Sunday, February 19, 2017

19 February 2017

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

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

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

A 12-week series bringing the children through the Book of Acts (chapters 1-10), with an emphasis on the Holy Spirit working to bring the good news of Jesus to everyone everywhere.

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8



“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8

Before Jesus went back to heaven, He told the disciples to wait in Jerusalem for God’s gift — the Holy Spirit, which will give the disciples power to be His witness everywhere.

STORY (Acts 4:32 - 5:10)

Believers shared everything
Those who believed in Jesus met together often as a community, a family. The disciples would share and talk about Jesus’s resurrection.

Everyone was of one heart and soul — what’s mine is yours, what’s yours is mine.

Nobody was in need because everyone shared what they had to bless one another.

One of them was Joseph, or also called Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”). He sold a field that belonged to him and gave the money to the disciples to distribute.

Ananias & Sapphira
A man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property. They kept some money for themselves and brought the rest to the disciples, saying this was all they received from the sale.

But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land?

This was your property. You didn’t have to sell it. This was your money. You could have kept all of the money for yourself. But why did you try cheat by lying about how much you sold the land for? You have not lied to man but to God.”

When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and died. The young men standing around quickly wrapped him up and carried him out and buried him.

After about 3 hours, Sapphira came in, not knowing what had happened. Peter asked her, “Did you sell the land for this amount?”

“Yes,” she replied.

Peter said, “Why did you and your husband decide to lie and cheat the Lord?”

Immediately she fell down at his feet and died. When the young men came in, they found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her beside her husband. And great fear came upon the whole church and upon all who heard of these things.


When we believe in Jesus, we can understand and share His grace.

Nobody forced them to share what they had. They chose to do so because they realized how much God had blessed them with.

Freely they received, freely they gave.

Joseph Barnabas gave all the money from his land to help the believers because He was full of Jesus’ grace and love.

When we don’t know Jesus, we can only pretend.

Ananias and Sapphira didn’t know Jesus and His grace.

They thought they could “act” like the believers and become one of them. So they tried to do what the believers did, but their lie was exposed.

They died out of fear and guilt over what they did.

All who heard of it realized that God knows everything. They were in awe of Him and gave Him the praise and honour.

It’s what’s inside our hearts that counts. We can’t pretend to be good if we are rotten inside.

That’s why we need Jesus in our heart to make us really and truly good. Then our actions and words will good and real.

And when Jesus’ name is lifted up, there is great power, great grace and great awe in our midst.

Do you want to believe in Jesus?


Get the kids into small groups to share their praise points — what can they thank Jesus for. Have the children take turns to give thanks and praise to Jesus for all He has done in their lives.

SONG: No other Name (with actions)

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