Sunday, May 28, 2017

28 May 2017

Toddler Class

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

Primary Class 1-3

Coach Iwan
(Asst. Shevica)

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



Last week, we learned that Jesus liked to tell stories to the people. What are these stories? Parables.

What parable did we learn? The Parable of the Sower.

Who can name the 4 types of soil the sower sowed in? Pavement/Hard soil; Rocky soil; Thorny soil & Good soil.

What happened to the seed that went into the Good soil? Grew and bore fruit 30, 60, 100 fold.

Which soil do we want to be? Good soil.

How do we become good soil? Listen to Jesus’ words and believe in it.

(Mark 4:35-41)

Jesus was teaching the people these parables from a boat on the Lake of Galilee.

After a full day of teaching, Jesus told his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side of the Lake of Galilee.”

So they took off in the boat.

As they sailed, Jesus fell asleep in the boat. He was lying down on a cushion.

Suddenly, there was a thunderstorm. The wind howled. The waves roared and crashed over the boat.

The disciples — many who were seasoned fishermen — were frightened as their boat began to fill with water. They thought they were going to sink!

They rushed to Jesus and woke Him up, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”

Jesus rose up. He scolded the wind and the waves, “Quiet! Be Still.”

And do you know what happened? The wind stopped howling. The waves stopped roaring. And there was complete peace. Incredible!

Jesus turned to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”


Jesus has Authority

We’ve learned that Jesus has authority over sickness and death. Today we see that Jesus also has authority over nature — even the winds and the waves obey Him. Isn’t Jesus powerful?

Jesus Cares

The disciples rushed to Jesus and woke Him up, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” These disciples had seen Jesus work His miracles. Yet when a storm came, they doubted Him.

We need to be the good soil — we need to be firmly rooted in the love of Jesus so we know, for sure, how much He loves us … and we will not doubt His love every time problems and challenges come.

Jesus is in our Boat

Challenges and problems in life, they seem like the strong winds and big waves. It may seem like our boat is flooded, and that we’re going to sink and drown.

Remember: Jesus is in the boat with us. And if He’s in the boat, we will never sink. Nothing is too difficult for Him. All we have to do is to have faith in Him and trust Him.

If you are going through a difficult time now at home or at school, remember Jesus is there with you always. The winds and waves may be big, but Jesus is much, much bigger. We can speak with His authority into whatever situation we are in and see it calm down.

Jesus is our Peace

Another interesting thing to note: Jesus slept through the storm. He wouldn’t have woken up if the disciples had not called him. He was in perfect peace.

Being a Christian doesn’t mean our lives will never have problems. Jesus did tell us that in this world, we will have trouble. But when we have Him in our lives, we have His perfect peace.

And even if there’s a huge storm, we can still rest in Him, knowing He will bring us through.

Let’s pray: 
Thank you Jesus that You are in the boat with me. I do not have to be afraid of the wind or waves. I can trust in You, and You will carry me through. In Your name, I pray, Amen.


Jesus is powerful, and Jesus is in our Boat. We can rest in Him.

Get the kids into small groups to share about the storms they face in their lives. Pray for Jesus’ peace to fill each of them.

SONG: With Christ in the Vessel, we can smile at the storm

WORSHIP: Still (Hide me now)

 WORSHIP: Refuge (with sign language)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

21 May 2017

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

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

Primary Class 4-6
Coach Savitri



The Parable of the Sower

Jesus told many stories, called parables. These stories would reveal lessons that God wanted the people to know.

One day, Jesus was teaching by the lake. The crowd was so big that He had to get into a boat and preach from it.

That day, He told them the Parable of “The Sower”.

“Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed.

As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.

Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.

Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain.

Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times.”

Then Jesus said, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”

Later, the disciples asked Him what the parable meant. So Jesus explained to them.

The farmer sows the word.

Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them.

Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.

Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.

Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop — some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.”


