Sunday, March 29, 2015

29 Maret 2015

Kelas Balita
Coach Awan
Asst 1 : Junita
Asst 2 : Ci Dewi

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Agus Rianto

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

Parable of the Lost Sons (Luke 15:11-32)


  • Last week, we heard a story of a lost coin, and the week before, we heard the story of the lost sheep. Today we are going to hear another story Jesus told of “The lost sons.”
  • Tell story based on Luke 15:11-32. You can act out the story with props: A stack of play money eg monopoly  notes (or you can make your own play money!), a bowl, a robe (or coat), ring, shoes (can use the shoes of the child who is acting as the younger son), balloons, and banner to read, “Welcome home, son.” The teacher or someone who can read well can narrate while the children act out the play.
  • Or use a video: Two Sons and a Father
 There was a man who had two sons. One day, the younger son said to his father, ‘Give me now the part of your property that will be mine.’ So the father divided his wealth between his two sons. (Father gives the play money in equal proportion to both sons). A few days later the younger son took all that he had and left home. He traveled far away to another country, and there he wasted his money on wild living. After he spent everything he had, there was a terrible famine throughout the country. He was hungry and needed money. So he went and got a job with one of the people who lived there. The man sent him into the fields to feed pigs. To the Jews, pigs were unclean (haram) and it was a terrible job to have to look after pigs because they were smelly. The younger son was so hungry that he wanted to eat the food the pigs were eating. (The son reaches his hand out the bowl, but pulls it back). But no one gave him anything.
  • The son realized that he had been very foolish. He thought, ‘All my father’s hired workers have plenty of food. But here I am, almost dead because I have nothing to eat.  I will leave and go to my father. I will say to him: Father, I have sinned against God and have done wrong to you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Take me as one of your hired workers.’ So he left and went to his father.
  • While the son was still a long way off, his father saw him coming and had compassion on him. So he ran to him and hugged and kissed him.  The son said, ‘Father, I have sinned against God and have done wrong to you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
  • But the father said to his servants, ‘Hurry! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Also, put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. And bring the fattened calf and kill it so that we can celebrate with plenty to eat. My son was dead, but now he is alive again! He was lost, but now he is found!’ So they began to have a party.
  • But the older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. He answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours who has wasted your property comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’
  • The father said, ‘My son, you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’


  • What can we learn from the story of the lost sons?        
  • God loves us despite our weaknesses and failures
    • The father loved his sons despite of what they did.
    • Younger son: Even though his son disrespected him and squandered his inheritance, the father still longed for him to come home. He waited and watched every day. In those days, there were no photos, e-mail, or Facebook. He didn’t know where his son was, whether he was still alive, but he waited day after day, month after month, year after year. Finally when his son came home, he ran to meet him. He probably looked quite silly running and exposing his legs. He was a rich man and had many servants. But he didn’t care about looking silly. All he could think about was that his son, whom he loved dearly, had come home.
    • Even though we were sinners, God saw our need to be saved and he sent Jesus to save us.  Jesus went through terrible beatings, was made fun of and suffered a very painful death on the cross. He gave up everything for us, even his life.
    • God longs and waits for all His children to come home to him. He waits for each one to receive Jesus as his or her personal Saviour. When we do that, He is overjoyed, like the father. That is how important we are to him.
    • Older son: The older son didn’t want to join the party. He sulked and pouted outside the house. That was a show of disrespect also. But the father still showed love to him — he went out and pleaded with his son.
  • God gives us more than what we deserve
    • The younger son decided to go home and ask his father to let him be a servant after he didn’t have enough food to eat. He remembered how rich his father was, but he didn’t realized how much his father loved him and was willing to forgive him despite of what he did.
    • His father gave him more than he asked. Instead of being a servant, he was received as a son. His father even threw a party for him. To his father, he was always a son, never a servant.
    • We deserved to be punished for our sins, but instead God gave Jesus to be punished for us. Jesus came so that we can have life to the full. (John 10:10)
    • Romans 8:32 says, “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?”
  • Know our position
    • The older son was unhappy that his father treated his brother so well. After all, his brother had wasted all his money. All his (older brother) life, he tried to please his father by working hard for him, not realizing that his father loved him unconditionally and all his father’s possessions belonged to him. He thought himself as his father’s servant, when he was actually his son.
    • Even though the older son was with the father all this while, he was still “lost” because he didn’t know his position.
    • To God, we are not his servants. We are his children, very much loved by him. He doesn’t look at how much we serve him, how clever or gifted we are. He accepts us because of Jesus has done on the cross, that he has taken away our sins.
    • Ephesians 2:8 says “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
    • Prayer: Ask if any children want to receive Jesus as their Saviour and pray with them.


