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Kukula ndi Kupita - Kukula Mwauzimu - Gawo #1

In Session #1 we will learn about the first of the


MATERIALS: 4 Balloons, markers, Bibles – Game 1. Print Personalizes Bible Verses back to back, cut in strips prior to the lesson – Game 2. Paper and marker for hand demo. Print Hand demo Visual Aid. Photocopy Bible Verse Visual Aids for colouring. Photocopy Sword Play Tracks. Paper and markers to trace the child’s hand for hand demo or Photocopy and cut out small hands to give the children.


Welcome Teacher,Trainers and students. Get all the children to colour the colouring pages and visual aids until it is time to start.

DOWNLOAD Chichewa Visual Aids

DOWNLOAD Session #1 English Teaching

(To be translated into Chichewa)

1. GAMES: (10 minutes)
Blow up the four balloons, write Matthew, Mark, Luke and John with a marker. Play games throwing the balloons in the air and getting the children to catch them. Then get the children work out the order once they have got it correct throw the balloons in the air again and start the game again.

2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
Divide the children into teams give out the Personalized Bible verses and get the children to write their names in the blanks. The first team to finish come to the front and read out the edited Bible Verses.

3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS: (10 minutes)

Optional: Download ''The BIBLE' English Music video.

4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)


Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father we thank you for the five means of growing Spiritually. Thank you for your Word that we will learn more about today. Give us the spirit of wisdom and revelation now during this teaching. Help us to learn to pray and worship you. Thank you for our Christian brothers and sisters who we can have fellowship with. Give us opportunities to share our faith as we stand witness for Jesus and what He has done in our lives. As we do all these things we will grow Spiritually in Jesus name we pray. Amen


Download Session #1 Spiritual Growth Series Chichewa Visual Aids

a) Review

1. Natural Growth Review

Remember we learnt that every seed consists of an embryo and a food store, surrounded and protected by an outer seed coat. The food store is large enough to allow the plant to grow its first leaves so that it can start producing its own food. Under the right conditions, this perfect little "bundle" will grow and develop into a new plant, but it needs LIGHT and WATER

Optional: Download 'Seed germination' colouring page.

2. Water Series Review

Remember that we learnt that God created water and we were also created in the image of the Triune God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) we are triune creatures we are Spirit, Soul and body.

Download Chichewa Trinity Visual Aid

We learnt that life is a free gift, but God has a gift He wants to give us, the gift of eternal life with Him in Heaven! Let's see what stops us from getting that gift...

In Session #2 of the WATER Series we learnt that SIN enters the world, sin separates us from God. Sin has consequences and God deals with Sin thought water and eventually through blood! The blood of His Son Jesus. We learnt that Jesus was baptised in water, that He lived a perfect and POWERFUL life and He could still the storm and calm the waters! Walk on water and change it into wine!

Then we learnt that Jesus was the 'Living WATER'. When Jesus offered living water to the woman at the well, He was offering her a new life, a Christian life.

DOWNLOAD 'The woman at the well' Chichewa Bible Verse colouring pages adapted from Bible For Children.

3. Light Series Review

The early in the Light Series we learnt that Jesus is the LIGHT of the World. When He walked upon this earth, Jesus was in the business of delivering men from darkness. He is still doing that today.

He is still a Shining Light and a Saviour to all who will come to Him He said, “I am the light.” He didn’t say, “I am a light in Jerusalem.” He said, “I am the light of the world.” That includes us.

Optional: Download 'Light of the world' Chichewa colouring page

b. Sword Play
Ready.…Swords up..

16 Lemba lililonse adaliuzira Mulungu, ndipo lipindulitsa pa chiphunzitso, chitsutsano, chikonzero, chilangizo cha m'chilungamo: (2 TIMOTEO 3: 16)

Optional: Download Chichewa Bible Verse Visual Aid.

c) Teaching the Lesson - Five Means to Spiritual Growth:

Read the Bible: (God’s Word)

First, give children a piece of paper, large enough for them to be able to trace around their hand. Have the children trace around their hand.

Optional: Download '5 steps to knowing God's Word' English visual aid colouring pages

After they are finished with the hand, have a volunteer read each of the verses shown below. Explaining why we are putting each instruction on each finger.

Have the children write the corresponding words:

Hear, Read, Study, Memorize and Meditate on the fingers.

(Show Hand Visual Aid)

On the other side of the hand, write the verse references. When finished, suggest the children keep this in their Bibles to use as a bookmark and a reminder to do all five steps to understand the Bible fully and to allow the Word of God to richly fill their lives.

HEAR (The little finger is the only finger you can fit in your ear! Demonstrate)

AROMA 10:17 Chomwecho chikhulupiriro chidza ndi mbiri, ndi mbiri idza mwa mau a Khristu.

READ (The thumb is used to turn a page when you are reading, demonstrate)

CHIVUMBULUTSO 1:3a Wodala iye amene awerenga, ndi iwo amene akumva mau a chinenerocho, nasunga zolembedwa momwemo; pakuti nthawi yayandikira.

STUDY (Teachers points her finger and tells you ‘Study’ demonstrate)

MACHITIDWE A ATUMWI 17:11 Amenewa anali mfulu koposa a m'Tesalonika, popeza analandira mau ndi kufunitsa kwa mtima wonse, nasanthula m'malembo masiku onse, ngati zinthu zinali zotero.

MEMORIZE (The tallest finger reminds us of our pledge to God that we will hide His Word in our heart)

MASALIMO 119:11 Ndinawabisa mau anu mumtima mwanga, kuti ndisalakwire Inu.

MEDITATE (The ring fingers reminds us that if we love God we want to meditate on His ways)

MASALIMO 119:15 Ndidzalingirira pa malangizo anu, ndi kupenyerera mayendedwe anu.

Extracts from www.kidssundayschool.com

When you hear God’ Word, read the Bible, study and get to know God, memorize and meditate on the Word, the Bible, you discover who God is and how He wants you to live.

Khalani akuchita mau, osati akumva okha, ndi kudzinyenga nokha. YAKOBO 1:22 (NIV)

It isn't enough to read and study the Bible. We must put its teachings to work in our daily life.

The Bible is like a cookbook. The Bible has God's recipe for becoming a Christian and living a life that is pleasing to Him. A lot of people read the Bible every day. Many of them even go to Sunday School and study the Bible. But it isn't enough just to read the recipe. Reading the Bible won't make you a Christian any more than reading a cookbook will make you a cook. We must follow the recipe in our daily life.


CLOSING PRAYER: Dear Heavenly Father we thank you for your Word, that all Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching us, for sometimes rebuking us correcting and training us in righteousness. We want to hear the Word because faith comes from hearing the message. Help us to set aside time to read your Word and study and examine the Scriptures every day. We want to hide your word in our hearts so that I might not sin against you as we consider your ways and walk in them. In Jesus name we pray. Amen


Print the Take Home Bible Verse one for each child.

DOWNLOAD Chichewa Take Home Bible Verse Visual Aid

NEXT WEEK: We are going to learn that to live closer to Jesus, it is important that you faithfully pray. It is good to have a fixed time of prayer every day. We can also pray at any time during the day.

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