Later, Jesus’ disciples asked him what the parable meant. Jesus explained:

The seed = word of God; The soil = our hearts

There were 4 types of soil in the story, which describes 4 types of hearts — Path, Rocky Ground, Thorns, Good Soil.

Path: Those who hear, but have the word taken away by the devil so that they do not believe in what Jesus says

Sometimes we hear the Word of God, one of Jesus’ promises, and we do not believe it. Or we think we know it already, so we don’t listen. Or we concentrate on our book or phone while the Word is preached, so we don’t hear. Maybe we have been disappointed before, so we reject God’s word. Then we don’t give God’s word a chance to work in our lives.

E.g. Jesus says He has authority over sicknesses. But you say, “Last time I prayed, but I didn’t get healed. So it can’t be true.” Then when you are sick, you don’t believe that Jesus can heal you.

Rocky ground: Those who hear and receive the word with joy, but they have no root. When time of testing comes, they fall away.

Sometimes we hear Jesus’ word, about His love and His grace, but our heart is still hard — we still rely on ourselves, our efforts, our works. When challenges come, you decide that you want to follow your own way instead of relying on Jesus. So we miss out on seeing Jesus work in our lives.

E.g. Jesus says He will never leave you and He will be with you forever. But maybe you think that

“Today I was very naughty, so Jesus won’t want to be with me.” So whenever you do something wrong, you hide from Jesus instead of going to Him.

Thorns: Those who hear, but as time goes by, they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and do not mature.

Sometimes we hear Jesus’ word, but we let our fears overcome our faith. Or we rely on the things of this world instead of relying on Jesus. Then we get distracted by all these things that we think can give us security and happiness, and we forget that in Jesus, we have everything.

E.g. Jesus says He will provide everything for us. But we may think, “I have to provide for my own need. I’ve got to keep working and saving and storing up so that I have enough.” Then as you grow older, you put all your time and energy into your career, you concentrate on making money, and you are so tired and don’t have any time for God anymore.

Good soil: Those with good hearts, who hear the word, keep it in faith, and produce fruit a hundred fold.

We all can be the good soil — we can all hear Jesus’ word and believe it. Believe in who He is. Believe what He says. Believe that He loves you. Believe that He is good. And as we receive the word of faith, we see it produce lots of fruit in our lives! We’ll see His healing, His blessings, His love, His goodness overflow in our lives.

The seed is always good seed. God’s word is always true.

The more we focus on Jesus and what He has done for us on the cross, we:

Don’t let the devil take away His word from our hearts; we will believe what Jesus says and promised

Don’t try to depend on our own goodness and abilities; we depend on Jesus and His finished work

Don’t be overwhelmed by our fears or chase after other things to make us happy; we’ll go straight to

Jesus, our source

Will bear much, much fruit, one hundred times more!

We can all be good soil. We can all bear much fruit. So let’s listen to Jesus’ words, believe it, and let it grow in our hearts.

What if?

But my heart is hard! My heart is stony! My heart has thorns!

Remember … Jesus has dealt with them all!

He wore the thorns on His head.

He rose from a tomb of stone in which He was buried.

He has given us a NEW heart!


We can listen and believe in Jesus' word
Let’s make every effort to listen to and believe in Jesus’ words. Let’s ask Jesus to make our hearts good soil, ready to receive His word and bear much fruit.

Get the kids into small groups to pray for Jesus to transform them and make them abundantly fruitful. Bless and pray for each kid.

Get the kids into small groups to pray for friends and family who do not know Jesus yet. Bless and pray for each kid.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

14 May 2017

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

Primary Class 1-3
Coach Shianty
(Asst. Dewi & Daniel)

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



Get older kids to read through Mark 2:1-12.
One day Jesus was teaching in a house in Capernaum.

The house was very crowded. There was no room … not even outside the door.

Some men, carrying a paralysed man on a mat, tried to take him into the house to see Jesus.

Who knows what “paralysed” means? (Someone who cannot move his body and limbs)

They had heard that Jesus was healing many people. So they wanted Him to heal their friend too.

