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Sunday, January 26, 2020

26 January 2020

Toddler Class
Coach Carrie 
Asst. Adeline

Primary Class 1-3

Coach Lily Bun
(Asst. Trista)


Primary Class 4-6
Coach Daniel
Coach Nicho
Coach Lawrys









Sunday, January 19, 2020

19 January 2020

Toddler Class
Coach Carrie 
Asst. Oling

Primary Class 1-3

Coach Angelina & Samantha
(Asst. Lawrys)


Primary Class 4-6
Coach Joel
Coach Shawn


I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH & THE LIFE

HOOK


MAZE

Using masking tape/string/ chairs, set up an obstacle course for a kid volunteer. Blindfold the kid and tell the class to give (wrong) directions to help him get through the course.

When your volunteer begins to make his way through the maze, he will undoubtedly get off course or bump into chairs. When it is obvious that he will not be successful, stop the class and ask him what the problem is. He will say that he can’t understand the directions to get through.

Now, start over again, but this time you take the hands of the child and walk him through the course. He will still be blindfolded and the class will still be shouting out the wrong directions, but this time he will be successful because of your direction.


DRAWING PATTERN

Prepare a set of random patterns.

Blindfold a kid and tell the class to give directions to help him draw out a certain pattern.

When it is obvious that he will not be successful, stop the class and ask him what the problem is. He will say that he can’t understand the directions.

Now, start over again, but this time you take the hands of the child to draw the pattern. He will still be blindfolded and the class will still be shouting out all sorts of directions, but this time he will be successful because of your direction.

Truth: When we are on our own, we cannot find our way because of all the wrong directions from the world. We need someone to show us the way. Who is this someone? Jesus


LESSON

One night, Jesus and his disciples were eating together. It was the night Jesus was going to be betrayed.

Jesus was preparing His disciples about what was going to happen next. He knew it would be a troubling time, so He wanted to reassure them. He also told them that He will be going back to God, the Father, to prepare a special place for all of them and He is coming back for them.

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” (John 14:1-4)

One of His disciples, Thomas, asked, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”

That’s a good question. How would the disciples know where Jesus was going? How were they supposed to find their way to God? Do you think they had a map? Or a GPS?

No, they didn’t have all of that. But they had the one thing they needed. Jesus.



THE WAY, TRUTH AND LIFE

Jesus said, “I AM the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Just like in the game we played earlier. Man was separated from God, and man has always tried to find his way back to God. But the world shouts all sorts of wrong directions. And in our own strength, we cannot find the way.

But when Jesus is in us, He becomes our (only) WAY to the Father;

He is our TRUTH (so we don’t have to listen to the lies the world tells us); and He gives us LIFE forever with Him.



Jesus had to die on the cross to open the WAY for us to the Father.

Jesus is the ONLY way. We can’t reach God by our own good behaviour or works, or by any other religions and beliefs. Only Jesus.

Jesus’ death made us holy/righteous/clean because He is the TRUTH — the perfect man who was punished for the sins of the world.

After Jesus rose again and returned to heaven, His Holy Spirit came to live in us forever. This Holy Spirit is His LIFE living in us.


HOW CAN JESUS MAKE THESE CLAIMS?

How can Jesus claim to be the Way, the Truth and the Life? How can Jesus claim to be the ONLY way to God? Because He is GOD.

“Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.”

And when we receive Jesus into our hearts, the Holy Spirit lives in us. Jesus said, “I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.” (John 14:20) God — the Father, Son and Holy Spirit — lives in us today! He is our life!


SUMMARY

Jesus = the Way, the Truth, the Life
Jesus is ALL we need. We just need to believe and receive Him.
Jesus + Nothing = EVERYTHING!


MEMORY VERSE

John 14:6 
Jesus said, “I AM the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”



ACTIVITY SUGGESTIONS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YwRf0IUi58&feature=share







Sunday, January 12, 2020

12 January 2020

Toddler Class
Coach Ochie 
Asst. Laila

Primary Class 1-3

Coach Dewi
(Asst. Grace & Leesia)


Primary Class 4-6
Coach Swanky



I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

HOOK

LIGHT UP

Get ready a torchlight, a note, plaster (band aid), flowers, sweets/chocolates. Switch off the lights. Have a teacher/helper/child act out the following:

One person walks, trips and falls. Groans aloud.
Four concerned people come to help, first one offers money; second, plaster another flowers and fourth one, sweets/chocolates. The person refuses all of them. (For the older children, you can ask them to tell the fallen person why they gave the item). Person refuses all the items.

