Sunday, March 25, 2018

25 Maret 2018

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

Primary Class 1-3

Coach Theresia
(Asst. Angelina)

Primary Class 4-6
Coach Savitri

Because of Jesus, I am a SAINT of GOD (Eph 1)

1.       Lesson
Eph 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus ...

  • Introduction:
    • The apostle Paul visited a place called Ephesus and taught about Jesus. Later on, He wrote a letter to the believers there. He wanted to remind them about what Jesus has done for them, and who they are.
    • Isn’t that funny? Reminding someone about who they are. Imagine someone coming up to me and saying, “Hi. You are Anne/Joanna etc.” Who will forget who they are?
    • But many people do. When they look at themselves, they see the physical. They see the short, fat person, or the one who didn’t do well in exams, or the one with a pimple, or the  one with a bad temper.
    • They don’t see the person whom God sees. They focus on what is outside and forget who they really are.
    • So today we’re going to remind ourselves of who we are in Jesus. Who God sees when He looks at us.
  • Because of Jesus, I am a SAINT
    • In His letter, Paul addresses the believers in Ephesus as SAINTS.
    • What’s a saint?
      • A saint is not a goody-goody two shoes who walks around in a long robe with a halo on the top of his head.
      • A saint is someone who is holy, set apart for God.
    • When Jesus died, He took all our sins, our “badness”, and gave us His goodness. He gave us His life.
    • So today, when God sees me, He sees Jesus’ perfection and holiness.
    • You and I are holy saints because Jesus lives in us and through us.
    • Tell your friend, “Because of Jesus, I am a saint.”
    • Because we are saint, we don’t have to do be stuck doing things that are not good. We are free to live the life that God wants us to live and experience.
    • We don’t have to work hard to be good. We don’t have to try with our own strength to be good.
    • We just need to remember: Jesus is living in me. And He makes me good!
    • So when we feel like doing naughty things, or we think of doing something that will make our mummy and daddy sad, remember that you are a saint — Jesus has made you good — so you can be good; you don’t have to do that naughty thing or make your mummy and daddy sad anymore.
    • And even when you do something bad, it doesn’t change who you are. You may make mistakes, but God still sees you as good.
    • Just remind yourself of who you are and what Jesus has done for you. You can pray, “Lord Jesus, sorry for the naughty thing I did. I thank you that you have forgiven my sins. Thank you that I am holy and that I am Your righteousness. Thank you that I am a saint because of You.
    • Memory Verse: Hebrews 10:10 “We have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”

2.  Activity Ideas
  • Craft: Nametag
    • Get kids to make nametags with the words: <Name> is a Saint of God
    •  You may cut out name tags in different shapes and colours, and put a safety pin behind card.

  • Memory verse
    • Prepare 2 sets of memory verse cards (one word per card) and put each set in an envelope each. Divide kids into 2 groups. Hand each group and envelope to sort and arrange memory verse on the floor. First group to finish correctly wins.
    • Using same sets of cards: put blue tack behind cards and place face down on floor in 2 piles. Kids line up in 2 rows. First kid from each group runs forward, picks up a card, and sticks on wall to form memory verse. First group to finish correctly wins.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

18 Maret 2018

Toddler Class
Coach Dewi
Asst. 1 : Ruth
Asst. 2 : Tesa

Primary Class 1-3

Coach Iwan
(Asst. Shevica)

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

Abraham & the Child of Laughter

Lesson: Nothing is too difficult for God (Gen 11-21)

1.       Game: Laughing Game
Play a simple laughing game; modify as you see fit.
  • Mrs Mumble
    • Everyone sits in a circle. First person turns to the one on the right and asks “Have you seen Mrs Mumble?” without showing his/her teeth or laughing.
    • The next person has to say, “No. I’ll ask my neighbor.” And then ask the following person the same question without showing teeth or laughing.
  • Ha Ha game (for younger kids only)
    • Get the kids to lie on their backs, with their heads resting on another player’s stomach. Tell the kids that the aim of the game is not to laugh at all. The first kid has to say somberly “Ha”, then the next one says “Ha ha”, the third one says “Ha ha ha” and so on. The person who does not laugh at all wins.

 2.       Story: 
  • The last time we learnt that God gave many promises to Abram.
  • One of the promises was that Abram will have many children, like the stars in the sky and the sand on the shores.
  • But as many years passed (24 years since God first called Abram), Abram and his wife, Sarai, still did not have any children.
  • Gen 17: Then one day, when Abram was 99 years old, God appeared to him and told him that yes, he will still have many children. In fact, God wanted to change his name to Abraham, which means “father of many nations”.
  • And his wife will now be called “Sarah” — she will be the mother of nations and kings!
  • Sarah was a beautiful woman, but she was also very old now. She was almost 90 years old! How many of you have grandmothers who are 90 years old?
  • But God said that Sarah will have a child.
  • The thought of that made Abraham fall down on his face and laugh!
  • Gen 18: Another day, two men visited Abraham, and he prepared a meal for them.
  • After they had eaten, they asked Abraham, “Where is your wife, Sarah?”
  • “There, in the tent,” he said.
  • One of the man said, “I will return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.”
  • Now Sarah was listening from inside the tent. She couldn’t believe what the man said, so she laughed to herself. “We’re both so old; how can we have a son?”
  • The man said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the LORD?
  • Gen 21: True enough, nothing is too hard for God. One year later, Sarah gave birth to a baby! They named him “Isaac”, which means “son of laughter.” 
  • She said, “God has brought me laughter! Everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.”