But they couldn’t get into the house! Oh no! What do you think they could do?

Suddenly, they had an idea. They would bring their friend up to the roof and lower him through the tiles!

So they carried their friend to the roof and started removing the tiles. Then they lowered him carefully, slowly, down, into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus.

Act it out (optional): Prepare a “mat” with a string tied to each corner of it. Place a small doll or object to depict the paralysed man. Choose 4 volunteers and get them to stand on chairs. Give them each one of the strings and have them lower the “mat” down slowly to the floor without dropping the doll.

Everybody must have been so surprised to see a man come down from the roof!

Jesus was pleased at the four friends’ faith. Then He told the paralysed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”

Isn’t that a strange thing to say? The paralysed man was waiting for Jesus to heal him, but Jesus just told him that his sins were forgiven.

The Pharisees and teachers of the law were not happy. They began thinking to themselves, “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

Even though they didn’t say it out, Jesus knew what they were thinking. He asked, “Why are you thinking these things in your hearts? “Why are you thinking these things? Which is easier: to say to this paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’? But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.”

So Jesus said to the paralysed man, “Get up, take your mat and go home.”

Immediately, the man stood up in front of them, took up his mat and went home, praising God. Everyone was amazed and praised God. They said, “We have never seen anything like this!”


Jesus forgives sin!

Last week, we learnt that Jesus had the power to heal. All who are sick can go to Him and He can make them whole.

This week, we see Jesus do another amazing miracle — He healed a paralysed man, someone who probably hadn’t walked or moved in years!

But more importantly, Jesus forgave the man’s sins.

You see … God made the world and everything perfect. But when sin came into the world, sicknesses and diseases and all sorts of problems followed.


Get another 5 volunteers to represent: “MAN”, “SIN”, “GUILT”, “SICKNESS”, and “JESUS”.

Because of sin, we have guilt/condemnation, which leads to sickness and problems.

Get “SIN” to put his/her hands on “MAN”’s shoulders. “GUILT” puts on “SIN”’s shoulders, and “SICKNESS” puts on “GUILT”s shoulders.

Wherever “MAN” went, “SIN”, “GUILT” and “SICKNESS” would follow him. He couldn’t do anything to get rid of them by himself.

But when “JESUS” came, “JESUS” took “SIN”, “GUILT” and “SICKNESS” on the cross. (Get the 3 people to go behind “JESUS” now instead.)

When man’s sin was forgiven, guilt and sickness left too!

Jesus is God!

The Pharisees and teachers of the law were upset that Jesus said He forgave the man’s sins because only God could forgive sin.

So Jesus was actually saying that He was God. And He proved it by:

·     Knowing what the Pharisees and teachers of the law were thinking, even though they didn’t say anything aloud.

·     Asking the man to get up, pick up his mat and walk.

If Jesus were not God, the man’s sins would not have been forgiven, and he would still be paralysed.

The Pharisees and teachers of the law were probably not happy about that. But everyone else was amazed, and they all praised God!

We are not paralysed anymore!

None of us here are paralysed physically. We all can run and jump and play. Thank God for that!

But we were all paralysed by sin before. It was a sickness that no one could cure, except God.

Praise the Lord that Jesus came to take away all our sins and sicknesses.

He tells us, “Your sins are forgiven!” And because of this forgiveness, we are now free to walk in the light of God! Hallelujah!

Memory Verse: “But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” (Mark 2:10)

Lord Jesus, thank you that You came to die for me. You took all my sins and sicknesses on the cross. Because of You, I am forgiven and can now walk in God’s ways. Thank you for loving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!


We can bring others to Jesus, too!
The man’s friends knew Jesus could help him. Even though it was difficult and heavy, they decided to bring him all the way to see Jesus. And they didn’t give up when they saw so many people. They climbed up to the roof, removed the tiles and lowered him down.

We can all bring our friends to know Jesus too. Let’s not give up praying for them to have a life-changing encounter with Jesus.

