Sunday, February 26, 2017

26 February 2017

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

Primary Class 1-3
Coach Iwan
(Asst. Shevica)

Primary Class 4-6

Coach Kent
(Asst. Joel)

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


STORY (Acts 5: 12-42)

God performed many Signs and Wonders
The believers met regularly at Solomon’s Porch in Jerusalem. Many signs and wonders were done, and many more people believed in Jesus. In fact, God’s spirit was so powerful that it could even work through Peter’s shadow — people would carry the sick into the streets and lay them on cots and mats. And those who had unclean spirits would be healed.

The Apostles Arrested and Freed

As usual, the religious leaders were jealous and unhappy. They arrested the apostles and put them in the public prison.

But at night, an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and told them to

“Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this Life.” So in the morning, the disciples entered the temple and began to teach.

The religious leaders called a council meeting and ask the guards to bring the apostles from the prison. When they went to the prison — the doors were locked, the guards were standing outside …

BUT the prison cell was EMPTY!

Everyone was scratching their head, wondering … where could they be? Then someone came and told them, “Look! The men whom you put in prison are standing in the temple and teaching the people.”.

So they went to bring the apostles back to the council.

No point fighting God

The high priest questioned them, saying, “We told you that you cannot teach in this name anymore, but you still continue filling Jerusalem with your teaching!” But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. We know that you killed Jesus, and God raised him to life so that we all can have forgiveness of sins.”

Of course, this made the religious leaders even angrier, and they wanted to kill the apostles. But one of the Pharisee, called Gamaliel, stood up and asked for the apostles to be taken outside for a while.

Then he told the group, “Previously, whenever someone claimed to be the Messiah — such as Theudas or Judas the Galiliean — and they were killed, all their disciples ran away and disappeared. So now that Jesus is dead, if he’s really just a man, his disciples would also run away and disappear so we don’t have to do anything about it. If this teaching is man-made, it will fail. But if it is from God, then nothing we do can stop it. We will just end up trying to go against God.”

So the religious leaders called the apostles in. They had them whipped and warned them not to speak about Jesus again. Then they let them go.

Even though they were beaten, the disciples left happily and rejoicing because they could stand up for

Jesus’ name. And every day, they continued teaching and preaching about Jesus the Christ (Messiah, Saviour) … in the temple and from house to house.


We must obey God rather than men

The disciples had been threatened, imprisoned and beaten. They have been repeatedly warned NOT to speak about Jesus.

Yet, they continued to speak about Jesus joyfully. Every day. Wherever they went.

They were so convinced about the truth of Jesus and His resurrection, they couldn’t stop talking about it. “We must obey God rather than men,” Peter said.

Let’s not stop talking about Jesus

Let’s be like the disciples. Let’s fill our minds and hearts with Jesus, so that we cannot stop talking about Him. Let’s tell our friends and family and neighbours about how much He loves them and what

He has done for them on the cross.


Get the kids into small groups to pray for who they want to share Jesus to.

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