Sunday, March 23, 2014

30 Maret 2014

Kelas Balita
Coach Dewi
Asst 1 : Awan
Asst 2 : Felicia

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Agus Rianto

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Savitri (Miguel)

Because of Jesus, I am a SAINT of GOD (Eph 1)

1.       Lesson
Eph 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus ...

  • Introduction:
    • The apostle Paul visited a place called Ephesus and taught about Jesus. Later on, He wrote a letter to the believers there. He wanted to remind them about what Jesus has done for them, and who they are.
    • Isn’t that funny? Reminding someone about who they are. Imagine someone coming up to me and saying, “Hi. You are Anne/Joanna etc.” Who will forget who they are?
    • But many people do. When they look at themselves, they see the physical. They see the short, fat person, or the one who didn’t do well in exams, or the one with a pimple, or the one with a bad temper.
    • They don’t see the person whom God sees. They focus on what is outside and forget who they really are.
    • So today we’re going to remind ourselves of who we are in Jesus. Who God sees when He looks at us.
  • Because of Jesus, I am a SAINT
    • In His letter, Paul addresses the believers in Ephesus as SAINTS.
    • What’s a saint?
      • A saint is not a goody-goody two shoes who walks around in a long robe with a halo on the top of his head.
      • A saint is someone who is holy, set apart for God.
    • When Jesus died, He took all our sins, our “badness”, and gave us His goodness. He gave us His life.
    • So today, when God sees me, He sees Jesus’ perfection and holiness.
    • You and I are holy saints because Jesus lives in us and through us.
    • Tell your friend, “Because of Jesus, I am a saint.”
    • Because we are saint, we don’t have to do be stuck doing things that are not good. We are free to live the life that God wants us to live and experience.
    • We don’t have to work hard to be good. We don’t have to try with our own strength to be good.
    • We just need to remember: Jesus is living in me. And He makes me good!
    • So when we feel like doing naughty things, or we think of doing something that will make our mummy and daddy sad, remember that you are a saint — Jesus has made you good — so you can be good; you don’t have to do that naughty thing or make your mummy and daddy sad anymore.
    • And even when you do something bad, it doesn’t change who you are. You may make mistakes, but God still sees you as good.
    • Just remind yourself of who you are and what Jesus has done for you. You can pray, “Lord Jesus, sorry for the naughty thing I did. I thank you that you have forgiven my sins. Thank you that I am holy and that I am Your righteousness. Thank you that I am a saint because of You.
    • Memory Verse: Hebrews 10:10 “We have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”

2.  Activity Ideas
  • Craft: Nametag
    • Get kids to make nametags with the words: <Name> is a Saint of God
    •  You may cut out name tags in different shapes and colours, and put a safety pin behind card.
  • Memory verse
    • Prepare 2 sets of memory verse cards (one word per card) and put each set in an envelope each. Divide kids into 2 groups. Hand each group and envelope to sort and arrange memory verse on the floor. First group to finish correctly wins.
    • Using same sets of cards: put blue tack behind cards and place face down on floor in 2 piles. Kids line up in 2 rows. First kid from each group runs forward, picks up a card, and sticks on wall to form memory verse. First group to finish correctly wins.

23 Maret 2014

Kelas Balita
Coach Javelyn
Asst 1 : Laila
Asst 2 : Susan

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Sianty (Andy)

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Iwan & Shevica

Abraham & the Child of Laughter

Lesson: Nothing is too difficult for God (Gen 11-21)

1.       Game: Laughing Game
Play a simple laughing game; modify as you see fit.
  • Mrs Mumble
    • Everyone sits in a circle. First person turns to the one on the right and asks “Have you seen Mrs Mumble?” without showing his/her teeth or laughing.
    • The next person has to say, “No. I’ll ask my neighbor.” And then ask the following person the same question without showing teeth or laughing.
  • Ha Ha game (for younger kids only)
    • Get the kids to lie on their backs, with their heads resting on another player’s stomach. Tell the kids that the aim of the game is not to laugh at all. The first kid has to say somberly “Ha”, then the next one says “Ha ha”, the third one says “Ha ha ha” and so on. The person who does not laugh at all wins.

 2.       Story: 
  • The last time we learnt that God gave many promises to Abram.
  • One of the promises was that Abram will have many children, like the stars in the sky and the sand on the shores.
  • But as many years passed (24 years since God first called Abram), Abram and his wife, Sarai, still did not have any children.
  • Gen 17: Then one day, when Abram was 99 years old, God appeared to him and told him that yes, he will still have many children. In fact, God wanted to change his name to Abraham, which means “father of many nations”.
  • And his wife will now be called “Sarah” — she will be the mother of nations and kings!
  • Sarah was a beautiful woman, but she was also very old now. She was almost 90 years old! How many of you have grandmothers who are 90 years old?
  • But God said that Sarah will have a child.
  • The thought of that made Abraham fall down on his face and laugh!
  • Gen 18: Another day, two men visited Abraham, and he prepared a meal for them.
  • After they had eaten, they asked Abraham, “Where is your wife, Sarah?”
  • “There, in the tent,” he said.
  • One of the man said, “I will return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.”
  • Now Sarah was listening from inside the tent. She couldn’t believe what the man said, so she laughed to herself. “We’re both so old; how can we have a son?”
  • The man said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the LORD?
  • Gen 21: True enough, nothing is too hard for God. One year later, Sarah gave birth to a baby! They named him “Isaac”, which means “son of laughter.” 
  • She said, “God has brought me laughter! Everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.”

