Sunday, December 27, 2015

27 December 2015

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

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Shianty & Ci Dewi

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Tjipto & Jeremy

Christmas: Simeon and Anna meet Jesus 
(Luke 2:22-40)

1. STORY: Simeon and Anna meet Jesus (Luke 2:22-40)

  • We’ve learnt of how prophet Isaiah foretold the birth of Jesus, and how shepherds and wise men came to worship Him.
  • Shepherds and Wise Men aren’t the only ones who got to meet the baby Jesus and experience the love and power of God face-to-face. There were others.
  • The Bible recounts that when Jesus was still a baby, Mary and Joseph took him to the temple in Jerusalem to be dedicated to the Lord, in accordance with Jewish custom.


  • God Promised a Saviour
    • God’s Word teaches us about His promise to send the Savior and how His promises came true.  The Bible gives us the rest of the story of this baby.  Jesus grew up and lived a perfect life obeying God’s laws.  He died on the cross for our sins, was buried and rose again on the third day.  When a person believes by faith that Jesus died in his/her place their sins are forgiven.
    • Just as Simeon had faith that God would keep His promise that he would see the Savior before he died we have faith that what Jesus did to save us from our sins over 2000 years ago is true.  None of us were living when Jesus did this for us.  We believe it even though we didn’t see it. Once we believe by faith that Jesus is our Savior we need to live our lives day by day by faith.  We need to read and obey God’s Word so we can know how to live and trust His promises even when we don’t understand.
  • God Promised Jesus will come again
    • Did you know that if you are a follower of Christ, we are waiting for something God has promised but has not happened yet?  God has promised that one day Jesus is going to come back and take all who believe in Him back with Him to heaven.  This is an exciting promise for those who believe in Jesus because at any moment believers could hear the trumpet of God and in a twinkling of an eye go up to meet Jesus in the air and live forever with Him. (1 Thess. 4:13-18)
    • Simeon and Anna both believed that God would send the Savior and waited for Him to keep His promise.  All who believe God’s promise for Jesus’ return believe He will come back one day and are waiting for that promise to come true.  How are you and I going to wait for that promise?
    • Let’s be like Simeon and Anna and live with an attitude of worship and obeying God every day.  Let’s have an attitude of praising Him and thanking Him for all that He has done and will do for us as we believe Him by faith.  (Hebrews 11:13)


I’m gonna shout out
I’m gonna not cry
I’m gonna sing loud
I’m telling you why
Jesus Christ is coming again

He’s written my name
In His book of Life
Died for us all, the naughty and nice
Jesus Christ is coming again

He loves you when you’re sleeping
He loves you when you’re awake
He loves you when you’re bad or good
So be good for Jesus’ sake.

  • Memory Verse: Hebrews 11:1 “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” 
  • Sharing: Get kids to take turns sharing what they can thank God for this past year

Sunday, December 20, 2015

20 December 2015

Kelas Balita
Coach Jemimah
Asst 1 : Jesslyn
Asst 2 : Awan

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Iwan & Shevica

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Savitri & Miguel

Christmas: The wise men bring gifts for Jesus (Matthew 2:1-12)

1. STORY: The wise men bring gifts for Jesus (Matthew 2:1-12)

  • Last week we learned about how the angels told the shepherds about the birth of baby Jesus. They brought good news of great joy! And the shepherds went joyfully to welcome the baby.
  • Today, we learn about how some people came all the way from far, far away to meet the child Jesus, bringing very special gifts. 
  • Let’s read together Matthew 2:1-12 
  • Paraphrased version for younger kids:
    Far away in the East, three clever men saw the very same star. The star that God had put in the sky when Jesus was born. They knew it was a sign. A baby king had been born. “He’s here!” they shouted. At dawn, they packed up their camels and wrapped gifts for the baby. They brought their most precious treasures of all: frankincense, gold and myrhh. The three wise men rode their camels, across the endless deserts, up steep mountains, through raging rivers, over grassy plains, night and day, day and night, for hours that turned into day, that turned into weeks, that turned into months and months until at last, they reached … Jerusalem. They went to see King Herod. Surely he’d know where this baby was. But he didn’t. In fact, he didn’t like the sound of a new king — it made him angry. He didn’t want anyone to be king, except him. But Herod’s advisors told the three wise men what was written in their books – what God had said about the baby king. “Go to Bethlehem. That’s where you’ll find him.” Suddenly the star they had seen in the East started moving again, showing them the way, Sure enough, the star led them to baby Jesus. The three men knelt before the little King.


