Alike and Different
Play a game where children find other children who have something
in common with them-same color shoes, same height, same age
etc. Have kids report the things they have in common. Now
have everyone find a partner who’s different in some
way — a boy and a girl might pair up, or one child may
like a special food will join with one who hates it!. Have
kids report the differences. Then have children find something
in common with their current partners, create a peaceful situation.
2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
Find Your Partner
To prepare for this game, you need to write famous Bible characters
that have a partner on each paper. Such as Adam and Eve, Mary
and Joseph, Samson and Delilah . When the kids are ready,
stick one paper on their backs and let them find their partners.They
are not allowed to ask other kids what is written on their
back. They can only ask questions to other kids that are answerable
by yes or no. While they are asking questions, they should
find their partner before the time runs out. The pair that
finds their partner in the fastest time wins.
PRAISE CHORUS: (10 minutes)
WORSHIP: (5 minutes)
'Pansi Palibe Mtendere' video
a. Review: (5 minutes)
Remember last week we learnt that God spent 14 years just preparing
his chosen leader, Joseph.
Preparation takes time and let us be patient and not lose heart
during the most difficult stages of our preparation.
Remember in your struggle when you are down to nothing God is up
to something. Every event in your life has been ordained by God
and will contribute to your "palace experience."
Your life may be taking some strange twists and turns but the One
who holds your tomorrows is in control.
(Ask the children to come up and share some of the twists and
turns that have happened in their life following the CORVID 19)
a Bible Verse (5minutes)
“Mtendere ndikusiyirani inu, mtendere wanga ndikupatsani;
Ine sindikupatsani inu monga dziko lapansi lipatsa.
Chichewa Bible Verse Visual Aid
Dramatization of Bible Verse:
Jesus (dressed in white wrap and blue sash, wearing His crown)
stands with outstretched hands holding a gift. Two children
demonstrate peace of mind and heart. One touches her head, smiling.
The other child draws a large heart on his/her chest. They reach
out and receive the gift Jesus is offering.
Contrasting another child (dressed in black wrap) is backing
Jesus and holds the Visual aid of the world. He hands out gifts
to the other children, one acts troubled, pacing up and down holding
his head and wringing his hands. One child acts afraid, hiding and
shaking. One is angry etc, they receive the gifts from the world.
c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)
I must confess that when I was a child, I was afraid of the dark. At the end of the day, when it was time to turn out the lights and go to bed, I wanted to know that I was not alone in the darkness.
That is where my Teddy Bear came to the rescue. Somehow, the darkness was not so frightening with "Teddy" in the bed with me.
Optional: DOWNLOAD Colouring page visual aid
Chichewa Lesson #14 Visual Aids
Have you ever been afraid? (Give the children a chance to share)
Of course you have. We are all afraid at times. It is nothing to
be ashamed of -- even adults are sometimes afraid. Some of us may
be afraid of the dark. Some may be afraid of the thunder and lightening
that comes with a storm. Here are just a few of the things that
people are afraid of: bugs, bees, snakes, heights, dentists, doctors,
dogs, cats, mice, and germs.
When Jesus told his disciples that he was going to return to his
Father, they were afraid. What would happen to them? Would the enemies
recognize them as his followers and try to harm them?
Jesus knew that his disciples were afraid and he offered these
words to comfort them. "I am leaving you with a gift —
peace of mind and heart. Don't be troubled or afraid"
Remember what I have told you: 'I am going away, but I will
come back to you again. I will come and get you, so that you will
always be with me.'"
These words were a great comfort to his disciples and they are
a great comfort to us today. When Jesus returned to his Father heaven,
he asked the Father to send the Holy Spirit to comfort his disciples
until the day when he returned.
That includes you and me!
What a wonderful gift Jesus has given us -- peace of mind and heart.
We no longer have anything to fear. Whenever we find ourselves in
the dark or in the storms of life, Jesus is with us.
On the night Jesus was born, the angels said, "Glory to
God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."
Where can we find this peace that the angels were talking about?
Can we really find "peace on earth?"
Ndipo Farao anati kwa Yosefe, Popeza Mulungu
wakuonetsa iwe zonsezo palibe wina wakuzindikira ndi wanzeru
ngati iwe. Uziyang'anira pa nyumba yanga
Look at where God has
now taken our good friend Joseph.
Bible Reading: Genesis 41:39-57
Bible Verse Visual Aid
The Story Teller and 'Scruffy'
the sock puppet read "And Puppy' Chapter
14 'Peace like a river'
Chapter 14 of ‘And Puppy’
Chichewa 'And Puppy' Bible Verses
an extract from the Story Book
Dad started planting vegetables and keeping fish, goats
and even rabbits to eat and distribute among the community.
He taught me
about Moringa and we planted it all around our property and
all the animals ate it and were very healthy. We even drank
the tea and began to feel stronger and healthier, dad showed
me how you can purify water using Moringa.
English Moringa Children's Colouring Book (To
English Moringa Parent Educational Handbook(To
'Moringa Plant Turns Malawian Women Into Entrepreneurs'
English Moringa videos
Discussion: The healing journey
6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD:
Play some quiet worship music, have the children come and quietly
sit with their eyes closed, ask God to speak to them and fill their
hearts with the peace that passes all understanding. Ask God to
guard their minds, ask God to remove the spirit of fear and reveal
His love and power giving them a sound mind.
Father, we thank you for the Holy Spirit who guides us and calms
our fears. We also thank you for the promise that one day we will
be in Heaven with Jesus. In his name we pray. Amen.
TAKE HOME PAGE/ACTIVITY:
NEXT WEEK: We are going to learn that God watches
over his children.
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