3.       Lesson: Good News for Today!
  • When all else fails, know that God is all powerful and NOTHING is too difficult for Him.
  • Romans 4:18 says, “Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, ‘So shall your offspring be.’”
  • Whatever problem you may face, trust that God will always keep His promises.
  • Isaac brought much joy to Abraham and Sarah.
  • The good news is that through Isaac, God brought another special baby in an even more miraculous way. This baby’s name was Jesus, and His birth brought lots of laughter and joy to the whole world! Praise the Lord!
  • Memory Verse: “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.” Genesis 21:6

4.       Activity ideas:
  • Song: Ah Lord God (Nothing is too difficult for you)
  • Craft: 
    • Something smiley face related, e.g. a happy face mask, with memory verse“God has brought me laughter.” (Genesis 21:6)
    • Other ideas: Toothy PuppetSmiling Craft

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.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

04 Maret 2018

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

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

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

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

Week 4: Jesus' Love Transforms


VIDEO: Beauty & The Beast

An arrogant young prince and his castle's servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into the hideous Beast. He would remain like this forever until he learns to love and be loved in return … before the last petal of the magical rose falls.

The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle enters the Beast's castle after he imprisons her father Maurice. Slowly, Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation.

When the villagers, led by Gaston, go on a Beast hunt, the Beast ends up wounded. As the final petal fell, Belle professed her love for the Beast, transforming him into a handsome prince.



When the theme song speaks of a “tale as old as time,” it is correct. Beauty and the Beast is a story about a curse that must be broken. It reminds us of the grandest story of the world — where we were trapped in our sinful, cursed condition, and how Jesus’ love rescued us.

The Beast and the characters in his castle are under a spell. The Beast himself is hideous and unkind, his princely glory long gone. The others are ridiculous shadows of what they once were. They live as teacups and napkins and furnishings, resembling their true selves in some ways but unable to be what humans were made to be. And they will be stuck this way forever, eternally dead to true humanness, if love doesn’t break the spell soon. Similarly, due to sin, we too are dying and are not the God-honouring creatures we were made to be. We couldn’t live our true purpose as the full, glorious, pride-of-the-universe humans.

Then Belle enters the castle, light streaming in as she opens the door. The candlestick LumiĆ©re asks, “What if she is the one, the one who will break the spell?” It reminds me of when the whole world was waiting for the Savior to be revealed. “The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” (Matthew 4:16).

We, like the Beast, are mean, nasty, selfish monsters, wallowing in our sin and incapable of escaping that condition on our own. Christ, like Belle, comes from outside of ourselves, from outside of the cursed castles of this world, to bring the salvation we cannot accomplish on our own.

When we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. “Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:6-7).

Just as Belle’s love for the Beast broke the power of the curse on the Beast and the castle, Jesus’ death and resurrection break the power of sin and death over us, and we become children of God. Once we are adopted as God’s sons and daughters, nothing we do — past, present, future — can ever change that status and our standing before Him.

Jesus’ love saves us!


Jesus’ love doesn’t just save us. It transforms us from the inside out.

Let me tell you about the story of a very terrifying man. (Acts 9:1-22) This man was a very proud and intelligent man, powerful and religious. He hated Jesus. He hated Jesus’ disciples. He wanted to get rid of them.

In fact, one day, he went to the high priest and asked for letters that will allow him to search for and catch Jesus’ believers and throw them into prison — doesn’t matter if they are men or women. So off he went, with his men, to a town called Damascus.

As he came near to Damascus, ready to pounce on his victims, suddenly … a light from heaven flashed around him! It was so bright! So frightening! The man fell to the ground.

And then he heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”

“Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked.

“I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”

The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.

In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!”

“Yes, Lord,” he answered.

The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.”

“Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.” If you knew someone was coming to catch you and put you in prison, wouldn’t you feel the same as Ananias? You would be scared to come out of hiding.

But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name. ”

So Ananias obeyed. He went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” Immediately, something like scales fell from

Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized, and after taking some food, he regained his strength.

Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus. At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. All those who heard him were astonished and asked, “Isn’t he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this name? And hasn’t he come here to take them as prisoners to the chief priests?” Yet Saul grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Messiah.

Everyone loves a good before-and-after story. Beast’s monstrous exterior was a reflection of the cruelty in his heart, but he was made human again by experiencing Belle’s selfless love.

Saul of Tarsus was a “beastly” figure transformed into a saint by the love of Christ. He went from one who wanted to murder and arrest anyone who spoke about Jesus … to someone who couldn’t stop talking about Him.

As in Beauty and the Beast, the motivating force behind our desire to change as well as the means to change itself come only our Heavenly Father and Saviour’s love, and the work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit still works in us today to soften our hearts and help us embody the love of Christ in a hurting world.


Like the Beast and those in his castle, we were under a curse due to sin — hopeless, purposeless.

Like Belle, Jesus is the One who breaks the spell. By His love and sacrifice on the Cross, He saved us from death to give us new life in Him.

And Jesus’ love transforms us from the inside out to be who God made us to be.



Get into small groups. Invite the children to accept Jesus’ love to save and transform them. Pray for one another.