Sunday, February 28, 2016

28 Februari 2016

Kelas Balita
Coach Carrie
Asst. 1 : Laila
Asst. 2 : Yuni

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Shianty & Dewi K

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Tjipto

Genesis: Esau & Jacob


Bad Brothers, Good God
Jacob was a liar and a cheat. He thought of ways to take what didn’t belong to him — Esau’s birthright and blessing.
Esau was a careless — he sold his birthright for some soup and bread. Esau was murderous — he wanted to kill Jacob.
But through it all, God was with the brothers. He never left them. He knew their weaknesses, and he still worked through them to accomplish his good and wonderful plans through them, even when they messed things up.
When Jacob ran away from Esau, he slept in the middle of the desert and had a dream. God appeared to him and told him that He will watch over and protect him and bless him greatly. “All this I will do. Be sure of this, I am with you. I will never leave you or forsake you.”

Esau showed grace
The story doesn’t end there. Twenty years later, when Jacob wanted to bring his large family back to his homeland, he was very worried that Esau would still be angry with him. He brought all sorts of gifts to try to appease Esau. He went to meet his brother (who was accompanied with 400 men) and bowed down to the ground 7 times.
But surprisingly, Esau ran to meet his brother, hugged him tightly and kissed him. And they both wept. Esau met and welcomed all of Jacob’s family. Despite all the wrong Jacob had done to him, Esau had forgiven him. Esau showed him grace. Just like the father who ran to welcome the prodigal son who spent all his money and returned dirty and smelly.
This is a picture of God’s unmerited grace through Jesus.
Just as Jacob schemed, lied, deceived, cheated, and caused great heartache and pain to Esau, we have done likewise to our heavenly Father.
Just as Jacob struggled and tried by his own efforts to earn Esau’s forgiveness and found it all unnecessary, we do the same by trying to be good to earn God’s favor.
And finally, just as Esau extended grace and forgiveness to Jacob despite all the injustices and suffering, God’s amazing grace is extended to us when we accept His gift of forgiveness in Jesus Christ!

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

21 Februari 2016

Kelas Balita
Coach Ruth
Asst 1 : Yessy
Asst 2 : Dewi K.

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Iwan & Shevica

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Savitri & Miguel

Jonah: Review


Briefly go through the story of Jonah via pop quiz or pictures.
Summarise the main Christ-focus lesson from each chapter:
  • Jonah didn’t want to go to a wicked city;
    Jesus came willingly to save wicked people.
  • Jonah offered his life to pay for his disobedience and save the lives of all the other sailors;
    Jesus gave His life to pay for our sin and save our lives. 
  • Jonah was in the fish’s belly for 3 days;
    Jesus died and rose from the dead after 3 days.
  • We are forgiven because of Jesus’ finished work on the cross.
  • Jonah wanted justice; God gave grace.
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Sunday, February 14, 2016

14 Februari 2016

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

Kelas 1 - 3
Coaches : Lily Bun

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Lusiana & Theresia

Jonah: God’s Heart


Jonah wanted Justice. God gave grace.
Jonah was angry that the wicked Ninevites didn’t get the punishment they deserved.
Jonah forgot that God also gave him grace — he was disobedient to God.
ALL of us have sinned; all of us deserved punishment. But God, in His grace, did not give us what we deserved. Instead, through Jesus, He made us right and made us family.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” (Romans 3:23-24)

God’s heart is one of grace and compassion.Even Jonah recognized that when He complained to God: I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity. (Jonah 4:2)
Many people think of God as someone up there waiting to zap us with lightning if we do the slightest mistake. Every time there is a disaster (or “calamity”), they call it, “an act of God” or that God is punishing the people.
But they do not realise that our God is gracious. Our God is compassionate.
He is NOT an angry God — He is slow to anger.
He is a loving God — abounding in love.
He is a God who relents from sending calamity — the Act of God was to send His Son to die for us on the cross instead of judgment and punishment for all of us.

We are important to God. God cares for you and me.The leafy plant sprang up overnight and died overnight. Jonah was sad and angry when the leafy plant died, even though he did not plant it or make it grow.
God created all 120,000 of the people of Nineveh and all the animals in it. He cared for all of them.
Jesus reminded the people to look at the beautiful flowers in the field as a reminder that God cares for us and we don’t have to worry about anything.
“If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? (Matt 6:30)

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

7 Februari 2016

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

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

Kelas 4 - 6
Coaches : Kent & Swanky

Jonah: God’s Mercy


When Jonah announced God’s judgment on the city of Nineveh, the king and the people all called out to God, begging for forgiveness and promising to change their wicked ways. The king said, “Maybe God will have mercy on us. Maybe he will forgive us, and not destroy our city like we deserve.”
God is a God of mercy. But for the Ninevites, they were not sure. They had a big “maybe” … if we are good and don’t do bad, maybe God will have mercy and forgive us.
Can you imagine living your life with a big “maybe”? Maybe God will forgive me! Maybe God will still love me!
Thank Jesus that today, we don’t have a big “maybe”. We can know that God loves us unconditionally and forgives us completely because of Jesus’ death on the cross.
Jesus took the punishment we deserved, so we have all the blessings we do not deserve (grace!).
When we realise that we’ve done all these wrong things and deserve punishment, we can call onto God and we know He will forgive us all our sins — past, present and future — so we can live for Him every day of our lives!

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