Sunday, April 26, 2020

26 April 2020

Toddler Class
Coach Susan
Asst. Oling

Primary Class 1-3
Coach Iwan
Asst. Shevica

Primary Class 4-6
Coach Joel
Coach Shawn

A 5-week series on Gospel truths in cartoons/movies.

Week 2: Kungfu Panda: I am Chosen


VIDEO: Kungfu Panda

How many of you have watched this movie? Kung fu Panda

What’s the name of the Panda? Po

Po helps his goose father, Mr Ping, in his noodle restaurant. He has big dreams of becoming a kung fu master … but it seems like a faraway dream.

One day, there was a kung fu tournament in town to choose the Dragon Warrior — the one who will be able to defeat the enemy, Tai Lung the Leopard.

Po wanted to go see who would be chosen the Dragon Warrior. He rushed there, but he was too late —the door was closed. So he tried many ways to get in, including sitting on a chair strapped with fireworks, and crashed right in the middle of the arena where Oogway, an old tortoise, proclaims him the Dragon Warrior.

Po couldn’t believe it.

Neither could all the other kung fu masters, including Shi Fu.

They rejected him. Po was no kung fu master. He was a big, fat panda — clumsy and slow. He couldn’t do anything right except eat! How could he be the Dragon Warrior? Shi Fu was convinced it was all a mistake.

Po was very discouraged. He wanted to give up. There was no way he could be a kung fu master and defeat the enemy.

But Oogway believed in him. Po was no coincidence, no accident. He was the Dragon Warrior. And it was up to him to believe that.

And when Po believed that he was the chosen one, the big fat panda was able to defeat Tai Lung the leopard. He was not just a kung fu master, but the Dragon Warrior.


Sometimes, like Po, we think we are too big, too small, too dumb, too cool, too inadequate to achieve those dreams.

We compare ourselves with our sisters and brothers, our cousins and friends, and say we are not good enough.

But I have good news for you. You may have a big dream … but you have a BIGGER God.


The world may say you are weak, small, forgotten and loser, but God sees a treasure in you — just like Oogway sees Po as the Dragon Warrior, not as a clumsy, unskilful panda.

Do you remember when God asked the prophet Samuel to anoint a new king for Israel from one of Jesse’s sons? Samuel met seven of Jesse’s sons. They were big, tall and handsome. “Surely this one would be God’s chosen one!” he thought.

But God said no. “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7)


Finally all seven sons passed Samuel, and each time God said, no. Finally, Samuel found out that Jesse had a youngest son who was taking care of the sheep. He was a young boy, not important enough for the father to bring to meet the prophet.

Samuel asked for him. And God said, “Yes, this is the one I chose.”

David was anointed by Samuel. He went on to defeat Goliath. And he later became the next king of Israel.

When God chooses you, He will use you in great and wonderful ways so that we can bring glory to Him.

We are all God’s chosen people. And we are His princes and princesses. “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” (1 Peter 2:9)


But, but, but … I’m still little old me! I can’t do it on my own!

You can’t. But Jesus can.

On the Cross, Jesus took all our weaknesses, so that we can have His strength. He took all our faults and failings, so that we can have His victory.

When we believe in Jesus, we receive all that He has for us. His Holy Spirit lives in us and gives us all His power and authority — He is our Sifu! He was the one who put in you the skills, talents, intelligent and gifts in you to help you do what you want to do.

When we trust in Jesus’ strengths, we can rely on Him to raise us up and shine in and through us, His chosen ones.

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” (Phil 4:13)


God sees you — even if you are a nobody.

God chose you — so He can do great things through you.

Jesus is our strength — we can do all things through Him.



Get into small groups. Ask the children to share what their dreams are, and ask Jesus to help them accomplish these.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

19 April 2020

Toddler Class
Coach Carrie
Asst. Laila

Primary Class 1-3
Coach Grace
Asst. Leesia

Primary Class 4-6
Coach Daniel
Coach Nicho

A 5-week series on Gospel truths in cartoons/movies.

