Sunday, August 25, 2019

25 August 2019

Toddler Class
Coach Susan
Asst. Oling

Primary Class 1-3

Coach Dedy
(Asst. Daniel)

Primary Class 4-6
Coach Swanky



Get older kids to read through Mark 2:1-12.
One day Jesus was teaching in a house in Capernaum.

The house was very crowded. There was no room … not even outside the door.

Some men, carrying a paralysed man on a mat, tried to take him into the house to see Jesus.

Who knows what “paralysed” means? (Someone who cannot move his body and limbs)

They had heard that Jesus was healing many people. So they wanted Him to heal their friend too.

But they couldn’t get into the house! Oh no! What do you think they could do?

Suddenly, they had an idea. They would bring their friend up to the roof and lower him through the tiles!

So they carried their friend to the roof and started removing the tiles. Then they lowered him carefully, slowly, down, into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus.

Act it out (optional): Prepare a “mat” with a string tied to each corner of it. Place a small doll or object to depict the paralysed man. Choose 4 volunteers and get them to stand on chairs. Give them each one of the strings and have them lower the “mat” down slowly to the floor without dropping the doll.

Everybody must have been so surprised to see a man come down from the roof!

Jesus was pleased at the four friends’ faith. Then He told the paralysed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”

Isn’t that a strange thing to say? The paralysed man was waiting for Jesus to heal him, but Jesus just told him that his sins were forgiven.

The Pharisees and teachers of the law were not happy. They began thinking to themselves, “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

Even though they didn’t say it out, Jesus knew what they were thinking. He asked, “Why are you thinking these things in your hearts? “Why are you thinking these things? Which is easier: to say to this paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’? But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.”

So Jesus said to the paralysed man, “Get up, take your mat and go home.”

Immediately, the man stood up in front of them, took up his mat and went home, praising God. Everyone was amazed and praised God. They said, “We have never seen anything like this!”


Jesus forgives sin!

Last week, we learnt that Jesus had the power to heal. All who are sick can go to Him and He can make them whole.

This week, we see Jesus do another amazing miracle — He healed a paralysed man, someone who probably hadn’t walked or moved in years!

But more importantly, Jesus forgave the man’s sins.

You see … God made the world and everything perfect. But when sin came into the world, sicknesses and diseases and all sorts of problems followed.


Get another 5 volunteers to represent: “MAN”, “SIN”, “GUILT”, “SICKNESS”, and “JESUS”.

Because of sin, we have guilt/condemnation, which leads to sickness and problems.

Get “SIN” to put his/her hands on “MAN”’s shoulders. “GUILT” puts on “SIN”’s shoulders, and “SICKNESS” puts on “GUILT”s shoulders.

Wherever “MAN” went, “SIN”, “GUILT” and “SICKNESS” would follow him. He couldn’t do anything to get rid of them by himself.

But when “JESUS” came, “JESUS” took “SIN”, “GUILT” and “SICKNESS” on the cross. (Get the 3 people to go behind “JESUS” now instead.)

When man’s sin was forgiven, guilt and sickness left too!

Jesus is God!

The Pharisees and teachers of the law were upset that Jesus said He forgave the man’s sins because only God could forgive sin.

So Jesus was actually saying that He was God. And He proved it by:

·     Knowing what the Pharisees and teachers of the law were thinking, even though they didn’t say anything aloud.

·     Asking the man to get up, pick up his mat and walk.

If Jesus were not God, the man’s sins would not have been forgiven, and he would still be paralysed.

The Pharisees and teachers of the law were probably not happy about that. But everyone else was amazed, and they all praised God!

We are not paralysed anymore!

None of us here are paralysed physically. We all can run and jump and play. Thank God for that!

But we were all paralysed by sin before. It was a sickness that no one could cure, except God.

Praise the Lord that Jesus came to take away all our sins and sicknesses.

He tells us, “Your sins are forgiven!” And because of this forgiveness, we are now free to walk in the light of God! Hallelujah!

Memory Verse: “But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” (Mark 2:10)

Lord Jesus, thank you that You came to die for me. You took all my sins and sicknesses on the cross. Because of You, I am forgiven and can now walk in God’s ways. Thank you for loving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!


