18/10/2020 – God Provides Food

Bahan Alkitab: Exodus 16

Tanggal: 18/10/2020

Kategori: sm-pagi-kelas-kecil

Ringkasan:

During introduction, I would ask the children if they are thankful of the food they can eat daily even though some of the food could be same. Or if they would complain/grumble because of it is the same food again and they find it boring.
If they are not thankful and keep complaining then they are like the Israelites who are not thankful to God.
I would then brought the children to review last week lesson whether they still remember on how God set the Israelites free from Egypt. God was with the Israelites on their journey to the promised land.
It was a very long journey in the dessert. God used Moses to lead the Israelites to the promised land. The people of Israelites have to obey.
After weeks of travelling, they ran out of food and were hungry. They started to complain/grumble to Moses that they have nothing to eat and why they were brought to the dessert and starve to death. They said that they would rather stay in Egypt. At least they had all the food they wanted.
Moses listened to the complaint and knew that they were complaining because they had stopped trusting God to take care of them. God also heard of the complaint and told Moses that the Israelites would eat meat in the evening and in the morning filled with bread so they will know that I am the lord your God who set them free from Egypt.
In the evening, God sent a flock of Quail to the Israelites. The birds flew right down to the Israelites camp. The people caught the birds and cooked them for their meal time at night.
The Israelites enjoyed the food which God sent. Everyone had plenty of food to eat. God kept his Promise to provide for His people.
Next morning, when the Israelites woke up, they found white flakes everywhere on the ground. They said Manna which meant “what is it?”.
Moses told them it is the bread the Lord has given you to eat. It is something like a wafer with honey. Moses told them to take enough for one day and God will send more the next day.
However, some of the Israelites were disobedient. They took more than they need. The next day, manna which they kept aside had turned rotten with worms on it. They did not trust and obey God. There were also some who did not take enough in the morning. By noon, the sun shone brightly, the manna would melt and they did not have enough manna and were hungry. Again, they were disobedient to God.
Each day God gave his people all the food they need. One day before sabbath, they told mosses to tell the people to take enough manna for two days. Sabbath is a day for his people to rest and to worship God. That is why God gave his people enough manna for two days.
However, some of them still disobeyed God's instruction and went out to gather manna. They realised there was not a single flake of manna to be found. God kept His Word and He wanted his people to listen and obey.
God knew what was the best for the Israelites. He knew they need food. He also knew they need to rest and worship God. He wanted his people to trust Him to provide their needs.
Similarly, God also knows our needs. We need food to have energy. He also knew we need to worship God and rest on Sabbath day. We should be reminded and thankful that God not only provides for our needs, he has given the biggest gift to us through His son Jesus who died and rose again to clean our sin.
Sometimes, it is difficult to trust and obey God because we are a sinner but we ask God to to help us so we can continue to have our trust and be obedient in God.

Ayat Hafalan:

Do not be afraid. Stand Firm and you will see the deliverance the lord will bring you today. – Exodus 14:13b

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11/10/2020 – God Leads His People : Crossing the Red Sea

Bahan Alkitab: Exodus 13:17-15:21

Tanggal: 11/10/2020

Ringkasan:

This week children will learn that:
1. God of Israelites is the faithful God who is always with His people in happy or difficult times
2. Salvation is grace from God
3. We can put our trust in God and learn to praise Him for His love

Summary of the story:

After suffering from the 10 plagues, Pharaoh the King of Egypt asked the Israelites to leave Egypt at once. There were about 2 millions of Israelites left Egypt with their animals that day. Throughout their journey back to Canaan, the homeland of Abraham/Isaac/Jacob, God provided the Israelites a special guidance and protector, i.e. the pillar of cloud and fire. These pillars led the Israelites the way and protected them from the weather during the day and night.

Few nights after the Israelites left Egypt, they reached and rested at the shores of the Red Sea. Suddenly, in the distance, they saw that Pharaoh and his soldiers were coming with the chariots. The Israelites were terrified and started complaining to Moses. They said that they would be better if they stayed in Egypt, rather than dying in front of the Red Sea. They did not remember that their powerful God, who just helped them from the 10 plagues, could save them from the hand of the Egyptians. But, Moses put his trust in God and said to the Israelites “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will work for you today”.

God already had a plan to save the Israelites, despite the Israelites’ disbelief. God loves His people and will never leave them alone in difficulties. That night God told Moses to raise his hands towards the Red Sea to divide the sea. As soon as Moses stretched his hands towards the sea, a strong wind blew and made the sea parted. Moses then asked all the Israelites to walk on the dry ground in the middle of the sea. Even though the Egyptians chased after the Israelites through the sea, the Egyptians could not come closer to the Israelites as God protected the Israelites throughout that night. God sent the pillar of cloud and the angel of God to move behind the Israelites to separate the Israelites from the Egyptians, while the pillar of fire moved in front of the Israelites to guide them the way.

