Sunday, October 25, 2015

25 Oktober 2015

Kelas Balita
Coach Carrie
Asst 1 : Jesslyn
Asst 2 : Tessa

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Shianty & Ci Dewi

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Tjipto & Jeremy

David & Saul

1. LESSON: David & Saul (1 Sam 18)

  • Who was the shepherd boy who was anointed king of Israel? David
  • Who was the king at that time? Saul
  • What does “anointed” mean? Set apart for a special role. Empowered — Holy Spirit comes on that person to give him the power to do the work God prepared for him.
  • With God’s anointing, David became very successful and popular. However, not everyone was happy with David. In fact, King Saul hated David.
  • King Saul:
    • Rejected: King Saul had been anointed by Samuel. But he disobeyed God, so God rejected him, and His spirit/anointing left Saul
      Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with David but had departed from Saul. (vs 12).
      (Under the Old Covenant, God’s Spirit would move from person to person; under New Covenant, God’s Spirit stays in us forever!)
    • Jealous and insecure: After David killed Goliath, David became a hero and had many more successes on the battlefield. The women of Israel would welcome him with dancing and singing: “Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands.” This made Saul very jealous! (vs 7)
      When Saul saw how successful he was, he was afraid of him. (vs 15)
    • Tormented: After God’s Holy Spirit left Saul, Saul would be tormented by an evil spirit — only David’s playing of the lyre (harp) would make him feel better. But even then, the evil spirit made Saul throw a spear at David (not once … but twice!) and try to kill him.
    • Murderous: Besides throwing the spear, Saul also tried to think of other ways to get rid of David — he offered his daughter, Michal’s, to David as his wife in return for killing 100 Philistines — Saul’s plan was to have David fall by the hands of the Philistines. (vs 25)

  • Can you imagine what is it like to be David? Having the most powerful man in the land, the King of Israel, trying to destroy you at every turn?
  • But David was the anointed one — God was with him. God was bigger than the giant (Goliath). And God was bigger than Saul.
  • David:
    • Successful: Whatever mission Saul sent him on, David was so successful that Saul gave him a high rank in the army. (vs 5)
      In everything he did he had great success, because the Lord was with him(vs 14)
    • Protected: Twice, Saul threw a spear at David. Twice, David escaped unharmed. Even when Saul sent David to kill 100 Philistines in order to marry his daughter, David managed to kill 200 Philistines in the time frame!
    • Loved: David was loved by:
      • the people of Israel and Judah (vs 16) because he was their hero
      • Jonathan, son of Saul
      • Michal, daughter of Saul
  • Despite all Saul’s evil intentions, he could not harm David. 
    When Saul realized that the Lord was with David and that his daughter Michal loved David, Saul became still more afraid of him, and he remained his enemy the rest of his days. (vs 28-29)
  • David was God’s anointed. He was loved, protected and successful in all he did. 
    David met with more success than the rest of Saul’s officers, and his name became well known. (vs 30).
  • Because of Jesus, we are also God’s anointed ones. So we don’t have to live like Saul — jealous, insecure, tormented etc. We can live like David — knowing that God loves us, He protects us and will grant us success in what we do. 
  • Memory Verse: 1 Sam 18:14  In everything David did he had great success, because the Lord was with him


