27/06/2021 – Man rebelled against God

Bahan Alkitab: Genesis 3, Isaiah 59, Hebrews 2

Tanggal: 27/06/2021

Ringkasan:

WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED FROM TODAY’S LESSON:
COGNITIVE:
1. ALL SINFUL BEHAVIOR BEGINS WITH FAILURE TO TRUST GOD. ADAM AND EVE FELL INTO TEMPTATION BECAUSE THEY DISTRUST GOD, WANT TO BE LIKE GOD.
2. SIN AFFECTED OUR RELATIONSHIP TO GOD, OTHERS & CREATION.
3. LORD JESUS IS THE ONLY SOLUTION TO OUR SIN.

AFFECTIVE:
1. GOD BECAUSE OF HIS GRACE HAD TO SEND HIS SON LORD JESUS TO DIE ON THE CROSS FOR OUR SINS.

PSYCHOMOTORIC:
1 JOHN 2:3-4 BY THIS WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE COME TO KNOW HIM, IF WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS. THE ONE WHO SAYS, “I HAVE COME TO KNOW HIM,” AND DOES NOT KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS, IS A LIAR AND THE TRUTH IS NOT IN HIM

JESUS COMMANDMENT WAS US TO GO PREACH THE GOSPEL, MAKING DISCIPLES AND BAPTISING THEM. IT WAS FOR US TO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT HIS DEATH ON THE CROSS THAT ATONE FOR MAN’S SIN AND THE ONLY WAY FOR SALVATION OF ALL MANKIND. WE NEED TO PREACH THE GOSPEL.

Ayat Hafalan:

1 JOHN 2:3-4
KEEP JESUS’ COMMANDMENT

Bahan Tambahan:

Man-rebelled-against-God.docx

Guru:Sandra Kurniawan

20/06/2021 – God Created Man and Woman

Bahan Alkitab: Genesis 1:20-2:25; Isaiah 45:5

Tanggal: 20/06/2021

Ringkasan:

For the past two weeks, children have learnt the following:
1. Bible is the word of God, God-breathed and it points to Christ
2. From the Bible we know how all things came about. God created everything out of nothing. God created the universe and everything in it

In today’s lesson, children will learn the following:
1. God created us in special ways
2. God created us for special goals
3. Due to sin, the image of God was spoiled, and man cannot enjoy a wonderful relationship with God anymore
4. The restoration of the fullness of the image of God in human beings is accomplished by Christ

The detailed teaching material can be found in the attachment.

Ayat Hafalan:

Genesis 1:27
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Bahan Tambahan:

20210620_God-Created-Man-and-Woman.docx

Guru:Kurniawan Prasetya Pieth

13/06/2021 – God created everything

Bahan Alkitab: Genesis 1-2

Tanggal: 13/06/2021

Ringkasan:

Quick facts of The Bible :

The Bible is The Word of God.
The highest Authority in Our Christian Faith
39 books of Old Testament
27 books of New Testament
Breathed out (Inspired ) by The Holy Spirit
God’s plan to save sinners in Jesus Christ alone.

Genesis 1:1-2

In the beginning God created the heavens and earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

John 1:1-3

In the beginning was the Word . and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him and without him was not anything made that was made.

Genesis 1 is the beginning of God’s creation over matters. God exists before everything , he is eternal. Whereas John 1tells us during creation God the Father , God the Son and God the Holy Spirit was with us. we believe in the Triune God . 1 God in 3 persons.

Parents, please read Genesis 1 with your children so that they understand :
God creates out of nothing
God create everything through his Words.
God has perfect plans when He creates.

However in Genesis 2;16-17. God made a covenant of works with man. man disobey God and they fell into sin . now the image of God is broken , Man has died spiritually. Man cannot represent God the way God wants them to do .Man is supposed to take care of the whole world and the whole creation but now he cannot. God promised a Messiah , a saviour that will save man from eternal death . We are a new creation in Jesus Christ . Only then we can do the works God has planned for each of us.

