to the
fiftieth day, Pentecost.
Q6. How many sets of 7 are in 50?
A. We have 7x7=49. By the 49th day, we all should be in the place where Eloah has placed His name to keep the Feast of Pentecost.
Q7. We are going to look at the meaning of some of the numbers. What is the meaning of the number 7, the number 5 and the number 10?
A. The number 7 is spiritual perfection. The number 5 is divine grace. The number 10 is completeness. Therefore the 50th day is one of grace completed.
Q8. The fifty days from the Wave Sheaf Offering to Pentecost shows us the Jubilee system in man. The fifty days also represent fifty years
of the Holy Spirit developing in man. What is the age of an adult and also what is the average lifespan given to man?
A. The fifty years of the Holy Spirit developing in man is between the ages of 20, when
one becomes an adult, and 70, which is the average lifespan given to mankind.
Q9. In Leviticus 23:16-17 God has given instructions to bake the wave loaves with leaven, while all other offerings are unleavened. Why?
A. On the Day of Pentecost, the leavening in the loaves represented the Holy Spirit and
looked forward to Pentecost in 30 CE when the Holy Spirit was given to the church.
Q10. Why were there only two loaves baked?
A. The two loaves show us that Jesus Christ would come twice, once as a priest and
again in the future as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Q11. There were other sacrifices on the Day of Pentecost and those sacrifices haves spiritual significance.
Can you name what the sacrifices were and what they represent?
A. The seven lambs represent the seven spirits of God as the angels of the seven churches. The bullock, or young bull, is the bull of Ephraim, which represents Messiah. (Deut. 33:17 and Num. 23:22) The two rams represent the two Witnesses of the last days. The sin and the peace offerings represent reconciliation of the elect.
Q12. Who was the Angel of the Presence that led the Israelites, in the cloud, out of Egypt?
A. The angel or messenger was the elohim or being that became Jesus Christ. He carried the Authority of God and the name of God. (Ex. 23:20-23)
Q13. How many trips did Moses make up Mount Sinai in the first 6 days of the third month?
A. Moses made 3 trips up Mount Sinai during the first six days of the 3rd month. (Ex. 19:1) This coincides with the time when Pentecost occurs.
Q.14. What significant event took place when Moses went up Mount Sinai?
A. God began to give all of the Laws to the Israelites.
Q15. Was it God the Father or was it Jesus Christ who gave the Law to Moses?
A. It was Jesus Christ who gave the Law to Moses. He was the Angel who spoke
for God. (Acts 7:38,53)
A. The Power of God is the Holy Spirit which Christ promised to send to us. (John 16:7) That power works in our hearts and minds, giving us the desire to follow God’s way of life.
Q17. When they were all gathered together on the Day of Pentecost in 30 CE, what amazing miracle happened?
A. The Holy Spirit was given to the church in power and allowed everyone there to
hear what everyone else was saying in their own language. (Acts 2:1-4)
Q18. How many people were baptised on the Day of Pentecost in 30 CE?
A. There were 3,000 people baptised on that Pentecost. (Acts 2:41)
Q19. When we have been given the Holy Spirit, after we have repented and been baptised, what does God expect of us?
A. We must be dedicated to God and have an attitude of selflessness. Putting God and
doing the work of God first, before everything else.
Q20. What are the fruits of the Holy Spirit?
A. The fruits of the Holy Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. (Gal. 5:22-23)
Q21. Can we see or touch the Holy Spirit?
A. No, we cannot see or touch the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is invisible. It is only through the Holy Spirit that we are given the desire to please God.
Q22. What are some of the ways that children can be fruitful?
A. 1. Put God first. 2. Always be truthful. 3. Be nice to people. 4. Pray
for others. These are just some of the things that show others God’s love.
Q23. Why is the Holy Spirit important?
A. The Holy Spirit gives us hope and enables us to be a part of the family of God. Because we are all carnal people, we struggle to overcome sin without the Power of God, the Holy Spirit. (Rom 15:13)
Cut length of yarn or plastic lace 16” long. Tie any colour of bead on the end of the string. Review the concepts of 6 days to work are the white beads since both work and white start with W. Instruct the children to place a white bead on the string and begin to count 1,2, etc. till 6. The 7th bead represents the Sabbath day. The Sabbath is a blessing so we will use blue beads for the 7th day because blessing and blue both start with B. We continue this pattern for 7 perfect Sabbaths or a series of 49 beads. The 50th bead rather than being white and starting the sequence again is purple since Pentecost and purple both start with P. The review of the meaning of the colours can also be done (see Lesson: Law at our doorposts (No. CB80)). For older children ask questions as to what other things tie to 50 and help them to understand the jubilee system is the same type of concept as the count to Pentecost except with years.
Supplies: Pony Beads (42 white, 7 blue, 1 purple), yarn or plastic lace
Tiddly Winks (small plastic disc used for flicking)
Start by drawing a circle 3” in diameter. Make the area with 8 concentric circles and Pentecost in the centre of the circle; draw 7 concentric circles around the first circle. Write the number 49 on the circle closest to the Pentecost circle. Continue to write the multiples of 7 in descending value as you move further from the Pentecost circle (49,42,35,28,21,14,7) and on the furthest circle write “wave sheaf”. The game is played by starting at any point on the wave sheaf circle and seeing how close one can land to Pentecost by flicking the Tiddly Wink. The concepts of the count to 50 and seven perfect Sabbaths can all be reviewed in the process.
Supplies: Poster board, markers, TiddlyWinks, buttons, compass or items to trace for concentric circles.
Hole Punch to Pentecost
Have the child write Pentecost on a piece of construction paper. Then punch 50 holes with a hole punch. Depending on the colour choice of the paper, children can number each of the holes with a permanent marker, circle the multiples of 7, (14, 21, 28, etc.) and put a square around 50. Once the template for lacing is completed the child laces yarn or ribbon through the punched holes (a plastic sewing needle can be used if it fits through the punched holes, or yarn dipped in glue and allowed to dry, or tape on the end of the yarn functions as a modified needle). The children can do one hole each day towards the count to Pentecost until they count to 50.
Supplies: Hand held hole punch, card stock, ribbon or yarn, glue or plastic.
Reaching for Pentecost
Using bread tongs, the child moves 50 cotton balls (or large pom poms) from left side of body to the right side, making 7 piles of 7 and then the 50th. The activity can also be adapted to use different colours of cotton balls. For example 42 white cotton balls for non-Sabbath days, 7 blues for the Sabbath and 1 purple for Pentecost. The children then would have to set up each pile with 6 whites and 1 blue and purple is the last in the sequence since Pentecost is the 50th day.
Supplies: Bread tongs, 50 cotton balls. (To make the activity more challenging may use teasers and small pom poms.)