  • How many wise men came to visit Jesus? Allow kids to answer
  • Actually the Bible doesn’t say how many there were. But there were 3 gifts mentioned, so it’s commonly assumed that there were 3 wise men.
  • The gifts that the wisemen gave Jesus were not the typical baby gifts, e.g. diapers, milk powder, clothes. In fact, they were very, very strange gifts — gold, frankincense and myrrh.
  • These gifts were prophetic in nature. Even though the wisemen may not have realized it then, but the gifts spoke about Jesus’ life and death.
    • Gold: symbol of Kingship — Jesus is KING and GOD
    • Frankincense: used in temple worship — Jesus lived a HOLY and RIGHTEOUS life
    • Myrrh: used to embalm the dead — Jesus was born to DIE for us so that you and I can live! 
  • Conclusion:
    • The wisemen brought gifts for Jesus. We all love to receive gifts at Christmas, don’t we?
    • That first Christmas day, we had the biggest and greatest gift in the world! His name was Jesus.
    • Jesus came to die and give us His life. When we have Jesus, we have all that He has to offer — His peace, His love, His joy, His health, His favor, His goodness, His holiness. When we have Jesus, we have everything!
    • This Christmas season, with all the beautiful and wonderful presents we’ve received, let’s take some time to remember that it’s all about Jesus — the best present of all!


  • Song: Best present of all 
  • Related Craft with words “Jesus is the best present of all”
  • Game: Pass the parcel with various tasks/rewards and the word JESUS in the present box. You can put cards/bookmarks with the words “Peace”, “Love”, “Joy”, “Health” etc in the various layers, and summarise by saying “When you have Jesus, you have everything”.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

13 December 2015

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

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Lily Bun & Santi

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Lusiana & Theresia

Christmas: The angels bring good news of great joy (Luke 2:4-20)

1. STORY: The angels bring good news of great joy (Luke 2:4-20)

  • Last week we learned about how, 700 years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah already told the people of Israel about the coming King.
  • Today, we fast forward to the day when Jesus — God the Son — came to earth as a tiny, helpless baby.
  • This long-awaited Savior — the Forever King — has been born in the sleepy little town of Bethlehem.
  • Let’s read together Luke 2:4-20
  • Luke 2:4-20 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
  • Song: Away in the Manger
  • And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
  • When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.


  • Two thousand years ago, the angels invited the shepherds to meet this newborn king. The shepherds accepted the invitation: laying down their staffs and leaving their flocks behind. They knew that what awaited them was more important than anything they were leaving. They went to see a baby lying in a manger, born to give His life for the world.
  • Today, we are given a similar invitation to meet Jesus. This time to see a Risen Saviour, who died on the cross for our sins and who rose again, victorious over death!
  • Jesus is the reason for Christmas — He is the most important present of all! Jesus came to give us life, hope and joy. He came to give us victory over sin and death. He came to give us good news of great joy!
  • The Holy Spirit calls to us to meet Jesus. Let us go!
  • Give kids opportunity to accept Jesus into their hearts. Pray with them.

  • Memory Verse: Luke 2:11-12 Today your Savior is born in the city of David. He is Christ the Lord. 12 This will be a sign for you: You will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a manger.”
  • Activity/game or related craft with memory verse

Sunday, December 6, 2015

6 December 2015

Kelas Balita
Coach Ochie
Asst 1 : Laila
Asst 2 : Felicia

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

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Kent & Swanky

Christmas: Isaiah tells of the Coming King 
(Isaiah 9:2-7)

