Sunday, December 28, 2014

28 Desember 2014

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

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Sianty & Dewi

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Tjipto S.

Thank You Jesus

1. LESSON: Thank you Jesus

  • We’ve come to the end of 2014 ! There are many things that has happened in this year. And when we look back, there are many things we can thank God for. Maybe it’s the presents we got for Christmas. Or maybe it’s how He helped you in school. Or the holidays you went on. Or your parents who took care of you.
  • Why and how do we give thanks to God?
  • God is the Source of all our Blessings
    • James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights …
    • God wants us to have good things. He wants us to have fun, be happy and enjoy life through small and big blessings. All these come from Him — every good thing in our lives. They are gifts given with the Father’s love.
    • And most importantly, above all, He gave us new life in Jesus, who came to give His life on the cross for us. If He has given us the biggest and the best gift, would He withhold any good thing from us? (Romans 8:32)

  • Our response is Thanksgiving
    • When we know that everything we have comes from God, our natural response is to say “Thank you!” Not just once a year but every day!
    • We are all blessed in many ways. Counting our blessings help us to be filled with gratitude. We don’t need to complain and compare when others have something we don’t have. We have direct access to the Giver of everything. So we look to Him instead of being sad or upset that others have more than we have.
    • We can give thanks even when things are not going so well (1 Thess 5:18). Because we know God is always working everything out for good for us (Rom 8:28).
    • Our thanksgiving can also overflow to bless others around us. We are blessed to be a blessing. There are so many others who are less fortunate than us. We can share the love of God to them also!

  • Memory Verse: Psalm 107:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.


  • Get kids to think and write down something they are thankful for this year. Encourage different ones to share what they’ve written.
  • Open the Thanksgiving Box and distribute the thanksgiving notes they’ve written. Get them to stick them on coloured A4 paper as a record of what God has blessed them with this past year.
  • Younger classes may need more guidance/help, e.g.:
    • Song: To the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.”
      (Have them repeat line by line with actions, then slowly combine the lines together.)I know God loves me every day (Hug self)
      God shows me in many ways (arms extended, separated lightly, palms up)
      My family and the friends I meet (hands over heart)
      And the good food that I eat. (Touch lips)
      God’s good blessings with me stay. (arms raised, palms open)
      I know God loves me every day (hug self)
    • Rhyme:
      (Ask kids to pat their knees in rhythm. Tell them they’re going to pat a prayer to a one-two beat. Ask the kids to repeat each line after you say it. Keep the rhythm going throughout the prayer)Thank you God,
      For these gifts:
      Our beatiful earth,
      He sure loves us,
      He calls us friends.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

21 Desember 2014

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

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Iwan & Shevica

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

Sunday, December 14, 2014

14 Desember 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)

JESUS God with us

1. HOOK: Save the Ants!

  • (Show toy ant or picture of ant) Let’s say that for some strange reason, you really loved ants with all your heart. Let’s say that there was an ant colony near your house. You were careful not to step on those ants, and you would even leave food out for them. Let’s say that you loved each individual ant and wished that they could know that you loved them.One day, as the ants are venturing out in a line to forage for food, you notice that they are heading directly into a large pool of water, left behind by the thunderstorm. That would mean death for the ants! They would drown!How would you warn them? How in the world could you talk to an ant? (Let children offer their ideas.)Even if you waved your hands wildly, even if you got down on your belly and tried to look a teeny ant in the eye, you couldn’t make the ant understand.
    The only way that you’re going to get through to those ants, is to become an ant yourself. Can you imagine being an ant? Especially a very tiny one? It would be a dangerous experiment. You could get squashed.
    Maybe you would go through all that trouble to become an ant and they wouldn’t even listen to you. The ants that you love might drive you away. You might try to warn them about the pool of water and explain to them that you became an ant so that you could save them. Some might listen to you and others might not. But becoming an ant would be the only way to really communicate.
    A human becoming an ant? What a ridiculous story. But not as farfetched as a story about the Creator of Heaven and Earth becoming a helpless little baby, which is what happened 2,000 years ago, one Christmas day.

