Sunday, March 11, 2012

Week 5

Preschool Class - Jesus Heals

Bartimeus was blind and he had to beg at the edge of the town of Jericho. When he heard that Jesus was coming he was excited, he knew Jesus was getting closer by the noise of the crowd. He called out to Jesus to get His attention but the people around him told tim to be quiet, but he shouted louder. Jesus heard Bartimeus and asked what was it he wanted. Because of his faith jesus healed Bartimeus.

Some of the childrne were blindfolded and tried to guess what objects were that were placed in their hands, they may guess correctly but couldn't tell what colour it was. how sad not to be able to see the beautiful things God has placed in this world He created for us.

Bartimeus was persistent, he wasn't going to be quiet until he had what he wanted.

Activity - We had a aad face and a happy face of Bartimeus and decorated it with cotton wool for the beard and material for his turban. We could hold it up and turn it to show sad/happy faces.

Memory verse - Good work Peter and lauren who learnt their memory verse - Luke 19:10
Children can continue to learn any of the memory verses given there is no time limit other than once one is learnt we will give them another. Memory verses can be learnt by using action, pictures or broken up into segments to make it fun.
We have a new memory verse for the next couple of weeks. It is:
Matthew 10:6 'Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead: freely ye have received, freely give.'

The Girls Class
This weeks lesson was 'God wants you, His princess, to be wise' and 'Be careful of making friends with strangers'
We talked about what wisdom is and how important wisdom is in making decisions. When we follow God's way of thinking, we will be wise in the things we do. One area God wants us to be wise in is in the friendships we make. We discussed characteristics of a good friend. For our activity we asked the girls to think about a male role model that is close to them (dad, uncle, brother, grandfather etc), and think about what makes that person special. The girls decorated their own crown and wrote down good attributes these people show.
The girls are doing a fantastic job in learning their memory verses. We are nearly up to all girls learning their verses each week! Well done!
This week we have two memory verses: 'The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom' Psalm 111:10 and 'Man looks at the outward appearance but the Lord looks at the heart' 1 Samuel 16:7
Boys Class
'Guarding your ears, eyes, mouth, hands and feet'
Memory verse: They word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105
The music we listen to, the movies we watch, the games we play, the places we go, things we talk about. All these things are communicating to our sons the value that we are placing on God's salvation, because they will most likely do what we do out of example. Perhaps there are some things in your home that need to go. Talk about it and act on it, the example to your sons will be powerful and they will sense that they are on the journey with you (Proverbs 4:20-27).

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