Sunday, August 25, 2013

25 Agustus 2013

Kelas Balita
Coach Javeline
Asst 1 : Jemimah
Asst 2 : Adeline
Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Agus R & Dedy G

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Iwan & Shevica

God's Favour gave David Success


1. Story: (based on 1 Sam 16, 18)

  • The past 2 months, we've been learning Psalm 23. Can you remember it?
  • Who wrote Psalm 23? David
  • Who was David?
    • What was David's occupation? Shepherd
    • Yes, that's right. David was a shepherd boy. He was the youngest son in his family. While his brothers went to war as big, strong soldiers, David stayed in the fields to take care of the sheep. Quite unimportant in his family’s eyes.
    • But God had a special purpose for David. He had chosen David to be king of Israel! David had a heart after God. So God sent His prophet, Samuel, to anoint David as king.
    • There was one problem, however. Israel already had a king. Anyone knows his name? King Saul
    • That’s right. King Saul was the first King of Israel, and he would rule Israel for 42 years. 
  •   God's Favour gave David Success
    • But God was not happy with King Saul. King Saul didn’t listen to God. He wanted to do things his way, instead of God’s way. (Just like Adam and Eve wanted to be like God instead of trusting God.)
    • That’s why God chose David to be the new king. And He gave young David His favour and grace, so that he could do mighty things.
    • For example, do you remember who the big giant David killed with just a stone and a sling was? Goliath
    • Whatever mission Saul sent him on, David was so successful that Saul gave him a high rank in the army.This pleased all the troops, and Saul’s officers as well.
    • In fact, David had so many victories, that Saul was jealous of him. When they came back from battle, the women of Israel would come out singing and dancing.“Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands.” (1 Sam 18:7) Saul was afraid that David would take away his kingdom from him.
    • Saul thought to himself. "Maybe if I send David to fight all the enemies, he would be killed in battle. 
    • So Saul sent David away with a thousand men under him. And David led the troops into battle. "In everything he did he had great success, because the Lord was with him. When Saul saw how successful he was, he was afraid of him. But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he led them in their campaigns."(1 Sam 18:14-16)
    •  So Saul thought of another plan. He knew his daughter, Michal, was in love with David. So he wanted to use his daughter to trap David. He asked his servants to persuade David to marry his daughter, Michal.
    • David protested, "I'm a poor man. How can I be the king's son-in-law?"
    • The servants said, "The king doesn't need a bride price for his daughter. He only wants you to kill 100 Philistines (the king's enemies)." The king was hoping that the Philistines would overpower  David and kill him instead.
    • So David went out with his men. They killed not 100 Philistines, but 200 of them! Over and above what was required!
    • When he returned, King Saul had no choice but to let him marry Michal.
    • Saul realised that the Lord was with David, and that his daughter Michal loved David; and he became even more afraid of him.
    • Every time the Philistines went out to fight the Israelites, David would go and fight them and win many more battles than the rest of Saul's officers. And his name became well known. 
  • God’s favour gives me success 
    • God was with David and granted Him success. 
    • Because Jesus’ died for us, God’s Spirit can live in us forever. And when He’s with us, we have His favour and success too. 
    • Even though our enemies may plot against us or try to cause us to fail, when God is with us, we don’t have to fear. As the Bible says (in Psalm 2), they are merely “plotting in vain”. “In vain” means their efforts will not work! 
    • Like the sheep that follows the shepherd, we will also experience “His goodness and mercies following us all the days of our lives.” (Psalm 23:6) 
    • Jesus is our favour and our success!

2. Suggested Activities:
  • Memory Verse: Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life.” (Psalm 23:6)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

18 Agustus 2013

Kelas Balita
Coach Junita
Asst 1 : Kasey
Asst 2 : Yuni

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Iwan & Shevica

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Savitri & Kezia

Psalm 23: My Good Shepherd is with me forever

1.    REVIEW: Memory Verse (Psalm 23) 

  • The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,

    He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for His name’s sake.

    Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me;

    your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

    You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies,

    You anoint my head with oil

    my cup overflows.

