Sunday, February 22, 2015

22 Februari 2015

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

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Shianty

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Tjipto

Jesus Healing the Bent-Over Woman
(Luke 13:10-17)

Categories: Children's Church


  • Get a kid volunteer or your helper to assist. Prepare a large backpack (e.g. hikers) and some heavy books etc. Would be helpful if you can brief/rehearse beforehand.
  • Hello children. Meet my friend (name of assistant).  <get asst to wave and walk freely about in the front>
  •  My friend looks very carefree and relaxed. Let me see what I can get him/her to do … Hmm … maybe I’ll get him/her to wear this backpack. <wear backpack; asst still walks around but a bit slower>
  • Let’s see … Maybe I’ll get him/her to carry some stuff up to the 3rd floor for me. l’ll add in this book. And this book. And this file. And …
    <Add in books/extra weight slowly; as you do that, get asst to bend lower and lower until cannot move>
  • Oh no … what happened? Are you alright? Can you walk? <Asst tries to move and straighten up but fails>
    Can you see the ceiling? Can you see my face? <Asst tries but fails>
    Kids … do you think my friend is able to carry all these stuff up to the 3rd floor for me? <No!> Why not? <Because he/she is all bent over>
  • “Let me tell you about a woman who was bent over like this for a very, very long time.”

2. STORY: Jesus Healing the Bent-Over Woman (Luke 13:10-17)

  • Luke 13:10-17    10 One Sabbath Jesus was teaching in a synagogue.11 A woman there had an evil spirit that had kept her sick for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not straighten up at all.12 When Jesus saw her, he called out to her, Woman, you are free from your sickness! 13 He placed his hands on her, and at once she straightened herself up and praised God.  14 The official of the synagogue was angry that Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, so he spoke up and said to the people, “There are six days in which we should work; so come during those days and be healed, but not on the Sabbath!” 15 The Lord answered him,” You hypocrites! Any one of you would untie your ox or your donkey from the stall and take it out to give it water on the Sabbath.16 Now here is this descendant of Abraham whom Satan has kept in bonds for eighteen years; should she not be released on the Sabbath?” 17 His answer made his enemies ashamed of themselves, while the people rejoiced over all the wonderful things that he did.
  • Imagine: for 18 years, this woman had an evil spirit and a horrible physical condition. 18 years is a long time — how many of you have 18-year-old brothers or sisters? Imagine being bent up for so long.
  • Jesus did a wonderful thing — He delivered the evil spirit from a woman and healed her so that she could finally stand up straight.
  • She was so happy — she stood tall and praised God! Wouldn’t you be happy if Jesus healed you?
  • But some people weren’t happy. The religious officials were unhappy. They were unhappy because Jesus broke the Sabbath laws by healing the woman. You were not supposed to work on the Sabbath. And healing was considered work, so the religious leaders considered it “illegal”. Jesus should have healed her on a Sunday, a Monday, a Tuesday, a Wednesday … any day except Saturday, the Sabbath day.
  • What is the Sabbath? The Sabbath is a day of rest. God instituted it when He gave the Israelites the 10 Commandments through Moses (the Mosaic Covenant). It was a day to cease working and rest.
  • Rest sounds good doesn’t it? Who doesn’t like to rest? But the religious leaders took something good and made it into a burden for the people. It was like they kept putting more and more weights on the people, just like I made my friend carry all those heavy books until he/she couldn’t move anymore.
  • Jesus came to give us freedom and true rest — not just from sickness and diseases, but also from the burden and weight of the law.
  • Jesus asked the religious leaders a question: If you have an ox or a donkey that’s kept in the stall, wouldn’t you let them out to drink some water on the Sabbath? Of course you would.
  • To the Israelites in that time, their livestock (ox, donkey, sheep, cattle) were important to them because that’s their livelihood, their income. So they will take care of them even on the Sabbath day.
  • Now here was a woman that has been kept captive by Satan for 18 years. Surely she is more important that the ox and donkey? Surely she can be set free even on a Sabbath.
  • Jesus showed the people that He was the true Sabbath, the true rest for the people — not all those little rules that they tried to impose on the people.
  • And to God, we are so much more important to Him than all these animals. So God wants to show His love and goodness to us, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Isn’t God so good? That’s why we praise Him!


  • OUT OF SHAPE WALK AROUND: Tell children to walk slowly and quietly (NO running or shouting) as if they are bent out of shape. And when the teacher calls out “FREEZE”, they have to freeze in their best “bent” pose.
  • CRAFT IDEA: Calendar showing all the days of the week, with the words, “Jesus loves me every day of the week!”

  • Remind kids that they are so important to God and He wants to show them His love every day.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

15 Februari 2015

Kelas Balita
Coach Jemimah
Asst 1 : Adeline
Asst 2 : Dewi K.

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Iwan & Shevica

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Savitri & Miguel

Jesus raising the Widow’s Son (Luke 7:11-17)

Categories: Children's Church


  • Bring a battery-operated toy. Take the batteries out ahead of time. Show the kids the neat toy you brought and then try to get it to work. Then bring the batteries and put them in and watch the toy work! Talk about how when we accept Christ, the Holy Spirit comes into our lives and we have a new life.

