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)

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