1. STORY: Isaiah tells of the Coming King (Isaiah 8:2-7)

Christmas is coming soon. When we talk about Christmas, some people think of gifts under the tree, some think about Santa Claus and his reindeer, some think about Christmas carols or twinkling lights or holidays.
All of those things are great, but most of us know that the real reason for Christmas is Jesus. Christmas is where we celebrate and remember the birth of Jesus. It’s a time where we can stop and think about how much God must love us if he was willing to send us his Son. That’s a pretty great thing to think about.
Today, we’re going to go back a long, long, long, long time ago to the city of Jerusalem — about 700 years before Jesus was born.
We live in city of Jerusalem. Jerusalem used to be the main city in the powerful kingdom of Israel. We’ve been learning about a famous king of Jerusalem. What’s his name? David
King David loved God. When he was king, Israel followed God’s way. But after King David, there were many, many other kings who weren’t so good. They stopped following God; so the people also stopped following God. And they got into all kinds of trouble. They were attacked by their enemies and the nation split into 2.
So … Jerusalem at that time was not a happy place to live. The people’s hearts were frozen and hard. They were sad and scared. They felt like they were alone. It seemed like God had abandoned them.
But the good news is, God never abandons His people … even when they reject Him and don’t want to listen to Him.
God sends a prophet named Isaiah to us. A prophet is a man or woman who delivers a message from God. And the message Isaiah gives us is this: God loves you. And because He loves you, He wants you to have hope. He wants you to turn your frozen heart into a heart of love. And the best news of all: God will send the world his Son, a new king who will rule forever. The Savior of the world.
That’s Jesus. Here are some of the words Isaiah spoke describing Jesus to the people who had never met him:
Read Isaiah 9:2-7.


Isaiah tells us that we have been walking in darkness (like a cold, frozen land, where there’s no sun light). It’s hard to know where to go when the way is dark. But he describes meeting Jesus as “seeing a great light.” Isaiah uses many words to describe Jesus. He calls him a Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace.
  • The people of Judah were looking for a new king. A strong and powerful King who would protect them from their enemies. God had promised David that He will give Israel a forever King. Jesus was this forever King. God let the Israelites know, through Isaiah, that Jesus would be their Prince of Peace.
  • In most kingdoms, the regular people can’t just go up to the king anytime they want. But Isaiah tells us that Jesus is our Counselor. That means we can come to him anytime we want and talk to him, share our troubles, seek his help.
  • Isaiah also tells us that Jesus is our Mighty God. Jesus is a strong king who can handle any problem we bring to him and can help us through every scary time that we face. The words Everlasting Father remind us that we are God’s children and Jesus’ love for us will never end.
  • Isaiah delivered a pretty terrific message to the people. It was a message that they really needed to hear. The people were sad and afraid. They needed hope. They needed to know that God loved them. They needed to know that Jesus was coming.
  • Sometimes we’re sad and afraid too. We might feel hopeless. We might need reminding that God loves us. When those times come, we can always turn to Jesus for comfort, strength, love, and peace. Jesus can turn our frozen hearts into hearts of love.
Dear God, Thank you for sending people into our lives that tell us about Jesus. May the message of Christmas give us hope and peace. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

3. Activity Suggestion

  • Memory Verse: Isaiah 9:2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
  • Game: Print out 2 sets of the memory verse on 2 different neon coloured paper. Cut them up  and hide around the hall. Divide kids into 2 groups. Turn off lights and give each group 1 flashlight. They have to search for their group’s coloured paper then arrange the memory verse in correct order.
  • Christmas-themed craft with memory verse. E.g. Stick the words “Counselor”, “Mighty God”, “Everlasting Father”, “Prince of Peace” on a Christmas tree picture.      