2. STORY (based on Luke 7:11-17)

  • One day, Jesus went to a town called Nain (Na’in). His disciples and a large crowd followed Him. After all, this was a man who could heal the sick and perform many miracles.
  • When Jesus came to the town’s gate, He saw a dead person being carried out with a large crowd following behind.
  • This dead person was the only son of a widow.
    • What’s a widow? A widow is a woman whose husband has died.
    • How many of you have mummies who work in the office? In those days, married women didn’t go out to work as they had to take care of the household. They depended on the men in the household to provide for them and protect them.
  • When this woman’s husband died, she would have depended on her son to take care of her. But now, her son, her only son, had died. Without a man in the household, she was penniless, alone and helpless. Of course she was also very sad.
  • When Jesus saw the widow, His heart went out to her. He had compassion on her. And He said, “Don’t cry.”
    • Jesus understood what the widow was going through.
    • Many times, when something bad happens, when we feel alone, helpless and very sad, we think nobody understands. We wonder where God is. But the truth is: He is there, He understands, and He is filled with love and compassion for us.
  • Then Jesus went and touched the coffin of the dead man.
    • According to the law then, touching a dead body was a taboo — it would make you “unclean” for 7 days.
    • But Jesus didn’t let that stop Him. Jesus touched and healed lepers even though they were unclean and contagious?
  • Then Jesus said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!” And the dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.
  • Those who saw this miracle were filled with awe and praised God. And news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding country.

3. LESSON: Good News for today! Jesus has authority over DEATH

  • Today we see that Jesus has authority over death. When He commands life to come, life comes. When He commands death to leave, death leaves. Hallelujah!
  • Not only did Jesus have power over death, but He also defeated death by rising from the dead.
  • Like the WIDOW’S Son, we were all DEAD in our SIN.
    Like the WIDOW, we were all HELPLESS and HOPELESS on our own.
    But Jesus came to give us LIFE.
    When we believe in Jesus, His HOLY SPIRIT comes into us — like the battery gives life to the toy, the Holy Spirit gives us ETERNAL LIFE so that we can live forever with God.
  • Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26; Memory Verse)
  • So as children of God, we don’t need to fear death. We can speak Jesus’ life into ourselves, other people, our situations etc.
  • Let’s pray: Thank you Jesus that You conquered death so that we can have Your eternal life in us. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.


  • Memory Verse: Use an activity/game to help kids memorise John 11:25-26
  • “Young man, I say to you, arise”
    • Have the class lie down on the floor motionless. Make sure that they do not move a muscle, acting as if they are really dead. Let them lay there long enough that it starts to feel a little uncomfortable. Explain to them that when you say, “Young man, I say to you, arise,” they are to sit up and start jumping. After a little while say, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” Have the children get up and jump up and down to get all their wiggles out.
  • Worksheet ideas

Sunday, February 8, 2015

8 Februari 2015

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

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Lily Bun & Santi

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Lusiana & Theresia

Two Disciples Encounter Jesus on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35)

1. HOOK: Seeing Game

  • Stick hidden treasures — tiny pieces of paper with the name “Jesus” on it — around the room. Get a pair of binoculars (optional). Have kids take turns to use the binoculars to look for these hidden treasures and retrieve them.
    Check out other ideas here

2. STORY (based on Luke 24:13-35)

  • One of the darkest days for Jesus’ disciples was when their leader, the man they called Teacher, the one they thought was the Messiah, was crucified on the cross. Everything seemed lost and hopeless.
  • The Sunday after Jesus’ death, two of His disciples — Cleopas and his friend — were walking to a village called Emmaus, about 7 miles from Jerusalem.
  • As you can guess, they were feeling sad! They were feeling dejected. Disappointed. Defeated.
  • Their friend Jesus had died. Their hopes and dreams for a superhero savior had been dashed. And now, they have heard that Jesus’ tomb was empty!
  • As they walked and talked to each other, suddenly Jesus came by and walked together with them. But somehow, they were not able to recognize him.
  • Jesus asked them, “What are you talking about?”
  • Cleopas was surprised. “Are you new to Jerusalem? Don’t you know what’s been happening here the past few days?”
  • They went on to explain. “We were talking about Jesus. He was a powerful prophet. We had hoped he would deliver Israel from the Romans. But the chief priest and rulers handed him over to be crucified.
  • “Then today, some of our women told us that they went to the tomb early this morning and they couldn’t find his body! They saw angels instead, who told them that Jesus was alive. Then some of our friends went to the tomb and find it empty, but they did not see Jesus.”
  • Then Jesus told them, “Don’t you know what all the prophets have said? Don’t you know that the Messiah has to suffer all these things before being glorified?
  • Then beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, Jesus explained to the two disciples what all the Scriptures said about Himself.
  • As they reached the village, Jesus pretended to walk on. But they urged him, “Stay with us. It’s almost evening.”
  • So Jesus stayed with them. He had supper with them. He took bread, gave thanks, broke the bread and gave it to them.
  • Who knows when Jesus did this before? Yes, at the Passover dinner — His last supper with his disciples. (The Covenant Meal/Holy Communion/Lord’s Supper)
  • When Jesus broke the bread, suddenly the disciples remembered too! Their eyes were opened, and they could recognize Jesus!
  • Then Jesus disappeared from their sight.
  • Cleopas and his friend said to each other, “Didn’t our hearts feel warm when He was talking to us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
  • Then they got up and returned immediately to Jerusalem. They found the Eleven disciples and others who had gathered with them. “It is true!” The other disciples said. “The Lord appeared to Peter!”
  • And Cleopas and his friend also told them how Jesus met them on the road to Emmaus, and how they recognized Him when He broke bread.


