09/08/2020 – Trusting God to Keep His Word

Bahan Alkitab: 2 Kings 11

Tanggal: 09/08/2020

Ringkasan:

Story from 2 Kings 11:

During one of the dark period of the kingdom of Judah, when king Ahaziah died, Athaliah (the wife of his father king Joram) arose and killed all the royal family of King Ahaziah. She wanted to wipe out the royal family and declared herself to be the queen in Judah.

It was then that Jehosheba (the sister or king Ahaziah) saved Joash from the rest of the royal princes. She and her husband Jehoiada hid the young Joash in the temple of God. They cared for him and nurtured him. The people of Judah did not know this and they may have lost hope, thinking that God did not keep his word in preserving David’s royal line.

When the time was right, 6 years later, Jehoiada gathered the people and the temple guards and showed them the young Joash and crowned him as the rightful king of Judah. Athaliah came upon hearing the commotion and shouted “treason!”. Jehoiada instructed the temple guards to bring her out of the city and put her to death.

Lessons from the story of King Joash, Jehosheba and Jehoiada:

1) God is faithful in preserving the kingship of David, which he promised, even when there are threats in this world.
2) We may face difficulties in this world, which we cannot understand. But we can continue to trust God for his deliverance.
3) God can use others around us to care for us. Like king Joash, God used Jehosheba and Jehoiada to care for him. Thank God for the people whom he put around us to nurture us.
4) God’s promise of the kingship of David was fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

Ayat Hafalan:

Psalm 33:4
For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness.

Guru:Fendy Nursalim

02/08/2020 – Trusting God to protect me

Bahan Alkitab: 1 Sam 16-20; 1 Sam 24

Tanggal: 02/08/2020

Ringkasan:

God has chosen David to be the king of Israel but before he became the king, he suffers a lot under Saul. Saul tried to kill him so many times and also keep on chasing him so David lived his life on the run.
However our God is always in control, He uses Jonathan, Michal and Samuel to help David when he was in danger.
Children can learn from this story that:
1. Our God is always in control
2. David never lose his hope on what God has promised because he knows God will fulfill what He promise
3. David never seek vengeance but he leaves everything to God

Ayat Hafalan:

Psalm 31:3
For you are my rock and my fortress;
and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me;

Guru: Josephine

26/07/2020 – Trusting God When You Are Afraid

Bahan Alkitab: 2 Kings 6: 8-23

Tanggal: 26/07/2020

Kategori: sm-pagi-kelas-besar

Ringkasan:

This week the children learn about trusting God when they feel afraid. The story happens during Elisha, the diciple of Elijah.

The Arameans made secret plans to attack Israelites. However, every time God told Elisha the Arameans plan. Everytime Elisha’s servant will deliver the secret plan of the enemy to the king of Israel.

The Arameans was angry, they thought there are spies among them. Then they found out that it was Elisha who always knows about their secret plan because God told Elisha about it.

So Arameans wants to capture Elisha. They went to Dothan at night and circled the city. In the morning, Elisha’s servant saw hundreds of enemies surrounding the city. He was afraid.

However Elisha was calm. He prayed and God opened the servant’s eyes so he can see that there are heavenly armies around them.

Then Elisha prayed again, the enemies were made confused by the Lord. Elisha led them to the city of Samaria. The Israelites army surround the enemies.

However, God does not allow the Israelites to kill the Arameans. So they were given food and were sent back to their king. After this insident, the do not dare to attack the Israelites again.

Ayat Hafalan:

Psalm 145:19

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19/07/2020 – Trusting God when I am Sad

Bahan Alkitab: 2 Kings 4:8-37

Tanggal: 19/07/2020

Kategori: sm-pagi-kelas-besar

Ringkasan:

One day Prophet Elisha went to a small village called Shunem. There was a wealthy woman who asked Elisha to have some foods at her house. She believed in God and regarded Elisha as the man of God. She provided a room for Elisha to stay whenever he passed by. Elisha asked what she requested in return but she was content and did not ask anything. Elisha prophesied that she would give birth to a son the following year. The prophesy came true and she bore a son the following year. However, when the child had grown up, he suddenly fell ill and died. The Shunammite woman went to find Elisha and Elisha eventually raised him back to life. The Shunammite woman has put her faith in God.

