Bible Texts:

 John 14:15-21


Children's Bible Story sources:

"The Promise of the Holy Spirit," Spark Story Bible, p.450


Children's Story Resources

Kitten’s First Full Moon, by Kevin Henkes

Everywhere Kitten looks, she sees the promise of a full bowl of milk. She tries and tries to get it, but seems to end up tired, wet, and hungry. Finally, she finds the milk she’s been longing for -- in the last place she expects it!


How these stories are connected: A full moon gives Kitten the promise of milk; milk is the thing Kitten wants most! Jesus promises his disciples that his love for them will endure and their ability to love one another will supported when they receive the Holy Spirit.


Questions about Kitten’s First Full Moon:

     What does Kitten want?

     How does Kitten try to get it?

     What happens when she tries?

     What does Kitten find when she finally goes home?

     Did she need to try and find it? Why or why not?


Questions about the Bible story:

     What did Jesus promise to give his disciples?

     What do you think they thought about that?

     Do you think they tried to find the Holy Spirit?

     Why or why not?


Questions about our lives:

     What kinds of things does God promise us?

     Where can we find those things?

     Do we need to look?



Dear God, thank you for the promises you make to us and for the blessings you provide. Help us to trust in your promises. Amen.