    Surely your goodness and love will follow me
     all the days of my life,
    And I will dwell in the house of the LORD 

  • As we choose to follow our Good Shepherd, we get to live and enjoy the benefits of His Kingdom, ie. His protection, His supply, His care, His guidance .. not just for today or tomorrow, not temporarily but forever, for always.

2.        Activity Suggestions:
  • A. Race  
    •  Prepare a path with various objects. Each kid has to go through the path, picking up the object and saying the verse that goes with it.
    • Before the race, review the psalm with each object. Get kids to repeat verse as teacher holds up each object.
      E.g. hold up staff, "The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing."

      hold up mat. "He makes me lie down in green pastures." etc..
  1. “The Lord is my shepherd”A staff/stick
  2. ‘He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters’: A green rug to roll on, with a bowl of water at the end 
  3. ‘He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for His name’s sake.’: Walk along a 1’ x 4’ foam tile on the ground 
  4. ‘Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil’: Crawl under/through a dark blanket/cloth 
  5. ‘for you are with me ; your rod and your staff, they comfort me’:Pick up a staff or rod and hug it. 
  6. ‘You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies,’: Eat 1 piece of cracker [must finish before moving on]. 
  7. ‘You anoint my head with oil’: Dab a bit of oil (baby oil / olive oil) on forehead. 
  8. ‘my cup overflows.’: Fill a small cup till it overflows 
  9. ‘Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,’:Tie / loop a balloon on each ankle [each with the words goodness and love] using a rubberband after which the racer has to race to the finish line. 
  10. ‘And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.': At the finish line, the racer has to sit on a chair labeled “God’s house’.

  • B. Quiz / Recap 
  1. Spell ‘psalm’. 
  2. In Psalm 23, what comforts the sheep?
  3. What is the difference between the rod and staff?
  4. Who is the Good Shepherd?
  5. What does it mean, “the Lord prepares a table before you in the presence of your enemies”? There is a place for us at the Lord’s table; We can feast in peace even when there’s trouble all around because the Good Shepherd is with us and watching over us 
  6.  What does it mean, “my cup overflows”?
    God’s supply always overflows – meets all our needs. Our cup is full of God’s life, goodness and blessings.
  7. Who wrote Psalm 23?
  8. What does the shepherd do for you ?
    Takes care, protects, feeds his sheep – The Lord is our supply. When we have Jesus, we have everything.
  9. What does it mean, “You anoint my head with oil”?
    Oil: covers us so the irritations of life don’t bother [bug] us.

    The Good Shepherd anointed us … and gave us His Spirit (2 Cor 1:21-22) – gives us peace with others, we let His love flow in & through us
    Heals – oil used to clean and heal wounds .. can be physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
  10. What does “He refreshes my soul” mean?
    The Good Shepherd gives us a ‘new life’ – not just patches up / repairs / clears our mess.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

11 Agustus 2013

New Format KMM Services

Kelas Balita
Coach Susan
Asst 1 : Felicia
Asst 2 : Tasya

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Kezia (Asst. Dedy G.)

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Lusiana (Asst. Claudya)

Psalm 23: My Good Shepherd anoints my head with oil

1. Lesson (based on Psalm 23:5b) 

  • HOOK:
    • How do you welcome important guests to your house? We shake their hands, greet them, introduce ourselves. (Ask the children to demonstrate with a partner the way they would welcome their guests.)  
    • Do you know how people in different cultures greet each other? (Act it out and get kids to imitate) 
      • Japanese:  greet each other with a bow from the waist with palms on thighs and heels together. A bow ranges from a nod to a 90-degree bend at the waist. The longer and lower you bow, the more respect shown.
      • India: touch the feet of the elderly, e.g. grandparents
      • Brazil: kiss two times on each cheek
      • Cambodia: put two hands together in front of you. The higher the hands, the more respect shown. 
      • During Jesus’ time, it was customary for the Jews to show honor and respect to their guests by anointing their head with oil, kissing them and washing their feet. When Jesus came to Simon the Pharisee’s house, he did not get any of this special treatment (Luke 7:46). But a “sinful” woman came to anoint Jesus’ feet with the most expensive perfume she had and washed his feet with her tears and hair.

