Sunday, December 25, 2016

25 Desember 2016

Toddler Class
Coach Carrie
Asst. 1 : Yuni
Asst. 2 : Laila

Primary Class 1-6
Coach Savitri
(Asst. Kent, Joel, Daniel, Shawn & Nico)

A Son is Given

1. Lesson:
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given
Why do we celebrate Christmas? 
To remember God coming down to earth as a little baby. When man chose not to rely on God but to go their own way, they were separated from God by sin. Nothing they did could bring them back to God. We were lost. Hopeless. Helpless.
But God had a solution — Thousands of years ago, God promised that He will send a very special Saviour to save us. He would send Himself.

This Saviour was special. He would be:
 A Child
 A Son

- A Child:
God could have come as a tall, strong captain on a big horse. He could have come in a super fast space ship. He could have zoomed in like Superman.
But instead He chose to come as little helpless baby, a child. He was born and put in a smelly manger.
Man was the one who sinned. So man had to pay the price for the sin. So God had to be a man to pay the price for our sin.
He came down as a baby, lived a perfect life, and died on the cross to pay our sin for us.

- A Son:
God could have come as a tall, strong captain on a big horse. He could have come in a super fast space ship. He could have zoomed in like Superman.
God didn’t just send an angel, or a very good man to save us.
He sent us His very best — His Son.
Why would He give His very best for a people who hated Him and didn’t care about Him? Because of His great love.
Jesus Himself tells us: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son,that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Even though we made the decision to go our own way and were separated from God, God gave us His Son to die on the cross, pay for our sin and open the way back to Him.
All of us who trust in Jesus will not perish (die) but have eternal life — we can be with God forever.
This Christmas, let’s thank God for the precious gift of His Son, Jesus, who came as Child so that we all can call God “Father” and be with Him forever!
If anyone would like to receive this gift of Jesus and trust in Him, please pray together with me:
 Lord Jesus, thank you for coming to earth 2,000 years ago as a little baby, a little child. You lived a perfect life. You died in my place. Because of You, I can be a son and daughter of God and be with Him forever. I receive Your love and your gift of eternal life. In Your name I pray, Amen!

Memory verse: John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

2. Activity Suggestion
Memory verse game: any simple activity to help kids to memorise John 3:16

Sunday, December 18, 2016

18 Desember 2016

Toddler Class
Coach Dewi
Asst. 1 : Tessa
Asst. 2 : Ruth

Primary Class 1-3
Coach Susi Tjio
(Asst. Felicia)

Primary Class 4-6
Coach Lusiana
(Asst. Shawn & Nico)

Jesus is the best present

1. HOOK: Christmas present

Can anyone tell me what is special day is this coming Wednesday? Yes, it’s Christmas! How many of you are happy or excited that it’s Christmas? Ask the children to share why they look forward to celebrating Christmas.

(You may also wish to wrap up one gift which you plan to give the children and say that “I have a present for all of you – can you guess what it is?”. Let them guess, and distribute after the lesson.)

For those families who celebrate Christmas, the children usually also look forward to Christmas because they like receiving presents. How many of you like receiving presents?

But whether people celebrate Christmas or not, whether they know Jesus or not, there is one present that has been given to everyone, old or young, no matter what background, race or religion which is the BEST present of all. Can you guess what it is?

The Bible says that God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son. Who is the one and only Son whom God gave to us? Jesus. The best present is Jesus!!

2. LESSON: Jesus is the best present

Jesus is the best present we can have because:

1. He gives us eternal life. 
Anyone who believes in Jesus will not die but will have eternal life (John 3:16). We don’t have to worry where we will go after our life on this earth is over. We know that for those of us who accepted Jesus as their saviour, when we leave this earth, we will go to heaven, a wonderful place that Jesus has prepared for us.