  • Music video: When God Ran
  • Memory Verse activity: Romans 8:32 “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?”

Sunday, March 22, 2015

22 Maret 2015

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

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Shianty & Ci Dewi

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Tjipto

The Parable of the Lost Coin (Luke 15:8-10)


  • Find the Lost Coin
    • Hide coins/circles/chocolate coins around the room. Get the kids to look for them.
  • Video: Lost Coin


  • Tell story based on Luke 15:8-10.
    (For older kids, get them to read the Bible passage out loud.)


  • Jesus loves the lost:
    • Remember that Jesus was friends with the “sinners” — the tax collectors and prostitutes and those who knew that they couldn’t help themselves?
    • Each of these people was like the lost silver coin in the story. They were valuable. Important. Not forgotten.
    • Jesus wanted the religious leaders to understand how he felt about those who were lost.
  • Jesus is the Light:
    • Light the lamp = Jesus, Light of the world
    • John 1:4-5 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
  • Jesus searched for the lost:
    • Just like the woman lit a lamp, took a broom to sweep the house carefully and searched for the coin until she found it, Jesus came to “hunt us down” in love to rescue us.
    • He did not rest, and He did not give up, searching in the deepest, darkest corners (even when we try to hide in our sins).
    • He sought out the sinners. And He paid the ultimate price to redeem them — His own life.
  • Jesus rejoices over us:
    • Just like the woman rejoiced and celebrated with her friends and neighbours, whenever a sinner returns to God, there is great rejoicing in heaven. (Luke 15:7)
  • This is the whole plan of salvation; this is why Christ came. God seeks sinners and rejoices when they are found. He is not content for any sinner to be away from Him.
  • Memory Verse: 2 Peter 3:9 God is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.Or Luke 19:10 (younger kids): Jesus came to seek and to save the lost.”


  • Memory Verse: Do a game/activity to help kids memorize the verse
    • E.g. Hunt for Letters:
      Write out the memory verse with several missing letters. Hide the missing letters around the classroom. Get the kids to hunt for the missing letters and stick them on the correct blanks, then read the verse out together.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

15 Maret 2015

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

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Iwan & Shevica

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Savitri & Miguel

The Parable of the Lost Sheep (Luke 15:1-7)


 1. HOOK

  • Find the Lost Sheep
    • Hide pictures of sheep around the room and get the kids to look for them.
  • Guess the Lost Sheep
    • Get kids to sit in circle and introduce themselves. 1 person is the shepherd. Has to come out and close eyes/turn away from group. Kids choose 1 sheep to get “lost” — kid gets up quietly and hide/goes out of room. The shepherd then has to guess who is missing from the group (aka the “lost sheep”)
    • Alternative: Feed clues to the shepherd about who the missing sheep is (e.g. colour of shirt, gender, hair style etc), and the shepherd has to go and “retrieve” the sheep.
  • Finding the One 
    • In this game your whole class is involved in putting a puzzle together when they find that there is one piece of the puzzle missing. After your class has realized that a piece is missing, their new objective is to find the piece that is missing before any other team finds their piece. The team to find their piece first is the winning team. (You can use any normal jigsaw puzzle or cut up a picture of a shepherd and his sheep).


