24/01/2021 – Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

Bahan Alkitab: John 14

Tanggal: 24/01/2021

Ringkasan:

God wants His children to depend on the Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit will teach us, help us to be strong, and comfort us when we feel sad.

Ayat Hafalan:

John 10:11
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.

Guru:Amidela

17/01/2021 – Jesus cares for His people

Bahan Alkitab: John 10:1-18

Tanggal: 17/01/2021

Ringkasan:

God is our Shepherd. He knows us better than our parents, He knows us the best.
We have to be close to our Shepherd, listen to His voice and obey His words.
God protects us and He knows what is in our minds and hearts. We should listen to His words.

Ayat Hafalan:

John 10:11
I am the Good Shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.

Guru:Amidela

10/01/2021 – Jesus Explains Salvation

Bahan Alkitab: John 3: 1-21; Genesis 3; Matthew 19:13-15

Tanggal: 10/01/2021

Ringkasan:

To recap last week from last week bible story :
– To remind the children how Adam and Eve have disobeyed God and sin against God.
– When they sin against God, they become God’s enemies and their relationship with God was broken
– example : Children play with HP but the HP does not work because it has no more battery and fan which no longer works because it is not connected to the electricity
– Everyone after them including us are sinners and we became God’s enemies
– However God made a promise to Adam and Eve that he would send us a special gift. God kept his promise and sent his only son Jesus so that we could now be part of God’s family not God’s enemies
– Everyone of us is born into a family and belong to a family. We cannot choose our parents, siblings. In our family, we have parents that could take care of us.
-When we are part of God’s family, we belong to Him. We can trust in Jesus knowing that he is our saviour to save us from our sins.

Today’s bible story, we are going to listen about a man who did not know how to be a part of God’s family. His name is Nicodemus, a pharisee, a religious ruler of the Jews. He was an important man who loved God’s word and taught it to the Jewish people.

Jesus who had grown up, went from place to place to heal the sick and do miracles and tell people about the word of God. Many people enjoy listening to what Jesus had to say.

One evening, when it was dark, Nicodemus came to Jesus and ask him some questions. He said: “Teacher, we know that you are teacher from God.” “No one can do the miracles that you do unless God is with You”.

Jesus did not answer Nicodemus’s question directly. Instead Jesus gave a surprising answer. “I tell you the truth, no one can see the Kingdom of God unless he is born again”.

Nicodemus did not understand what Jesus said. Nicodemus said: “If a person is a already old, how can he be born again?” “Does he have to become a little baby again?”

Jesus explained that you must be born again in Spirit through the God Holy Spirit which works in our heart to give us faith and new life. This is so that we can believe in Jesus who save us from our sins.

I would ask the children: “So when Jesus said to be born again, does it mean we go back to mummy’s tummy and mummy give birth to us again? No. To be born again means we become part of God’s family and it makes hate what God hate and do what God loves.

Nicodemus listened to what Jesus had said. He is finding hard to understand. He went home thinking about what Jesus said to him.

Why does Nicodemus need Jesus to save him? – Because he is a sinner who sin against God. We are also sinners who need Jesus to save us. We cannot save ourselves even our mummy and daddy cannot save us. Only through Jesus who did not sin and obeyed God and finally died at the cross so that we can be saved from our sins

Ayat Hafalan:

John 3:36a
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life

Guru:Steven Rusli

03/01/2021 – God Sends His Son, Jesus

Bahan Alkitab: Luke 2:1-20

Tanggal: 03/01/2021

Ringkasan:

Before we start the bible story, we will engage with the children to share what is the best gift they have received in 2020. Then, we will continue to tell the children that today’s bible story would be about a special gift which God gave. This is God’s most precious gift to all of us and we will also learn why did God gave this present.

We will start the bible story back to the beginning about Adam and Eve. This is for the children to recall or understand that Adam and Eve have sinned against God by eating the fruits from the tree of knowledge of good and evil which God has warned them that they would die. When they sin against God, they become God’s enemies. Their children, grandchildren and everyone after that including us would become God’s enemies because of sin.

However, there is good news. God made a promise to Adam and Eve. He promised to send a special gift and through this gift, sinners could become part of God’s family. God would forgive them and make them his very own children. God kept his promise and many years later, at the right time, God send his own son to live on Earth. God sent Jesus to be born from a young woman named Mary.

