Sunday, October 29, 2017

29 October 2017

Toddler Class
Coach Dewi
Asst. 1 : Michelle Ngui
Asst. 2 : Trista

Primary Class 1-3

Coach Susi Tjio

Primary Class 4-6
Coach Lusiana




Encourage children to think of something they feel they do well or enjoy doing, such as playing a musical instrument, playing a sport, and so forth. Warn them not to tell anyone what they have in mind. Let kids take turns acting out the thing they do well, allowing the other children to guess. Offer helpful suggestions to actors.


Before class, hide coins in different places around the room. Allow kids to hunt for the hidden coins.

If time allows, use the coins to play a game of “Hot or Cold.” Select a child to be the finder. Hide a coin somewhere in the room while the finder is blindfolded or steps outside the door with another leader. When the blindfold is removed or the finder steps back in the room, allow children to help the finder by shouting out “hot” or “cold” based on the finder’s proximity to the hidden coin. Continue until the finder discovers the coin.


Lead in to Lesson: Today, we are going to hear a parable about gifts/coins.

(Matt 25:14-30)

Suggested props: 15 coins for kids to count along during the story.

Jesus was teaching people about God and His kingdom. He told them parables, or stories, to help them understand.

One day, Jesus was talking about the last day, the day when Jesus will come back to earth. Jesus said that no one knows when that day will happen.

Then He told His listeners a parable about three servants. Jesus said,

“This is what that day will be like. A man was going on a journey. He called his servants to him and gave them each some money. He gave one servant five talents, another servant two talents, and another servant one talent. (Now, a talent was a very large amount of money.) Each man received what the master thought he was able to take care of. Then the man left and went on his journey.

“The first servant, who had five talents, invested the money right away. Soon, the five talents had earned five more. In the same way, the man who had two talents invested the money and earned two more talents. But the servant who had one talent did not invest his master’s money. Instead, he dug a hole in the ground and hid the money in the hole.

“After a long time, the master came home. He asked his servants what they had done with his money. The servant who had five talents showed the master that he had earned five more talents. ‘Well done, good and faithful servant!’ the master said. ‘You did a good job looking over a few things, so I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share in my joy!’

“Then the second servant, who had two talents, showed the master that he had earned two more talents. “ ‘Well done, good and faithful servant!’ the master said. ‘You did a good job looking over a few things, so I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share in my joy!’

“Then the third servant, who had one talent, brought the master his one talent. The servant said, ‘Master, I know you. You are a difficult man. I was afraid and went off and hid your talent in the ground. Here is the one talent you gave me.’

“The master was not happy. ‘You evil, lazy servant! If you know me so well, you should have invested your money with the bankers so that when I returned, I would get my money back with interest.’

“The master took the talent from the servant and gave it to the servant who had 10 talents. The master said, ‘Everyone who uses what they have will get even more, and they will have more than they need. But anyone who wastes what he has will have everything taken away. Throw out this useless servant.’ ”

The man going on a journey

Jesus knew that after He went to the cross, He would go back to heaven before returning for us one day.

But in His absence, and until His return, He leaves us with valuable treasures (talents). What is this treasure? It is God’s gift of grace — His righteousness and blessings because of Jesus’ finished work on the cross.

The servants

There are two other groups of people in this parable

The first and second servants:

When we believe in Jesus and exercise the gift of His finished work on the Cross, we are able to bless others because of all that Christ has blessed us with.

When we share God’s grace with others, we see it multiply and bear fruit in our lives — some five times, some ten times.

·         We live faithful, victorious and abundant lives in Christ (Our work/studies, families, ministries prosper)
·         Others are blessed by us
·         The Lord grants us more gifts to bless even more people
·         We share in Jesus’ joy

The last servant:

If we have God’s gift of grace but don’t do anything about it (bury in the ground), it is of no use to us.

·         We have wrong image of God — as a hard master who is ruthless and unfair, always waiting to punish us for our mistakes
·         We waste the gifts and talents He has blessed us with and lose out on more
·         We rely on our own strength, efforts and works to try to please God, and end up empty and frustrated


Know who God is have the right picture of Him. He has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in Christ Jesus. He’s not a hard master out to get us. He wants to rejoice with us and call us “good and faithful”.

Know the treasure we have in Christ — don’t hide it away. Use it. Enjoy it. Share it with others. Bless others with it.

Jesus is coming back again those who do not receive Him as their Saviour and King will be left out of His kingdom. Let’s share with our friends the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ!

REMEMBER: We are Blessed to be a Blessing!



Get kids in smaller groups. Get them to share what are some of the gifts and talents God has blessed them with and how they can bless others with them.


Coin-shape (to depict minas) with the words “Jesus is my King”

WORKSHEET (see below)


Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30)

1.     Jesus told a parable of a man of going on a ______________.

2. He gave his servants and gave them some______________, according to their______________.

3. Upon his return, he found out that the servants with _______ talents earned five more, and the one with _______ talents earned two more. The man said to them, “Well done,______________ and ______________ servant.”

4.  But one servant had hid his talent in the ______________ because he was______________ of his master, whom he thought was a ______________ man.

5. We should know who God is and have a ______________ ______________ of Him.

6.  Because of Jesus’ _____________, we have been ___________ to be a____________ to others.

7. Jesus is ____________ back again. Let’s share His grace with everyone!

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