Sunday, November 26, 2017

26 November 2017

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

Primary Class 1-3

Coach Theresia
(Asst. Angelina)

Primary Class 4-6
Coach Tirza
(Asst. Nicho & Shawn)

NEW Covenant Worship

1. LESSON: New Covenant Worship

  • What is worship? <invite responses>
  • Non-Christians also worship their gods and idols.
  • Under the Old Covenant, the Jews also worshipped God.
  • But the reasons for worshipping may be out of fear.
  • There were also a lot of rules, regulations and procedures. E.g. Do you remember Solomon’s Temple? There were elaborate rituals and sacrifices that had to be made from the outer courts, and only the High Priest could enter the Holy of Holies, where God’s presence was manifest.
  • When Jesus came, He wanted to show us a new way to worship God.
  • One day, Jesus was resting at a well in Samaria (John 4). A woman came to draw water from the well, and they started talking.The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.”
    21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father.
    22 You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.
    23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
    24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
    25 The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will tell us all things.”
    26 Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.”
  • The Samaritan woman said that the Jews worship at the temple in Jerusalem, whereas the Samaritans worship on a mountain. But Jesus told her that the time was coming where it didn’t matter where you worshipped God because you could worship Him in spirit and in truth.
  • Truth: Jesus is the truth.Spirit: When we have Jesus, His Holy Spirit lives in us.So when we have Jesus, we can worship Him in spirit and in truth. You don’t have to be big or tall before you can worship Jesus. If Jesus lives in you, you can worship Him! He loves it when you do.
  • Why do we worship Jesus?
    • The word “worship” = worth-ship; acknowledgment of worth
    • We worship Jesus because He is worthy of worship — His finished work on the Cross. It’s an outflow of thanksgiving from our hearts!
    • Jesus is God
      • Jesus died for us on the cross, taking our sins and punishment
      • Jesus gave us eternal life and His righteousness
      • In Jesus, we have everything! All of God’s blessings.
  • How do we worship Jesus?
    • Worship songs: with our voices (sing), talents (music), hands (clapping/raising hands); when we sing, we declare what Jesus has done and tell everyone why He is worthy of worship
    • But more than just singing, we worship Jesus with our Lives:
    • When we allow the Holy Spirit to work in us and transform us from the inside out, our lives reflect Jesus — giving Him all the praise and glory. We worship Jesus when we go to school, when we come home, when we meet with friends etc.
  • So the difference between Old Covenant worship and New Covenant worship is:
    • Old Covenant: have to enter from outside and move into the Holy of Holies
    • New Covenant: God’s Spirit dwells in us already. And it flows out from us as we respond to what Jesus has done for us in worship. 

2. Suggested Activities

  • Worship: choose 1-2 (age-appropriate) songs. Go through the lyrics with the children to show them how it reflects Jesus’ glory and gives Him worth. And lead them to sing it together. Encourage them to lift their hands/clap/pray in thanksgiving to Jesus.
  • Song: I Worship You
  • Ask the children to complete the following poem (sung to the rune of “Row Your Boat”), ending with a rhyming word.
    • Jesus, you are good,
      I will worship you.
  • Close in prayer

Sunday, November 19, 2017

19 November 2017

Toddler Class
Coach Carrie
Asst. 1 : Laila
Asst. 2 : Ruth & Tesa

Primary Class 1-3

Coach Lily Bun
(Asst. San-San)

Primary Class 4-6
Coach Swanky

NEW Covenant Prayer

1. HOOK: Sullen Joe

  • Choose one kid to be Sullen Joe — must be poker-faced
  • Another kid has 30sec to do anything to try to get a response from Sullen Joe (sing, dance, funny faces etc)
    • Without touching
    • From a short distance away
  • If unsuccessful, another kid gets to try.