  • Tell story based on Luke 15:1-7.
  • Jesus is the Good Shepherd
    • When Jesus was on earth, many people liked to be His friends. However, many of them were not “respectable” people in the community. They were the outcasts — the tax collectors and the sinners.
    • The Pharisees and scribes saw Jesus eating with these “sinners” — these unholy people — and they criticised Him. “This Man receives sinners and eats with them.”
    • Pharisees didn’t like that Jesus was getting so popular. And they thought that He couldn’t be a holy man because He hung out with the “bad” crowd. After all, they were the holy ones — they kept all the laws and did all the right things.
      • Under the Law: the clean is “contaminated” by the unclean
      • Under Grace: the unclean is made clean by the Righteous
        (e.g. Jesus touched the leper and healed him)
      • Jesus loved to spend time with the “sinners” because they knew that they needed to be saved. They didn’t pretend to be holy like the Pharisees. And they knew that Jesus loved them despite all that they have done.
      • When they repented, they were saying that they don’t want to try to save themselves anymore, but that they want to trust Jesus to save us. Unlike the Pharisees who think they were too good already that they didn’t need a Saviour.
      • They were like the lost sheep. And Jesus loved to spend time with them. He was like the man who would go and search high and low and climb up and down just so that He can rescue them. And each time He finds one, there is great rejoicing in heaven.
  • We were the Lost Sheep whom Jesus came to rescue
    • The Bible uses the picture of “sheep” to describe all of us — sheep cannot survive on their own without the care and protection of their shepherd.
    • Do you know that we were all like that lost sheep too? We went our way. We got trapped. We couldn’t save ourselves.
    • “All we like sheep have gone astray.” (Isaiah 53:6)
      What does “astray” mean?
    • But our wonderful Shepherd, Jesus, didn’t just let us be. He didn’t say that He would just take care of the good sheep, the ones who didn’t wander, who didn’t get lost or who didn’t get trapped.He left all He had just so that He could come look for us. He died a horrible death on the cross just so that He could save us from sin and give us new life.
    • For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” (Luke 19:10)
    • Jesus rescued us, cleaned our wounds and laid us on His shoulders and brought us home with great rejoicing. He’s sooooo happy when we decide to trust in Him and receive His love.
      “In the same way, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine respectable people who do not need to repent.” (Luke 15:7)
    • And even if there were only one of us who were lost, He still would have come to die for us. That’s how great His love is for you and me!


  • Memory Verse: Do a game/activity to help kids memorize Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
  • Craft: with memory verse
  • Rhyme:Lost sheep, lost sheep,
    (Hold right hand above eyes as if you are shielding your eyes from the sun)Where did you go?
    (Hold out hands with palms up and begin to shrug shoulders)Jesus will find you,
    (Touch right pointer finger to left palm and then left pointer finger to right palm)I’m sure you know.
    (Point to your head)

Sunday, March 8, 2015

8 Maret 2015

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

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Lily Bun & Santi

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Lusiana & Theresia

The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)


  • Tell story based on Luke 10:25-37.  (For older kids, get them to read the Bible passage out loud).


  • In Jesus’ parable: it was not the religious and “good” people who stopped to help the Jewish man. It was the enemy — a despised Samaritan. The Jews hated the Samaritans.
  • The Samaritan could have walked on, and nobody would fault him for that. But he had compassion for the man. He cleaned and bandaged his wounds. Put him on his donkey and paid for his care at the inn.
  • Who would do that for an enemy? Somebody who hated you? Who wouldn’t walk on the same side of the road as you?
  • Do you know: we were once God’s enemy?
  • We were like this man — attacked by robbers (the devil is the thief); stripped, beaten, left half dead in our sin, helpless and hopeless.
    • Col 1:21 “This includes you who were once far away from God. You were His enemies, separated from Him by your evil thoughts and actions.”
    • But even though we were God’s enemy, Jesus still came to die for us.
      • He had compassion for us.
      • He cleaned us with His blood.
      • He bandaged us up.
      • He lifted us and took care of us.
      • He paid the price of our sins for us.
      • And because of that, we can now be God’s friend, we now have His life in us.
        • Romans 5:10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!
  • The teacher of the law had asked Jesus 2 questions:
  1. “What should I do to inherit eternal life?”We don’t have to do anything to earn an inheritance; it’s what Jesus has done for us when He came down to die for us. We just have to believe and accept this gift of eternal life, and we are born again as sons and daughters of God! Hallelujah!
  2. “Who is my neighbour?” Who showed love to the man?
    The one who showed love to him.
  • Jesus ends His parable by saying, “Go and do likewise.”
    On our own, we cannot. But Jesus’ love fills us up so much that we can show His love to those around us — especially people we don’t like, our “enemies”.
    John 15:12: “Love each other as I have loved you.” We can love because Christ first loved us!
  • Memory VerseRomans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Monday, March 2, 2015

1 Maret 2015

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

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

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Kent & Swanky

Jesus Heals the 10 Lepers (Luke 17:11-18)


  • Video: Option #1Option #2
  • Card trick
  • Sign Language: “Thank you, Jesus”
    Hi children! You are all well-mannered children. I want to ask you something — when you need something or want your Daddy/Mummy to help you do something, what do you say? <Please> Very Good! And after someone gives you something or helps you, what do you say? <Thank You> That’s right. Do you know who always gives us so much blessings/good things every day? <Jesus> Yes, that’s why we must learn how to appreciate the many good things He blesses us with, and to say “Thank You”.
  • Do you know that there are some people who cannot speak or hear? But they can also say “thank you” to Jesus. How do they do that? With their hands! It’s called sign language.To say thank you, start with your right hand in front of your face, vertical, with your fingertips touching your chin. Then move your hand down and out in front of you, keeping your palm flat.  To say Jesus, begin with your hands open in front of you, palms up. Keep one hand still and use the middle finger of the other hand to touch your open palm.  Repeat with the other hand.  Ask the class to say some things that they are thankful for, then lead them to use their new sign language skills to say thank you to Jesus.