In the morning, God in the pillar of cloud and fire looked down on the Egyptians and clogged the chariot wheels so that they drove heavily. The Egyptians were about to retreat their forces when God asked Moses to stretch out his hands over the sea. Immediately, the seawater returned back and covered the Egyptians. All the Egyptians who chased the Israelites were drowned in the Red Sea. Thus, God saved the Israelites from the hand of the Egyptians. After seeing this great power of God against the Egyptians, the Israelites believed in the Lord and praise the Lord.

Ayat Hafalan:

Exodus 14:13b
Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord which He will work for you today

Guru:Rita

04/10/2020 – God Saves His People: The Tenth Plague and The First Passover

Bahan Alkitab: Exodus 11:1-12-12:42

Tanggal: 04/10/2020

Ringkasan:

This week we are going to learn from the story that:
1. The God of Israelites is the true God, who can redeem His people by His mighty power
2. God will save the obedient; on the contrary, the disobedient ones will be punished;
3. Jesus is the lamb of God, who saves us from the eternal punishment

Below is the summary of the story:

God sent Moses to save the Israelites out of Egypt. But, because of his hardened heart, Pharaoh the King of Egypt refused to let the Israelites go. As a consequence, God sent 9 plagues on the Egyptians, but protected the Israelites, to show everyone in Egypt that He is the true and powerful God (unlike the Egyptian’s gods).

Moses came before Pharaoh and asked him to let the Israelites go for the 10th time. But, again Pharaoh refused to let the Israelites go. Then, Moses told Pharaoh that God will send the last plague on Egypt, which is the death of all firstborns.

Afterwards, Moses told the Israelites about the last plague before they were brought out of Egypt. However, God will save the Israelites’ firstborns by passing over the houses with the blood of a perfect lamb on the doorframe. Moses also told them that after slaughtering the lamb, they shall burn and eat the lamb until finished with fastened belt, sandals on the feet, and staff on the hand. The Israelites obeyed what God told Moses.

In the middle of the night, a great cry heard in the land of Egypt, but all the firstborns in the houses with the blood of the lamb were saved. Then, Pharaoh called Moses and asked him to bring all the Israelites and their flocks out of Egypt immediately.

Just like God saved the Israelites from the death of firstborns by the blood of a perfect lamb (the 1st Passover), God also saves us from the eternal death by the blood of Jesus (the Passover). Jesus is the perfect Lamb of God, whose blood will save us from sins.

Ayat Hafalan:

Exodus 14:13b
Fear not, Stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will work for you today

Guru:Rita

27/09/2020 – God shows His power

Bahan Alkitab: Exodus 7-10

Tanggal: 27/09/2020

Ringkasan:

Lesson Focus:

We can trust our powerful God.

Bible story:

God sent Moses to talk to Pharaoh and said: “Let my people go!” but Pharaoh would not listen. God wanted Pharaoh to free Israelites so that they could worship and serve God. Pharaoh said “No”. He hardened his heart and did not believe in the true God. God would send the plagues. Each one of the plagues will show how powerful God is.

In the morning, Moses and Aaron met Pharaoh on the Nile river. Moses repeated the same message to Pharaoh: “Let my people go!” and Pharaoh still refused. Because You did not obey the Lord, God would make the water turn to blood. Aaron took his staff and struck the water. All the water turned to blood.

A week later, Moses and Aaron went to see Pharaoh and repeat the same message from God: Let my people go !” so that they may worship me.” Pharaoh did not obey. God sent a plague of frogs. Hundreds of frogs came out of the Nile River and hopped everywhere. He begged Moses, “Pray to the Lord to take the frogs away from me and my people, and I will let your people go.” So Moses prayed to the Lord, and all the frogs died. But when Pharaoh saw that all the frogs were dead, he hardened his heart and changed his mind.

Next, God told Moses to tell Aaron to use his staff to strike the dust of the ground. When he did this the dust turned into gnats. Gnats got all over the people and the animals. When the magicians saw how many gnats there were, they said to Pharaoh, “Moses and Aaron are not doing tricks, this is really the finger of God!”
Once again Moses came to Pharaoh with God’s message and said, “Let My People Go!” When Pharaoh said, “no” millions of flies invaded Egypt. The only place there were not flies was in Goshen. “Goshen” where the Israelites lived.