Sunday, November 29, 2015

29 November 2015

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

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Iwan & Shevica

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Savitri & Miguel

David messed up — Redeemed by Grace

1. STORY: (based on 2 Sam 11-12)

  • HOOK: Cover up
    • Materials: Pile of dust/dirt, tissue paper/paper napkin, small dustpan/brush
    • Put a pile of dust/dirt in the middle of a table.
    • Kids, look, there’s a mess here. It’s really dirty. What should we do?
    • How about we try to cover it up? I know, let’s use this napkin. If we put it over the dirt, no one will see it. <cover the dirt with the napkin>
    • There. Does that work? <no>  
    • Oh dear. What do you think we should do? I know. I’ll clean it up and throw away the dirt. <get a kid to help sweep away the dirt>
    • See … clean and as good as new now!
    • Sometimes in life, we will mess up and make mistakes. But covering the mess will not work because the mess is still there. So the only way to get rid of the mess is to clean it up nicely.
  • Today, we’re going to learn about someone who messed up big time.
  • Last week, we learnt that David became king and he celebrated by bringing the Ark of the Covenant into Jerusalem. David was a good king. A man after God’s heart. He loved God and loved to worship Him. God gave him much success and favour in whatever he did.  
  • But even a great man like David made mistakes. And boy, did David mess up big time!
  • One spring day, when kings normally go to war, King David sent his army out with General Joab to conquer the city of Rabbah. David decided that he wanted to stay in Jerusalem instead.  
  • One evening, David got up from his nap and walked around the flat roof of his palace and saw a very beautiful woman bathing. David found out that her name was Bathsheba. She was married, to Uriah, a soldier in David’s army.
  • Now, marriage is very precious in God’s eyes; it is a covenant between one man and one woman.
  • But David wanted Bathsheba for himself. So he sent his servants to bring Bathsheba to him and slept with her — something only a husband can do with his wife. That was a wrong thing David did. He took what belonged to someone else. He messed up!
  • And for a while, David thought no one would know about what he did. But then Bathsheba got pregnant! David knew people would find out that he did something with Bathsheba that he wasn’t supposed to. He was busted!
  • Cover-up Plan A
    • Instead of admitting his wrong, David decided to try to cover up his mistake. He sent for Uriah, Bathsheba’s husband, to come back from the battlefield, hoping he would go home to his wife. But Uriah didn’t. He slept at the entrance of the king’s palace instead.
  • Cover-up Plan B
    • David’s cover-up plan didn’t work. So time for Plan B. David wrote a letter to his general, Joab. “Put Uriah on the front battle line, then pull back from him so that Uriah will be wounded and die.” Joab did as David instructed. And in the battle, Uriah died.
    • After David found out the news, he brought Bathsheba back to his palace and married her. They had a baby boy. Phew! David thought his Cover-up Plan B worked as he intended. Now no one will ever know!
  • Busted!
    • But God knew. And God was angry. Not only did David sleep with another man’s wife, he also killed an innocent man./span>
    • God sent the prophet Nathan to tell David a story: 
      • Once there lived a rich and poor man. The rich man has lots of cattle and sheep; but the poor man has only one lamb.  The lamb is the pet of the poor man and his children. The poor man let the lamb eat from his plate, drink from his cup, and sleep on his lap. The lamb became like one of his children. One day, the rich man had a guest that came visiting him. The rich man doesn’t want to slaughter his own cattle and lamb to serve meal for the guest. Instead, he went and stole the lamb from the poor man. He slaughtered it and serves it as a meal instead to the guest.
    • David grew angry and said to the prophet, Nathan, “Who is this rich man? I swear I would have him killed now!”
    • Nathan replied, “The rich man in the story is you. God has given you everything, all the money and power and wives. Yet you murdered Uriah so that you could take his wife, Bathsheba for yourself.”
  • David cries out to God
    • David realised he couldn’t hide anymore. “I have sinned against the Lord.”
    • Nathan replied, “The Lord has taken away your sin. You are not going to die.”
    • But the consequences of David’s actions resulted in his son with Bathsheba becoming very sick and died.
    • After his son died, David (who had been praying and fasting) got up, combed his hair, got dressed and worshipped the Lord. Then David comforted Bathsheba, and they had another son, Solomon.
    • The prophet Nathan came to tell David that God loves Solomon very much and to call him “Jedidiah” (God’s beloved).


  • Every one messes up
    • King David was a great man. But even he made mistakes. David realised that not only did he take another man’s wife and life, he sinned against God.
    • You and I make mistakes too. We mess up. We sin against God.
    • Mistakes have consequences. The Bible tells us, “For the wages of sin is death.” (Rom 6:23)
    • In David’s time, under the Old Covenant, there was no remedy or sacrifice for David’s sins — adultery and murder. The offender, David, should die.
  • God’s grace is bigger than our sin
    • But David turned to God. He looked forward to a time when God would not only take away his sin, but wash him and make him “whiter than snow.”(Psalm 51:7). David did not deserve it, but God forgave him. Because of God’s grace, David lived and was blessed with another child, Solomon.
    • “The Case of the Missing Story”: God’s forgiveness is so complete that when the life of David is retold in the book of 1 Chronicles, there is no mention of the story of David and Bathsheba (1 Chronicles 20:1). God’s redemption is complete —there is no trace of the failure left over when the blood of Jesus is applied.
    • The time that David looked forward to was when Jesus died on the cross, for you, for me, and for King David.
    • Jesus is “the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29) Jesus’ blood can wash us clean. Hebrews 10:17 tells us, under the New Covenant, “Their sins and iniquities will I remember no more”.
  • Let’s trust in Jesus
    • On the cross, Jesus took all the punishment for the wrongs we did. He paid for the sins we committed. Three days later, He rose from the dead, and we now can have His life in us.
    • If we believe in Jesus and trust Him, He will clean out all the messes and mistakes and forgive us. By receiving His grace, we can experience freedom, forgiveness and life.
    • Children, how many of you have trusted and believed in Jesus? Do you know that Jesus has cleaned you of all your sins? He has made you brand new, so that you can enjoy the life and love that He has for you.
    • How many of have not believed in Jesus before? Would you like to trust in Jesus? If you do, please pray together with me:Lord Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross and taking all the punishment for my wrong. You paid for all King David’s sins. You paid for my sins. I believe in You, and I want to trust in You and accept Your gift of grace and eternal life. I believe that you make me clean and I have your life and Spirit in me always. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


