Sunday, September 25, 2011

God's word on Peace in Jesus

Lesson: Jesus is our Peace

1. Intro: Hurricane facts (bring pix, vids etc)
  • Who knows what a hurricane is?
  • A hurricane is a huge storm. It starts from the sea, with strong winds.
  • It can reach a speed of 600 miles an hour. (give example of how fast that is)
  • When the hurricane reaches land, it causes big damage to buildings, plants, animals, people ... due to flooding, heavy rains and strong winds.
  • The winds blow in anti-clockwise direction and the centre of the wind is called the "eye" of the hurricane.
  • In the "eye" of the hurricane, it is very calm. 
  • In Malaysia, we are very blessed to be safe from hurricanes.
  • But in life, we all face different types of storms or hurricanes.
  • Someone may be sick, or have trouble with homework, or lost something precious. These can all feel like storms that rob us of our peace and joy. We may end up worried or lose sleep over it.
  • Do you know that peace is not just a feeling you get when everything is going well and there are no problems in the world?
  • Do you know that you can still have peace even when everything goes horribly wrong around you?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Jesus heals the bent-over woman

Lesson: We are more important to God than ox and goats

1. Intro: OUT OF SHAPE WALK AROUND: Tell children to walk slowly and quietly (NO running or shouting) as if they are bent out of shape. And when the teacher calls out “FREEZE”, they have to freeze in their best “bent” pose.
Do it 2-3 times, depending on class response and control. 

2. Story: “Let me tell you about a woman who was bent like this for a very, very long time.”
(based on 
Luke 13:10-17)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Do not Worry (Pt 2)

Lesson: God takes care of the flowers. God takes care of me!
Luke 12:27-31. Matt 6:28-34

1. Intro: Show pictures of King Solomon and/or models in beautiful dresses
  • Take a look at these pictures of these beautiful clothes.
  • Do you know that all these splendid clothes needed a lot of money and effort to be made? All the silk and sequins and satin and sashes.
  • But do you know that they cannot compare with the flowers of the field, with the beauty of God’s creation?

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Do not Worry (Pt 1)

Lesson: God feeds the birds. And I am more valuable than birds.

1.  Intro: Fun facts about birds or Fun facts about ravens <use pictures, soft toys etc to illustrate; or as pop quiz>
  • The raven is the largest bird of the crow family: it is 2x heavier than a common crow at 1.3kg
  •  Ravens can live 40 years in the wild and 70 in captivity
  •  Ravens can soar high above the trees and are capable of aerial stunts 
  •  Ravens can live from deserts to forests and cliffs, nesting in either stick-made nests or rock cavities
  • Ravens feed on almost anything — fruits, seeds, nuts, fish, carrion, small animals, food remains and garbage. They even dig on snow to inspect plastic bags with waste. They also follow fishers and hunters for days to “glean” from their hunts
  • Ravens are considered one of the most intelligent birds in puzzle solving or performing series of complex actions, such as counting or opening a zipped bag
  •  They often get other animals to do their work for them — e.g. making calls to attract wolves and foxes to break the carcass of a dead animal so that they can access the meat inside
  •  Ravens have different dialects according to the area they are in
  • In the Bible, the raven was the first animal to fly or leave Noah's Ark, to see if the flood had died down.
  •  Ravens are mentioned in 7 verses of the Bible