Sunday, March 11, 2018

11 Maret 2018

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

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

Primary Class 4-6
Coach Swanky

A 5-week series on Gospel truths in cartoons/movies.

Week 5: I Belong To Jesus


VIDEO: Toy Story (10 Mins.)

Andy’s long outgrown toys have been sitting in a chest for many years, just yearning to be played with again.

Due to some accident, they ended up being donated. Feeling betrayed, they determined to put Andy behind them and chart their own destiny in a place where they’d never be outgrown, neglected, abandoned, forgotten or heartbroken again.

Only when they discovered that Andy was looking for them and never intended to throw them away did they realise how wrong they were to leave. Just knowing how much they were loved made them willing to endure many long years in the attic, just so that they could always be there for Andy.

In this movie, we're introduced to Big Baby, who cuts a terrifying figure with one eye half closed. Big Baby and Lotso belonged to a little girl named Daisy who had inadvertently left them behind at a road stop. Upon finding their way home, Lotso found out that he had been replaced. Bitter, he lied to Big Baby, saying, “She doesn’t love you no more,” tearing off Baby’s necklace: a plastic heart that read “My heart belongs to Daisy”.

This marked a change for both toys, turning Lotso into a hardened dictator and Big Baby into his unquestioning henchman. Only when Big Baby found out the truth and saw the necklace again was he able to stand up to Lotso and help Woody and his friends escape.



There are times when we doubt how much God really loves us. Sometimes we think He’s forgotten about us. Sometimes we are fed the lies that He doesn’t want us anymore.

And then we think we don’t need Him anyway, that we can do it on our own — be our own master.

Wrong Belief  --> Wrong Decisions
Lies --> Wrong Behaviour

Just like Woody’s friends. Just like Big Baby. Just like Lotso.

It’s only when we realise who we belong to, and the extent of His unconditional, unwavering love for us, that we can respond and return to Him.


This reminds me of a guy mentioned in the Bible. He had everything he needed in his father’s house. But he believed he could be better off on his own. He wanted to be his own master. He wanted to do things his way. So he took his share of money and went off to live his life. He had a good time spending all that money. And then his money ran out, and he had nothing. He had to take care of pigs. He was so hungry … he even wanted to eat the pigs’ food.

Then he remembered how good life was with his father. Even then, he wasn’t sure if his father still loved him or would accept him back as a son. So he decided to be his father’s servant instead. But he was wrong … his father was looking out for him, and when he saw him, he ran to him and swopped him up, kissed him (the dirty, stinky pigsty of a son), and gave him his robe and ring. He even threw a party for him.

When we try to run our lives our own way, we can end up in pretty big trouble. But God has not forgotten us. God has not rejected us. He still loves us very much and is always looking out for us.


And the best part? Unlike the toys’ human owners who had their failings, God will never abandon (Deuteronomy 4:31), never forget (Isaiah 49:15), and never leave nor forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:8) ... ever.

In Isaiah 49:15-16, God asks a question, “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne?”

Do you think your mother will forget you? No!

But even if some mothers do forget their children, God goes on to say, “Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands …”

Whenever we are feeling lost or lonely or unsure, remember, God has our names on His palms.

And just like Woody has Andy’s name on his shoe, we also have God’s mark on us to tell the world that we belong to Him. What is this mark? The Holy Spirit.

So always remember … YOU BELONG TO JESUS.



Get into small groups. Get the children to share and pray for each other.

No comments:

Post a Comment