11/10/2020 – Respecting Authority

Bahan Alkitab: Exodus 20:12, Ephesians 6:1-3

Tanggal: 11/10/2020

Ringkasan:

After telling us how to love and worship God in the first four commandments, God tells us in the last six how to love and value other people. These ethical principles are a revelation of God’s own character, which is the standard toward which God transforms our lives.

The fifth commandment – honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you – addresses relationships within the family, the basic institution of society. When Paul wrote his instructions to obey parents, he spoke specifically to children (Ephesians 6:1).

The fifth commandment is the only one of the ten that includes a promise of blessing to those who obey it. God blesses those who obey this commandment with a long life. Implied in the promise is a warning to those who disobey. In the Old Testament, God prescribed severe penalties for people who dishonored their parents (Exodus 21:15, Exodus 21:17). Disrespect to parents is disrespect to God and children who honor their parents honor God, for parents’ authority over their children is delegated by God, who is the ruler over-all creation.

Honoring godly parents who are loving, kind and enjoyable may be easier than honoring parents who are selfish, critical and abusive, but God ‘s commandment applies to all. The honor parents are due is not dependent upon their character but upon the honored position in which our sovereign God has placed them.

The New Testament (Romans 13; 1 Peter 2) applies this commandment even more broadly to all whom God has placed in authority. Whether or not we agree with government officials, employers, teachers, or church elders, we are to treat them with respect, for God has put them in their positions.

Ayat Hafalan:

Exodus 20:12
Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Guru:Jessica

27/09/2020 – Honoring God’s Name

Bahan Alkitab: Exo 20:7, Romans 10:12-13

Tanggal: 27/09/2020

Ringkasan:

Points of Learning:
I.
Cognitive: To learn that God reveal His name to Moses which is also proclaimed it as his identity, moral characters, works and qualities.
Affective: Children realise that God’s consistency identity shown that He is trustworthy/worthy of worship.
Psychomotor: Through knowing God’s name/attributes, children can have better fellowship with God.

II.
Cognitive: As children of God we bear His name in our daily life. Thus, we should honor/give glory to God’s name.
Affective: Children realise they are God’s representative on earth. The world sees God through us.
Psychomotor: Children honor God by speaking, thinking and acting according to God’s truth.

Ayat Hafalan:

2 Tim 2:19
Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.

Bahan Tambahan:

2020-Sept-27-Honoring-Gods-Name-Story-Notes.docx

Guru:Chia

13/09/2020 – Worshipping God Alone

Bahan Alkitab: Exodus 14, 19, 20:1-3

Tanggal: 13/09/2020

Ringkasan:

The Israelites had seen God keep His word and use His power to deliver them. He had brought them out of slavery in Egypt, led them to Mount Sinai and, through Moses, was giving them His holy commandments that reflects His characters, teaching them how to live as His redeemed people.

As the Israelites saw the Lord save them from the Egyptians, as they experienced His guiding presence and as they remembered all He had done for them, they were learning that He is the only true God, that nothing and no one is like Him, and that He alone deserves to be worshiped. It is no wonder, then, that in the very first commandment, God plainly told His people not to have other gods. All the nearby nations worshiped a variety of false gods and idols. They bowed down to man-made statues that could be seen and touched but were powerless.

Christian are prone to idolatry too. Idolatry could mean excessive or extreme craving for pleasures of life or material goods that divert our attention and heart away from God. Like Israel, we make things, people, comfort and pleasure, so much more important than God. But God, who is merciful and forgiving, continually works in the lives of His people, giving us the Holy Spirit, bringing us to repentance and teaching us how to honor Him above everything else.

If we are already in Christ, what can we do to worship and honor God in our lives?
• Love God by obeying His commandments (driven by love, not compulsion).
• Pursue love, righteousness, godliness, faithfulness, gentleness, and many more written in the bible because those are God’s characters that He wants His people to have.
• Pray and confess that we are sinners, prone to idolatry, and let the Holy Spirit continually transform our heart, mind, and soul.

Ayat Hafalan:

Exodus 20:3
You shall have no other gods before Me.

Guru:Jessica

30/08/2020 – God gives eternal life

Bahan Alkitab: John 14:1-7, 15-27, John 16:1-16, Revelation 1:9-18, Revelation 21:1 – 22:9, 1 Corinthians 2:9

Tanggal: 30/08/2020

Ringkasan:

Knowing that Jesus would soon be crucified, Jesus told his disciples that He was going to his Father’s house to prepare a place for His disciples. He promised to return someday so they could be with Him forever.

Only Jesus can take His people to heaven. His well-known words, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6), are a clear declaration that Christ is the only way of salvation.

Human attempts to devise other ways are not only futile but are evidence of mankind’s continuing rebellion against God. Instead of listening and following what God says in the Bible, sinful people arrogantly choose their own way, the way of death (Proverbs 14:12).

Understanding that His disciples would grieve for Him, Jesus assured them it was for their good that He was going away, because he would send the Holy Spirit to comfort and teach them, reminding them of everything He had said (John 14:27).