  • Memory Verse: Hebrews 10:17“Their sins and iniquities will I remember no more”.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

22 November 2015

Kelas Balita
Coach Dewi
Asst 1 : Tessa
Asst 2 : Ruth

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Shianty

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Tjipto & Jeremy

God promises David a Forever Kingdom


  • HOOK: God keeps His promises 
    • Write out some Scriptures of God’s promises (see appendix) and hide them around the room. (Can fold them into origami or in envelopes or behind cards, e.g. flower shapes etc. Or can be played as “pass the parcel” with a promise and a gift at each layer.)
    • Kids have to go hunt for the “treasure”. Then get them to come together and read out each of the promises one by one.
    • Conclusion: God has given us many promises, and He keeps all of them. Today we’re going to learn about a BIG promise God made to King David. It’s a promise that you and I can enjoy too!

  • STORY: (2 Samuel 7:1-15)
    • God gave David rest from his enemies. One day when he was sitting in his grand palace, he said to Nathan, the prophet: “I live in a grand house of cedar. But the Ark of God remains in a tent. Perhaps God would have me build Him a house.”
    • Although David wanted to build a temple for God, God said to Nathan, “I will make David a house; and his house, his kingdom, and his throne shall be established forever. I took David from tending the sheep to be the ruler over my people, over Israel; and was with him wherever he went, cut off his enemies, and made his name great.”
    • God also said, “When David’s days are over, I will set up his seed, or children, after him and I will establish his son’s kingdom and throne, and David’s son shall build a house for my name. 
    • What did God mean when He said to David, “I will set up your throne and your kingdom forever”? How long is forever? 
    • Now here is something very interesting so listen carefully and you will understand.
      • God said if David’s family would obey Him, their kingdom would continue.
      • He also said if they disobeyed, He would punish them.
    • Before David died, he told his son, Solomon, about the promise God gave him:“If you and your descendants watch how they live and walk faithfully before me with all their heart soul, you will never fail to have a successor on the throne of Israel.”(1 Kings 2:4) 
    • Some kings were good kings. But many were not. One by one would keep disobeying God by worshipping idols. Over and over again.
    • And each time God would punish them for their sin.
    • Eventually, the nation of Israel was divided into two — the northern and the southern kingdom. Enemy nations marched in and conquered them. The Assyrians drove out the northern kingdom and scattered the people all over. The Babylonians invaded the southern kingdom, and all of the people were captured and taken away out of the land, including their king. 
    • The amazing thing is how God protected David’s line through it all. For example, there was one time when the entire family was almost wiped out, but Joash was hidden by his aunt (2 Kings 11).
    • However, when the Israelites returned from Babylon, they no longer had a king on the throne. 
  • So what about God’s forever promise? Did God fail to keep his word?
  • Well, here is something wonderfully exciting!
  • About 400 years later, God sent an angel to bring a message to a young woman named Mary: “You shall give birth to a son. You shall call his name Jesus. He shall be great and shall be called “the Son of the Highest.” Now listen to these words!“And the Lord God shall give Jesus the throne of his father David. … He shall be king over the house of Israel forever.” (Luke 1:26-33) 
  • You see, Mary, the mother of the Lord Jesus, was from the family of David. David was one of her great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great … grandfather. So that made Jesus the great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great … grandson of King David.
  • Think for a moment, was the Lord Jesus ever crowned king by Pilate in Jerusalem? No. The only crown he wore was a crown of thorns. The Lord Jesus Christ, God’s only Son was nailed to a cross where He died. His body was placed in a garden tomb. So what about God’s “forever promise”?
  • Did the Lord Jesus remain in the grave? No! Up from the grave He arose, and He is living today in Heaven as the King of kings. By His death on the cross, He has conquered death and sin. And His rule will never end. (Luke 1:33, Phil. 2:11)
  • This is God’s forever promise to David come true. Truly He who promised is faithful. God keeps His promises always!


