Sunday, October 30, 2011

God's word on Protection in Jesus

1. Lesson:

  • Psalm 91 tells us about the protection God gives to us, His children.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Jesus heals 10 lepers

1. Lesson: Tell the story of Jesus healing the 10 lepers from Luke 17:11-18. You can some pix from here.

  • We’ve learnt about leprosy before. What is leprosy? 
    • A dreaded and contagious skin disease that causes disfigurement. Lepers had to leave their family and homes and live outside the city. They can’t go near other people. They have to call out, “Unclean, unclean” every time they come into the city.
  • That’s why when the 10 lepers saw Jesus, they stood at a distance from him.
  • They called “Jesus, Master, have pity on us.” They must have known that Jesus was not an ordinary person. That He cared for people, and He had the power to do something about their situation.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Parable of the Lost Sons

Lesson: The Father's heart is full of compassion

1. Story: Tell the parable of The Lost Sons based on Luke 15:11-31You can choose to get kids to act the story out as you narrate, with props (e.g. fake money, ring, shoes etc)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Parable of The Lost Coin

Lesson: We are important to Jesus (Part II)

1. Icebreaker: 
Hide coins/circles/chocolate coins around the room. Divide kids into 2 groups and and get them to look for the coins (QUIETLY). Group with most coins wins.

2. Story:
  • Tell the story of the woman who lost her silver coin from Luke15:8-10. 
  • Heart for the lost:
    • Remember that Jesus was friends with the “sinners” — the tax collectors and prostitutes and those who knew that they couldn’t help themselves?
    • Each of these people was like the lost silver coin in the story. They were valuable. Important. Not forgotten.
    • Jesus wanted the religious leaders to understand how he felt about those who were lost.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Parable of the Lost Sheep

Lesson: We are important to Jesus

1. Story & Lesson
  • The lesson is based on Luke 15:1-7
  • When Jesus was on earth, many people liked to be His friends. However, many of them were not “respectable” people in the community. They were the outcasts — the tax collectors and the sinners.
  • The Pharisees and scribes saw Jesus eating with these “sinners” — these unholy people — and they criticised Him. “This Man receives sinners and eats with them.” These
  • Pharisees didn’t like that Jesus was getting so popular. And they thought that He couldn’t be a holy man because He hung out with the “bad” crowd. After all, they were the holy ones — they kept all the laws and did all the right things.
  • So Jesus told them this parable of the Lost Sheep