We can bring others to Jesus, too!
The man’s friends knew Jesus could help him. Even though it was difficult and heavy, they decided to bring him all the way to see Jesus. And they didn’t give up when they saw so many people. They climbed up to the roof, removed the tiles and lowered him down.

We can all bring our friends to know Jesus too. Let’s not give up praying for them to have a life-changing encounter with Jesus.

Get the kids into small groups to pray for friends and family who do not know Jesus yet. Bless and pray for each kid.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

11 August 2019

Toddler Class
Coach Ochie

Asst. Ruth & Tesa

Primary Class 1-6
Coach Dewi
(Asst. Lawrys)



GAME: The Lord Says

This game is almost like “Simon says”. Choose two children.

One is the “Lord”, i.e. the one who has the authority and power. What she/he says, the children must do. The other person is an ordinary person. Both will give orders.

Lord: Jump up and down.
Other person: Stop

(Those who stop jumping are out of the game. They should obey “the Lord”, not the other person).

Lord: Turn round and round.
Other person: Stop

You can vary the actions. Those who obeyed the other person or did not obeyed the “lord” are out of the game.



Last week, we saw that when Jesus got baptized, heaven opened, the Holy Spirit came down like a dove, and a voice came from heaven said, “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

We learnt that Jesus is God’s beloved son. Today we are going to learn that Jesus is Lord.


Calling of the first disciples

Jesus went to the Sea of Galilee and saw Simon (who was later called Peter by Jesus) and his brother,

Andrew casting a net into the lake. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”

These men were fishermen. But Jesus had greater plans for them. He wanted them to follow him and bring other people to know him. At once, they left their nets and followed him.

When He had gone a little farther, He saw James and his brother, John in a boat, preparing their nets. He called them, and they left their father in the boat with the hired men and followed him.

How many men followed Jesus so far? Four.

Who were they? Peter, Andrew, James and John.

What did they work as? They were fishermen.

You know, these men did not just follow him for one hour or half a day. They left their families, friends, everything they had … and followed Jesus.

Song suggestion: 
I will make you fishers of men 

Driving out the impure spirit

Jesus and his disciples went to a town called Capernaum. On a Sabbath day (the day which the Jews did not do any work), Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach God’s word. The people were amazed at his teaching, because He taught them as one who had authority. He did not teach them like their teachers of the law.

Suddenly, a man in the synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out, “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are — the Holy One of God!”

“Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come out of him!” The impure spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.

The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, “What is happening here? This man is teaching something new, and he teaches with authority! He even gives orders to impure spirits and they obey him.” News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.


Jesus is Lord

Jesus called Peter, Andrew, James and John to follow him, and they did. He had special plans for them. They saw that He was someone with power and authority. There was something special about Jesus that attracted them to him, and they were willing to give up their families and all that they had to follow him.

The impure or evil spirit recognized Jesus as God. It called Him “The Holy One of God” and asked, “Have you come to destroy us?” It knew that not only Jesus had authority over the all the impure/evil spirits and they had to obey what he said, but He also had the power to destroy them. When He told the impure spirit to get out of the man, it left. It had no choice but to obey.

He taught God’s word with authority. The people were surprised because they heard many of their teachers teach God’s word before, but none of them were like Jesus. As Jesus was God, even at that time, he could teach his word with authority and power because he understood it perfectly — it was given by him.

Let’s Follow Jesus

Jesus calls each one of us to follow him. When we recognize that Jesus is God, he is Lord, we too want to follow him. In Jeremiah 29:11, the Lord says, “ For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. Like his first disciples, he has wonderful plans for us.

Jesus has power over impure/evil spirits. When we follow Jesus, he also gives us the same power over impure/evil spirits. We can drive out impure spirits using the name of Jesus. We don’t have to be afraid of them.

Today, when we have Jesus, we have the Holy Spirit who teaches us God’s word. When we understand God’s word and see him working in our lives, we can be used by God to speak his word to others. We saw how Peter, who was full of the Holy Spirit spoke God’s word at the day of Pentecost and about 3,000 people came to know Jesus as their savior.


Ask the children whether there are any of them who hasn’t accepted Jesus yet and invite them to accept Jesus as their Savior. If any, pray with them to receive Jesus.