Finally someone comes with a torchlight and the person gratefully accepts. He/she continues his/her journey confidently.

What do you do if the lights go off in your house during the night? Yes, you would take out your torchlight, light your candles. What a person in darkness needs most is light — not money, food, etc.


LESSON

Last week, we talked about Jesus as the …? Bread of Life.

Jesus told the people, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

And in John 9:5, “While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

Why did Jesus say he was the light? What did he mean?


JESUS IS THE LIGHT

Living life without Jesus is like being in the dark.

In the dark, we are worried that when we walk, we may trip over something because we can’t see what is ahead. When we don’t know God, we worry of what will happen to us in the future (eg what will we be when we grow up, what happens to us when we die).

We cannot see that God loves us so much, has plans to give us a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11) and even prepared a home for us in heaven (John 14:2).

This is because Satan has blinded the minds of people who don’t believe in him, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God (2 Corinthians 4: 4).

But when we accept Jesus as our Saviour, our eyes are open. We can see clearly!

We’ll know that we have a God who loves us so much that he gave up Jesus to die for us on the cross and lives in our hearts. We have eternal life. We don’t have to be afraid of what will happen to us in the future because we know that God will take good care of us. Jesus shines a way for us through the darkness of our situation/problems/challenges.


JESUS IS ALWAYS WITH US SO WE ALWAYS WALK IN THE LIGHT


How many of you think that sometimes we walk in light, and there are other times we walk in the dark? That is not correct.


Walking in the light does not mean we never sin. Yes, sometimes we make mistakes and sin. But we still walk in the light because we have Jesus, who is the light. He is always with us, will never leave us or forsake us. (Hebrews 13:5) That is why Jesus said in John 8:12 that whoever follows him will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. We will always walk in the light.



WE ARE THE LIGHT

Jesus is the light.

And when we have this light in our lives, we also become the light of the world. Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:14, “You are the light of the world”.

To illustrate this point: Prepare a clear glass bottle and a candle/torch. Hold up the candle/torch and say, “This is the light”. Put the candle/torch into the bottle and show how the light shines through the glass. In the same way, we become the bottle/carrier of Jesus’ light into the dark world.

Because we have Jesus, we can love people the way Jesus loves. When people experience that love, they will see Jesus! It is like using the light from one candle to light the other candles.



SUMMARY

Jesus is the Light. 
Jesus is always with us so we always walk in the Light.
We are the Light.



MEMORY VERSE

John 8:12 “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”



Sunday, January 5, 2020

05 January 2020

Toddler Class
Coach Susan
Asst. Ruth

Primary Class 1-3
Coach Iwan
(Asst. Shevica)


Primary Class 4-6
Coach Savitri


I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE

HOOK

Show some pictures of bread — roll, toast, sandwich, loaf, baguette, pita — and demonstrate accompanying actions. [you can pick/choose the types of bread depends on age of kids;
teachers/assistants have to be well versed with the actions and mirror it for the kids to follow]

For example:
Roll                       : curl up in a ball
Toast                     : jump up and down (like a toast popping up from the toaster)
Loaf                      : get into groups of 5 or more
Baguette                : stand up stretching from tips of fingers to toes
Sandwich              : get into groups of 3
Pita                        : lie flat on the floor

After running through the actions, flash the pictures randomly or call out the bread and get kids to do the correct actions. Those who don’t get it right have to sit down. Go faster and faster until you have a winner (or 2). Make it fun and exciting.


LESSON (JOHN 6)

Jesus told people about God’s love. He did so many miracles. He healed the sick. He also fed the hungry people. Once, He fed 5,000 men with just 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish!

Everybody ate very full. They were very excited about Jesus. So the next day, they looked for Him so they could see more miracles (and probably get more bread to eat).

Jesus told them there was something more important that just thinking about food (and toys and things that we buy with money).

Yes, we need to eat to live. But we should not spend our whole life working hard for food and things that will be used up. We should work for food that lasts forever.

What kind of bread doesn’t spoil or mold or go bad? What bread will last forever?

The bread of life! Jesus said, “I AM the BREAD of LIFE”.

Jesus is the bread of God that came down from heaven to give life to the world! (John 6:33)


WHEN WE HAVE JESUS, WE HAVE TRUS LIFE

Back in Bible times, bread was the most important part of the meal. So when Jesus said He was the Bread of Life, He meant that He was the most important thing a person needs to live.