Man is the crown of His creation therefore we are given the attributes of God that we can create/invent things , for example in 4500-3300BC Copper Age, 3300-2200 Early Bronze Age . Man has invented wheels . Exodus 14:23 The Egyptians pursued and went in after them into the midst of the sea. all Pharaoh’s horses , his chariots, and his horsemen.
Thomas Edison invented the electric light in 1880. In 1440 , the German Johannes Gutenberg invented Printing Press. This is a breakthrough in invention where The Bible was printed in German language and because of this invention the Bible is abled to be available to many people. it is no longer so difficult to be able to read the Bible , and it is translated in many languages after that. Man also invented telephone . Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. He is the founder of AT&T of America. now we have wireless mobile phone. these inventions only proof that man is created in God’s image not evolved from some theory of evolution . the past 50 years , the monkeys are still doing the same thing , eating the same thing and never invent anything. Man on the other hand has invented Internet . in 1960’s a computer scientist by the name of Lawrence Robert invented the internet.
Often times even though man is creative we often do not plan well what we create/invented for example the vaccines of covid-19, we do not know many things , we are inventing it but we do not know everything about the vaccines.

Therefore man can only do what God wants us to do if we have come to accept Jesus Christ as our saviour and Lord. Only then we can do His plans for us all.

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand.that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10

Yet for us there is One God, the father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord.Jesus Christ , through whom are all things and through whom we exist.
1 Corinthians 8:6

Points to remember:

1. God existed before everything else
2. God created out of nothing
3. God created according to His Plan
4. We are His Crown of His creation
5. God has plans for all of us

Questions:
1. Do you believe God is the Creator of the universe?
If not, would you like to share your thoughts?
2. Do you know that God has plan for you?
3. What do you need to do to equip yourself to do His Works?

Ayat Hafalan:

Hebrews 11:3
By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God , so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

Guru:Yulies Tan

06/06/2021 – God’s Story

Bahan Alkitab: 2 Peter; 2 Timothy; Luke 24

Tanggal: 06/06/2021

Ringkasan:

The Bible is God’s story of salvation from Genesis to Revelation.

Ayat Hafalan:

2 Timothy 3:16–17
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

Bahan Tambahan:

The-Bible-6-Jun-2021.docx

Guru:Lilis Ramli

30/05/2021 – John Gibson Paton – Missionary to Cannibals

Bahan Alkitab: Acts 16

Tanggal: 30/05/2021

Ringkasan:

See attached pdf file.

Ayat Hafalan:

Quotes of Missonary
If I die here in Glasgow, I shall be eaten by worms. If I can but live and die serving the Lord Jesus, it will make no difference to me whether I am eaten by cannibals or by worms. For in the Great Day my resurrection body will arise as fair as yours in the likeness of our risen Redeemer.

Bahan Tambahan:

John-Gibson-Paton.pdf

Guru:Kin

23/05/2021 – Saul’s conversion

Bahan Alkitab: Acts 9:1-19

Tanggal: 23/05/2021

Ringkasan:

The conversion of Saul and the role of the Holy Spirit

Ayat Hafalan:

Acts 9:15-16
But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.”

Bahan Tambahan:

Acts-9-May-23.pdf

Guru:Didi Kurniawan

16/05/2021 – The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin | Missionary Highlight : Adoniram Judson

Bahan Alkitab: Acts 2: 14-41

Tanggal: 16/05/2021

Ringkasan:

Reading : Acts 2 : 14 – 47 — Peter’s Sermon
Setting
After Jesus’ resurrection and subsequent appearance to His disciples, and Jesus’ Great Commission to his disciples along with the promise of the Holy Spirit, the disciples await the coming of the Holy Spirit on the occasion of the Pentecost in Jerusalem, where many Jews and Judaism converts gather from around the world to celebrate Pentecost.

On Pentecost day itself, the first symbolic descent of the Holy Spirit in tongues of fire begins all of a sudden, and the nearby crowd are astounded. They see and hear of the disciples’ oddly energetic behavior. The most baffling phenomenon is that whatever the disciples of Jesus are saying is heard by the crowd in each of their native tongue. This weird phenomenon leads some onlookers to remark that the disciples are drunk. On this remark Peter stands up and preaches a magnificent sermon of repentance that leads to the immediate repentance of 3000 people.

