09/08/2020 – God Chooses David

Bahan Alkitab: 1 Samuel 8,16: 1-13

Tanggal: 09/08/2020

Ringkasan:

In the last three months, we have learnt about God’s Promises and how God kept his Promises.
This week, we will learn about a young boy named David whom God has chosen to be anointed as the King one day. David, a shepherd boy, was a faithful and responsible person in taking care of the sheep. When a lion or bear came to steal the sheep, David would fight back to protect his sheep. He was brave and strong because God was with him and God was the one who gave him the strength. David trusted and obeyed God. He had a heart of faith in God.

At that time, Saul was already the king of Israel. But he became proud and does not trust and obey God. Hence, Samuel, a prophet, was sent by God to tell Saul that God would send someone else to take over the king position.

Samuel was told by God to go to Jesse’s house, Bethlehem, to choose one of the sons to be anointed as the King. There were seven sons at the house at that time. They look strong but none was chosen by God to be the King as God does not look at the outside of the person but looks the inside and sees the heart. David has a heart of faith in God. Eventually, David, the youngest son was anointed as to be the King one day.

May God continue to give our children strength so that like David, since young, they can have a heart of faith in God as well as learning to trust and obey God.

Ayat Hafalan:

Isaiah 41:10b
[God said,] I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you.

Guru:Steven Rusli

02/08/2020 – God Chooses Samuel

Bahan Alkitab: 1 Samuel 1-3

Tanggal: 02/08/2020

Ringkasan:

Background
God made a promise to Abraham that his descendants would live on Canaan, the promised land. After many years, God had fulfilled the promise and the Israelite lived in the promised land. God took care and protected the Israelite. But the Israelite often did not believe in God and disobeyed God.

However, this was different for a couple named Alkanah and Hannah. Both of them were faithful to God. They trusted and served God. Every year, they would visit the temple to worship God. Hannah has been longing for children but could not bear a child. She was very sad. Alkanah encouraged Hannah to continue trusting in the Lord. Alakanah went to the temple to pray and ask God for a son. She promised if she was given a son, she would give it back to God to serve God for the rest of his life. Her prayer was answered by God and God gave her a son named Samuel.

When children pray to God, sometimes God may not answer their prayer. It could be because it is not part of God’s plan. If it is part of God’s plan, He will answer and give it to you even though it may be long. Samuel was born because it is part of God’s plan and it was fulfilled. Similarly, we, the children, born of out this world not because of accidentally but as part of God’s plan. He has a special purpose for us and as children who believed in God, we learn to trust and obey Him.

When Samuel grew to be a young boy, Hannah kept promise to God and took Samuel to live with Eli, the priest, so he could love and serve God at the temple. God was with Samuel as he grew up.

One night, when Samuel was lying on bed, he heard someone calling his name. He went to Eli, the priest, thinking he was called by Eli. Eli told Samuel that he did not call Samuel and asked him to go back to bed. This continued for the third time and Eli finally realized it was the Lord who speak and told Samuel if he heard the sound again, he should say “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening”.

Samuel obeyed and when he went back to his bed, he heard the voice again and answered : “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening”. Samuel listened carefully as God speak to him. Next day, Samuel told Eli that God said his sons would be punished for disobeying God. God was with Samuel as he grew up and Samuel love and serve God until he was old.

As God had called Samuel, God also call children not by the voice directly but through the bible. When children listen to story of bible being read out, they should know that they are listening to God’s words. Samuel served God because God was with him and give him the strength to do so. God promises to be with us and he gave us the strength to trust and obey him.

Ayat Hafalan:

1 Samuel 3:19a
The Lord was with Samuel as he grew up

Guru: Steven Rusli

26/07/2020 – God Preserves Jacob’s Family

Bahan Alkitab: Genesis 42-50

Tanggal: 26/07/2020

Kategori: sm-pagi-kelas-kecil

Ringkasan:

This week the children are going to learn from Joseph that God could use hardship as a mean to save many people. Children also learn to obey and keep their trusts in God during difficult times to be a part of God’s plan, just like Joseph trusted and obeyed God in his difficult times until God’s plan to save Jacob’s family was fulfilled.