Moses visited Pharaoh again and warned him that he must let the Israelites go or the next plague would cause the Egyptians’ animals to die. So horses, donkeys, camels, cattle, sheep and goats belonging to the Egyptians died but not one animal belonging to the Israelites died.

Next, God sent another plague. This time painful sores broke out on the bodies of the Egyptians and their animals called “boils”.

Moses and Aaron once again gave God’s message to Pharaoh. When Pharaoh said “no” this time God told Moses to stretch his hand toward the sky to bring on the worst hail storm that had ever hit the nation of Egypt.
When Pharaoh saw this he confessed he had sinned and that he had been wrong not to let the people go. As soon as Moses stopped the hail, Pharaoh changed his mind. He would not let the people go.

Pharaoh said, “Maybe I’ll just let the men go but keep all of the women and children in Egypt.” This would not do! When Moses stretched out his hand God caused the wind to bring in an invasion of locusts. They destroyed everything that was still growing. Once again, Pharaoh changed his mind as soon as Moses prayed and the locusts left.

Now God caused darkness to fall over all of Egypt. For 3 days there was no light in Egypt. There was light in Goshen where the Israelites lived.

Pharaoh, the magicians and sorcerers and the Egyptian people thought that their gods would protect them but they were wrong. Every plague had caused pain and suffering. Pharaoh had a hard heart toward God. He thought he was the most powerful but he was not.

Lesson summary :

Why did God send all these plagues to Egyptian?

1. God let the plagues happen, starting from water turning into blood, then animals that come out of the water,
animals that depend on water, animals that live on land, to the sky, and finally to humans themselves. All of
this is related to all the Gods worshiped by Egypt. Through the 9 plagues God showed that he was the most
powerful and only he could protect and save his people. He is the one and only true God.
2. Israelites were God’s chosen people, they did not belong to Pharaoh. God had promised that He would lead
them out of Egypt to worship Him and serve Him. And He would keep his promise that He made with them.
3. Sometimes our hearts are hard just like Pharaoh’s and sometimes we might find it hard to obey God too,
Without grace from God to soften our hearts, all of us would have hard hearts. Therefore we must pray to God
and ask God’s help to soften our hearts, have a heart that fear the Lord and accept every Word of God that we
read and hear.

Ayat Hafalan:

Exodus 8:1b
This is what the LORD says: “Let my people go, so that they may worship me.”

Guru:Meidyana

20/09/2020 – God Sends Moses

Bahan Alkitab: Exodus 4:29-6:10

Tanggal: 20/09/2020

Ringkasan:

Lesson Focus :

God is with us all the time and has promised to save and help us.

Bible stories :

Moses was afraid to be the leader of God’s people. He was unsure how to convinced the Israelites that God would send him to lead them. And Moses did not think that Pharaoh would believe him. But God reassured Moses that He will be with him, God will help him and God promised. God sent his brother Aaron to help Moses to talked to Pharaoh.

Moses trusted and obeyed God. He went to Egypt with Aaron and his family. The staff of God was in Moses’ s hand, and he knew that his powerful God would guide him.

Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the people of Israel. Aaron spoke all the words that the Lord had spoken. And Moses did the 3 special signs that God gave him on the mountain. When these people saw the signs they believed God had sent Moses. They bow down and worship God.

Then Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh. He said : “this is what the Lord, the God of Israel says, “Let My people go !” Pharaoh was angry and said, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey him and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord and I will not let Israel go.” Pharaoh made the Israelites to worked harder than before.

The Israelites came to Moses and blamed them. Moses felt terrible. God reminded Moses that He was the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. God didn’t forget about the covenant He had made to Abraham years and years earlier to give His people their own land. God told Moses that He will keep his covenant with his people and God promised that He will lead his people out of Egypt to the land He had promised to give them. And he will keep His promised. God promised that He will send a Savior and He sent Jesus Christ to save us from our sin.

Lesson summary:

Could Moses choose not to go to Egypt? He could, but Moses chose to obeyed God, and he experienced God’s guidance in his life. Obeying God’s call was never easy, but when we trust and obey God’s word, we will be a Christian that follow God’s word even though we face hardship in our life.

Ayat Hafalan:

Exodus 8:1b
This is what the Lord says: “let my people go, so that they may worship me.”

Guru:Meidyana

13/09/2020 – God Calls Moses

Bahan Alkitab: Exodus 3:1-15, 4:1-17

Tanggal: 13/09/2020

Ringkasan:

Continuing from last week story about how God took care of Moses when he was born, this week we want to look at how Moses was called by God to save Israelites from Pharaoh cruelty.