3.       Lesson: Good News for Today!
  • When all else fails, know that God is all powerful and NOTHING is too difficult for Him.
  • Romans 4:18 says, “Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, ‘So shall your offspring be.’”
  • Whatever problem you may face, trust that God will always keep His promises.
  • Isaac brought much joy to Abraham and Sarah.
  • The good news is that through Isaac, God brought another special baby in an even more miraculous way. This baby’s name was Jesus, and His birth brought lots of laughter and joy to the whole world! Praise the Lord!
  • Memory Verse: “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.” Genesis 21:6

4.       Activity ideas:
  • Craft: 
    • Something smiley face related, e.g. a happy face mask, with memory verse“God has brought me laughter.” (Genesis 21:6)
    • Other ideas: Toothy PuppetSmiling Craft

Sunday, March 16, 2014

16 Maret 2014

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

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Savitri (Miguel)

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Swanky

God promised to bless Abraham

Lesson: The Blessings of Abraham are Yours

1. Story

  • There was an old man named Terah with 3 sons; the eldest was called Abram. 
  • Abram married a beautiful woman named Sarai.
  • They went from Ur to Harran, where Terah passed away at 205 years of age.
  • Then God said to Abram: “Go from your country, your people and your father’shousehold to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, and I will blessyou; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessingI will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessedthrough you.” (Genesis 12:2-3)
  • Abram was 75 years old when he took Sarai and his nephew Lot with him to Canaan.
  • God gave Abram more promises: "To your offspring I will give this land." (Genesis 12:7)
  • At that time: 
    • Abram had no descendants, no household, no significance, no identity
    • Abram meant "exalted Father", but he had no children. His name became ajoke.
    • His wife was barren. At that time, childlessness was considered a curse.
  • But God was promising to him who was:
    • Dry & Burnt Out? A land flowing with milk and honey; a land of rest (Heb 4)
    • Feeling Insignificant? He will make him a "great nation"
    • Having to toil hard? He will bless with abundant increase
    • The butt of jokes? He will make his name famous and distinguished
    • Feeling accursed? He will be a blessing and God will bless those who bless him
  • God gave many, many more blessings and promises to Abram.
  • Because of Jesus, we also have a part in Abram's blessings!
    • Galatians 3:14 He redeemed us from the curse of the Law in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesusso that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.
    • Galatians 3:16  The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say "and to seeds," meaning many people, but "and to your seed" meaning one person who is Christ.
    • Galatians 3:29  If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, andheirs according to the promise.
  • Thank you Jesus that all God's promises are "Yes" and "Amen" because of You!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

9 Maret 2014

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

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Iwan & Shevica

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Lusiana & Lily Bun

Adam and Eve sinned: The 2 Trees

1. STORY (based on Genesis 3)
  • God created Adam & Eve in His image. 
  • They lived in the beautiful Garden of Eden
  • There were 2 important trees: 
    • Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (God says not to eat or will die)
    • Tree of Life

  • Adam & Eve choose to eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil 
    • Listened to lies of the Snake
    • Doubted God’s goodness/love/wisdom
    • Wanted to be like God
    • Sin came into the world
    • Became afraid of God
    • Driven out of Eden (eternal death)
  • Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil: represents the Law 
    • Wanting to attain right standing with God through our own efforts
    • Exposes our nakedness and shame
    •  Try to cover with fig leaves (human acts of righteousness)
  • Tree of Life: represents Grace
    • Life and righteousness given freely to us through Jesus Christ
    • Adam and Eve did not choose this tree
  • However, God didn’t send them away just like that.
  • He killed an animal – shedding of blood to atone for sin – and clothed them in the skin
  • Already a plan was set in motion, when the Lamb of God will be killed to atone for the sins of the world and reconcile them to Himself forever.
  • From the beginning, God had already planned for Jesus to come to die on the cross so that we may have life. The cross became our Tree of Life, so that all who ate from it will never die.


Sunday, March 2, 2014

2 Maret 2014

Kelas Balita
Coach Carrie
Asst 1 : Laila
Asst 2 : Junita

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Susi Tjio (Asst. Fenny)

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Swanky
God created the world

1. HOOK:

  • Tell the story of creation from Genesis 1
  • Emphasise that everything God created was "GOOD"
  • God created the world. God created you and me!
  • Of all the wonders in this world, we are God's best masterpiece because we are created in His image.

  • Craft: Creation Spinning Wheel 
    • Get kids to colour the pictures of the different days of creation.
    • Under "God's best masterpiece", draw a picture of themselves
    • Put another round circle card (with a pizza-slice cut out) over it and secure with a fastener in the middle so that both cards can move.
    • Kids would be able to turn the top card to show different days of creation.