2. He gives us life to the full. 
In John 10:10, Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” We can have a good life because we have Jesus with us. He is our joy, peace, protection, healing, provision, Saviour, God. No matter whatever situation we are in, whether there are problems at home or in school, we don’t have to be afraid or worry. Jesus is always with us and in us. No one is greater than Jesus and no one loves us more than him. He even gave his life for us. We can trust that Jesus will take care of us as he has promised.

God gave Jesus to the world. This means you, me and everyone else. Have you received Jesus as your Saviour? If you haven’t received, today would you like to receive the best present of all? Pray with together with those who indicated they want to receive Jesus.

This Christmas season, whatever presents you may get, remember that you have the best present of all – Jesus.

3. Activity Suggestions

Sunday, December 11, 2016

11 Desember 2016

Toddler Class
Coach Ochie
Asst. 1 : Arlene
Asst. 2 : Tirza

Primary Class 1-3

Coach Shianty
(Asst. Dewi & Daniel)

Primary Class 4-6

Coach Tjipto

Jesus God with Us

1. HOOK: Save the Ants!

(Show toy ant or picture of ant) 
Let’s say that for some strange reason, you really loved ants with all your heart. 
Let’s say that there was an ant colony near your house. 
You were careful not to step on those ants, and you would even leave food out for them. 
Let’s say that you loved each individual ant and wished that they could know that you loved them.

One day, as the ants are venturing out in a line to forage for food, you notice that they are heading directly into a large pool of water, left behind by the thunderstorm. 
That would mean death for the ants! 
They would drown!
How would you warn them? 
How in the world could you talk to an ant? (Let children offer their ideas.)

Even if you waved your hands wildly, even if you got down on your belly and tried to look a teeny ant in the eye, you couldn’t make the ant understand.

The only way that you’re going to get through to those ants, is to become an ant yourself. Can you imagine being an ant? Especially a very tiny one? It would be a dangerous experiment. You could get squashed.

Maybe you would go through all that trouble to become an ant and they wouldn’t even listen to you. The ants that you love might drive you away. You might try to warn them about the pool of water and explain to them that you became an ant so that you could save them. Some might listen to you and others might not. But becoming an ant would be the only way to really communicate.

A human becoming an ant? What a ridiculous story. But not as farfetched as a story about the Creator of Heaven and Earth becoming a helpless little baby, which is what happened 2,000 years ago, one Christmas day.

2. LESSON: Jesus God with Us (Matthew 1:22-25)

Matthew 1:22-25
22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 
23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call Him Immanuel”(which means “God with us”). 
24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 
25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

In the past few weeks, we learned a few identities of Jesus. The angel Gabriel appeared to Joseph and told him about the baby Mary was carrying. He would be:
- King
- Saviour
- And as we learn today, Emmanuel — God with us!

All of us were like the ants. We were in danger. What were we in danger of? Death — the punishment for our sin.

But thankfully, we had Someone who loved us so very much and who wanted us to know how much He loved us. And this Someone wanted not only to warn us of danger but to save us from sin and death.

Who is this Someone? God! The Almighty Creator and Lord of everything.
Through the years, God sent people (prophets) to tell His people how much He loved them. But that was not enough. The prophets couldn’t save the people from sin.

So God had to make Himself as tiny and helpless as a baby, to be born a man, Jesus. He came so that He could talk to us, and tell us how much He loved us, and to give His life for us. He became Emmanuel — God with us!

Only a perfect man could take our punishment and die for our sins. And only God was perfect. He came to earth, to live a perfect, sinless life, to prove that He qualifies to be the sacrifice for our sins.

And after He died, He rose again and went to heaven. He sent His Spirit to come to live inside each and every one of us so that every moment, every day, wherever we are, God is with us! We are never alone anymore. He is truly Emmanuel!

God came to earth at Christmas and that is why we celebrate. Merry Christmas everyone!

Dear Lord, thank you for sending your son, Jesus to our earth to show us how very much you love us. And thank you for being with us every moment, every day!