2. LESSON: Jesus God with Us (Matthew 1:22-25)

  • Matthew 1:22-2522 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will callhim Immanuel”(which means “God with us”). 24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
  • In the past few weeks, we learned a few identities of Jesus. The angel Gabriel appeared to Joseph and told him about the baby Mary was carrying. He would be:
    • King
    • Saviour
    • And as we learn today, Emmanuel — God with us!
  • All of us were like the ants. We were in danger. What were we in danger of? Death — the punishment for our sin.
  • But thankfully, we had Someone who loved us so very much and who wanted us to know how much He loved us. And this Someone wanted not only to warn us of danger but to save us from sin and death.
  • Who is this Someone? God! The Almighty Creator and Lord of everything.
  • Through the years, God sent people (prophets) to tell His people how much He loved them. But that was not enough. The prophets couldn’t save the people from sin.
  • So God had to make Himself as tiny and helpless as a baby, to be born a man, Jesus. He came so that He could talk to us, and tell us how much He loved us, and to give His life for us. He became Emmanuel — God with us!
  • Only a perfect man could take our punishment and die for our sins. And only God was perfect. He came to earth, to live a perfect, sinless life, to prove that He qualifies to be the sacrifice for our sins.
  • And after He died, He rose again and went to heaven. He sent His Spirit to come to live inside each and every one of us so that every moment, every day, wherever we are, God is with us! We are never alone anymore. He is truly Emmanuel!
  • God came to earth at Christmas and that is why we celebrate. Merry Christmas everyone! Dear Lord, thank you for sending your son, Jesus to our earth to show us how very much you love us. And thank you for being with us every moment, every day!

3. Activity Suggestions

Sunday, December 7, 2014

7 Desember 2014

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

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

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Swanky

JESUS Savior

1. HOOK: Lifesavers

  • Prepare paper plate lifesaver rings (cut a hole in the middle of the paper plate) for about half the number of children in your class.


  • Divide the kids into 2 groups — each standing on each side of the room. One side is the shore. The other is the ocean.
  • Kids standing on the shore hold the lifesavers. And they have to throw the lifesavers like a Frisbee to those in the ocean. Whoever catches the lifsaver gets to be “saved” and come on shore. (practice with the plate to make sure it can fly etc)
  • How did the lifesavers help you play the game? <save us and bring us back to shore>
  • What’s the importance of lifesavers when you’re swimming? <help you to float and not sink>
  • Do you know you have a Life Saver who’s with you every day? <Jesus>
  • Jesus is our Life Saver. Our Saviour.

2. LESSON: Jesus Saviour (Matthew 1:18-21)

  • Matthew 1:18-2118 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
  • The angel told Joseph to name the baby Jesus. The name Jesus means “God is Salvation”, that means Jesus is the Lord who saves, our Saviour.
  • What is a Savior?A savior is a deliver and preserver. For example, if you were sleeping in a burning house, and a fireman comes in and carries you to safety, he is your savior.
  • The word “save” comes from “sozo”, which also means to heal, protect and make whole. When Jesus saves us, He doesn’t just save us from our sins but He also makes us whole in every way.
  • How can Jesus be our Saviour?
    • The angel told Joseph that Jesus will save His people from their sins. How is that possible?
    • Even though Joseph was his earthly father, Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin — miracle birth. He was both man and God — a human birth through Mary, but divine nature through Holy Spirit.
    • Babies are born to have life. But Jesus was the only baby born to die. His sole aim in coming to earth is to give His life for you and for me.
    • In the Old Covenant, people would bring animals to be sacrificed at the temple for their sins. The animal had to be perfect without any blemish. Jesus was the perfect man … He lived a sinless life, and only He could save us from our sin. (If He had His own sin, He couldn’t pay for our sins; just like if someone can’t swim himself, he cannot save a drowning swimmer).
    • We all have sinned. We have all missed God’s mark of perfection.
    • <can play a simple target shooting game to illustrate, if time permits>
    • We deserve the punishment of death. But in His great love, Jesus, the perfect man, took our place in death and punishment on the cross.
    • But He didn’t stay dead. He rose from the death to show that He had final victory over death and sin. He paid the full price that we couldn’t pay!
  • Jesus saves forever!
    • Jesus’ work on the Cross was complete. He cried out, “It is Finished!”
    • Jesus’ death on the Cross paid for ALL our sins — past, present and future. What we did in the past, and what we do today and tomorrow and the years to come.
    • When we accept Jesus, His life and Spirit lives in us. We are a NEW Creation. We are born as a Child of God. And God never, ever lets us go. We are His children FOREVER.
    • This Christmas, let’s remember and celebrate the little baby Jesus that was born to save all of us from our sins and give us new life in Him forever!

3. Activity Suggestions: