Sunday, May 31, 2015

31 Mei 2015

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

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

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

Nehemiah: The Gospel in the Gates – Old Gate (Neh 3c)

Source By : TNCC Children Church

1. HOOK:

  • Illustration: Metamorphosis of a Butterfly
    (use pictures/props to illustrate; for younger kids, can use Dr Seuss’ “My, O My, A Butterfly” or “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” books)
    This morning I have brought a butterfly. Just look at my butterfly! Isn’t it beautiful? I think the butterfly is one of the most beautiful things that God has ever created, but it wasn’t always so beautiful. As you probably know, the butterfly started out as a fuzzy little caterpillar. Now some people may think caterpillars are cute, some may think that they are funny, but probably no one would say that they are beautiful. A caterpillar is a worm — and worms are not beautiful! Then, one day the caterpillar spins a cocoon about himself and stays there for several weeks. When it comes out, it is no longer a caterpillar, it has been miraculously changed into a beautiful butterfly — a brand new creation!

2. STORY: The Gospel in the Gates (Nehemiah 3:6)

  • Recap
    • We’re following the adventures of Nehemiah as he and the people of Israel work together to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem
    • There were 10 gates mentioned in the rebuilding of the walls. We looked at what these gates were used for and how they remind us of Jesus and His finished work on the Cross!
    • So far, we’ve covered the:
      • Sheep gate: reminds us that Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
      • Fish Gate: reminds us that Jesus died and resurrected after 3 days (just as Jonah was in the belly of the big fish for 3 days).

    • Today, we are looking at the 3rd gate — the Old Gate (some versions use “Jeshanah”, which means “old”; easier for kids to use “Old Gate”)
      • Nehemiah 3:6  The Old City Gate was repaired by Joiada son of Paseah and Meshullam son of Besodeiah. They laid the beams, set up its doors, and installed its bolts and bars.
      • The Old gate was where the elders of the city would meet to discuss community matters and settle disputes (Joshua 20:4, Ruth 4:11, Proverbs 31:23).

3. LESSON: The Old Gate

  • What does the Old Gate remind us of?
  • Jesus fulfilled the OLD Covenant and began the NEW Covenant
    • The Old Covenant that God made with Moses and the Israelites demanded perfect obedience to God’s perfect law — obey fully and be blessed; disobey just 1 of the laws and be cursed.
    • The people of Israel could never fulfill the Old Covenant. They kept trying and failing and faced judgement/punishment of death.
    • Jesus was the only man who could obey the Old Covenant Law fully, and He did so on our behalf. He also took the judgement and punishment of our disobedience/failures when He died for us on the Cross.
    • His death began the New Covenant — all who believed in Him will not die (what we deserved) and will experience God’s abundant blessings (that Jesus deserved).
  • Our OLD sinful self has gone; we are a New Creation
    • When we believe in Jesus, we become a New Creation in Christ! We are no longer the old, dirty, sinful person we used to be … we are brand new in Jesus!
    • 2 Cor 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
  • Just like the butterfly —  God didn’t just take a caterpillar and stick some wings on him and paint the wings all different colors. When the cocoon opens and the butterfly crawls out, it is a new creation. The caterpillar is gone! It has now become a butterfly. When we invite Jesus to come into our heart, we become a new creation. God doesn’t just clean us up and slap on a little paint, he makes us into a new person. Would you rather be, a worm or a butterfly? Jesus will make you into a new creation if you will invite him into your heart. Dear Lord, we thank you for sending Jesus to die on the cross so that we, like the butterfly, can become a new creation. We ask you to change us and to make us beautiful. Amen.(source: Sermons4kids)


  • Memory Verse activity: 2 Cor 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
  • Poster:  The Old Gate

Sunday, May 24, 2015

24 Mei 2015

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

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Shianty & Ci Dewi

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Tjipto & Jeremy

Nehemiah: The Gospel in the Gates – Fish Gate (Neh 3b)

Source By : TNCC Children Church

1. HOOK:

  • Fishing Game: Divide the children into 2 teams and ask for volunteers to represent the team. To prepare the game, cut out fish-shaped paper with drawings of the following:  wall, sheep gate, fish gate, Jonah in the fish’s stomach, cross, sting, empty tomb, Cinderella. Attach each picture with a paper clip. Make a fishing rod by attaching a magnet to a string and then attach the string to a stick.  Each representative will “pick one item” and pass the rod to the next person. First team to finish wins. Collect the items. Pick up each item (see the words in bold and enlarged font below) according to the following sequence and tell the story.

