Bahan Alkitab: Genesis 6:5-7:20
Bible Truth :
– God told Noah to build an ark.
– Noah trusted and obeyed God.
– God saved Noah and his family.
Lesson Aim :
– To learn to obey God because he loves and protects his children.
– God was with Noah and his family.
– God loved Noah and his family.
Psalm 53 : 3B
” There is no one who does good, not even one ”
Bahan/alat yang diperlukan:
2. Kertas karton putih
Persiapan oleh Orang Tua :
1. Print dan gunting gambar-gambar yang sudah disediakan.
Aktivitas anak (dibantu orang tua) :
1. Tempelkan judul nya : God saved Noah and His Family di bagian atas tengah
2. Tempelkan gambar 4 pasang keluarga Noah di bagian atas kapal
3. Tempelkan gambar binatang2 di kotak2 di bagian tengah kapal
Bahan Alkitab: Scripture: 2 Samuel 11-12; Psalm 51
After Saul died, David became a king of Israel. He was a good king as he is humble before God and ask God to help him lead the people of Israel and make them a strong nation. He obeyed and served God and so did his people (Israelites) David is someone after God’s own heart, he is so closed to God because he has an intimate relationship with God.
One spring day, when David’s army went out to war, David stayed home. Although as a King, he should lead his soldiers in battle instead he stayed in the palace or stay behind in Jerusalem. One day as David sat on his palace roof, he saw a lovely woman. This lovely woman called Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah (One of David’s strongest and bravest Soldiers)
Even though David knew the fact that this woman belongs to someone else, but he keeps thinking about Bathsheba and he doesn’t want to think about Uriah, he wants to have her to be his wife. Since then, he became very selfish and did evil thing in God’s eyes. David sinned by taking Bathsheba as if she were his own wife. It was very bad and not only that he though a wicked and cruel way to get rid of Uriah so he could have Bathsheba. David sent a not to Joab (the leader of his army) Joab, put Uriah in the front line of the battle where the fighting is fierce. While there, he is sure to be killed. Joab did as he was ordered by King and the next battle Uriah was struck down and died. When David heard the news about Uriah, he was glad. Now Bathsheba would belong to him alone.
God wasn’t pleased with what David had done, and He sent a prophet to talk with David. This prophet called Nathan and Nathan told David about the Illustration like this: Once there were 2 men. One is rich and had many sheep and cattle and the other one is poor and had only 1 lamb. The poor man loved his lamb like a child, he took it inside fed it from his own plate and held it in his arms when it was tired and sleepy. But one day a terrible thing happened. Some people came to visit the rich man. He didn’t want to give up one his own sheep, but instead he took the poor man’s lamb, roasted it and fed it to this guest. David was very angry when he heard Nathan’s story: The rich man should be punished for what he did to the poor man! He cried loudly. But you are just like the man in the story” Nathan told David. God made you a king and a wonderful palace, with fine clothing, richness and many other things. But you are not satisfied, you are sinned against God by killing Uriah and taking his wife. You will be punished for your wrong doings.
Suddenly, David realized his wrongdoing, The God of holy spirit spoken with him directly through Nathan and he knew that he had disobeyed God and he felt very sorry for his sins. He was asking God to forgive him – what does it mean by forgive: it is not holding as sin against that person anymore. When David turned back to God, God quickly forgave him and made his heart glad again.
When a sheep is lost, the shepherd will find the lost sheep and brings it back to the flock. It is the same as the Lord called Nathan to speak with David. God wanted his disobedient sheep to return and back home. Our Good shepherd Jesus Christ did the same thing for us. When we disobey, God calls us to repent from our sin. We then admit we have done a wrong thing and repent from our sins. Ask God to help and forgive us, help us to stop doing our sin. Then God will forgive us and take away our sin. Aren’t we blessed that we have Jesus Christ as our only savior and a good shepherd.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quite waters, he restores my soul.
Bahan Alkitab: Exodus 4:29-6:10
Even though Moses was afraid to go and talk to Pharaoh, he trust and obey God. God give Moses a helper, Aaron.
Both Moses and Aaron go to Egypt and talk to the elders of Israel. Moses showed them the signs that God told him to do. After that, they go to Pharaoh and tell him what God them to say to Pharaoh, which was to let the people of Israelites go out from Egypt, no longer the slaves of Pharaoh.
Upon hearing, Pharaoh was angry and command extra works for Israelites. Israelites suffer even more than before and started to blame Moses.
Moses prayed to God, and God told Moses that he would keep His covenant promise with his people. God had not forgotten his people or his promise. God wanted his people to trust him to save and help them. God made promises and He always keep every one of them. As how God promised to send a Saviour, and he sent Jesus to save us from our sin.
This is what the LORD says: “Let my people go, so that they may worship me.”
Bahan Alkitab: Keluaran 4:29-6:10
Fokus cerita pagi ini adalah Tuhan selalu bersama-sama kita, Tuhan selalu menepati janjiNya.
Tuhan mendengar seruan dan melihat sengsara bangsa Israel yang menjadi budak di Mesir. Tuhan berjanji untuk membawa bangsa Israel keluar dari Mesir.
Tuhan memanggil Moses untuk membawa bangsa Israel keluar. Tuhan memberikan 3 tanda.
Moses pergi bersama Aaron untuk menemui Pharaoh : “This is what the Lord, God of Israel says: let my people go, so that they may worship me”
Pharaoh menolak untuk melepaskan bangsa Israel dan menyuruh orang Israel bekerja lebih keras lagi.
Moses menjadi sedih dan berseru pada Tuhan. Tuhan menjawab “Now you will see what I will do. With my mighty hands Pharaoh will let Israel people go”
Tuhan selalu menepati janjinya. Dia berjanji melepas bangsa Israel dari perbudakan di Mesir dan Dia menepati janjiNya. Tuhan juga berjanji melepas kita dari dosa, dan Tuhan menepati dengan mengirim anaknya Yesus Kristus untuk mati di kayu salib menebus dosa kita.
This is what the Lord says: let my people go, so that they may worship me”
Bahan Alkitab: Exodus 20:4-6; Exodus 32; John 4:23-24; Deuteronomy 4:9-24
In the Second Commandment, God tells us to worship him in a way that he accepts, not according to our own way. The Second Commandment says that 1) we shall not make a carved image or any likeness; and 2) we shall not bow down to them or serve them.
Why did God give the Second Commandment to Israelites who were brought out of Egypt? Because at that time, the Egyptians worshipped many false gods and these false gods were worshipped as idols. People wanted to see who or what they were worshipping, so they made idols or statues out of wood, stone or metal. But God wanted Israelites to worship Him in a different way from Egyptian’s practice.
From the story in Exodus 32, children learned that Israelites failed to keep God’s commandment. Not that they did not know the true God whom they should worship, but they wanted to worship God in accordance to their own way. They asked Aaron to craft a “God” according to their idea of what God is like. But both “worship of false god” and “false worship of true God” are false worship.
In this current age, we may not necessarily worship a visible statue/image, but we may worship other forms of idols (approval, success, comfort, games, etc.). Moreover, the Bible tells use how we should worship God, that is to worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24).
There are learning points that children need to remember:
1. We must not worship God according to our own ideas of what God is like.
2. We must not worship God according to what other people think God is like.
3. We must not add to our worship of God things that he himself has not said in his Word.
4. We must worship God in light of who He is (God is spirit).
5. We must worship God in accordance to His Word and trust in Jesus (who is the truth).
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth