Sunday, August 28, 2011

God's Word on Faith

1. Lesson

  • The Bible tells us that our Christian walk is a walk of faith. 
  • 2 Cor 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.
  • What is faith?
    • Believing that God keeps His promises even when we cannot see it fulfilled yet.
    • Heb 1:1 To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see.
    • Just like when cannot see air, but we can trust that when we take our next breath, we will get what our body needs. Just like when we cannot see gravity, we can take a step knowing we won’t float away.
  • What is our faith based on?
    • Jesus’ finished work on the cross.
    • Our faith is NOT wishy-washy. Not based on hopeful day dreams. Our faith is based on who God is (unchanging, faithful), and what Jesus has done to bring us into relationship with Him.
    • Because of Jesus, we qualify for God’s promises!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Parable of the Rich Fool

Lesson: Jesus is all we need

1.       Story
  • Tell the story based on Luke 12:13-21; 32-34
  • Once there were two brothers. Their daddy had died and left some money, and they both were fighting over it. They came to Jesus to complain about how to divide up what their father had given them.
  • Jesus reminded them that our life is not measured by how many possessions or money we have. “Because your true life is not made up of the things you own, no matter how rich you may be.” (Luke 12:14)
  • He tells us a story of a rich man who had big harvest from his land. When he ran out of space to keep his crops, he decided to tear down his barns and build bigger ones. He thought, “If I keep all these for myself, I don’t have to worry about what I will eat or drink for many, many years. I can now enjoy life.” But one night, he died. And he couldn’t bring any of the crops or money with him.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Light of the World

1. Lesson: We are children of light (Luke 11:33-36)

  • Intro <optional> Pop quiz/Interesting facts about light, e.g.:
    • What is the fastest thing in the world?Light — travels 300,000 km per second; light can reach the moon in about 1.2 seconds
    • Who invented the light bulb for common use?
      Thomas Edison
    • What are the primary colours of light?RGB — red, green, blue
    • Why is light important? (for discussion)So we can see in the dark, shows what is around us etc
  • Turn off the lights in the room (props: a torch and a bag)
    • Imagine: You and your friends are in a dark, dark place. You are all lost and cannot find your way out because you cannot see. You remember that your mummy had given you a torch light. What would you do with the torch? Would you decide to keep it in your bag? Or hide it in your pocket? Of course not! You would take it out and use it so that you and your friends can see where you are supposed to go.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Ask, Seek, Knock (II)

1.       Lesson: Daddy God Gives Good Gifts

Label on the bag/box
Inside (either put object or a picture of it)

    • Tell the kids that it’s “Snack time”. Three kids get to choose which “snack” they want.
    • As each kid choose, give them the unopened bag/box and have them stand in front.
    • Then have each kid open the bag/box one by one and show the class what’s inside.
    • Ask them how they feel when they ask for something good and get something bad.