At first, not many people knew that God had sent His only Son as a gift to sinners. On the night baby Jesus was born, in the hills outside of Bethlehem, there were shepherds watching and guarding their sheep. Suddenly, an angel of lord appeared to them and the Glory of God was shining around them. The shepherds were surprised and afraid. But the angel told them not to be afraid and have brought goods news of joy that will be for all the people. The angel told them about a saviour who had been born and also told them where they could visit the baby. Suddenly, many angels from Heaven appeared and praised God and spoke of peace among the people with whom God is pleased. The angels were glad about the good news of God’s gift.

The shepherds were happy and excited. They told one another to go to Bethlehem to find the baby on a manger (feeding box for the animals) which the lord has told them. They finally found Joseph and Mary and baby Jesus who was lying on the manger. Then they went back to their sheep, praising and thanking God for everything they had seen or heard. It was all just as the angel had told them.

God sent Jesus to be punished for the sins of his people. Jesus never sinned and did not deserve to die at the cross. But Jesus took the punishment that we deserved so that our sins against God could be forgiven. God’s gift is more wonderful than any gift that we could get. God sent Jesus so that we could be part of God’s family. All those who trust Jesus for forgiveness of sins are God’s children. May our children grow up to trust and love God knowing that God has first loved us by paying a heavy price for our sins through our saviour, Jesus Christ.

Ayat Hafalan:

John 3:36a
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life

Guru:Steven Rusli

27/12/2020 – Gifts for the King

Bahan Alkitab: Matthew 2:1-12

Tanggal: 27/12/2020

Ringkasan:

Lesson Focus:
1. All the promises about the coming of Saviour were fulfilled when Jesus was born. This indicates that Jesus is not the same as any other baby, but He is the promised Saviour, the King of kings.
2. The wise men brought rich gifts, i.e. gold, frankincense, and myrrh to honour and worship Jesus. What can we give to worship our Lord? God will be happy if we offer Him our hearts. Let Jesus stay in our hearts and be the God of our lives.

Summary:

God has a plan to save His people by sending a Saviour. He told His plan through promises. All the promises about the coming of the Saviour were fulfilled when Jesus was born. Thus, Jesus is the promised Saviour.

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, there was another sign, a special star appeared in the sky. The appearance of the special also fulfilled the promise of the Saviour. This special star was seen by a group of Magi, or the wise men, who study about stars and lived far away in the east. The Magi wanted to know more about the special star and they found out that the Star was the sign that a new King of Jews has been born.

Then, the Magi decided to find and visited the King. They prepared gifts for the newborn King. As this is a gift for the King, they brought 3 types of gifts – the most expensive and precious ones at that time. The gifts are Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh. After the preparations were ready, the Magi left for Jerusalem; as they thought the newborn King was supposed to be born in a palace.

When they arrived in Jerusalem, the magi asked king Herod, “Where is the newborn King of Jews? We have seen His Star in the east and have come from the east to worship Him”. King Herod summoned all the priests and the scribes (those who study Bible) of the Jews to find out about the birthplace of the promised King. The priests and the scribes told king Herod that the promised King will be born in Bethlehem as written in the Bible. Then, king Herod asked the magi to go to Bethlehem and return back to Jerusalem to tell him where the newborn King was; so that he might also go and worship Him.

The special star appeared again and moved. So, the Magi went and followed the star until it stopped over the place where Jesus was. They went into the house and met Mary with Jesus. They fell down and worshipped Jesus. Then, they offered the gifts, i.e. gold, frankincense and myrrh. Afterwards, the Magi went back to their home in the east through another way, they did not go back to king Herod, as they were warned not to go back there in their dream.

Ayat Hafalan:

Isaiah 9:6a
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given

Guru:Rita

20/12/2020 – A Saviour is Born

Bahan Alkitab: Luke 2:1-20

Tanggal: 20/12/2020

Ringkasan:

Lesson Focus:
1. Christmas is good news about the birth of Jesus the Saviour.
2. God already promised the birth of Jesus long ago to Adam and Eve.
3. Jesus is God himself; but He purposely came to our world and be born as a baby. He came to this world to save us, sinners, by dying on the cross. If Jesus did not come, we all can’t be saved.

Lesson Aim:
Children learn to praise God for the birth of Jesus and to share the good news to others.

Summary:

Few hundred years before Jesus was born, God already told in His promise that the baby will be born in a city called Bethlehem. Mary actually stayed in Nazareth; but due to census, Mary who were heavily pregnant, must travel back to her hometown in Bethlehem.

As soon as Mary and Joseph arrived in Bethlehem, they were looking for a room to rest; but they could not find any room left as there were many people also went back to Bethlehem. Because all rooms were occupied, they rested in a stable – where animals rest. In the stable, Mary gave birth to a baby boy, named Jesus, (as told by the angel) & she wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid Him in a manger.

