Sunday, September 3, 2017

03 September 2017

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

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

Primary Class 4-6
Coach Swanky



Float vs Sink

Put the bucket of water on the table. Prepare several different items that can either float or sink in water.

As each item is put into the bucket of water, ask the children whether it will float or sink. Have the children take turns putting the items into the water to see if they will float. Ask them if we can float on the water (on our backs?)

What about walking on water? Can we do it? Why or why not?

Today we are going to read about the time when Jesus walked on water.


Jesus Walks on the Sea

45 Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. 46 After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray.

47 Later that night, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and he was alone on land. 48 He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them.

Shortly before dawn he went out to them, walking on the lake. He was about to pass by them, 49 but when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost. They cried out, 50 because they all saw him and were terrified.

Immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

51 Then he climbed into the boat with them, and the wind died down. They were completely amazed, 52 for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened.


Jesus is always near

“He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them.”

It was dark, but Jesus was able to look out at the sea and see the disciples rowing their boat.

Just as the disciples were not out of Jesus’ sight, we are also never out of His sight.

Jesus is always near

“Shortly before dawn he went out to them, walking on the lake.”

Jesus and the disciples were separated by land and sea. But it was not too far for Jesus. He just walked on the water to them.

Jesus is the one who made the heavens and the oceans. He stills the wind and the waves. We are never out of His reach.

Jesus always cares

“Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

When the disciples were in the storm, they might have thought that Jesus had forgotten about them. The last time, Jesus was sleeping in the boat. Now He wasn’t even in the boat. But Jesus didn’t forget.

He went to them and reassured them and told them not to be afraid.

When we are in a tough spot, we have to trust that Jesus loves and cares for us, even when we may not see Him working immediately the way we expect Him to.

We are NEVER out of Jesus’ sight, reach and care.



Get the kids into small groups. Ask them to share their needs and pray with them, reminding them that Jesus is always near, and Jesus cares for them.


Related craft with the words, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” (Mark 4:50)

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