The story starts with Moses, as an adult, saw how the Egypt soldier beating the Israelites which triggered Moses to kill the soldier. Moses ran away because Pharaoh wanted to kill him after knowing about Moses killing his soldier. Moses then became a shepherd in wilderness until he was 80 years old when God appeared to him in a burning bush.

God wanted to use Moses to save the Israelites but Moses was afraid and kept arguing that he was not good enough. God gave powerful signs to Moses in order to show that He will guide Moses to face Pharaoh. However, Moses was reluctant and God showed his anger towards Moses. God told Moses that Aaron, who is the brother of Moses, will help Moses.

Today’s story shows one of the example of God’s calling. As Christian, we must understand that His calling is a privilege and we must not avoid or ignore His calling. We must not afraid to walk with God as God will guide us and take care of us.

Ayat Hafalan:

Nahum 1:7
The Lord cares for those who trust in Him.

Guru:David

06/09/2020 – God Takes Care of Moses

Bahan Alkitab: Exodus 1:6-2:10

Tanggal: 06/09/2020

Ringkasan:

God has promised Abraham that, from his son, there will be a great nation. However, in today’s story we see that Israelites were suffering under Pharaoh in Egypt.

Pharaoh was worried that Israel will defeat Egypt in future because Israelites has grown stronger and bigger in number. Therefore, Pharaoh forced Israelites to become Egypt’s slaves.
Pharaoh also instructed to kill Israelites’ baby sons because Israel was still growing although he has made them suffered.

This does not mean that God has forgotten His promise. God was preparing Moses to lead His people (Israelites) out from Egypt. Eventually Moses did not get killed and instead, he become Pharaoh’s son. From today’s story, we can learn how God took care of Moses since he was a baby despite Pharaoh’s ill intention for Israelites.

Moses story also serves as an illustration of how God will save His people through Jesus who died on the cross for all of us – this piece of story will be further explained next week.

May today’s story reminds us that God watches and cares for each one of us, His children.

Ayat Hafalan:

Nahum 1:7
The Lord cares for those who trust in Him

Guru:David

30/08/2020 – God keeps His words to send Jesus

Bahan Alkitab: Matthew 1

Tanggal: 30/08/2020

Ringkasan:

All of us are sinners, we need our Saviour, God to save us from our sins.
Eventhough we are still small, but we commit sins in our daily lives; being self-centered, not telling the truth in small things, proud of what we can achieve and forget that it is only by God’s grace we can accomplish things in life, like learning piano, reading and writing, etc, as God is the one who gives us the capability to do so.

Children are reminded that our God is a faithful God, God who keeps His promises.

Ayat Hafalan:

Luke 2:11
Jesus Christ as our Saviour

Guru:Amidela

23/08/2020 – God Makes a Promise to David

Bahan Alkitab: 2 Samuel 7

Tanggal: 23/08/2020

Ringkasan:

Lesson focus: Learn to accept God’s promises in faith and thank Him for loving us.

Did the story stop after David had defeated Goliath? Was God’s plan only until there?
NO! God had chosen David to become the next King of Israel. God had given David victory over so many wars, and after King Saul died, David became the second King of Israel, the chosen King by God Himself. David was 30 years old when he became the King. He was anointed by Samuel when he was still young, so he had to wait according to God’s time!

David was a good King, he made good laws and was fair to his people, because he trusted God for strength and help to lead Israel wisely. David loved God so much because he knew that God had chosen him from a shepherd to become the King of Israel, God always helped him to win all the battles. Now he was living in his palace in Jerusalem. He thought, “How come I stayed in such a nice place but the ark of God was still inside a tent?”

Now he wanted to honor God to build a temple, a permanent home for the ark of God in Jerusalem so David told the prophet Nathan about it. Do you think that God would be happy of what David had planned for?
But God told Nathan, NO! Why? It was not the time yet to build the temple/house for God! It was not David who would build the temple for GOD! What do you think how David felt? He was surely disappointed and sad. Later, it was Solomon, his son who would then build the temple of God!

But, God had a BIGGER plan for David! GOD gave David a promise!

GOD promised to make David’s name Great and to build his offspring/descendant’s kingdom and throne forever. What does it mean? God promised that all of Israel’s kings would always come from David’s family. God would make David’s kingly line last forever!

This was a special blessing as the first King – Saul, his son-Jonathan was not allowed to become the next King, but God chose David instead. But for David, the next King of Israel would be his son, Solomon then the next would be Solomon’s son and then his grandson would become the next King after Solomon and so on.

But did King Solomon last or live forever? NO! He died one day. So, who was God referred to when He said that your house and kingdom will endure forever? Could anyone live forever?

