Sunday, February 25, 2018

25 February 2018

Toddler Class
Coach Dewi
Asst. 1 : Samantha
Asst. 2 : Laila

Primary Class 1-3

Coach Angelina
(Asst. Theresia)

Primary Class 4-6
Coach Savitri

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

Week 3: Lion King: I am a Child of The King


VIDEO: Lion King (10 mins)

In the Pride Lands of Africa, Mufasa, the lion king, rules over the other animals. There is much celebration over the birth of Mufasa’s son, Simba, who will one day take over as king.

However, not everyone is happy. Mufasa's younger brother, Scar, is very jealous. He wanted to be king. And now, Simba will be the heir to the throne, not him.

As Simba is growing up, Scar plots to get rid of him. He conspires with the hyenas to provoke a large herd of wild beasts into stampede into the gorge where Simba is. When Mufasa finds out about the stampede, he rushes to rescue Simba, bringing him to safety. But when Mufasa tries to climb up the gorge's walls himself, Scar throws him back into the stampede, killing him.

After Simba finds his father’s lifeless body in the gorge, Scar tricks him into thinking that Mufasa's death was his fault. “You did it … it’s your fault. Run away. What would you say to your mother? You can never be forgiven.”

Stricken with guilt, Simba runs far, far away from home, collapsing in a desert from exhaustion. He is found by some jungle animals who take care of him and becomes his friends, and they lived a carefree life together.

Years later, Simba is now an adult. One day, Simba meets Nala, a lioness from his father’s pride. She tells him that Scar has ruined Pride Lands, and begs him to return as king. However, Simba still carries the guilt over his father's death. He prefers to stay in his cosy life in the jungle instead of returning to be king.

Simba sees a vision of his father, Mufasa. His father tells him to remember who he is — the true king of the Pride Lands — and to take his rightful place.

Simba then realizes that he can no longer run from who he really is. He goes back home, faces his past, disposes of Scar and his lies, and becomes king of Pride Lands.


Like Simba, sometimes we forget who we are. We act and behave in a way that does not reflect our true identity. We need to remember WHO WE ARE and WHOSE WE ARE.


Simba is the son of King — the heir to the throne at Pride Rock. He is the beloved child of his father, Mufasa, who loves him so much and will do anything to protect him.

Similarly, when we believe in Jesus, we become children of the King. We become His heirs. God is the God of everything, and everything He has, He wants to give to us as our inheritance. We, His children, are to reign in life and to show the world who God really is.

Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.” (Romans 8:17)

Simba thought his father was dead and gone; he thought his father had left him. But he didn’t realise that his father lived on in him. Similarly, Jesus died, rose again, and returned to heaven, but His Holy Spirit lives in us forever and ever — He is the mark and guarantee of who we really are.


Simba was deceived by Scar and tricked into running away out of guilt over his father’s death.

The devil is the father of lies. He likes to trick God’s children into thinking that if we have done something wrong, God will judge us and bad things will come near us. This causes many of God’s children to run away and hide from God.

How do you see your Daddy God? Is he judging you when you make wrong decisions or choices? That is not true. Today you have the gift of no condemnation because of Jesus, the son of God was condemned for all your sins (Romans 8:1).

Just as Mufasa gave his life to save Simba, Jesus gave His life to save you. Jesus was judged in our place for every one of our wrong action, thoughts and words.

When we make mistakes or do wrong things, don’t try to hide it or run away from it. But let’s all look to the cross and say, “Daddy God, thank you for Jesus, who took all my punishment for me on the cross so that I can become a child of the King.”

Be careful who listen to — the devil, the roaring lion? Or Jesus, the Lion of Judah!


Let me tell you about another young prince who tried to run away from his destiny. The young man grew up in the greatest palace in a land called Egypt. His name was Moses. He was supposed to be killed as a baby boy, but God saved him … so that one day, he can lead God’s people out of Egypt.

One day, Moses tried to save a Hebrew slave from being beaten by an Egyptian. In the end, he killed the Egyptian. Guilt-stricken and afraid, Moses ran away in to the wilderness. He lived for many years taking care of sheep, with his wife and child.

Moses was a prince living as a shepherd in the desert. He may have forgotten who he was and what his calling was. But God didn’t forget him. God appeared to him in a burning bush and reminded him that he is supposed to lead God’s people out of Egypt.

Moses had many excuses — he was a nobody, he couldn’t speak, he was too insignificant, send someone else etc. But God says He will be with him — God will help him speak and teach him what to do. (Exodus 3-4)

Despite Moses’ many excuses and trying to run away from his true identity, God used him to deliver His people out of slavery in Egypt to the Promise Land.

We are children of the King. We have a destiny in Jesus. And we can live as who we truly are!


I am a child of the King.

There is no condemnation in Christ Jesus

I can live as a child of a King.



Get into small groups. Get the children to profess their identity in Jesus and to pray for each other.

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