  • Memory Verse: 2 Sam 7:15-16“But my love will never be taken away from him. Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me; your throne will be established forever.’” 
  • for younger classes:  Your house and your kingdom will continue before me for all time, and your throne will be secure forever.” (NLT)
  • Close in prayer

APPENDIX: Examples of God’s Promises

  • God Promised to be with us always
    Joshua 1:9  Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.
  • God Promised to Protect Us
    2 Thessalonians 3:3  But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you and keep you from evil.
  • Jesus Promised Us Rest
    Matthew 11:29  
    Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls.
  • Jesus Promised He will come again for us
    John 14:2-3
      There are many rooms in my Father’s home, and I am going to prepare a place for you. When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.
  • God Promised No More Condemnation
    Rom 8:1
      So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.
  • God Promised to Help Us
    Isaiah 41:10  Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. I will strengthen you. I will help you.
  • Jesus Promised Us Peace
    John 14:27  
    I am leaving you with a gift — peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn’t like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
  • God Promised Us Healing
    Isaiah 53:5  
    By His stripes we are healed.
  • God Promised to Provide Us all we need
    2 Cor 9:8
      And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.
  • God Promised us Life
    John 3:16  For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

15 November 2015

Kelas Balita
Coach Jemimah
Asst 1 : Jesslyn
Asst 2 : Awan

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Iwan & Shevica

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Savitri & Miguel

David & Mephibosheth (2 Sam 9)

1. STORY: David & Mephibosheth (2 Sam 9)

  • We’ve been learning about a person called David
  • Who was David’s best friend? Jonathan, King Saul’s son
  • What did David and Jonathan do? They made a covenant/promise with each other — My life is yours; your life is mine
  • What happened to Jonathan? Killed in battle with his father, King Saul
  • Even after David became king, he remembered his covenant with Jonathan:
    “Is there still anyone who is left of the house of Saul, that I may show himkindness for Jonathan’s sake?” (2 Sam 9:1)
  • Ziba, one of the servants who used to work in Saul’s household, replied: “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is lame in both feet.”
  • When Jonathan and Saul died, the nurse carried Jonathan’s 5yo son up and ran away to hide (because she was afraid that the new king will kill all of the former king’s family). However, as she was running, the boy fell down and became disabled. His name was Mephibosheth (2 Sam 4:4)
  • Mephibhosheth
    • Son of Jonathan
    • Name means “a thing of shame”
    • Crippled in both feet; orphaned; scorned and living in fear; a “dead dog”
    • So King David summoned for Mephibhosheth to be brought to him.
      • How do you think Mephibhosheth felt? Scared for his life
      • Fell on his face. “Here is your servant.”
      • But King David surprised him completely. He said to him:
        •  Do not fear
        •  for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your father’s sake (covenant promise)
        • and will restore to you all the land of Saul your grandfather;
        •  and you shall eat bread at my table continually.” (2 Sam 9:7)
        • Wow! In one day, Mephibhosheth went from a nobody, “a thing of shame”, to someone who will dine in the King’s palace daily. It was unbelievable! In fact, he couldn’t believe it himself. He asked, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?”
          • But David went on to assign Ziba and his household to work Mephibhosheth’s fields and provide for him all the days of his life. Talk about favour! Talk about grace!


  • Why did David do all that for the grandson of his enemy?
    Because of the covenant he made with Jonathan — “for Jonathan your father’s sake”
    David did not make the covenant with Mephibhosheth, but because Mephibhosheth was Jonathan’s son, he was able to enjoy all the benefits of the covenant between David and Jonathan. 
  • Because of his covenant with Jonathan, David gave Mephibhosheth:
    • New Life — no more a “dead dog”
    • Restoration — of all the land his grandfather owned
    • Provision — Ziba and family to work the land for him
    • A Place at the King’s table (mentioned 3x in the chapter!)
    • Sonship — as “one of the King’s sons”
  • On the cross, God cut a Covenant with Jesus. If we are in Jesus, we are God’s children, and we get to enjoy all the benefits of this New Covenant!
    • New Life (Eph 2:4-5)
    • Restoration —Jesus came to restore us to the Father and all the Adam lost in the garden of Eden
    • Provision (Phil 4:19)
    • A Place at the King’s table (John 6:53) — can participate in the Communion
    • Sonship (John 1:12, Gal 3:26)


  • Memory Verse: Galatians 3:26  For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.