There are few points which children have learned from this story:
1. Christians who put faith in God may still face sadness.
2. When you are sad, come to God and express your sadness to God in prayers.
3. In times of difficulty and sadness, faithful Christians should not run away from God but run to God.
4. God use difficulty and sadness in our lives to grow our faith in Him

Ayat Hafalan:

Psalm 145:18

Bahan Tambahan:

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12/07/2020 – Trusting God when I’m In Need

Bahan Alkitab: 2 Kings 4:1-7, Philippians 4:4, 6-7, 19

Tanggal: 12/07/2020

Kategori: sm-pagi-kelas-besar

Ringkasan:

Elisha was the prophet of God who lived and served in the northern Kingdom of Israel after Elijah was taken to heaven. He received double portion of miracles as Elijah and served to show God's compassion to those in need.

The story today is about a widow from Elisha's follower who was in great difficulty as the creditors are threatening to take her 2 sons if she does not pay her debts, and make them into slaves. As her last resort, she went to see the prophet Elisha for advice. When asked, she told Elisha that she only had a jar of oil. Elisha asked her to borrow vessels from her neighbors. She obeyed Elisha and she saw God's deliverance as she filled up the vessels with the little oil that she had. She used the oil collected to pay off her debts and lived from it.

Lessons from Elisha and the Widow’s Oil Story:
1) God loves his children and cares for our needs, whether we are big or small.
2) God is fully in control and has the power to deliver us. Children learn to trust Him in every situation.
3) The widow obeyed the prophet Elisha , although it may not make a lot of sense, and she did not know what would happen.
4) God can bless us through the little things that He still provides to us, to bring even greater blessings. So children learn to give thanks for what they have.
5) Her obedience in collecting the empty jars translates into how much miracles the widow would see at the end.

Ayat Hafalan:

Psalm 145:18 – The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

Bahan Tambahan:

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05/07/2020 – Trusting God When Bad Things Happen

Bahan Alkitab: 1 Kings 18:20-40; 19:1-18

Tanggal: 05/07/2020

Kategori: sm-pagi-kelas-besar

Ringkasan:

Elijah who obey God was afraid when Jezebel sent messenger to him that she will do to him what he did with Baal prophets. He flew to Beersheba and later to Mt. Sinai. At Mt. Sinai, God spoke to Elijah in a low whisper instead thru wind, earthquakes or fire. God reminded Elijah that He is not alone, God still in control, He preserve His people.
Children learns that
1. God answer our prayer differently for each of us
2. God is in control of everything
3. God calls us to do His work, He will preserve us
4. God will not abandon us even when we are weak

Ayat Hafalan:

Psalm 145:14: The Lord upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down.

Bahan Tambahan:

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28/06/2020 – God is Always Good

Bahan Alkitab: Job 1:1-3:26, 27, 38-42

Tanggal: 28/06/2020

Kategori: sm-pagi-kelas-besar

Ringkasan:

Anak-anak belajar mengenai tokoh Ayub di dalam Alkitab. Ayub adalah seseorang yang benar dan saleh, dan dia hidup menyenangkan Tuhan dan menjauhi kejahatan. Akan tetapi, Tuhan mengizinkan untuk Setan mendatangkan pencobaan secara bertubi-tubi atas Ayub. Dalam waktu sekejap, Ayub kehilangan semua kepemilikannya, bahkan anak-anaknya, dan kemudian kesehatannya juga. Akan tetapi, Ayub tidak berbuat dosa kepada Tuhan. Ayub berkata, Tuhan memberi dan Tuhan juga mengambil.

Teman-teman Ayub datang dan mereka diam tidak berkata-kata apapun selama 7 hari. Kemudian Ayub berkata-kata dengan mengutuki hari kelahirannya. Teman-teman Ayub berpendapat bahwa Ayub mengalami semua penderitaan ini, pasti karena dia telah berbuat dosa kepada Tuhan. Akan tetapi, Ayub tetap berkata bahwa dia tidak melakukan dosa, dan dia tidak mengerti mengapa Tuhan mengizinkan ini semua terjadi.

Tuhan kemudian menjawab dan berkata-kata kepada Ayub. Dimanakah engkau waktu Aku meletakkan fondasi dunia ini? Tuhan dan kuasanya yang besar telah menciptakan dunia dan segala isinya, dan Tuhan juga yang mengatur segala sesuatunya. Tuhan mengajarkan kepada Ayub dan teman-temannya, bahwa dia adalah Tuhan dan kita tidak seharusnya mempertanyakan kebesaran dan bijaksana Tuhan.

Beberapa pelajaran dari kisah Ayub:
1) Hidup benar dan saleh bukan berarti kita tidak akan mendapatkan penderitaan.
2) Tuhan Allah berdaulat atas segala sesuatu yang terjadi di dalam hidup kita.
3) Tuhan mengingatkan Ayub akan kebesaran Tuhan – Tuhan yang menciptakan dan mengatur dunia dan segala isinya.
4) Kita tidak pernah bisa mengerti sepenuhnya akan bijaksana Tuhan Allah. Akan tetapi, kita belajar percaya dan bersyukur kepada Tuhan atas segala sesuatu di dalam hidup kita.

