The Bible story of Pentecost is retold – with a twist. The 12 apostles are celebrating the harvest festival (of Shavuot) and one of them is recording events on his mobile phone. In truth none of the apostles feel much like celebrating – it is several weeks since Jesus left them to ascend into heaven, the apostles are scared and are in hiding, and the mood is pretty sombre. Suddenly there is a whoosh of air, the building rattles and tongues of fire appear all around. The apostles realise it must the Holy Spirit – the gift promised by Jesus when he departed. The apostles join with a crowd in the street, explaining what has happened. Suddenly they feel reinvigorated and ready for all the challenges that lie ahead of them.
Suitable for teaching KS1 / KS2.
For teachers’ notes and more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/assemblies-ks1-ks2-pentecost-party-apostles/z8h8cmn
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