Get the kids into small groups to pray for friends and family who do not know Jesus yet. Bless and pray for each kid.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

07 May 2017

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

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

Primary Class 4-6
Coach Swanky




Have one kid wear a hat or something distinctive. This kid has to try to tag the other children. All other children have to keep away from this kid.

Once they are tagged/touched by this kid, they have to go behind the kid and hold his/her shoulders. The more children the kid touches, the longer the chain of children behind him/her.

Game ends when there are 10 or 15 kids in the chain.

(Play by ear, according to crowd and time; avoid over rowdiness)



Act it out ideas: use baby powder to cover face, arms etc to depict leprosy; wipe off when “healed”

Who knows what leprosy is?

Leprosy is a disease that affects the skin, nerves, limbs and eyes. It can cause fingers and toes to be shortened and deformed. It’s an infectious disease. In the Bible, leprosy can also refer to other infectious skin diseases.

Just like the game, if you are too close to the leper, you could get infected with leprosy yourself. So nobody liked to be near a leper. If they saw a leper coming, they would go far, far away.

These lepers were outcasts; they had to stay outside of town. When they come into town, they had to announce loudly, “Unclean, unclean” to warn others of their presence.

Can you imagine what it’s like to live like that?


Get older kids to read through Mark 1:40-45.

One day, Jesus went to town and met a man with leprosy.

This leper must have been so tired of living this way. When he saw Jesus, he forgot all the rules of staying away from other people.

He fell face down to the ground and begged Jesus, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”

This man must have heard of Jesus’ miracles. He knew Jesus could heal him. But was Jesus willing? Maybe he wasn’t good enough to be healed. Maybe Jesus couldn’t be bothered about someone like him. Maybe Jesus didn’t want to be contaminated by him.

How do you think Jesus reacted?

Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. Isn’t that amazing? Nobody wanted to be near lepers. Nobody touched him for years. And here was Jesus, touching him! Jesus could have just stood at a distance and healed the man, but He reached out and touched him, showing His love.

Then Jesus said, “I am willing. Be clean!” And immediately ... the leprosy left him! Praise the Lord!


Jesus heals

Last week, we learnt that Jesus healed a man who had a demonic spirit.

After that, Jesus went on to heal many people.

One of them was Simon Peter’s mother-in-law. She was in bed with a fever. Jesus went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she was able to serve dinner to the family and Jesus.

Later that evening, people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. The whole town gathered at the door, and Jesus healed many who had various diseases.

The leper would have heard and known that Jesus is a healer.

Jesus is willing

But the leper was not sure if Jesus would heal … a person like him. An untouchable. But Jesus didn’t just heal him. He reached out to touch him, too.

Sometimes we know Jesus can heal us. But sometimes, we don’t think He wants to.

We think that maybe He won’t heal us because we’ve been naughty or we’re not good enough. We think maybe He’s got more important things to do. We think maybe He wants us to be sick so we can learn a lesson.

But the truth is that Jesus took all our sicknesses on the cross when He died. He is able to heal us. And more importantly, He is willing! He is reaching out to touch us with love and compassion!

If anyone of you are sick today, put your hand on the part of the body that’s not feeling well. And pray this prayer: “Thank you Jesus that when you died on the cross, You carried all my sins and sicknesses. Thank you Jesus that you are able to heal me. Thank you Jesus that you are willing to heal me. In Jesus’ name, I receive my healing. Amen!”

Memory Verse: “He carried our sicknesses and our diseases.” Isaiah 53:4



Materials: Notecards and band aids.
Have the kids sit in 3 small groups.
On one side of the notecard: Stick 2 band aids on it as a cross and write the memory verse on the card or “Jesus is Able & Willing to Heal”.

On the other side of the notecard: Write a prayer of thanks for Jesus’ healing for themselves or other people. “Thank you Jesus for healing me of _________” or “Thank you Jesus for healing my mummy of ___________”


Get the kids into small groups to pray for those who are sick. Get them to share and take turns speaking in faith for healing. Pray and bless each one of them.