In the night, near Bethlehem there were shepherds out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock. These shepherds knew about the promise of the Saviour’s birth that one day there will be a child born in Bethlehem and this child is the mighty God himself. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared to them and there were bright bright light shone around them. The angel of the Lord said “Fear not, for I bring good news for all the people : For unto you a saviour is born this day in Bethlehem”. Then, the angel asked the shepherds to find the baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger. After that, the shepherds saw a group of angels singing in the sky “Glory to God in the highest!”

After the angels left, then the shepherds hurriedly went to Bethlehem to find the promised baby. Soon they really found a baby lying in a manger wrapped in swaddling cloths. The shepherd told Mary and Joseph about the angel who appeared to them in the fields. Then, the shepherds returned to where they stayed and shared about what they had seen that the long promised Saviour has born in Bethlehem.

Ayat Hafalan:

Isaiah 9:6a
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given

Guru:Rita

13/12/2020 – The Coming Of Jesus

Bahan Alkitab: Luke 1: 26-56

Tanggal: 13/12/2020

Ringkasan:

God promised he would send his only son, Jesus Christ as a baby to this earth, as a human baby. But He is different with us, He is the son of God. He will be delivered from a virgin. Jesus is 100% God and also 100% human. God promised that His Son would rule as king forever.

An angel Gabriel came to visit Mary. “Greetings! O favoured one! The Lord is with you, God has chosen you to be the mother of a baby, a son, whom you will name him Jesus.” The Holy Spirit will come to you and your child will be known as God’s son.” the angel said. Mary believes everything Gabriel said.

Mary visited Elizabeth who was pregnant too in Judea. Filled with holy spirit, Elizabeth said,” Mary, you are blessed by God, and so is the child you will bear. I am very honoured that the mother of my savior is visiting me.”

“My soul praises the Lord.” And my spirit is full of joy when I think of God who is my savior,” Mary said. Mary praises God and glorifies God. We celebrate Christmas each year to remember that we are grateful that God loves us, He kept his promise that He sent His only son, Jesus Christ.

Lesson summary:
1. Mary was grateful to serve the Lord! Mary trusted God, even though she did not understand everything. Mary
showed obedience and faithfulness to God.
2. God had a plan to send Jesus Christ as the Messiah and God kept his promise to send his only Son to this
world to be our savior.
3. This is the good news that we have to share with others. the joy, hope, God’s love and peace that God brings
to this world through Jesus Christ his only son.

Ayat Hafalan:

1 John 4 : 14b
And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.

Guru:Meidyana

06/12/2020 – Getting Ready For The Son Of God

Bahan Alkitab: Luke 1:1-25, 57-80, Mark 1:1-8

Tanggal: 06/12/2020

Ringkasan:

Zechariah and his wife, Elisabeth were Jews. Zechariah and Elizabeth loved God and obeyed His word. They were never blessed with a child. They prayed and hoped that one day they would have a child.

One day, Zechariah’s serve as a priest in the temple. As he prayed, suddenly an angel of God came and stood beside the altar. ”Do not be afraid Zechariah!” your prayer had been heard.” the Angel said. Elizabeth, your wife will give birth to a son, who would be filled with the Holy Spirit. And You are to name him John. God had special plan for him, to prepare the way for the Messiah.

How is this possible? Zechariah asked the angel. The angel said,” I am Gabriel, God is the one who sent me to bring you this good news.” Because you have doubted this message from God, you will not be able to speak again until the baby is born.”

God kept His promise to Zechariah and Elizabeth became pregnant. Their neighbor’s and relatives all came, they said :”It was a miracle of God! a baby was born to Zachariah and Elizabeth, The Lord is so good.” The people start asking: What’s the baby name? He asked the people around him using a sign and asked for a writing tablet, he wrote the baby’s name,” His name is John.” and immediately at that moment he was able to talk again. He was so glad and he said : “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel.” He thanked God that God had kept His promise.

Many years later, John already grew up. John preached, “Turn away from your sins and get ready for the coming of the messiah.” Many people believed they confessed their sins and were baptized. John told them. One will come after me, who will baptize with the holy spirit and with fire. He is the most powerful of all, and I’m not even fit to unfasten or carry his sandals.” Who was he? He was the messiah who brought salvation, the redeemer and he was the one that was going to bring us to God. He is Jesus Christ our Lord.

God has a plan for our lives as well, like how God used John the Baptist. So what should we do? Share this good news to our friend, our family member or our neighbor about Jesus Christ our Lord is the only savior, redeemer, king of kings.

Ayat Hafalan:

1 John 4 : 14b
And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.

Guru:Meidyana

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