Reading
A dramatic reading of Acts 2: 14-47 can be done, placing emphasis (such as loud voice or rebuking tone) on parts that condemn the audience (mainly Jews) for their sin of being complicit in the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ, who, just a couple of months before was the hottest public sensation in Jerusalem. Peter’s sermon firmly places guilt on the Jewish crowd, for supporting the crucifixion of Jesus directly or indirectly. Recall how the Jewish authorities handed Jesus over to Pilates and the crowd chose Barabbas over Jesus for release, leaving Jesus for dead and on the cruel way to the cross and the grave. “Crucify him!”

Highlights :
Acts 2: 23 “this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men”

Acts 2:36 “Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”

Such dramatic reading allows us to understand and visualize the convicting power of Peter’s sermon, and illustrates how the Holy Spirit might use a sermon to convict the audience of sin. The children in the audience are encouraged to imagine that they are 1st century Jews in Jerusalem celebrating Pentecost.

Cognitive
Genuine conversion consists of :
Faith (Turn towards God)
Repentance (Turn away from sin)

When a person undergoes conversion, he goes through 4 stages :
he realizes of his sin and error, he is sorrowful for his sin, he regrets his sin, and finally and most importantly, he leaves his sin behind.

This last stage must happen in 2 forms, one is faith towards God, and the other, repentance, a turning away from sin.

The Holy Spirit is always working throughout the conversion process, and most importantly in convicting us of our sin, and the development of a longing towards God and away from sin. The Holy Spirit is the accomplisher of all this work.

Affective
Knowing what our sin is is different from being convicted of our sin.
One is only head knowledge and has no power to change our hearts, while the other has the power to change our hearts. One has no saving power, one leads us to salvation.

Response
Although it is good to pray and confess daily before God of the sins we have committed, we should also pray that the Holy Spirit convict us of our sins. Without His work, there would be no conviction and no genuine repentance. A Christian is a Christian not because he has repented before, but is someone who leads a repentant life, that is, to realize that we are not fully free from sin in this life, and that therefore we are never perfect and that we need to keep repenting of our sins.

We should also pray that the Holy Spirit sensitizes us to the sins which escape our attention. This is part of being convicted of our sins.

We should praise God and give thanks to Him for the convicting work that He is always doing in our lives and other people’s lives, so that many more people including our household are saved.

In light of such prayer it is apt to pray and reflect on mission work as well as it concerns the lives of many others.

Missionary Highlight: Adoniram Judson, born 1788

Adoniram Judson and his first wife Ann Judson, Americans,
> married because of the same zeal for overseas missions
> Judson was inspired to do mission work in Asia by Claudius Buchanan‘s sermon “The Star in the East.”
> Judson established the first foreign missions board in America.

The Mission to Burma (Myanmar) 1813
> 3 years of difficult sea journey… in which their first child died.
> When they arrived in 1813, started learning Burmese. Judson and wife became Baptist. 3 more years of learning burmese. he was able to convert Moung Nau , the first convert. Moung Nau converted his 2 friends. Judson and wife gave their first Baptist Lord’s supper / Eucharist to Burmese people.
> Their second child died. They had to learn to rely on God more and more.
> Just after 6 years of ministry in burma, they built the first Baptist church in burma, with 10 members.
> They relocated to the capital city of the Burmese Kingdom, Ava. Judson was caught on suspicion that he was a British spy, and was put into a death camp (there was war between the British and the Burmese Kingdom.)
> He was tortured every day for almost two years, but his wife was persistent, brave, bringing food to her husband every day. She had to bribe the guards to feed him. She was herself sick and starving during this period, while feeding her toddler
> The war ended and he was released
> They started moving up the mountains of Burma … to minister to the Karen (keh’yen) people, a mountain tribe in Burma.
> But soon after, Ann died to disease, and their daughter too died. Judson lost everything in his life.
> He suffered from depression and isolated himself in the jungle, a jungle full of tigers, for 40 days surviving on a small amount of rice rations. He dug his own grave many times thinking to end his life. But in this jungle, he asked some of the greatest existential questions about life to God, including the reason he lives, whether he was in God’s will … et cetera.
> But he came out of the jungle and depression, and he came out stronger with a resolve. God protected him from all the dangers of the jungle and from the destructive powers of depression .
> He converted a Karen slave named Ko Tha Byu. This person was important because he became a powerful evangelist that converted hundreds of Karen people, his own people.
> Judson also started work translating the Bible. Within 10 years, he finished translating the whole Bible into Burmese. This translation is one of Judson’s most important works, which is held as an example for mission work today.
> He married another time. Soon by 1837 there were 1200 believers in burma.

