Sunday, April 30, 2017

30 April 2017

Toddler Class
Coach Ochie
Asst. 1 : Arleen
Asst. 2 : Tirza & Theresia

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

Primary Class 4-6
Coach Kent
(Asst. Joel)



GAME: The Lord Says

This game is almost like “Simon says”. Choose two children.

One is the “Lord”, i.e. the one who has the authority and power. What she/he says, the children must do. The other person is an ordinary person. Both will give orders.

Lord: Jump up and down.
Other person: Stop

(Those who stop jumping are out of the game. They should obey “the Lord”, not the other person).

Lord: Turn round and round.
Other person: Stop

You can vary the actions. Those who obeyed the other person or did not obeyed the “lord” are out of the game.



Last week, we saw that when Jesus got baptized, heaven opened, the Holy Spirit came down like a dove, and a voice came from heaven said, “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

We learnt that Jesus is God’s beloved son. Today we are going to learn that Jesus is Lord.


Calling of the first disciples

Jesus went to the Sea of Galilee and saw Simon (who was later called Peter by Jesus) and his brother,

Andrew casting a net into the lake. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”

These men were fishermen. But Jesus had greater plans for them. He wanted them to follow him and bring other people to know him. At once, they left their nets and followed him.

When He had gone a little farther, He saw James and his brother, John in a boat, preparing their nets. He called them, and they left their father in the boat with the hired men and followed him.

How many men followed Jesus so far? Four.

Who were they? Peter, Andrew, James and John.

What did they work as? They were fishermen.

You know, these men did not just follow him for one hour or half a day. They left their families, friends, everything they had … and followed Jesus.

Song suggestion: 
I will make you fishers of men 

Driving out the impure spirit

Jesus and his disciples went to a town called Capernaum. On a Sabbath day (the day which the Jews did not do any work), Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach God’s word. The people were amazed at his teaching, because He taught them as one who had authority. He did not teach them like their teachers of the law.

Suddenly, a man in the synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out, “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are — the Holy One of God!”

“Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come out of him!” The impure spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.

The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, “What is happening here? This man is teaching something new, and he teaches with authority! He even gives orders to impure spirits and they obey him.” News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.


Jesus is Lord

Jesus called Peter, Andrew, James and John to follow him, and they did. He had special plans for them. They saw that He was someone with power and authority. There was something special about Jesus that attracted them to him, and they were willing to give up their families and all that they had to follow him.

The impure or evil spirit recognized Jesus as God. It called Him “The Holy One of God” and asked, “Have you come to destroy us?” It knew that not only Jesus had authority over the all the impure/evil spirits and they had to obey what he said, but He also had the power to destroy them. When He told the impure spirit to get out of the man, it left. It had no choice but to obey.

He taught God’s word with authority. The people were surprised because they heard many of their teachers teach God’s word before, but none of them were like Jesus. As Jesus was God, even at that time, he could teach his word with authority and power because he understood it perfectly — it was given by him.

Let’s Follow Jesus

Jesus calls each one of us to follow him. When we recognize that Jesus is God, he is Lord, we too want to follow him. In Jeremiah 29:11, the Lord says, “ For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. Like his first disciples, he has wonderful plans for us.

Jesus has power over impure/evil spirits. When we follow Jesus, he also gives us the same power over impure/evil spirits. We can drive out impure spirits using the name of Jesus. We don’t have to be afraid of them.

Today, when we have Jesus, we have the Holy Spirit who teaches us God’s word. When we understand God’s word and see him working in our lives, we can be used by God to speak his word to others. We saw how Peter, who was full of the Holy Spirit spoke God’s word at the day of Pentecost and about 3,000 people came to know Jesus as their savior.


Ask the children whether there are any of them who hasn’t accepted Jesus yet and invite them to accept Jesus as their Savior. If any, pray with them to receive Jesus.

SONG: I will make you fishers of men

SONG: King of kings and Lord of lords

SONG: He is Lord

SONG: I have decided to follow Jesus


Get the kids into small groups to share how they can share about Jesus to others around them. Pray and bless each one of them.

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