After interpreting Pharaoh’s dream, Joseph was chosen to be the highest leader in Egypt. What Joseph had said about the dream really happened. During 7 years of plenty, Joseph went around Egypt to build storehouses and collect a fifth of harvested grain. As the 7 years of plenty came to an end, the 7 years of famine began to come. Joseph opened the storehouses and sold the grain to Egyptians when the famine had spread over all the land in Egypt.

The famine did not only occur in Egypt, but also in all the earth around Egypt. Thus, people from outside Egypt came to Egypt to buy grain. Jacob’s family also suffered from the famine. So, Jacob asked his 10 sons to buy grain from Egypt, but he kept Benjamin beside him.

Joseph’s brothers came and bowed themselves before Joseph, who was the one who sold grain to all the people, with their faces to the ground. This made Joseph remembered his dreams and realised that God meant all his hardship for good to save many people. Joseph recognised his brothers, but his brothers did not recognise him. He pretended that he did not know his brothers, as he was longing for his younger brother and father. He accused his 10 brothers of spying and put them in prison for 3 days. On the 3rd day, Joseph decided to keep Simeon in prison and let the rest go to Canaan with some grain. The brothers needed to bring and show their youngest brother, Benjamin, to Joseph as a proof that they were not spies.

Joseph’s brothers returned to Canaan without Simeon. They told Jacob of what had happened in Egypt, but Jacob insisted not to let Benjamin go as he was afraid that Benjamin will be harmed. When they had eaten the grain that they bought from Egypt, Jacob asked his sons to go again to Egypt to buy some food. He reluctantly sent Benjamin with the elder brothers, as the brothers would not go without Benjamin.

Joseph’s brothers reached Egypt for the second time and showed their youngest brother, Benjamin, to Joseph. Joseph asked his men to bring the brothers and Simeon into his house for lunch. During the mealtime, Joseph served the brothers food from the eldest to the youngest in order, but Benjamin’s portion was 5 times more than the rest. This showed that Joseph had forgiven them. Afterwards, Joseph decided to let his brothers know that he is Joseph whom they sold into Egypt. He told them not to be angry with themselves because they had sold him, but it is God who sent him into Egypt to preserve Jacob’s family. After that, Joseph asked his brothers to bring all their families to live in Egypt, as the famine would still last for 5 more years.

Ayat Hafalan:

Genesis 50:20b “God meant it for good .. to save many people”

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19/07/2020 – God is with Joseph

Bahan Alkitab: Genesis 37, 39-41

Tanggal: 19/07/2020

Kategori: sm-pagi-kelas-kecil

Ringkasan:

This week we will learn that God will be with us in happy or bad times. We also learn from Joseph that we must persevere and believe in God’s providence even when trouble comes.

Today’s story will cover Joseph’s journey from Canaan until he became a leader in Egypt, as follows:
– Jacob had 12 sons and 1 daughter; but Jacob only gave Joseph a coat of many color, because he loved Joseph the most. Besides Joseph was a good boy who loved to speak the truth, so he would report anything to Jacob. Furthermore, Joseph told his brothers about his dreams that he would be the leader of the family, even though Joseph considered as one of the youngest in the family. These made his elder brothers jealous and hated Joseph.
– One day Joseph’s elder brothers went to feed their flocks far from their home. Jacob asked Joseph to have a check on his brothers, so Joseph went to the fields wearing his fancy coat.
– When Joseph reached there, the brothers took off Joseph’s fancy coat and threw Joseph into a deep well. Then, his brother decided to sell Joseph as a slave to travellers. Joseph was very sad but he believed that God is still with him.
– Joseph was sold to Potiphar’s family in Egypt. He worked hard as a slave for many years. One day he was sent to a prison by Potiphar because he did not want to do something bad. Still, Joseph never complained to God, he believed that God is still with him in the prison.
– Joseph stayed in the prison for a long time, until King of Egypt let him out to explain the meaning of the King’s dream. Joseph could explain the dream (because God showed him) and the King chose him to be one of the highest leader in Egypt.