Ayat Hafalan:

James 1:2-3
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

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21/06/2020 – God Gives Deliverance

Bahan Alkitab: 2 Kings 6:24 – 7:20

Tanggal: 21/06/2020

Kategori: sm-pagi-kelas-besar

Ringkasan:

Samaria, capital city of Israel, was besieged by Syrian army and it has caused great famine to the city. The price of foods rocketed until people had to spend a lot of money for unworthy and unclean foods to eat. Some people had to eat their own sons and daughters. With this situation, King Jehoram did not go to God and repent but he swore that he will have Elisha beheaded and he blamed God of what has happened to his kingdom. Elisha prophesied that the following day, God would make the price of the foods to be so cheap that people could buy a lot of foods by just spending a small amount of money. The captain who was with King Jehoram did not believe it. He did witness that God opened the window of heaven to give Israel the food they need, but he did not eat it. Because of his unbelief, God punished him with the mass trampled on him at the gate of Samaria.

Through the story of Elisha, children learned some key points:
1. We should put our hope in God not only in good times but also in times of difficulty
2. In times of difficulty, we should learn to keep trusting and obeying God (unlike King Jehoram who blamed God)
3. We should come to God, pray for our needs and wait for his deliverance
4. Jesus Chris will come one day, and provide complete deliverance for God's people and judge deliverance for God's people and judge those who do not believe in Him

Ayat Hafalan:

Psalm 145:9, Psalm 145:13b

Bahan Tambahan:

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14/06/2020 – God makes a promise

Bahan Alkitab: Genesis 6:9-9:17

Tanggal: 14/06/2020

Kategori: sm-pagi-kelas-besar

Ringkasan:

After Adam and Eve disobey God, they became sinful. All the people born after this are sinful. However God is merciful to us. God judged Adam and Eve, but he also promised to send a Savior, who would come one day and die on a cross to take the punishment for sin.

As time passed, the number of people kept growing. But instead of serving God, they sinned against him more and more.

The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth. God told Noah of his plan. “I am going to put an end to all people,” God said, “for the earth is filled with violence because of them.”

Noah, too, was a sinner. But God gave Noah and his family favor. They did not deserve God's favor; he gave it to them as a gift. As a result of God's favor on him, Noah believed in God, depending on God to help him live a godly life and serve him faithfully.

Then God told Noah exactly how to build an ark, to save Noah and his family and some of every kind of creature from the floodwaters God would send. Noah believed God and did everything just as(God) commanded him. Noah and his sons : Shem, Ham and Japheth worked hard for many years to build the great ark.

When the ark is ready, Noah, his household, and all the animals and birds entered the ark. When they were all safely inside, God himself closed the door.

Then God sent the rain, and it poured down for almost six weeks. When it stopped, the earth was flooded with water. Even the mountains were covered.

Just as he promised, God cared for Noah and his family. God kept them safe, and provided enough food for them and the animals.

So, at his proper time, God sent a great wind to blow on the earth and dry up all the water. When the earth was completely dry, God spoke to Noah. “Come of the ark,” God said. So Noah, his family and all the creatures left the ark.

The first thing Noah did when he came out of the ark was worship God. He built an altar and sacrificed burnt offerings on it. God took delight in the praise and thanksgiving Noah offered him.

Then the Lord made an important promise called a covenant. God said, “I establish my covenant with you: (Never) again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.” God was saying that he would never again cover the entire earth with water to punish sin. And as a sign of his covenant promise, God put a rainbow in the sky.

Ayat Hafalan:

The Lord is faithful in all his words and kind in all his works
Psalm 145 : 13b

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07/06/2020 – God Provides for all His Creations

Bahan Alkitab: Genesis 1-2

Tanggal: 07/06/2020

Kategori: sm-pagi-kelas-besar

Ringkasan:

God creates with design and in orders. Man is the special creation that God created because God creates man in His image and likeness. God creates man with
1. His Holiness, God separate man from other creation as God wants to have relationship with man.
2. His Righteousness, God put His Righteousness in our heart (conscious) so we know what is right, what is wrong.
3. His Knowledge. God put His Knowledge by giving us ratio so that we can learn things beyond us and within us.
God gives His eternity so that man has beginning but no ending, animal has beginning and has ending.
God put Adam and Eve in Eden, bless them and have covenant with them.

Ayat Hafalan:

The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made. – Psalm 145:9

Bahan Tambahan:

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