  • Worksheet

Sunday, October 18, 2015

18 Oktober 2015

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

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Iwan & Shevica

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Savitri & Miguel

David & Goliath

1. STORY: David & Goliath (1 Sam 17)

  • Tell the story of David & Goliath based on 1 Sam 17
    • Can use DVD or get kids to act it out etc. Make it fun and engage the kids in it
  • The Israelites focused on the Giant
    • Goliath was a tall, strong man. He was the champion of the Philistines — Israel’s enemy. Day and night, he’d shout threats at the Israelite army. “This day I defy the armies of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other.”
    • Every time Goliath roared, the Israelites wereterrified. They forgot that they had a bigger Champion on their side — God.
  • David focused on God
    • David focused on the size of His God, not Goliath. He knew that God had already given Him the victory.
    • When David heard Goliath’s threats, he said, “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?”
    • Goliath said he was defying the “armies of Israel”, but David knew he was really trying to defy the “armies of the living God”.
    • David told Saul, “Don’t lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him”. David remembered all that God had done for him in the past — when he was faced with the lion and the bear. And he knew that God will go with him to face Goliath.
  • God gives us the victory!
    • David didn’t just go into the field with his slingshot and five stones. He went with the Lord, and it was the Lord who gave him the victory.
    • 1 Sam 17:47 “All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the  Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.”
    • David defeated and killed Goliath. The Philistines turned and ran. The Israelites chased them and plundered their camp .


  • In this story, we are reminded of what Jesus has done for us. Like David, Jesus:
    • Was a Shepherd-King
    • Was our Champion Representative
      (David represented the entire nation of Israel; Jesus represented the whole mankind)
    • Destroyed the enemy
      (David destroyed Goliath using Goliath’s own sword; Jesus destroyed Satan using Satan’s own weapon — death)
    • Has won the victory for us! We are more than conquerors!
      (Just like the Israelites plundered the Philistines because of what David did, we can receive all God’s blessings because of what Jesus did on the cross.)
  • Jesus is bigger than our Giants! 
    • What giants are you facing?
      Fear of darkness, sickness, bullies etc.
    • Don’t focus on our giants (problems). Remember, Jesus is bigger than all of the giants in our lives.
    • When we are afraid or faced with a difficult challenge, always look back to the Cross — where Jesus won the greatest victory of all!
    • Illustration idea: Paste some mah-jong paper (or the big brown sheets we have) on the wall and draw a large giant silhouette on it. Write down the “giants” the kids mention (or think of a few yourself). Prepare a large red cross and later stick it over the giant to say that Jesus is bigger than our giants.
  • Memory Verse: 1 Sam 17:47 “All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the  Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands


  • Craft with memory verse
  • Game: Throw the Stone at the Giant

Sunday, October 11, 2015

11 Oktober 2015

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

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Lily Bun

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Lusiana & Theresia

David Anointed

1. STORY: David Anointed (1 Sam 16:1-13)

  • We’re going to begin a new series looking at the life of someone very special.
  • His name is David. What do you know about David?
    • He was a shepherd boy
    • He became a king of Israel
  • How did a shepherd boy become a king? Let’s follow his story from the beginning.

  • Story-telling ideas (for younger kids):
    a. K is for Davidb. print the brothers onto a large piece of paper and fold the paper accordion style so that 1 brother on 1 pleat, then unfold the accordion pleat by pleat as you tell the story
    c. have a clothes line and have the kids peg each brother on the line as you tell the story) 
  • Background (for older kids)
    • When God brought the Israelites out from Egypt and the nation was formed, God was their only king.
    • God spoke to the people through prophets, and there were judges to govern the people. One of these judges and prophets was called Samuel.
    • But the Israelites were not happy. They saw the other countries’ kings. And they told Samuel, “We want a (human) king also!”
    • So the people chose a tall, strong, handsome king called Saul.
    • But Saul had NO HEART for God. He wanted to do things his own way and didn’t want to follow God. So God rejected him.
    • Samuel was very sad.
  • God told Samuel to go to Bethlehem to the house of a man called Jesse. God said that He had chosen one of Jesse’s sons, and Samuel was to anoint him as king of Israel — this king will be one who has a WHOLE HEART for God.
  • What is “anoint”? (bring a bottle of oil or a ram’s horn, if you hv, to show the kids)Samuel went to see a man called Jesse. Jesse had 8 sons. One of them would be king. But which one?
    • In Bible times, anointing someone (usually by pouring oil on the head) is a symbolic act for choosing someone to be a leader (king, priest, prophets etc)
    • It’s also a picture of God giving the Holy Spirit to the chosen person
  • Samuel sees Jesse’s first son, Eliab — he was tall and good looking. “Surely this is the king God has chosen,” he thinks. But no. God tells Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.
  • Son #2 comes up, Abinadab. God said No.
  • Son #3, Shammah. God said No.
  • Son #4, No. #5, No. #6, No. #7, No, no, no!
  • This was getting a bit frustrating, especially for Samuel. God said he has chosen one of Jesse’s sons to be king, but He had rejected all 7 of them already! Samuel turns to Jesse and asks, “Do you have any more sons?”
  • “There is still the youngest,” Jesse answered. “He is tending the sheep.”
  • “Send for him.” Samuel says.
  • And in comes a young boy. David. And God said … “Yes!”
  • So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed David in front of all his brothers, and the Spirit of God came upon him that day.


