Sunday, June 16, 2019

16 June 2019

Toddler Class
Coach Ochie
Asst. Ruth & Tesa

Primary Class 1-6

Coach Dewi
Asst. Dedy

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8



“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8

Before Jesus went back to heaven, He told the disciples to wait in Jerusalem for God’s gift — the Holy Spirit, which will give the disciples power to be His witness everywhere.

LESSON (Acts 2)

Holy Spirit Message
Last week we ended our story with the disciples and Peter filled with the Holy Spirit speaking to the crowd of Jewish people. Even though the Jewish people were from many different countries, they heard the disciples talk about the wonderful works of God in their own language.

Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit as he spoke these words to the crowd:
 ·   Jesus died on the cross and that God raised Him from the dead.
 ·   Even King David wrote about Jesus’ death and resurrection many years ago (prophetic)
 ·  Everyone in the crowd had a part to play in crucifying Jesus, the Savior God sent.

Everyone who hear the words were “cut to their hearts”. They realized that it was because of their sin, Jesus had to die on the cross. That was a conviction by the Holy Spirit. Peter told them to repent — to change their minds and put their trust in Jesus — and be baptized — so they can tell everyone they have believed in Jesus. By believing in Jesus their sins would be forgiven and they will receive God’s Holy Spirit.

Birth of the Church
As we learned last week, 3,000 people decided to believe in Jesus.

Not only was this a day of celebrating, it was also the day that the very first church was born. A church is not a building but it is made up of people who believe in the Lord Jesus.

So JCB is not this building. It’s not the first floor or third floor. JCB is a church of God’s people. Wherever God’s people are, we are His church. We are God’s family.

The new believers gathered together regularly to hear the apostles teach about Jesus. Let’s read Acts 2:42-47 to find out what else they did.

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 
43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 
44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 
45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 
46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 
47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

The early church:
- Listened to the teachings about Jesus
- Fellowshipped & meet regularly — families meet together often to encourage each other; we don’t hide in our rooms and close our doors
- Celebrated the Lord’s Supper — why?
- Prayed together
- Shared and helped one another
- Praised God
- God continued to save people every day, causing the church to continue to grow

The Message for His Church today
Although what we read from our Bibles happened a long time ago, the message is true for us today.

Jesus is the Savior God promised to send. Even though we were not physically there crying “Crucify Him!” my sins and your sins nailed Him to the cross. He was buried and 3 days later God raised Him from the dead. Anyone who calls upon the Lord Jesus and believes in Him can be saved and have eternal life.

What is your response to this message? If you have never been saved you can turn to Jesus today. Do you want to receive Jesus?

His Family today
If you have received Jesus, you are part of His family now.
Let’s follow the example of the early church 
Let’s listen to the teachings about Jesus
Let’s meet together regularly
Let’s remember Jesus through the Lord’s Supper/Holy Communion
Let’s pray together
Let’s share and help one another
Let’s praise God together 
And God will bring more and more people into this wonderful family of His.


Kids to break up in small groups — normally a girls group and boys group works best. 

Encourage and challenge the kids to meet regularly (don’t always skip church etc) and to listen to the word about Jesus. 

Have Holy Communion with the children and encourage them to remember what Jesus has done on the cross for them. 

Share prayer needs and pray together. 

Close with a song of worship.

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