What God meant in His promise to David was that the Savior, the promised Messiah would be born into David’s family! He would live and reign forever! When David heard about this promise, he could not believe it! He thought “Who am I that a shepherd boy could become the great-great-grandfather of the coming Messiah?” It was about 1,000 years later when Jesus was born.

David praised GOD with humble thankfulness for His amazing goodness & grace. David did not become so proud or arrogant for he was chosen by God! David trusted and obeyed God. Over the years, David learnt that God always keeps HIS promises. He knew that God was always with him and David believed in Him! David never saw the Messiah being born, but he believed it would happen as what God had promised!

God has always kept His promises to all the chosen people and to us even until now!

Lessons learnt:
 David planned to build a house for God – a good intention and plan by David but God had different plan. God gave David an even greater plan and promise, that all Kings of Israel would come from David’s family and The Promised Messiah, Jesus would be born into his family.
 David had learnt to trust God to keep His promises! David praised and thanked God for His love and promise!
 God has entrusted us all with different talent and different portion.
 We must be faithful in the little things that He has given us! We come to learn and to serve God! Serving God is also by His grace!

Ayat Hafalan:

2 Samuel 7:28B
You have promised this good thing to your servant.

Guru:Juliany

16/08/2020 – God Gives David Victory

Bahan Alkitab: I Samuel 17

Tanggal: 16/08/2020

Ringkasan:

Lesson Focus:
• Learn to trust GOD in times of trouble.

Now the Philistines – Israelites’ enemy, gathered their soldiers/armies for battle and were ready to fight the Israel soldiers. King Saul and his soldiers encamped at the other side – there was a valley between them.
Philistines sent out Goliath, the very tall and strong soldier and he wore the bronze helmet and heavy armour and carried a sword and a spear. Goliath shouted: ‘Send out your best man to fight me! If he kills me, we will become Israelites’ servants but if I kill him, you will become the Philistines’ servants!’.

When King Saul and the Israelites heard this, they were so afraid. They did not have anyone who is big enough and strong enough to fight Goliath. So, that Goliath kept shouting and asking anyone from the Israelites to fight him, every morning and evening for 40 days.

One day, David’s father, Jesse asked David to bring some food for his brothers, who were King Saul’s soldiers. They had not come back as they were still at the battlefield. So, David obeyed his father and left his sheep to a keeper and left to see his brothers.

David walked and finally arrived, then he heard Goliath shouted again. David said, ‘Who is that man? How dare he speak out against the armies of the Living GOD!’ But his eldest brother, Eliab scolded David why he came, he should just take care of his few sheep.

When the words that David spoke, heard by King Saul, he called David. Then David told him: ‘Don’t worry! I will go and fight him!’ The King said you can’t, you are too young and Goliath has been a warrior/soldier for years.
David answered: I have taken care of my father’s sheep for a long time. When a lion or a bear came and wanted to eat the sheep, I fought, struck them and delivered the sheep out from the lion/bear’s mouth then I killed them. This Goliath shall be as one of the lions or the bears. The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine who mocked the army of the Living GOD!

Then King Saul agreed to let David fight Goliath then said, Go and the LORD be with you! He put the armour to David but it was too heavy for him so he took them off. David just brought his shepherd’s staff, his sling and 5 smooth stones and put in his pouch.

The Philistines came forward and came near to David, then they laughed and mocked him, you came with a stick to fight Goliath? David was not afraid and he said: you came to me with a sword and a spear, but I come to you in the name of the LORD, The GOD of the armies of Israel! The battle is the LORD’s and HE will give you into our hand!
Goliath moved closer to attack David, but David quickly ran out to meet him, putting one stone to his sling, he swung it around with great force and let it go. The stone hit Goliath in his forehead and he fell on his face to the ground and died.

When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they turned and ran away in fear. Now everyone knew that God was with David. He had trusted God and God had given him all he needed to deliver God’s people from their enemies.

God used David to deliver Israelites from their enemies. Many years later, God sent Jesus, the promised Saviour, to deliver His people from their enemy, Satan by dying on the cross for our sins. Jesus is our King, who rules over the world and Satan, He will defend us.

Lesson learnt/summary:
• David knew whom he trusted, the Living God, who always was with him, protected him and taken care of him.
• God had always delivered him from the danger of the lion or the bear and he trusted God that He would also help him to defeat Goliath – the man who mocked God’s people.
• The GOD who David believed in, is the same GOD that we believe and trust now. He is bigger than our problems or difficulties. We can always trust in Him and depend on Him!
• How can we know our God then? We must always read and learn His word and pray!
• God always keeps His promises, is always with us, always helps and protects us!

Ayat Hafalan:

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

Guru:Juliany

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