  • “People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Sam 16:7)
    David’s 7 brothers were all physically strong (soldiers) and good looking; they’d be good potential kings. But God wasn’t interested in how big and strong they were.It’s natural to look at physical appearances — e.g. tall person good for basketball — but God is more interested in the heart — one that wants to follow God’s heart and mind.
  • “There is still the youngest.”David’s father didn’t think much about him. He did not mention him by name; he didn’t call him to meet with Samuel. He was just the little kid helping to take care of the sheep.But God knew David by name. He chooses the unlikely people to do His work so that everyone will know that it is God who is doing the work through them.
  • “the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David”When Samuel anointed David with the oil, God’s Holy Spirit came and rested on David to mark him as God’s chosen one.When Jesus (a descendent of David) was baptized on earth, the Holy Spirit came upon Him to show that He was God’s chosen one who would be the Forever King for God’s people.When we believe in Jesus, we also are anointed with/have God’s Holy Spirit in us.(In those days, the Holy Spirit came and went from people — God removed His Spirit from Saul — but today, when the Holy Spirit comes on us, He lives in us forever!
  • David was anointed. Jesus is the Anointed One. We are the Anointed Children of the King!


  • Craft: Paper Crown with Heart and words “God looks at the heart”
  • Memory Verse: Large picture of ram’s horn with memory verse on it. Cut it out, hide it around the room (optional), get kids to arrange pieces together to form the memory verse and read together.
  • Game: Duck, Duck, Goose, Variation
    Kids sit in a circle. One kid (A) holds a red heart with a sticky tape behind (get some spare sticky tape in case it loses stickiness). A walks outside the circle (can get him to recite memory verse as part of the challenge) and has to stick the heart behind one of the kids (B) in the circle. The one who has been “chosen”, B, will have to chase A round the circle and try to tag him before he sits down in the empty space.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

4 Oktober 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

Genesis: God Created the World 
(7 lessons on Creation)

For the younger kids (preschoolers), we spread the lessons on Creation (Genesis 1) over 8 weeks — 1 day of creation per week + a review — with a Jesus’ focus for each day.
You can get lots of ideas on story telling, songs and activities at the Ministry to Children site.

1. Weekly lesson’s JESUS focus:

Day 1: God created the world and light
  • Why is light important? (get kids to give some answerse.g. so we can see where we are goingso we won’t be afraid, gives life and brightness to our world etc)
  • Do you know …  Jesus is the Light of the World (John 8:12)
  • When we have Jesus, we have His light. We can see where we are going, we won’t be afraid, and we have His life!
  • Thank you Jesus for bringing light to the world!

Day 2: God created sky 
  • Do you know … Jesus is coming again on the clouds/through the sky (Matt 26:64; Acts 1:11)
  • After Jesus died and rose again, He went back to heaven through the clouds. His disciples were all standing and looking up into the sky as Jesus was taken up. Suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them and said, “Why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven.”
  • So when we see the sky and clouds that God has created, we remember that one day, Jesus will come back again for us!
  • Thank you Jesus that You are coming back again for us on the clouds/through the sky!