2. LESSON: New Covenant Prayer

  • When praying, many people think God is like Sullen Joe. We have to do all sorts of tricks to get His attention. We say, “Please” and beg and cry to get what we want.
  • Under the New Covenant, prayer is not begging God. It’s not even like writing a wish list to Santa Claus. It’s a conversation with our Father in Heaven.
  • Jesus told this story once:
  • Luke 11 Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’ And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.
  • A common misinterpretation of this story is that we have to be persistent to beg Goduntil He answers.
  • This comes from a wrong image/picture of God:
    • God is reluctant to answer
    • God is probably asleep and doesn’t want to get up
  • However the truth is:
  • God is not a reluctant friend but a Loving Father
    • He is ever ready to hear us and bless us.
    • He is not grumpy; don’t have to be pestered
    • We can go boldly and freely to Him anytime(e.g. son of the President of the USA doesn’t need appointment to see his dad)
    • Knowing God as Father changes the way we pray.
  • God has given us all things through Jesus’ Finished Work on the Cross
    • Romans 8:32 He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?
    • We don’t pray to ask God to do something. We look back to the Cross and claim what Jesus has done for us already! We speak it into our lives and see it come to being.
    • Our prayers move from “Please God” to “Thank you God”. We thank God for what He has done for us.
  • New Covenant Prayer:
    • Knowing who our Father is
    • Declaring what Christ has done and expressing our thankfulness

3. Suggested Activities


  • Break into groups to share and get kids to pray for their/each other’s various needs.
  • Close in prayer

Sunday, November 12, 2017

12 November 2017

Toddler Class
Coach Ochie
Asst. 1 : Yuni
Asst. 2 : Yessy

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

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

Sunday, November 5, 2017

05 November 2017

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

Primary Class 1-3
Coach Iwan
(Asst. Shevica)

Primary Class 4-6
Coach Savitri

New Covenant Giving

  • Most churches, Christian workers and pastors live off people’s giving. When we give, our money goes to help others and help the Good News about Jesus to go out to more people.
  • In tNCC, the money given by all of you goes towards paying for the rental of this Wisma TA, the electricity and water bills, lunch etc. It also goes towards supporting missionaries and workers all over the world — Cambodia, North Africa, Indonesia, East Malaysia etc.
  • It’s important to understand why we give and how we should give.
  • Under the Old Covenant, people gave by law. God gave this law, the tithe, to provide for the Levites, one of the 12 tribes of Israel that serve God and did not have land of their own.
  • Tithe: a 10th of agricultural produce or the 10th animal in a herd (Lev 27:30-34) 
New Covenant
  • Under the New Covenant, we are not under the Law, so we no longer have to give by law (because we HAVE to).
  • However many Christians still give out of 2 wrong reasons:
    • Insurance: God will punish me if I do not give
    • Investment: God will bless me if I give
  • What is the right attitude in giving?
    • Know our Source of Blessing
      • In Jesus, we have everything that we need. On the cross, He took our poverty and gave us His ample supply!
      • He has more than enough for us, so we don’t have to be afraid of not having enough.
      • 2 Cor 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.
    • Because we are already blessed, we can bless others
      • We don’t give so we can receive.
      • We give because we have already received from Jesus.
      • Matt 10:8 Freely you have received; freely give.
    • Give from the Heart
      • 2 Cor 9:7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
      • Give generously. Give happily. Give joyfully.
      • True giving comes from a happy heart, and it gives us a happy heart.
      • The more we give, the happier we become.
      • That’s why in tNCC, we don’t pass around offering bags every service to ask you to give money. We just provide boxes around the halls so that you are free to give whenever and however much you wish.
  • How can I give?
    • I can give my time, money, gifts
    • When we serve in ministry, we are giving our time.
    • When we give part of our allowance, ang pow money, birthday money, we are giving our money.
    • We can also give things, e.g. toys, clothes, food, to those who don’t have as much as we do.
    • Christmas is coming up. Instead of just looking for what toys or presents we want to receive, let’s think about what we can give and how we can bless those who are less fortunate than us!

2. Suggested Activities