 2. STORY: Nehemiah the Wall Builder (Nehemiah 3:3)

  • Recap
    • As you heard in the previous lessons, Nehemiah got the people of Israel together to rebuild the wall.
    • There were 42 groups of people working on specific areas of the wall. They were priests, leaders, craftsmen, Jews from other cities. Different groups worked on different portions of the wall.
    • There were 10 gates mentioned in the rebuilding of the walls.
    • Last week, we covered the sheep gate. Anyone remembers why was it called the sheep gate?
    • It was called the Sheep Gate because it was the entrance for sheep entering into the Temple compound from the sheep markets (where lambs were sold for sacrifice in the Temple) and the sheep pool (later known as Pool of Bethesda), where sheep  were washed for sacrificing.
    • What does the Sheep Gate remind us of?  We are saved through Jesus’s Sacrifice — Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world (John 1:29)
    • Fish Gate
      • Today we are going to talk about the Fish Gate.
      • Nehemiah 3:3  “The sons of Hassenaah built the Fish Gate; they laid its beams and hung its doors with its bolts and bars.”
      • The Fish Gate was the second gate to be restored, and it was rebuilt by the sons of Hassenaah. “Hassenaah” means the thorny, the pricky (sting).
      • It was called the Fish Gate because the fishermen of Galilee will bring their catch through this gate to be sold.


  • What does the Fish Gate remind us of?
  • Death, burial & resurrection of Jesus
    • In Matthew 12:40, Jesus had told the people that, “For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”. Jesus said this even before he was arrested and died on the cross for us.
    • (Book of Jonah) Jonah was a prophet who ran away from God because he did not want to go and tell the people of Nineveh to repent and turn to God. He hated the people of Nineveh and wanted God to punish them. But God prepared a fish to swallow Jonah and he was in the fish’s belly for 3 days and 3 nights. When Jonah prayed to God, the fish vomited him on dry land. Jonah finally went and told the people of Nineveh to turn to God, which they did and were saved from destruction. Jonah’s story is one of God’s grace — the people of Nineveh did great evil and deserved to be punished; but our ever-forgiving, ever-loving God wanted them to come to Him and be saved.
  • The importance of Jesus’ death and resurrection:
    • There is no more death for us
      • Do you know what people fear most? Death. Why? Because people want to live. They also don’t know what will happen to them when they die. When Jesus died on the cross, he saved us from the death. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish (die) but have eternal life”. (John 3:16) We no longer need to fear death because we know that we have eternal life. If we were to die today, we will go to heaven to be with Jesus forever. 
      • Like Paul, we can even say “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” (1 Cor 15:55) which is in fact saying that death cannot hurt us because Jesus has won over death as he rose from the dead and is alive forevermore. (empty tomb).
    • We have a new identity
      • How many know the story of Cinderella? What was she when the story started? She was an orphan, treated like a house maid by her step-mother and step-sisters. Her real name was Ella, but since one day she became so dirty, covered with cinders after falling asleep by the fireplace, her step sisters started calling her “Cinder- Ella”. What was Cinderella when the story ended? She became a princess and lived in the palace because she married the prince. She did not have to slave away in the ashes anymore.
      • Like Cinderella, our identity was also changed. We were sinners and were separated from God. When Jesus died on the crosshe took away our old identity as sinners and gave us a new identity as God’s beloved children. Jesus took away all our sins past, present and future. When we accept Jesus as our Saviour, we are in Christ. We are as the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” We are righteous and we will always be righteous even if we mess up and sin because we are in Jesus, who is righteous and will always be righteous.
  • Memory verse:  “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:55, ESV)


  • Poster:  The Fish Gate
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Sunday, May 17, 2015

17 Mei 2015

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

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Iwan & Shevica

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Savitri & Miguel

Nehemiah: The Gospel in the Gates – Sheep Gate (Neh 3a)

Source By : TNCC Children Church

1. STORY: The Gospel in the Gates (Neh 3:1-32)

  • Once Nehemiah announced his plan to rebuild the wall, the work began.
  • There were 42 groups of people working on specific areas of the wall. Everybody could play a part — priests, leaders, craftsmen, Jews from other cities.
  • There were 10 gates mentioned in the rebuilding of the walls. There are the:
    i. Sheep Gate
    ii. Fish Gate
    iii. Old Gate
    iv. Valley Gate
    v. Dung Gate
    vi. Fountain Gate
    vii. Water Gate
    iix. Horse Gate
    ix. East Gate
    x. Inspection Gate

  • Each gate has its own practical function. But they also have a spiritual significance — the gates give us a better understanding of who Jesus is and what He has done for us.
  • So for the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a closer look at each gate and what they remind us of Jesus’ finished work on the cross.
  • Today we will start with the Sheep Gate.