3. Activity Suggestions

Song: Emmanuel: lyrics | actions | lyric video

Sunday, December 4, 2016

04 Desember 2016

Toddler Class
Coach Susan
Asst. 1 : Tasya & Felianti
Asst. 2 : Yessy

Primary Class 1-3
Coach Lily Bun
(Asst. Yudith & San - San)

Primary Class 4-6
Coach Savitri

Isaiah tells of the Coming King (Isaiah 9:2-7)


Christmas is coming soon. When we talk about Christmas, some people think of gifts under the tree, some think about Santa Claus and his reindeer, some think about Christmas carols or twinkling lights or holidays.

All of those things are great, but most of us know that the real reason for Christmas is Jesus. Christmas is where we celebrate and remember the birth of Jesus. It’s a time where we can stop and think about how much God must love us if he was willing to send us his Son. That’s a pretty great thing to think about.

Today, we’re going to go back a long, long, long, long time ago to the city of Jerusalem — about 700 years before Jesus was born.
We live in city of Jerusalem. Jerusalem used to be the main city in the powerful kingdom of Israel. We’ve been learning about a famous king of Jerusalem. What’s his name? David
King David loved God. When he was king, Israel followed God’s way. But after King David, there were many, many other kings who weren’t so good. They stopped following God; so the people also stopped following God. And they got into all kinds of trouble. They were attacked by their enemies and the nation split into 2.
So … Jerusalem at that time was not a happy place to live. The people’s hearts were frozen and hard. They were sad and scared. They felt like they were alone. It seemed like God had abandoned them.
But the good news is, God never abandons His people … even when they reject Him and don’t want to listen to Him.
God sends a prophet named Isaiah to us. A prophet is a man or woman who delivers a message from God. And the message Isaiah gives us is this: God loves you. And because He loves you, He wants you to have hope. He wants you to turn your frozen heart into a heart of love. And the best news of all: God will send the world his Son, a new king who will rule forever. The Savior of the world.
That’s Jesus. Here are some of the words Isaiah spoke describing Jesus to the people who had never met him:
Read Isaiah 9:2-7.


Isaiah tells us that we have been walking in darkness (like a cold, frozen land, where there’s no sun light). It’s hard to know where to go when the way is dark. But he describes meeting Jesus as “seeing a great light.” Isaiah uses many words to describe Jesus. He calls him a Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace.

The people of Judah were looking for a new king. A strong and powerful King who would protect them from their enemies. God had promised David that He will give Israel a forever King. Jesus was this forever King. God let the Israelites know, through Isaiah, that Jesus would be their Prince of Peace.

In most kingdoms, the regular people can’t just go up to the king anytime they want. But Isaiah tells us that Jesus is our Counselor. That means we can come to him anytime we want and talk to him, share our troubles, seek his help. 

Isaiah also tells us that Jesus is our Mighty God. Jesus is a strong king who can handle any problem we bring to him and can help us through every scary time that we face. The words Everlasting Father remind us that we are God’s children and Jesus’ love for us will never end.

Isaiah delivered a pretty terrific message to the people. It was a message that they really needed to hear. The people were sad and afraid. They needed hope. They needed to know that God loved them. They needed to know that Jesus was coming.

Sometimes we’re sad and afraid too. We might feel hopeless. We might need reminding that God loves us. When those times come, we can always turn to Jesus for comfort, strength, love, and peace. Jesus can turn our frozen hearts into hearts of love.

Dear God, Thank you for sending people into our lives that tell us about Jesus. May the message of Christmas give us hope and peace. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 3. Activity Suggestion

Memory Verse: Isaiah 9:2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.

Game: Print out 2 sets of the memory verse on 2 different neon coloured paper. Cut them up  and hide around the hall. Divide kids into 2 groups. Turn off lights and give each group 1 flashlight. They have to search for their group’s coloured paper then arrange the memory verse in correct order.

Christmas-themed craft with memory verse. E.g. Stick the words “Counselor”, “Mighty God”, “Everlasting Father”, “Prince of Peace” on a Christmas tree picture.