The Holy Spirit fulfilled that promise by guiding the apostles as they preached the gospel and wrote the New Testament. He faithfully continues to preserve the Bible, applying it to convert and guide God’s people and to expose the guilt of the wicked for their unbelief and unrighteousness (John 16:8). While Jesus prepares a place in heaven for His people, the Holy Spirit is at work on earth preparing God’s people for their homecoming.

Though the Bible does not provide many details about heaven, it does tell us it is more wonderful than anything we have ever seen or heard or can even imagine (1 Corinthians 2:9).

Ayat Hafalan:

1 Corinthians 2:9
But, as it is written,
“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”.

Guru:Harry (Heri) Koh

23/08/2020 – Pel 12. Only Jesus Can Forgive My Sins

Bahan Alkitab: Luk 22:31-62, John 21, Gal 2:11-14

Tanggal: 23/08/2020

Ringkasan:

Points of Learning:
I.
Cognitive: The Lord Jesus warned Peter against ‘sift’ from satan, but Peter failed. After the resurrection, The Lord appointed Peter to ministry as an apostle. God never gave up on Peter and ready to forgive him.
Affective: Children are grateful that there is God’s forgiveness for us when we sin against God.
Psychomotor: Children pray for faith to face temptations every day. Children appreciate God’s forgiveness by living in righteousness.
II.
Cognitive: After Peter became the church leader or great preacher, he still made mistake and needed forgiveness. We need to be cleansed throughout our lives.
Affective: Children realize that not because we have been Christians for a long time means that we are already perfect. We can still make mistakes and need to repent.
Psychomotor: Children want to ask God for forgiveness every day and want to be taught / guided by God’s word continuously. People who are saved surely want to learn more to please God.

Ayat Hafalan:

Luk 22:32
..but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”

Bahan Tambahan:

2020-Aug-23-Only-Jesus-can-forgive-my-sins-Story-Notes.docx

Guru:Chia

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

Bahan Alkitab: 2 Samuel 7:8-16, 2 Kings 11, Luke 1:32-33, Revelation 11:15

Tanggal: 09/08/2020

Ringkasan:

In the period between King David and King Joash, Israel fell into idol worship because of the influence of King Solomon wives from idol worshipping nations.

And the kingdom was divided in two after the death of King Solomon. The northern kingdom consisted of ten tribes and was called Israel. The southern kingdom consisted only of two tribes, the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, and therefore became the kingdom of Judah. Many kings had ruled over Judah. Some were godly and others were wicked, but all were descendants of David, and all were in need of the promised Savior—the perfect Son of God—who would be born of David’s kingly line.

(2 Kings 11) Athaliah, the daughter of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel of the northern kingdom who worshipped false gods, had married into the royal house of Judah. When Athaliah’s son King Ahaziah was killed, she seized the throne and set about destroying the rightful royal heirs of Judah because she felt the heirs to the throne could be a threat to her position in the Kingdom of Judah.

But God used Jehoiada the priest and his wife, Jehosheba, to rescue the infant Joash, a descendant of King David, when it seemed as if the kingly line of David was in danger of being abolished. They hid Joash for six years while Athaliah reigned as a Queen of Judah. Then in the seventh year, in an orchestrated coup led by Jehoiada, Joash was crowned king at the age of seven and Athaliah was put to death.

David’s house was restored and allegiance to the true God was reaffirmed. It was through His faithful servants that God continued to keep the promise He had made to David long before. God had promised that He would establish the throne of David forever (2 Samuel 7:8-16).

The final fulfillment of that promise would come through the birth of Messiah, Jesus Christ our Savior, “the son of David, the son of Abraham”. It is through Him that we are called into God’s kingdom and blessed, and He is the one who reigns forever and ever (Luke 1:32-33, Revelation 11:15).

Lessons:
1) God is faithful to His Word and that He would care for His people always, even in fearful circumstances.
2) Children learn to trust God’s Word and His promises.
3) Children learn to be faithful to God.
4) Children thank God for keeping His promise to send the promised Savior to save us from sin.

Ayat Hafalan:

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

Guru:Jessica

02/08/2020 – Trusting God to protect me

Bahan Alkitab: 1 Samuel 18, 19, 20, Psalm 59

Tanggal: 02/08/2020

Ringkasan:

1. Jealousy is a dangerous enemy of the heart. We need to surrender problem of jealousy to God so it won’t ruin out life or other’s people life. Like Saul, the jealousy was so overpowering him until he had to kill David. As a victim of jealousy, David had to run to safe his life.

2. Unlike David who was hunted by Saul, you may be facing different challenges. But like David, you may have someone who is jealous of you and trying to make your life miserable.

3. The fast changing information via social media makes false information spreads very fast and sometimes can be damaging.

4. Like David, learn to trust God knowing that He is in control of our life.

5. Continue with your spiritual discipline such as: pray, read bible, quiet time to guard your heart against jealousy and keep strong relationship with God.

6. In time of trouble, seek help from your parent, teachers or someone you could trust. Continue to seek God’s guidance. David also prayed fervently to God when he was on the run. The book of Psalms contains many such prayers from David.

Ayat Hafalan:

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

Guru: Belinda Sutan

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