Sunday, October 26, 2014

26 Oktober 2014

Kelas Balita
Coach Carrie
Asst 1 : Adeline
Asst 2 : Awan

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Sianty & Dewi

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Yungcien

Baptism — New Life in Christ                                        Source by : TNCC, Malaysia

1. LESSON: Baptism — New Life in Christ

  • In Acts 2, the Holy Spirit came down on the disciples and Peter preached the gospel. 3000 people wanted to receive Jesus that day!
  • They wanted to know what to do next. Peter told them, “Repent, and be baptised, every one of you.” (Acts 2:38)
  • Repent: to “change your mind” and believe that Jesus is the only way.
  • Baptise: an outward act to tell everyone that we believe Jesus is the only hope for salvation.
  • Significance of Baptism:
  • Water Baptism is a declaration of our faith in the finished work of Jesus; it is NOT a ritual to ensure salvation.
  • When we are baptised, we identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.
  • We die with Christ — our old self died with Him.
  • We rise again — we have new life (Jesus’ life) in us now.
  • Romans 6:3-5Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus werebaptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.
  • Colossians 2:12 And you were buried with him in baptism, in which you werealso raised with him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.
  • Baptism is an act of faith. Faith is the “active ingredient” at baptism, and without faith, baptism means nothing. This is what distinguishes baptism from bathing.
  • When we have faith in Christ and His finished work on the cross, then we can identify with Christ’s own death, burial and resurrection.
  • We need to understand and believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that He died for our sins and that He was raised from the dead.
  • In being baptized into Christ we “clothe” ourselves with Him or “put on Christ”. When God looks at us he does not see our sins, but Christ’s righteousness instead.
  • In Genesis 3:21, after Adam and Eve sinned (and died spiritually), God provided them with animal skins to clothe them and give them a covering. This required the shedding of the blood of animals. In the Old Testament a sacrifice for sin always required the shedding of blood.
  • Under the New Covenant the shedding of blood was still required, but this time it was to be by the sinless Lamb of God that Jesus Himself shed on the cross. And just as God clothed Adam and Eve, so too, He now clothes us — but now it is with Christ Jesus. Amen!

2. Suggested Activities

  • Ask kids who have been baptised to share their testimony.
  • Close in prayer

Sunday, October 19, 2014

19 Oktober 2014

Kelas Balita
Coach Dewi
Asst 1 : Jemimah
Asst 2 : Kasey

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Iwan & Shevica

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches :  Savitri (Asst. Miguel)

                The Significance of the Sabbath
                                                                                              Source by : TNCC, Malaysia

1. HOOK: Stop Rest Game

  • Play some fast music. Get the children follow you in a vigorous aerobic exercise routine. (You may want to check whether there are any children who are unwell and excuse them from this exercise). Tell them, “I want you all to follow me in doing this exercise. Don’t stop until the music stops”. Then you must sit down on the floor, where you are, close you eyes, rest and not do anything until I tell you what to do”. After you can see that most of them are getting exhausted, signal to your helper to stop the music.
  • After settling down, ask the children “How many of you are tired? (Preferably, most of them!) Were you glad that we could stop and rest?”
  • Song suggestion 1
    Song suggestion 2

2. LESSON: The Significance of the Sabbath

  • We just played a game about “rest”. Today we are going to learn about the “Sabbath”, a day of rest.
  • Under the Old Covenant or Mosaic Law, the Israelites were required to rest and not work on Sabbath day.
  • Exodus 20:8-10 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work…”
  • The Sabbath was a sign given to the Israelites to acknowledge God as both their
    • Creator – God created the world in 6 days and rested on the 7th day. God rested, not because he was tired, but he rested because he had completed his work and he wanted to enjoy his creation.
    • Redeemer – God had rescued the Israelites from being slaves to Pharoah in Egypt. (Deut 5:5).
  • There was severe punishment for the Israelites if they did not rest and refrain from work on Sabbath day, i.e. death (Exodus 31:4). The Israelites’ disregard for God and not keeping the Sabbath had in the end, resulted in their enemies, the Babylonians capturing them and taking them as prisoners to Babylon.
  • The religious teachers (Pharisees etc) of Israel made many ‘difficult to understand’ rules and regulations concerning the Sabbath. Some of them were strange and did not make sense. Eg women were not allowed to look into a mirror because they may see a white hair and end up pulling it out. Even pulling out a white hair was considered work! Spitting on the ground would disturb the soil and so was likened to ploughing and therefore, also considered work!
  • When Jesus came as a man, there were a number of times when Jesus healed sick people on Sabbath day. The hard-hearted religious people were shocked as they considered healing as “work”. But Jesus showed us how God saw the Sabbath and how he saw people. Jesus healed the sick so that they need not feel pain/discomfort and worry about their condition, but be at rest as well as enjoy peace. He would work so that people could rest.
  • The Sabbath, which was introduced to the Israelites through the law more than 1000 years before Jesus was born, was a shadow of Jesus. Just as a shadow showed the real person is nearby, the Sabbath showed Jesus would eventually be man’s rest.
  • Under the Old Covenant, the Israelites were required to rest on Sabbath day.
  • Under the New Covenant, Jesus is our Sabbath “rest”. “Rest” does not mean “not working” but means :
  • Rest from our own efforts or worksJesus said in Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest”. Who can give us rest? Jesus. Jesus has completed the work for our salvation. We need not try to gain acceptance from God by our own efforts or works. Because of Jesus, we are already accepted and we have God’s favour. We are his precious sons and daughters, and He is our loving heavenly Father.
  • Rest from worries and trust God to take care of usEven in the midst of a violent storm, Jesus was sleeping in a boat, while his disciples were panicking and freaking out. They woke him up saying, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” He got up, told the wind and the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” and it was completely calm (Mark 4:35-41). Today, we can also rest from our worries and fears, knowing that this same Jesus is always with us, will never leave us nor forsake us. We trust, because we know that He will take care of us no matter what circumstances we are in.
  • Since Jesus, our Sabbath rest is with us 24/7 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week), we can rest from our own efforts and worries all the time!
Today we have learnt that under the New Covenant, Jesus is our Sabbath rest so:
  • We can rest from our own efforts or works. Jesus has completed the work for our salvation.
  • We can rest from worries and trust in God to take care of us in whatever circumstances.