  • In life and in Scripture, we need to learn how to see Jesus.
  • See Jesus walking with us
    • When we are feeling down and discouraged, when we are sad or mad, sometimes God seems very far away.
    • But the truth is that Jesus never leaves our side. We may not recognize Him always, but He’s always there with us. He’s walking with us all the way. We need to learn to see Him even in our darkest moments.
    • After an encounter with Jesus, instead of being sad and discouraged, our hearts will be warmed and we can tell the good news to everyone else!
  • See Jesus in the Bible! 
    • Many people think that Jesus only appeared in the New Testament, but that’s not true.
    • The whole Bible — from Genesis to Revelations — is a love story written by God to man.
    • It tells how God loved the world so much and planned to send a Saviour to save the world from sin.
    • Every story in the Bible, every prophecy, shows us more about Jesus and what He has done on the cross for us.
    • That’s why in tNCC, we always look at Jesus and His finished work on the cross!
    • So when we read the Bible, we can ask ourselves, “How does this story show me Jesus and His finished work?”
    • And you’ll be amazed at how beautiful a story it is of God’s love for you and me!
    • Memory Verse: Luke 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them in all the Scriptures what was said about Himself.
    • (Younger kids) Luke 24:27 The Bible tells us about Jesus.


  • Memory Verse: Use an activity/game to help kids memorise the verse
  • Song: sung to the tune of “Here we go round the mulberry bush”This is the way the two men walked (walk in place)Two men walked (2x)
    This is the way the two men walked
    Going to EmmausThis is the way the two men looked (look surprised)Two men looked (2x)
    This is the way the two men looked
    Going to EmmausThis is the way the two men ran (run in place)Two men ran (2x)
    This is the way the two men ran
    To tell the good news
  • Song: sung to the tune of “This Old Man”I can tell; you can tell (point self; point to others)With a whisper or a yell (sing softly; sing loudly)Clap your hands and sing along with me (clap hands)Jesus is alive, you see! (raise hands above head)
    I can tell; you can tell (point self; point to others)With a whisper or a yell (sing softly; sing loudly)Stomp your feet and sing aong with me (clap hands)Jesus is alive, you see! (raise hands above head)

    Monday, February 2, 2015

    1 Februari 2015

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

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

    Kelas 4 - 6
    Coaches : Kent & Swanky

    The Widow's Gift
    Lesson: Jesus gave us His all

    1. Story
    • Talk about Jesus and the Widow’s offering, based on Luke 21:1-4 (you can choose to act it out)
    • Jesus sees the heart
      • Jesus saw the gifts people were bringing into the temple. Some brought in huge bags. But others, like this woman, only had two small copper coins.
      • Even though the value of the money was insignificant, but that was all the widow had, and she gave it.
      • To Jesus, that two small coins given from the heart was worth more than the huge amounts put in by the rich people.
      • So whatever gift you want to give to God, give it cheerfully, from the heart — even though the amount may be small.
    2. Lesson
    • Jesus gave His all
      • Jesus was God’s only begotten Son. And God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son — His all — so that we can have eternal life (John 3:16).
      • When Jesus left heaven, He left everything just so He can come down to earth to die for us and give His life for us.
      • If God had given us His Son, how would He not give us everything else? (Rom 8:32)
    • We can receive all that Jesus has given to us
      • Like the widow, we are actually poor. We don’t have anything worth very much. Our lives, our good works, our offerings are like two dirty, copper coins.
      • But we can give this life to Jesus, we tell Him, “Lord, take my life. It’s not worth very much, but I give it to you.”
      • Jesus came to earth, left His riches and glory, to take on our poverty and pain. So that we can receive His riches and glory.
      • And when we give Jesus this life, we are actually exchanging it for His divine life, which is full and abundant.
    • Memory Verse: 2 Cor 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
    3. Activity Suggestion
    • Memory Verse Review:
      • Use an activity or game to help the kids remember the Memory Verse
      • Some ideas here and here
    • Worksheets
      • Crossword
    • Wordsearch
    4. Closing Prayer:
    • Thank you Jesus that You left all You had to come to die for us so that we may live your abundant life. All we have to give you is our life — like the two simple copper coins. Please take it and exchange it for your Divine Life, that Jesus can live in us and through us forever. In your name I pray, Amen!