Sunday, September 10, 2017

10 September 2017

Toddler Class
Coach Ochie
Asst. Yuni

Primary Class 1-3
Coach Dedy
(Asst. Daniel)

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



Pick up the Crumbs

Scatter bread crumbs (small pieces of bread) around the class.
Divide class into 2 relay groups.

Each relay group sends one person out to collect a crumb and put into a container. At the end of 1 minute, the group with the most crumbs wins.



Long time ago, God called Abraham out to be the father of God’s special people. Remember God’s promise? That Abraham will have so many descendants, like the stars in the skies and the sands on the earth.

These special people were called Jews. And they were called to follow God’s laws and be separate from all the other people in the lands who do not follow the same God.

So Jews do not normally mix with non-Jews (called Gentiles). Some Jews call the Gentiles “dogs”.

Jesus was a descendant of Abraham. He was a Jew. God sent Him as a Jew to show the Jews the way back to God.

When Jesus came to earth, he came to preach and teach first to the Jews. That does not mean that He didn't love the other people of the world, but the first priority in his ministry on earth was to bring God's chosen ones to repentance.

Do you know you and I are not Jews? We are also Gentiles.


One day, Jesus went to an area called Tyre.

Tyre is an area where many Gentiles (non-Jews).

Jesus entered a house and did not want anyone to know it. However, he could not keep his presence secret.

There was a Greek woman (non-Jew) who heard about him.

This woman had a little daughter who was possessed by an impure spirit.

She was desperate for the daughter to be healed.

She came to the house and fell at Jesus’ feet, begging Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.

But Jesus was sent to the Jews. And this woman was a Gentile.

Jesus explained to the woman that his first mission on earth was to preach to the people of Israel.

“First let the children eat all they want,” he told her, “for it is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”

The woman could have been insulted at Jesus’ answer, but she wasn’t. She knew she did not qualify for healing, but she knew Jesus could heal.

She told Jesus, "Lord, that's true, but even dogs get the crumbs that fall from their owner's table."

Jesus was so touched by the faith of that woman that He told her, “For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter.”

The woman went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.

Immediately, the girl stood up and began to walk around.


The woman had faith in Jesus

The woman knew she was not qualified.

She was a Gentile (not a Jew).

She was a woman (women were not considered high ranking in Jewish society).

She had a demon-possessed daughter.

On her own, she did not deserve Jesus’ healing.

But she knew Jesus’ heart, and she knew Jesus could heal. Even just a little crumb of His healing was enough for her. So she was not ashamed to ask His help.

Jesus saw her faith, and Jesus healed her daughter.

Jesus is our Broken Bread

Jesus has said that He is the Bread of Life. (John 6:35)

The crumbs that fall from the table to the floor is a picture of Jesus dying on the cross for us.

His body was broken and crushed for our healing.

Although the Gentile woman didn’t understand it then, what she said was prophetic — Jesus would die on the cross, and His body would be broken, so that even the “dogs” (which means all of us who are not Jews) can eat of it and receive His life.

Jesus seats us at His table

Because of Jesus, we can now become children of God. There is no more division between Jews and Gentiles — we are all one family.

And Jesus prepares a table for us to feast with Him (Psalm 23:5). We don’t have to gather the crumbs under the table. We can come boldly to ask Him for whatever we need, and receive it, because Jesus paid for it on the cross.



Because Jesus came to die for us, we are now part of God’s family. We can receive Jesus’ life and He will hear our prayers.

Get the kids into small groups to share prayer items and pray for each other.

Let’s pray: Thank you Jesus that even though we don’t deserve it, You came to die for us and to make us your children. Thank you for making us part of your family and hearing our prayers to you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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