  • Ask if any of the children want to accept Jesus as their personal saviour and experience His rest. Pray together with them.
  • Song: With Christ in the Vessel

Sunday, October 12, 2014

12 Oktober 2014

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

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Lily Bun (Asst. Santi)

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

                               Covenant Meal
                                                                                      source by : TNCC, Malaysia

1. LESSON: Covenant Meal

A. Review on Cross Exchange (quick review)
  • 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)

B. Jesus introduces the New Covenant Mealimage
  • Every Sunday, we celebrate the Holy Communion. The Holy Communion is also known as the New Covenant Meal. Jesus tells us to do this as often as we can, in remembrance of Him.
  • What is the significance of the New Covenant meal?
  • <discuss> Not a snack. Not a ritual. Not a magic formula. To remember what Jesus has done on the Cross — the Cross Exchange.
  • The night Jesus was betrayed, He sat down for supper with his disciples to celebrate the Passover.
  • Jesus knew He was going to die on the cross, and on that cross, He will be cutting the New Covenant with God.
  • As they were eating at the table, Jesus did 2 things:
    • Took the BREAD and broke it, giving it to His disciples
      • He said: “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
    • Took the CUP, gave to His disciples
      • Saying: “In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

C. What the bread and cup symbolises
  • imageBREAD: Jesus’ Body was broken so mine can be healed and whole
    • The unleavened bread had no yeast, was baked, pierced and striped; Jesus broke it before giving it to the disciples
    • On the cross: Jesus’ body would be torn apart for us (broken). It would be whipped (striped) and pierced (by the soldier’s spear).
    • imageAll the bad things/punishments we deserved fell on Jesus, so that we can have all the blessings of the Cross Exchange.
    • Isaiah 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions (wrong doings), He was bruised for our iniquities (sins); the chastisement (punishments) for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
    • When we eat the bread, we remember what Jesus has done on the cross for us.
    • If we are sick, we remember that we have Jesus’ healing.
    • If we are poor, we remember that we have Jesus’ riches.
    • If we are feeling forsaken, we remember that we are accepted in Jesus.
  • imageCUP: Jesus’ Blood was shed for my complete forgiveness and righteousness
    • imageJust like the Passover Lamb’s blood was spread over the Israelites’ door posts, keeping them safe from the angel of death, Jesus’ shed blood caused God’s punishment and judgment for our sins topass over us. (Exodus 12:13)
    • Jesus paid our punishment with His blood.
    • Matthew 26:28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
    • When we drink the cup, we remember that what Jesus has done on the cross for us.
      • He took our punishment, so that we are forgiven
      • He was made sin that we are righteous
      • He was shamed that we are glorified
  • Under this New Covenant, it’s no longer about what we do or don’t do, but everything about what Jesus has done on the cross for us!
  • Every time we eat of the bread and drink of the cup, we proclaim the death of Christ! We remember the exchange on the Cross!
  • We also proclaim that we are part of God’s covenant people.


  • Have the kids sit down quietly. Pass out the bread and the cup.
  • Hold up the bread. Say, “This bread symbolizes the body of Jesus that was broken for us so that we can enjoy His wholeness and healing. If anyone of you has a sickness, imagine Jesus on the cross with the same sickness … the same headache, or pain or flu. He took it all for you. So that today, you have His divine health.”
  • Pray: Thank you Jesus that Your body was broken so mine can be healed and whole. Amen.
  • Eat the bread.
  • Hold up the cup. Say, “This cup represents the blood of Jesus that was shed on the cross for you and me. This blood paid the punishment of our sins. So today we don’t need to be punished anymore. All our sins are forgiven and we can stand righteous before God.
  • Pray: Thank you Jesus that Your blood was shed so that I can be completely forgiven and righteous before You.
  • Drink the cup.
If there’s extra time, break into small groups for sharing and prayer.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

5 Oktober 2014

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

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

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Swanky

The Cross Exchange

Source by : TNCC, Malaysia

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 Hisgood!
    • Isaiah 53:5-6But he was pierced for our transgressions,    he wascrushed 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