2. LESSON: Sheep Gate

  • Neh 3:1 Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests and built the Sheep Gate; they consecrated it and hung its doors.
  • The Sheep Gate was the first gate to be restored, and it was rebuilt by the High Priest and his fellow priests. Note: This was the only gate that was consecrated (set apart as holy), as it was used for bringing in sacrifices for the temple.
  • It was called the Sheep Gate because it was the entrance for sheep entering into the Temple compound from the sheep markets (where lambs were sold for sacrifice in the Temple) and the sheep pool (later known as Pool of Bethesda), where sheep were washed for sacrificing.
  • Thousands of years later, when Jesus was on earth, He always entered Jerusalem via the Sheep Gate (except for the Triumphal Entry). The Sheep Gate also led to Golgotha, the path Jesus took to the crucifixion.
  • What does the Sheep Gate remind us of?
  • Jesus’s Sacrifice — Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world (John 1:29)
    • The Sheep Gate = Salvation through Jesus’ death on the cross
    • This gate had no bolts or bars — salvation freely available to everyone who enters through it.
    • Built by the High Priest — Jesus is our High Priest
    • His death opens the way for us and restores free access to the Father
  • The Sheep Gate is mentioned at the start and end of the chapter — everything starts and ends with Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. It’s all about Jesus and His finished work on the cross!
  • Have you come in through the Sheep Gate? <issue invitation and pray with the children who want to accept Jesus as the Lord>


  • POSTER: Sheep Gate — what it reminds us of and the memory verse (John 1:29)
  • Ideas: get kids to stick/draw pictures of sheep (or stick cotton wool on the sheep), can write their names next to each sheep.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

10 Mei 2015

Kelas Balita
Coach Awan
Asst 1 : Laila
Asst 2 : Dewi K.

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Lily Bun & Santi

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Lusiana & Theresia

Mother’s Day: Jesus is Smiling at Me

Source By : TNCC Children's Church

1. HOOK:

  • Today is Mother’s Day. Who wants to thank God for their mother? (get 1-2 kids to share what they are thankful for)
  • Who do you go to … When you are sick? When you are hungry? When you need help? When you are sad? When you did something wrong? When you have good news? When you are happy? (try to lead the kids to answer their mother or father)
  • What would mummy and daddy do when you go to them? (hug, kiss, sayang etc)
  • How many of you have fierce/strict parents? Even if you have the fiercest and strictest parents, do you think they still love you with all their hearts? Do you think that if you are in trouble, they will help you?
  • How we view our parents will determine how we respond to them. If we see our mother and father as loving and kind, we will run to them no matter how we are feeling or what we have done because we know they will always have their arms open wide. But if we see our parents as always angry and mean, the minute we do something wrong, we will try to hide from them because we fear punishment.

2. LESSON: Jesus is Smiling at Me

  • In the same way, how you picture God is how you will live your Christian life.
    Angry God = fear and dread
    Smiling God = happy, confident and blessed
  • So it’s important to see the right “face”/picture of God.
  • The Good News today is that God is NOT angry with us. He knows us through and through. He knows every bad thought we’ve had, every little lie we’ve told and every wrong thing we’ve done … and yet, He loves us more than anything.
  • How is that possible for a holy God? That’s because all our sin has been put on the cross and paid for by Jesus! That’s how we can go from sinner to child of God. When God looks at us, He sees His perfect son, Jesus, and He smiles at us with so much love and joy.
  • How do we remind ourselves of how much God loves us? We can look at the sky.

  • The Bible tells us that Jesus’ face is like the shining sun (Rev 1:16)
  • Malachi 4:2 describes a “Sun of Righteousness” with “healing in his wings”
  • Every time we see the sun in the sky, it reminds us of our righteousness in Christ. We do not focus on ourselves — what we’ve done or said or didn’t do — but we focus on what Jesus has done for us. He is righteous, and on that cross, He took all our sin and exchanged it with His righteousness!
  • God smiles at us today because we are His righteousness in Christ Jesus! (2 Cor 5:21)
  • What does the moon remind us?
  • The moon comes out at night.
  • It has no light of its own. When you see the moon glowing, it’s reflecting the light of the sun.
  • The moon reminds us that even at night, even when we don’t see the sun, the sun is still shining as brightly as ever.
  • Even when we do wrong and sin, even when we don’t think or feel we’re righteous, we still have Jesus’ righteousness in us all the time.

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  • God first put the rainbow in the sky after the great flood during Noah’s time, where He promised never to flood the whole earth again (Gen 9:12-16).
  • What does that mean for us?
  • In Isaiah 54:9-10, God said that the rainbow covenant was a promise that He will not “be angry” or “rebuke” us again. His love is unfailing and His peace is with us forever.
  • When a warrior returns from war, he hangs up his bow (same shape as the rainbow). The hung-up bow tells us that the war is over!
  • It reminds us that Jesus has won the victory — that all the arrows of God’s judgment fell on Christ on the cross. God is not against us; He fights for us!

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  • If we have a good picture of God, if we know how much He loves us, then we know that even in the most challenging/difficult times, He is always there for us. We can look to Him and smile.
  • Story: Little girl in the storm

  • Do you see Jesus smiling at you?
  • Jesus’ face is not an angry, mean face. When His face shines on you, it is one of grace, favour and peace. So look up and see Jesus smiling at you today!
  • Numbers 6:24-26: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’


  • Mother’s Day Craft
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