2. STORY: Jesus Heals the 10 lepers (Luke 17:11-18)

  • 11 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance 13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”  14 When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.  15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.  17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18 Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”
  • We’ve learnt about leprosy before. What is leprosy?
    A dreaded and contagious skin disease that causes disfigurement. Lepers had to leave their family and homes and live outside the city. They can’t go near other people. They have to call out, “Unclean, unclean” every time they come into the city.
  • That’s why when the 10 lepers saw Jesus, they stood at a distance from him.
  • They called “Jesus, Master, have pity on us.” They must have known that Jesus was not an ordinary person. That He cared for people, and He had the power to do something about their situation.
  • Interestingly, Jesus didn’t stretch out His hand or pronounce healing on them. He just told them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” The only way for a leper to be able to go back to their homes and families is if they go to a priest and the priest certifies that they are healed and clean.
  • Even though their skin was probably still white with leprosy, the 10 lepers went off to see the priest. Normally this would be considered quite silly — Imagine going to the priest when you are still sick! But the Bible calls this FAITH — trusting in Jesus’ words even if you haven’t seen the results yet.
  • And as they went, miraculously they were healed! Their skin was not white and rotting anymore! They were whole! Happily they rushed to see the priest. They must have been so eager to be declared “clean”. That means they can now go home and see their wife, their children, their home.
  • But one guy didn’t rush off. He saw that he was healed. He was overjoyed. He ran back to Jesus, praising God with a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him.
  • This leper knew that he didn’t deserve anything. He was a Samaritan, who was hated by the Jewish people. He was probably not “qualified” to be healed. But because of His love and grace, Jesus (a Jew) healed him without any question. That’s the love of God — unconditional and for everyone.
  • Jesus asked, “Weren’t there 10 who were healed? Where are the other 9? Why is it only this one man came back to give praise to God?” Then He told the man, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”
  • Let’s understand how deep and wide and amazing the love of God is for us. When we realize that, then our hearts will be filled with thanksgiving and joy for all that He has done for us!


  • Key lesson from this miracle: Jesus heals — He doesn’t care who you are; He just wants to show you God’s power and love.
  • Know the HEART of Jesus!
    • Then we can call out to Him in our time of need and know that He will help us.
  • Act in FAITH!
    • Trust Jesus’ words and promises even when circumstances and facts show otherwise.
  • Respond in THANKSGIVING!
    • We have every blessing in Christ Jesus. Let’s rejoice and be glad in it and thank Him for it every day!


  • Around the room:
    • God has given us so many gifts to be thankful for.  We can be thankful for Jesus, who died on the cross for our sins.  We can also be thankful for good health, food to eat, our church, etc!  Let’s remember to thank God today, like the one man did in our Bible lesson.
      What are you thankful for today?
    • Have students sit in a circle. Have the first student say one thing they are thankful for (try not to have similar things as others). Have the next person repeat the first and add a second. Continue around the room. Last person has to be able to name all the things everyone is thankful for.
    • If group is big, divide in 2.
  • Testimony TimeGet kids to come up to give their testimonies of thanksgiving. If group is big, divide them into 2 groups to share.
  • Song: “I can be thankful” (to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”)I can be thankful; yes I can
    For my family; for my friends.
    God has given so much with His Son
    Thank you Jesus for all You’ve done.

  • Song: “Ten Little Lepers” (to the tune of “Ten Little Indian boys”)One little, two little, three little lepers
    Four little, five little, six little lepers
    Seven little, Eight little, Nine little lepers
    Ten little leper men
    The lepers said, “Jesus come heal us”
    The lepers said, “Jesus come heal us”
    The lepers said, “Jesus come heal us”
    And that is what He didJust one man came back to thank him
    Just one man came back to thank him
    Just one man came back to thank him
    Thank you Jesus for healing me

  • Craft: Paper Leper Man HealedPrepare cut-out gingerbread man-shapes. Have kids draw a sad face and white spots on one side, and a happy face on the other, with the words “Thank you Jesus!”