  • In Psalm 23, David says, “You anoint my head with oil.
    • Why would a shepherd anoint a sheep’s head with oil?
      • Bugs: Sheep hate bugs, such as flies and lice. They like to travel up the sheep’s nose and lay eggs in their nostrils. The eggs will hatch into worms that can travel up to the sheep’s brain. This will cause great distress to the sheep, and they will keep banging their heads to try to get rid of the irritation. The constant banging can cause death. The shepherd pours oil on the sheep’s head and nose so that the flies would slide out instead of flying in. 
      • Fights: Sheep usually will butt heads with one another to show dominance. Sometimes this causes injuries to the flock. To minimize harm, the shepherd will put oil and grease their heads so that if they clash, their heads will glide off each other without doing much harm. 
      • Cuts: Sometimes if the sheep do get injured, whether by fights or anything else In the great outdoors, the shepherd will add oil to the wounds to help it heal faster. 
      • A good shepherd anoints His sheep because they are important to himHe honours them individually and marks them as His own.

  •  What does this mean to me? 
    • We are anointed
      • The Good Shepherd anointed us, put His seal of ownership on us, and gave us His Spirit (2 Corinthians 1:21-22).
      • Jesus anoints us with His Holy Spirit. His Spirit is in you. His Spirit who lives in us teaches us about all things (1 John 2:20,27). 
        • The Holy Spirit is a sign, a badge, that shows the world that God honours us as His special people, set apart for Him. 
        • Because the Holy Spirit is in me, I have His:
          • Peace
          • Favour and
          • Healing in my life

    • Because of this anointing, we do not have to fear any evil. People may try to bug us, pick a fight or hurt us, but they can’t touch us because we are His special, honoured children. We can stand tall as His beloved child.
    • My Good Shepherd gives me peace 
      • Every day, we may encounter rude people, bothersome comments, pesky accidents. They cannot harm us with their words or deeds. Because of the Holy Spirit in us, they do not get into our heads and cause negative thoughts (anger, fear, bitterness etc). 
      • We have Jesus’ peace. We can tell Jesus, “Please take care of all these.” We can focus on Him and give Him our problems.
    •  My Good Shepherd gives me favour with others 
      • When we know Jesus, His life and love flows in us. His favour is upon us! So much so that even our enemies will make peace with us. 
      • Even when we meet people we cannot stand, much less love, we can let Him love them through us. Just tell Him, “Lord, I can’t stand this person. Please love him/her for me.”
      • Psalm 133:1-2 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head …
    •  My Good Shepherd heals me 
      • When Jesus was on the cross, He hung there and took all our sins and all our sicknesses. By His stripes we are healed — physically, emotionally spiritually.
      • Sometimes our friends may say things to hurt us. Our parents may scold us. Our teachers may speak to us harshly. We may fall sick. But in all these things, we can look to the cross, where Jesus took it all.
      • Our Good Shepherd, Jesus, is attentive to all our wounds. Nothing is too small or insignificant to Him. He cleans the wound, pours healing oil on it and heals it.
      • If you are ever in pain, just tell Him, “Lord Jesus, I thank you that you took away my pains and hurts and sicknesses on the cross.”
    • Our Good Shepherd anoints us with His Holy Spirit because we are important to Him.  
    • His Holy Spirit gives us peace, favour and healing. 

  • Conclusion: 
    • So far, in our journey through Psalm 23, we’ve learnt that we have a Good Shepherd who:
      • provides everything we need
      • invites us to rest in Him
      • gives us new life
      • guides us along the right paths  
      • is with us through the darkest valleys
      • protects and keeps us safe with His rod and staff
      • prepares a table for us in the midst of our enemies
      • and anoints our heads with oil.

2. Suggested Activities
  • Memory Verse with actions:  Psalm 23:1-5 (Spend time going through the earlier verses with the children)
    The L
    ORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,

    He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.

    Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; 
    your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

    You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies,

    You anoint my head with oil
  •  Pray for each child and anoint their head with anointing oil.