Day 3: God created land and plants
  • Do you know … Jesus is the tree and we are His branches?
  • John 15:5 I am the fruit tree and you are the branches. I will be in the person who is in me. That person will have a fruitful life. But you can do nothing without me.
  • (NIV) “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 
  • Jesus is the tree. When we believe in Jesus, we become part of the tree — its branches. Just like the branches get life and nutrients from the tree and produces many fruits, we get life from Jesus and our lives will be fruitful!
  • Thank you Jesus for being the tree that gives us life!

Day 4: God created sun, moon, light
  • Do you know … Jesus is always with us?
  • Isaiah 60:19 The sun will no more by your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.
  • The sun is seen in the day time; the moon and stars are seen at night. But Jesus is the everlasting light — everlasting means all the time, forever and forever.
  • With Jesus, we will never be in darkness. He is with us always, forever and forever.
  • Thank you Jesus for being our everlasting light!

Day 5: God created fish & birds
  • Do you know … Jesus reminds us not to worry — God takes care of the birds; God takes care of me!
  • Matthew 6:26  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
  • The birds do not have to labour hard or build big factories to keep their food because God takes good care of them.
  • We are much more important to God than the birds.
  • God will always take care of us!
  • So we do not have to worry about our life — what we will eat or drink, what we will wear.
  • Thank you Jesus for reminding us not to worry!

Day 6a: God created Animals
  • Do you know … Jesus is the victorious Lion King!
  • Revelations 5:5 See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed.
  • Jesus has many names in the Bible. One of them is Lion of Judah.
  • The Lion is often known as the King of the animals. It is a big, strong cat, with a majestic mane and a roar that can be heard from 8 kilometers away! When chasing a prey, it can run as fast as 81km/h. It is often used as a symbol of royalty and victory.
  • When we see lions, we remember that Jesus is the Lion of Judah — He died for us and rose again, defeating sin and death — He is our Victorious King!
  • Thank you Jesus for being our victorious Lion King!

Day 6b: God created Man & Woman
  • We are God’s masterpiece — the crowning glory of His whole creation, His favouritest part of all His work!
  • Psalm 139:14 “I praise you, for I am wonderfully made”.

Day 7: God Rested
  • God rested after his creation work was finished: He created the world in 6 days — the heavens, the earth and its inhabitants, including man — saw that it was “very good”. Then on the 7th day, God rested.
  • Jesus gives us rest after His work on the cross was finished: When Jesus died on the cross, He said, “It was finished.” Jesus’ work on the Cross was complete. Jesus was “very good”, and His work was “very good”. Because of that, we don’t have to try to be “very good” on our own. No matter how good or bad we are, God always loves us. So we can just rest in His love and know that we can be God’s children because of what Jesus did on the cross.


Seven Days of Creation (Tune of “Are You Sleeping Brother John” with actions; add 1 verse per lesson)
God created: God createdNight and Day: Night and DayThat was on the first day: That was on the first day,It was good: It was good.
God created: God created,Sky and Clouds: Sky and CloudsThat was on the second day: That was on the second dayIt was good: It was good.
God created: God created,Land and Plants: Land and PlantsThat was on the third day: That was on the third day,It was good: It was good.
God created: God created,Sun, Moon, and Stars: Sun, Moon, and StarsThat was on the fourth day: That was on the fourth dayIt was good: It was good.
God created: God created,Birds and Fish: Birds and FishThat was on the fifth day: That was on the fifth dayIt was good: It was good.
God created: God createdCreatures on Land;People too!That was on the sixth day: That was on the sixth dayIt was good: It was good.
I am special, I am specialDon’t you see? Don’t you see?Someone very special, Someone very specialGod made meGod made me!
Then God rested: Then God restedFrom His work: From His work.That was on the seventh day: That was on the seventh dayAll was good: All was good.
Let’s sing praises: Let’s sing praisesTo our God: To our GodHe is everywhere, giving love and careGod is good: God is good