Week 1: Finding Nemo: Jesus Found Me



Introduce 4 actions based on underwater creatures or plants:

Wave hands in the air like seaweed
Wave hands down below like tentacles
Jump and open hands and legs wide like a star shape
Snap hands together in front like a shark’s jaw (with sound effects)

Aim of game: Teacher to call out and act out the various actions and kids to follow. Go faster and faster as the game progresses.

Variation: Tell the kids they have to do the action of what you say, but not follow the actions of what you do. E.g. you may call out SHARK, while doing the JELLYFISH action, but the kids should do the SHARK action.



Nemo is a fish with tiny right fin, which limits his swimming ability. His father, Marlin, is very protective over him.

One day, Nemo was unhappy about how overprotective his father way. He disobeys his father and sneaks away from the reef towards a boat, resulting in him being captured by scuba divers and taken to Sydney, Australia.

This story is about how Nemo’s father travels the oceans, searching for him, battling sharks and jellyfish, rode turtles and sea gulls.


What did Nemo do?

What did his father do to Nemo after all?


Everybody makes mistakes and messes up in life

Sometime in life, we will mess up and make mistakes, like Nemo

Nemo didn’t want to listen to his father. He was trying to get approval and acceptance from outside (friends). He got lost and trapped in the aquarium.

In the same way, all of us have messed up. We have sinned. We chose not to obey God. We tried to do things our own way.

Just like Nemo, we got lost. We got trapped and imprisoned by sin.

Jesus came to seek and save us

Even though Nemo disobeyed his father and got into this whole mess, the father, Marlin, still loved and cared for him. He went all the way out to look for his beloved son.

Remember Psalm 23? We learnt that Jesus is the Good Shepherd. And the Good Shepherd went to search for the one lost lamb. We were the lost lamb. And Jesus came to rescue us. (optional:

In the same way, Jesus left His heavenly glory to come to earth as a baby born in a manger. He left His place on the throne to take our place on the cross. He died as a prisoner and sinner, in between two criminals, so that we can become a child of God.

Jesus didn’t wait until we were good before He came to rescue us. The Bible tells us that “… God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) He came because He loved us, unconditionally, unreservedly.


Always remember that you are Daddy God’s beloved child through Jesus Christ.

No matter what you have done, no matter how bad you are, He will always, always love you.

And when we make mistakes, when we have disobeyed or gone our own way, remember that we don’t have to hide from Him or be afraid — our Father is always waiting for us, and we can always run back to Him.



Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost."