Ayat Hafalan:

Genesis 28:15a
(God said) I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go

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12/07/2020 – God Speaks to Jacob

Bahan Alkitab: Genesis 28:1-22

Tanggal: 12/07/2020

Kategori: sm-pagi-kelas-kecil

Ringkasan:

Jacob left Beersheba and went to Haran. When the sun had gone down he stopped for the night. And Jacob took a stone and put it under his head for a pillow. Something amazing happened. Jacob began to have a dream. He dreamed of a ladder reaching from the ground all the way up into heaven! And on that long ladder he saw angels going up and down.

God stood above the ladder and told Jacob that He is the God of Abraham and of Isaac. God made promises to Jacob, God said;
1. Jacob and his children would someday own the land that he was sleeping on.
2. Jacob’s seed will be like the dust of the Earth, Jacob will have many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
3. God would be with Jacob wherever he goes and will protect him.

Lesson summary:
In the bible, God revealed himself through people in his plan, such as Jacob. Jacob did not always trust and obey God, but God chose him and blessed him. God guided and protected Jacob, God wanted him to be good. From Jacob’s family, God would send the promised Savior to bring blessing and salvation to the world, Jesus Christ.

Ayat Hafalan:

[God said], I am with you, will watch over you wherever you go. Genesis 28 : 15a.

Bahan Tambahan:

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05/07/2020 – God test Abraham’s faith

Bahan Alkitab: Genesis 22:1-19

Tanggal: 05/07/2020

Kategori: sm-pagi-kelas-kecil

Ringkasan:

One day, God asked Abraham to sacrifice his only son. Abraham did not understand exactly what would happen but he had faith in God. He would do what God said. Abraham knew God would keep the covenant He made with him.

After they reached the mountain. Abraham has to do the very hardest thing he had ever done in his whole life, to sacrifice his only son. When Abraham took the knife and he raised it up in the air above, suddenly there was an angel voice from heaven, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God.” Genesis 22:12.

When he lifts his head , he sees a ram that’s tangled up in a thorn bush. Abraham took the ram for the burnt offering for God. Abraham named the place “The Lord will provide”, because God had provided the ram to die in Isaac’s place – Just as God provided Jesus to be our savior and die in our place.

Lesson summary
1. We need the test from God. When there is a test, we will learn to trust and obey God, like what Abraham did. Abraham obviously loved Isaac very much, but to him obedience to God's will was even more important than loving Isaac. Our faith will grow stronger and stronger when we follow God.
2. The sacrifice of Isaac was a symbol of Christ's sacrifice. God provided the lamb for the burnt offering. God wants us to understand how much He loves us. The cross reminds us that Jesus was sacrificed for us. God sent His only son to die on the cross, Jesus Christ took all the punishment we deserved, so that our sins can be forgiven.

Ayat Hafalan:

By faith Abraham obeyed. Hebrew 11:8a.

Bahan Tambahan:

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28/06/2020 – God Sends Isaac

Bahan Alkitab: Genesis 18:1-15, 21:1-7

Tanggal: 28/06/2020

Kategori: sm-pagi-kelas-kecil

Ringkasan:

Lesson Focus:
• Learn to be faithful to God who always keep His promise to His children.

Last week, we listened to the story of Abraham who was promised by God that he will be the father of a great nation / many people. How big is the nation – God promised that it will be as many as the stars in the sky! When God gave his promise to Abraham, Abraham was 75 years old and his wife, Sarah was 65 years old.

About 25 years later, Abraham and Sarah still did not have a son. One day, Abraham received 3 guests in his house and he welcomed them by serving them with foods and drinks. These 3 guests were actually the appeareance of God Himself. One of the guests told Abraham that, next year when I returned to your house again, your wife will have a son. That time, Sarah was already 90 years old! So, Sarah laughed because she thought that she was too old to become a mother.

But children…Sarah did have a son! Abraham and Sarah named the son, Isaac, which means “He will laugh/rejoice”. Children, you must remember that God always keep His promise because He cares for us and He knows what is the best for us.

Therefore, you must obey God and obey your parents. If your Daddy and Mommy promise you that you can eat cake if you tidy up the room, that means you must tidy up first before you can eat the cake. By tidying up the room, you can find your toys easily next time and the floor will not be dirty. So, tidying up your room is actually for your own goodness.