John 6:35 Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

When we are hungry for food, we can eat bread. But there’s a deeper hunger in all of us — a hunger for meaning, for peace, for love. This hunger for real LIFE — the life God gives — cannot be filled with things (hold up some items, toys, money etc.) The Bible says that only Jesus can satisfy that type of hunger. We need Jesus to receive the true, wonderful, true LIFE that God has for us.



JESUS' BODY WAS BROKEN FOR US
John 6:51 “This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

Jesus became the Bread of Life for us by the sacrifice of His body on the cross. Every time we take Communion, we remember Jesus’ finished work on the cross — His body broken for us so that we can have His life.



OUR WORK IS TO BELIEVE IN JESUS

How do we work for this bread of life? Jesus said, “The work of God is that you believe in Me.” (John 6:40)

John 6:40 “For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”

Who is Jesus? Jesus is God’s Son!
What did Jesus do for you and for me? He died for you and for me. 
How did He die? He died on a cross.
Why did He die? He died so that we could be His friends.
Is He still dead? NO! He rose from the dead 3 days later so that we can have life! Believe. That’s all! Can you believe in Jesus? Will you believe in Jesus?

God, thank you for sending your Son, Jesus. Thank you for making a way for us to have life with you forever.


SUMMARY

Jesus is the Bread of Life — when we have Jesus, we have true life! 
Jesus’ body was broken for us
Our work is to believe in Jesus



MEMORY VERSE

John 6:35 Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.



Sunday, December 29, 2019

29 December 2019

Toddler Class

Coach Susan
(Asst. Oling)


Primary Class 1-3

Coach Lily Bun
(Asst. Trista)

Primary Class 4-6
Coach Daniel
(Asst. Nicho & Lawrys)

Christmas: Simeon and Anna meet Jesus 
(Luke 2:22-40)

1. STORY: Simeon and Anna meet Jesus (Luke 2:22-40)

  • We’ve learnt of how prophet Isaiah foretold the birth of Jesus, and how shepherds and wise men came to worship Him.
  • Shepherds and Wise Men aren’t the only ones who got to meet the baby Jesus and experience the love and power of God face-to-face. There were others.
  • The Bible recounts that when Jesus was still a baby, Mary and Joseph took him to the temple in Jerusalem to be dedicated to the Lord, in accordance with Jewish custom.

2.  LESSON:

  • God Promised a Saviour
    • God’s Word teaches us about His promise to send the Savior and how His promises came true.  The Bible gives us the rest of the story of this baby.  Jesus grew up and lived a perfect life obeying God’s laws.  He died on the cross for our sins, was buried and rose again on the third day.  When a person believes by faith that Jesus died in his/her place their sins are forgiven.
    • Just as Simeon had faith that God would keep His promise that he would see the Savior before he died we have faith that what Jesus did to save us from our sins over 2000 years ago is true.  None of us were living when Jesus did this for us.  We believe it even though we didn’t see it. Once we believe by faith that Jesus is our Savior we need to live our lives day by day by faith.  We need to read and obey God’s Word so we can know how to live and trust His promises even when we don’t understand.
  • God Promised Jesus will come again
    • Did you know that if you are a follower of Christ, we are waiting for something God has promised but has not happened yet?  God has promised that one day Jesus is going to come back and take all who believe in Him back with Him to heaven.  This is an exciting promise for those who believe in Jesus because at any moment believers could hear the trumpet of God and in a twinkling of an eye go up to meet Jesus in the air and live forever with Him. (1 Thess. 4:13-18)
    • Simeon and Anna both believed that God would send the Savior and waited for Him to keep His promise.  All who believe God’s promise for Jesus’ return believe He will come back one day and are waiting for that promise to come true.  How are you and I going to wait for that promise?
    • Let’s be like Simeon and Anna and live with an attitude of worship and obeying God every day.  Let’s have an attitude of praising Him and thanking Him for all that He has done and will do for us as we believe Him by faith.  (Hebrews 11:13)

3. ACTIVITY SUGGESTIONS:

I’m gonna shout out
I’m gonna not cry
I’m gonna sing loud
I’m telling you why
Jesus Christ is coming again

He’s written my name
In His book of Life
Died for us all, the naughty and nice
Jesus Christ is coming again

He loves you when you’re sleeping
He loves you when you’re awake
He loves you when you’re bad or good
So be good for Jesus’ sake.

  • Memory Verse: Hebrews 11:1 “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” 
  • Sharing: Get kids to take turns sharing what they can thank God for this past year