Sunday, April 12, 2020

12 April 2020

Toddler Class
Coach Ochie
Asst. Ruth

Primary Class 1-3
Coach Angelina
Asst. Darly

Primary Class 4-6
Coach Savitri


1. Story (based on Luke 24:1-12John 20:1-18)
  • Good morning, boys and girls! (Good morning!) 
  • Do you like mystery stories?
  • Today we are going to hear about the most exciting mystery story every told. I call it, “The Case of the Empty Tomb.” 
  • This is a story about what happened after Jesus died on the cross.  Jesus died on a Friday.  It was a very sad day.  It was sad because Jesus’ friends didn’t know what was going to happen.  They didn’t understand why Jesus had to die.
  • Late on that Friday afternoon, Jesus’ body was taken down from the cross.  It was wrapped in long strips of cloth.  And it was buried in a rich man’s tomb.  A large stone was rolled over the entrance to the tomb, and soldiers were standing outside to make sure that nothing happened to Jesus’ body.  Jesus was dead.
  • The Bible tells us (hold up your Bible) that this is what happened next:
  • Early on Sunday morning when it was still dark, Jesus’ friend, Mary Magdalene, went to the tomb and saw that the large stone that was rolled over the mouth of the empty tomb was gone! 
  • When she looked in, what did she see? An empty tomb!
  • So, she ran away. Why do you think Mary ran away?  (Let the children answer:  Was she afraid?  What could have happened?  Jesus’ body was not there.  The stone had been moved.)
  • Mary ran to two more of Jesus’ friends, Simon Peter and John.  So, Peter and John ran very fast to the tomb. (Have the children stand and run in place.)
  • John ran so fast that he beat Peter there. (Have the children stop and sit down)
  • Why do you think the friends ran (really animated)?  (Let the children answer:  Were they shocked?  Was it hard to believe what Mary had told them?)
  • The friend and Peter looked inside the tomb.  Guess what they saw?
  • An empty tomb!
  • There were strips of cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ body.  They saw the cloth that had been put on Jesus face.  John saw, and he believed.  What did he believe? Jesus was dead, but God raised him to life.
  • Do you believe that Jesus is alive?  (Pause).
  • Mary didn’t understand. She was sad.  She thought Jesus was missing.  The friends went back to their homes, but Mary stayed at the empty tomb, and she cried.  Why do you think that Mary cried?  (Let the children answer: She thought that Jesus was dead, and now his body was missing too!)
  • A man came to Mary.  He said, “Why are you crying?  Who are you looking for?”  Mary said, “If you took him away, please tell me where he is.  I’ll go and get him.” 
  • He said her name, “Mary.”  It was Jesus!  He had been dead.  But now he was alive!  Now Mary believed!  She wanted to touch him and hug him!  Jesus said, “Not yet.  I’m going to the Father.”
  • Then, Mary ran away. Why do you think Mary ran this time?  (Let the children answer.)
  • Mary had good news!  She was going to tell her friends, “I have seen Jesus! He was dead!   But now He is alive! He is risen!  And he is giving us life, so that we can live with the Father again!
  • Would you like to know Jesus and receive this life? Pray with me: Lord Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross for me so that my sins can be forgiven. Thank you that you rose again so that I can have new life in you. Thank you that you open the way to the Father for me. I accept you into my life today. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
2. Activity Suggestion:
  • Simple craft on Empty Tomb

Friday, April 10, 2020

10 April 2020


1. LESSON: The Cross Exchange

A. What is a Covenant? (quick review)
  • God is a covenant-making God:He makes promises with His people, and He keeps them!
  • A Covenant is:
    • 2 parties/people  1 (e.g. marriage)
      • What’s mine is yours; what’s yours is mine
      • Someone hurt you = someone hurting me
      • For life; till death do us part
    • Usually signed by blood or exchange of personal belongings (e.g. wedding rings)

B. The Cross Exchange
  • At the Cross, the New Covenant was cut and an important exchange took place!
    • Jesus took our sin and all the bad we deserved so that we could have all His good!
    • Isaiah 53:5-6But he was pierced for our transgressions,    he was crushed for our iniquities;
      the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
          and by his wounds we are healed.
      We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
      each of us has turned to our own way;
      and the Lord has laid on him
          the iniquity of us all.
  • What happened at the Cross?(get the older kids to refer/read out the scripture verses; for younger kids, just focus on the key words in the exchange)
    • Jesus was PUNISHED so that we might be FORGIVEN (Isa 53:6)
    • Jesus was WOUNDED so that we might be HEALED (Isa 53:5b)
    • Jesus was made SIN that we might be RIGHTEOUS (2 Cor 4:21)
    • Jesus DIED that we might be ALIVE (Isa 53:12b)
    • Jesus was CURSED that we might be BLESSED (Gal 3:13-14)
    • Jesus became POOR so that we might be RICH (2 Cor 8:9)
    • Jesus was SHAMED that we might be GLORIFIED (Isa 53:3)
    • Jesus was FORSAKEN that we might be ACCEPTED (Matt 27:46; Eph 1:5-6)
  • What is the result of the Cross Exchange?
    • An Exchanged Life!
    • Our old life is GONE. We live Jesus’ life in us!
    • Gal 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.
      The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God,
      who loved me and gave Himself for me.
    • Thank you Jesus!


  • Opposites Game
    • Print out the various pictures for each “Exchange”. Have each kid hold one “Bad”. Teacher will hold all the “Good” as Jesus. Kids will come up one by one to exchange their “Bad” with Jesus’ “Good”.
    • 1006 Cross Exchange
  • Video:Jesus took Barrabas’ Place
  • Worksheet
  • Close in prayer