Ayat Hafalan:

Genesis 18:14A

Bahan Tambahan:

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21/06/2020 – God Calls Abraham

Bahan Alkitab: Genesis 12:1-5, Genesis 15:1-6, Genesis 17:1-22, Hebrew 11:8-12

Tanggal: 21/06/2020

Kategori: sm-pagi-kelas-kecil

Ringkasan:

Lesson Focus:
• Learn to obey and follow God's calling because our God is a living God who keeps His promises.

One day, God called a man named Abram to go out from his home and even out from his country, to a land that God promised to Him. God also promised to Abram that He will make Abram to become a great nation and Abram will be a blessing. Abram was 75 years old when God called him.

Abram did not know where the land that God promised to him but Abram obeyed and went out from his home. Abram took all he had and went out with his wife, Sarai, his brother's son, Lot and also with all the people working for him.

You can imagine as a child, what if your parent tell you to move out from the house but they do not tell you where the destination is. Will you still obey your parent? Abram obeyed God because he knew that the God who called him is a living God who always keep His promises.

When Abram was 99 years old, God appeared again to Abram and told him that, from his son, his offspring will multiply greatly like stars in the sky. Can you count the stars…it is too many to count!
God also changed Abram's name to become Abraham which means FATHER OF GREAT NATION. God keeps renewing His promises to His people, including us because He loves His people and we are weak but He is strong.

If one day, God calls you to become a teacher, firefighter, nurse or doctor, you must say “Yes Lord, here I am, I will obey you” like how Abraham did. God will strengthen you so that you will be faithful and be able to obey His calling and follow Him for the rest of your life.

Ayat Hafalan:

Hebrew 11:8A – By faith, Abraham obeyed when he was called.

Bahan Tambahan:

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14/06/2020 – God Saves Noah and His Family

Bahan Alkitab: Genesis 6:5 – 9:17

Tanggal: 14/06/2020

Kategori: sm-pagi-kelas-kecil

Ringkasan:

Lesson Focus:
• Learn to trust and obey GOD because He faithfully cares for His children.

We continue with Seth’s descendants, many years after Seth, there were so many people in this world. But people became more and more wicked, or they did more and more bad things. They did not obey God, they did not serve God and they did things that God did not like.

God was not pleased with all the bad things and the people who were so wicked, so He would send a flood to destroy the people and the whole world because of all the sin and violence. Our God is the HOLY and JUST GOD! He will punish all people who sin and do bad things.

But God is faithful to HIS promise to Adam & Eve – that the Savior will be born of Eve’s descendants, so God did not choose to destroy everyone in the world. Instead, He chose to preserve Noah! Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God. God showed His love and His grace to Noah.

One day, God told Noah about HIS plan to send a flood to destroy everything on earth. Then God told Noah to build a huge boat, called an ARK, to save Noah and his family and some of every kind of animals from the coming flood.

Noah obeyed God and he knew that God would keep His promise to take care of him. Noah did what God told him to do. It took 120 years to build the ark, the giant – super big boat.

At last everything was ready, God brought 2 of every kind of animal to the ark. Noah kept warning and asking his neighbors, other people to join him, but nobody listened, they all laughed at him. When Noah and his family, all the animals, and all the food supplies were inside the ark, GOD SHUT the door. God closed the door, so nobody could open that door anymore even when many people wanted to follow him as the flood came.

Then God sent the rain, the water started rising higher and higher, the rain kept falling for 40 days and 40 nights. All the houses, the trees even the mountains were covered with water! God took care of Noah and his family inside the ark for many months. Finally, the rain stopped, but the earth was still flooded, they had to stay inside the ark until the earth was completely dry.

After Noah checked that the land was dry then they were able to get out from the ark. How wonderful it was to enjoy God’s clean and fresh earth!
Noah then gathered stones and made an altar to give offering to God! He took some animals and burnt it, as an offering to give thanks and to worship God. God was pleased and accepted Noah’s offering.