God used Judson all the way through his sufferings to reach the lost in Burma, one of the first countries in Southeast Asia to be visited by Protestant missionaries. At this time China was not even evangelized at large scale yet ! Protestant missionaries would come to China starting 1840’s, and Hudson Taylor in 1866.

God continues to work around the world today, calling missionaries and workers of the gospel, and it could be any of us.

soli deo gloria

Readings on Adoniram Judson, early American Baptist Missionary to Burma (Myanmar) and the Karen tribe :
https://bethanygu.edu/blog/stories/adoniram-and-ann-judson/ (Primary)

Judson, Adoniram (1788-1850)

Missionaries You Should Know: Adoniram Judson

Ayat Hafalan:

Acts 2 : 37
Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”

Bahan Tambahan:

16-May-2021-Sunday-School-Notes.pdf

Guru:Marcel Prasetyo

09/05/2021 – On the Road to Emmaus

Bahan Alkitab: Luke 24:13-35. Tokoh missionary: William Careyo

Tanggal: 09/05/2021

Ringkasan:

Last week you learned about Peter’s confession about who Jesus is. Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” His disciples answered, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, others say Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” Jesus asked again, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

What makes someone to be able to give such answer? That Jesus is the Christ. Christ means “the anointed one”, the Messiah, the Saviour. Not everyone is able to proclaim that Christ is his/her Saviour. What makes someone believes that Christ is his/her Saviour? That is the work of the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is one the three Persons in the Triune God: God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God the Father elected (chose) His people, the Son (Jesus Christ) redeemed His people, the Holy Spirit applied salvation. What does it mean: the Holy Spirit applied salvation? It means the Holy Spirit applies God’s salvation in our heart. When we hear the gospel, the Word of God, the Holy Spirit works in our heart, regenerates our heart, gives us a new heart, a heart that realises our sins, we grieve over our sins and we repent. We turn to God and turn away from evil.

I want to emphasise on sin. It is important for someone to realise his sins not just about all the wrongdoings that he has made, but actually it’s more about his spiritual sinful state. We are all born in sinful state, every intention of the thoughts of our hearts is only evil all the time. We are not capable of being righteous because we have broken relationship with God. So, if God does not save us from this sinful state, our life direction will never go towards God, but will go to eternal death instead.

So, the role of the Holy Spirit is very, very important. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth, so when we hear the Word of God, the Truth, the Holy Spirit makes us realise our sins and enable us to believe in the Truth we heard and accept Jesus Christ as our Saviour.

Do you remember the story of the two disciples that were on their way to Emmaus after Jesus’ resurrection? Let’s read from Luke 24:13-35.

The two disciples said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while He opened to us the Scriptures?” When Jesus told them the Scriptures, the Truth, the Word of God, the Holy Spirit worked in their hearts and helped them to understand and believe the Word of God. So, the Holy Spirit will teach us all things of the Word of God. The Holy Spirit testifies about Jesus Christ and when the Holy Spirit is at work, He also makes us want to testify about Jesus Christ.