SONG: I will make you fishers of men

SONG: King of kings and Lord of lords

SONG: He is Lord

SONG: I have decided to follow Jesus


Get the kids into small groups to share how they can share about Jesus to others around them. Pray and bless each one of them.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

04 August 2019

Toddler Class
Coach Carrie
Asst. Laila

Primary Class 1-3

Coach Daniel
(Asst. Dedy)

Primary Class 4-6
Coach Swanky




Get kids in 2 or 3 equal teams, lined up at the back of the hall. Choose one of each team as the king, who will stand last in line. Maybe get some crowns for the king?

Each team gets some paper/card/newspapers; should be 1 pc for each person

Aim: to lay down steps (paper) one by one and create a path to the other end of the hall so that the king can cross.

First person puts down one piece and steps on it. Second person passes him another piece; then third etc. Everybody has to make it across the hall, so they have to keep passing paper and moving forward in the fastest way possible.

Then once all the steps are laid out, and everyone has reached the other side of the hall, the king can cross over.

First team with the king crossing wins.



Today we will start a new series on the book of Mark.

·         In the New Testament

·         One of the 4 books that tell the life of Jesus (known as Gospels) Can you name the other 3?

·         We will look at the life and ministry of Jesus through Mark’s eyes.


Meet John

In today's story, we meet Jesus’ cousin. His name is John.

One day, when John was about 31, God called him for a special job. God told John to tell the people something important:

·         You need to be rescued

·         I have good news — the Rescuer is coming

·         Make your hearts ready for Him!

So John went to the wilderness and started telling people about what God said.

John was quite an unusual man.

·         He lived in the desert

·         He wore clothes made of camel’s hair

·         He had a leather belt around his waist

·         He ate locusts and wild honey

People from Jerusalem and the countryside came to hear him.

They turned to God, and John baptized them in the Jordan River — a sign for them to show that they wanted to follow God and begin a new life.

Someone greater?

The people began to wonder if John was the Savior whom God had promised.

But John told them “NO”. I am just preparing the way for the Saviour

Remember our game? The rest of the team had to prepare the way for the last person to cross. John’s role was to prepare people’s hearts for Jesus.

“After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

Someone more powerful than John was coming.

In fact, John said he was not even worthy to untie his sandals — the job of the second lowest servant in a house. (The lowest ranked servant’s job was to wash people’s feet. Did you know that Jesus came to wash our feet?)

John baptizes people with water; but the coming Saviour will baptise with Holy Spirit and fire.

Along came Jesus

One day, guess who wanted to come and be baptised by John too? Jesus

At first, John didn’t want to baptise Jesus because he didn’t think he was worthy; Jesus should be the one baptising John! Besides Jesus had no sin to repent of!

But Jesus wanted to be baptised — it was a prophetic act to show that one day, He will take away ALL their sins and give them His righteousness in return.

As Jesus was coming out of the water, suddenly … Heaven opened, the Holy Spirit came down like a dove, and a voice came from heaven said, “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”


Jesus is God's Beloved

Even before Jesus began his ministry or did anything to serve God, God already acknowledge 3 things:

·         You are my Son

·         I love You

·         I am pleased with You

We are His Beloved too

Because of what Jesus did for us — take away ALL our sins and give us His righteousness in return — we can have a relationship with God as our Father.

And we don’t have to earn His love or favour. He’s saying to all of you now:

·         You are my son/daughter

·         I love you

·         I am pleased with you

Now say it for yourself:

·         I am God’s son/daughter

·         He loves me

·         He is pleased with me

Let’s thank Jesus for what He has done for us!

MEMORY VERSE: Mark 1:11 “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

Get the kids into small groups to share how they feel about being loved unconditionally by Jesus. Pray and bless each one of them.

SONG: Jesus loves the little children

SONG: His banner over me is love

DANCE: Salvation is here

SONG: Refuge

CRAFT: Dove Badge

Prepare: White card paper, medium-sized safety pins.

Get kids to do this simple craft:

Get kids to write on dove: “I am God’s Beloved child”

Then stick the safety pin to the dove card so kids can wear it as a badge.