God also made another promise to Noah. God promised that He would NEVER destroy the whole earth with a flood ever again. God put a beautiful rainbow in the sky as a sign to Noah that HE would keep HIS promise. Whenever we see a rainbow now, we remember God’s promise not to destroy the whole world with a flood. That promise stands even till today!

He is faithful but He is also the Holy and Just God! God keeps His promise – He will send the Savior from Noah’s descendants or Noah’s family – thousands of years later.

Lesson learnt/summary:
• God promised to save Noah and his family and Noah believed and responded with faith and obedience.
• God made another promise to Noah – not to destroy the earth with floods anymore – He gave a rainbow as a sign that He would keep His promise.
• God always keeps His promises – until the Promised Savior was born from Eve’s descendants – Jesus Christ who died on the cross to take the punishment for all who believed in Him.
• Our God is FAITHFUL because He is ETERNAL who always keeps His Word and promises. Our God is HOLY and JUST who punishes the sinners and the bad things that we do.

Ayat Hafalan:

The Lord is faithful to all His promises – Psalm 145:13b

Bahan Tambahan:

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07/06/2020 – God Gives Adam and Eve a New Son

Bahan Alkitab: Genesis 3:15; 4-1-12,25;
Hebrew 11:4

Tanggal: 07/06/2020

Kategori: sm-pagi-kelas-kecil

Ringkasan:

Lesson Focus:
• Learn that God promised to send a Savior.

Bible story:
God created the first man, Adam then Eve – his wife. They were to serve God, to take care of His creations – the animals, the plants in the beautiful Garden of Eve and to raise a family! He created everything good but when He created man, it was very good!
But, they did not obey GOD – they ate the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil – they became sinners and they had to leave Eden.

GOD did not leave them, He still loved them and promised that one day, GOD would send someone from Eve’s descendants to defeat Satan and to pay for Adam & Eve’s sin and the sin of all God’s people. Who would that someone be? He is Jesus Christ, who would come to the world. thousands of years later that He had to die for our sin – on the cross for all of us who believe in Him.

After they left Eden, God gave them a baby boy, Cain, then later another boy, Abel. As the children grew, Adam and Eve taught them about God, how they (Adam & Eve) had disobeyed God and how sin had come into the beautiful world that God made. They also told Cain and Abel – about God’s promise to send a Savior to save His people from their sin.

Cain became a farmer, Abel herded sheep. One day, they brought offerings to God. Cain brought some food he had grown, Abel brought the first born and the best part of his flock.
Abel gave his offering with faith, he had learnt to love and trust God and he wanted to please God. But Cain did not. God KNEW Abel and Cain’s hearts, He knows our hearts! God was pleased with Abel’s offering but not with Cain’s. Cain was so angry that God was not pleased with his offering. Cain was jealous of Abel. How about with our hearts when we bring our offerings? God still looks into our hearts, we should come to Him with a grateful heart and with faith.

God warned Cain about the danger of sin. Then Cain asked Abel to go to the field together and there Cain attacked and killed Abel. Why did Cain kill? Because he was jealous of Abel then it became hatred then he killed him.
How sad Adam and Eve must have been, they were very sorry that their sin had brought death into the world God had made. Then God sent Cain away from his parents.

Now, Abel died then Cain was away. Do you still remember what was God’s promise to Adam & Eve? That the Savior would be born of Eve’s descendants? Then now, how could that happen if they don’t have the son with them anymore?

God then gave them another son, Seth! Then from Seth, the Promised Savior would be born thousands of years later. Jesus Christ – He obeyed God the Father perfectly and took the punishment we all deserved that HE died on the cross for the sins of His people. God always keeps His promises!

Lesson learnt/summary:
• God looks into our hearts – Able gave the offering with faith and gave the best to God.
• God kept His promise to Adam and Eve by giving another son – Seth.
• God always keeps His promises – the Promised Savior was born from Eve’s descendant – Jesus Christ who died on the cross to take the punishment for us who believed in Him.
• God is FAITHFUL because He is THE ETERNAL GOD who always keeps His Word and promises.

Ayat Hafalan:

The Lord is faithful to all His promises – Psalm 145:13b

Bahan Tambahan:

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