Sunday, July 23, 2017

23 July 2017

Toddler Class

Coach Arlene
Asst. 1 : Ruth
Asst. 2 : Tesa

Primary Class 1-3

Coach Iwan
(Asst. Shevica)

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



Materials: An empty jar, a (larger) pouring jar with water, a cloth or napkin, a straw

Put the empty jar on top of the cloth/napkin

Tell the kids that the aim of the game is to pour as much water into the empty jar without it spilling over.

For older kids, can get them to take turns pouring in water. 
For younger kids, the teacher can do it for them.

The tricky part is when the water reaches almost to the brim of the jar. 
By then, can use the straw to drop water into the jar bit by bit.

Game/illustration ends when the jar overflows.

In this illustration, we see how much is really needed to make a cup overflow.

Do you know our lives are a cup too? 
A cup full of God’s life, goodness and blessings.

And do you know, our cups are not just half full or half empty. 
It’s not even full to the brim. It’s overflowing. Not by a trickle or a drop, but in abundance.

Imagine holding your cup under a waterfall. 
What happens? 
The water is just gushing in and gushing out. It’s never ending. And never run out.

That’s what life is when you have Jesus in you.


Running over, running over,

My cup's full and running over.

Since the Lord saved me

I can be happy as can be,

My cup's full and running over.

(Psalm 23:5a)

Psalm 23:5c-6:

My cup overflows

Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.


Sheep need fresh water. Sheep drink water from streams or lakes. However, the water may be polluted/not clean.

Besides streams of quiet water, the shepherd would also bring fresh water to troughs or buckets for sheep to drink, as it is being practised/ done by shepherds today.

David's sheep water troughs were never empty. They were always full and overflowed. David was a good shepherd over his sheep.

The shepherd always cares of his sheep. All the sheep has to do is to follow the shepherd and all its needs are taken care of.


My Good Shepherd’s supply always overflows

E.g. Jesus feeding the 5000 and more with a boy's lunch of 5 loaves & 2 fish. They ended up with 12 baskets of loaves leftover. (John 6:13)

Simon Peter and some other disciples went fishing all night but caught nothing. Jesus came to them and they caught so many large fish that they could not to draw the net up (John 21:3-6)

Our Lord gives us exceedingly abundantly above all that we asked for or imagined (Ephesians 3:20).

My Good Shepherd, Jesus, is the fresh and living water

John 4:13-14 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

Jesus gives us everlasting life and meets all our needs. (I lack nothing)

I do not need to look elsewhere because I am satisfied in Christ Jesus. (I thirst no more)

Jesus, living in us, makes us become a fountain of water that overflows, a fountain of abundant life. He blesses us so much that we become a blessing to others around us.

As I follow my Good Shepherd, His goodness and mercy follows me all the days of my life.

Just as if we keep under the waterfall, our cup will keep being filled and overflowing.

So as we walk with the Good Shepherd, we don’t have to chase after God’s blessings. Instead, His blessings, His goodness, His mercy and His favour chases after us all the days of our lives and overflows to all around us.

All the days of my life: not just some days, not just “good” days but every day! God is good to me …
ALL the time!


So far, in our journey through Psalm 23, we’ve learnt that we have a Good Shepherd who:

·         provides everything we need

·         invites us to rest in Him

·         gives us new life

·         guides us along the right paths

·         is with us through the darkest valleys

·         protects and keeps us safe with His rod and staff

·         prepares a table for us in the midst of our enemies

·         anoints our heads with oil

·         overflows our cup

·         and fills all our days with His goodness and mercy.



In small groups, share about what it means to have Jesus’ abundance in our lives. 
Pray for one another.


Psalm 23:1-6

The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters He refreshes my soul.

He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me ; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

You anoint my head with oil.

my cup overflows.

6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

THEME SONG: Psalm 23

with Actions: Learn and teach the actions from this video


Psalm 23:5c-6 page

Prepare stickers etc to decorate the cup.

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