Luke 24:33 – And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. What made them return to Jerusalem that very hour after they had travelled seven miles (11km) to Emmaus. Because they wanted to testify about Jesus! They proclaimed to the others in Luke 24:34 – “The Lord has risen indeed”

The same Holy Spirit who exists from eternity to eternity, continues to work throughout centuries, from the first century until today the 21st century. The Holy Spirit moved the apostles in the first century to go to everywhere and testify about Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit moved many different people to do the same throughout centuries. Last week you learned about David Brainerd, an American missionary to the Native Americans in the 18th century. This week I will introduce you to William Carey, an English missionary to the Indians in the late 18th century.

William Carey:

· Born 17 August 1761 in England

· Died 9 June 1834 in India

· Carey is known as the “father of modern missions”. He devoted his entire life to the service of God.

· During this early life Carey earned a living as a cobbler, but was eventually converted at the age of 18 and became a pastor at the age of 26.

· He was renowned for his linguistic talents. He taught himself Hebrew, Italian, Dutch, and French, often reading while working on the shoes.

· At age 31, he published his groundbreaking missionary book that consists of five parts:

o theological justification for missionary activity

o history of missionary activity, beginning with the early Church and ending with David Brainerd and John Wesley

o tables of areas, population, and religion statistics for every country in the world

o answers objections to sending missionaries

o calls for the formation by the Baptist denomination of a missionary society

· His most famous quotation: Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.

· At age 32, together with his wife and four children, Carey went to India. He spent 41 years in India.

· His works:

o Bible teaching and translation:

§ He translated the Bible into Bengali, Oriya, Marathi, Hindi, Assamese, Sanskrit and parts of it into other dialects and languages.

o Education:

§ Carey started Sunday Schools in which children learned to read using the Bible as their textbook.

§ Carey opened, at his own cost, what is considered the first primary school in all of India. The public school system that Carey initiated expanded to include girls in an era when the education of the female was considered unthinkable.

§ Carey and his team produced textbooks, dictionaries, classical literature and other publications which served primary school children, college-level students and the general public.

o Ministry:

§ He founded Serampore College to train indigenous ministers for the growing church and to provide education in the arts and sciences to anyone regardless of caste or country.

o Social order:

§ He helped to rid India of a number of barbaric practices including child marriage, human sacrifices and helped many children, orphans and widows to create new and fulfilling lives.

o Agriculture:

§ He had a great interest in botany and plant cultivation. He helped to found the Agri-Horticultural Society of India in the 1820’s, and wrote many of the earliest essays on forest management and plant conservation.

§ Carey also helped to introduce cultivation of coffee and gave prizes for the best cultivators and growers. He introduced European fruits to the region, and created better conditions and methods for growing indigenous fruits.

William Carey used the gifts that the Holy Spirit gave him to glorify Jesus and put forth His message within the world, although he had to go through many hard times in harsh environment in India. It is the Holy Spirit that moves him to continue to witness for God, not only in sharing the gospel but also in society with his works in education, plant cultivation, social order, and humanity.

We are grateful to God for He continues to send His servants all over the world that until today we can still hear the Word of God.

Application / Group discussion:

· How do you appreciate every opportunity to listen to the Word of God?

· Do you want God to use you to be His witness to proclaim the gospel and share God’s love to others?

· Would you be afraid being God’s witness? If no, why?

Ayat Hafalan:

John 15:26-27
John 15:26-27

[26] “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. [27] And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

Guru:Lilis Ramli

21/03/2021 – Jesus is praised

Bahan Alkitab: Matthew 21:1-17; Luke 19:39-44

Tanggal: 21/03/2021

Ringkasan:

Jesus was praised when He entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey colt. The same people who praised Him may well be the same people who cursed and said “crucify Him” Jesus welcomed the children who praised Him when the blinded pharisees told Jesus to rebuke those who praised Him. When was the last time we praise God?
1. The saved child will praise Jesus each day, continuously, as Lord over all.
2. We cannot really praise Jesus until we understand fully and trust Him as Saviour.
3. Jesus deserves all our praise.
Let us praise Him continuously with our heart and with our lips while we witness Him to the world.

Ayat Hafalan:

Psalm 34:1 I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psalm 34:1 I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Bahan Tambahan:

Jesus-is-praised.docx

Guru:Sandra Kurniawan

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