2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
Spit into two teams, have the children make two rows start by whispering
in the first child’s ear “Above all else, guard
your heart” get them to pass on the whisper until the
last child then calls out what they heard.
Repeat 'Set a guard over my mouth' and lastly "Create
in me a clean heart, O God"
Discuss how different the last one was from the
first. This is how it is with gossip it gets changed and distorted
as it is passed on until it becomes a lie.
3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS: (10 minutes)
the Dutch Praise and Worship music video
4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)
Prayer: Dear God set a guard over
our hearts and mouths that we will be careful what we look at and
a. “Back Track” Review
Remember last week we learnt God is like a gardener and we are like His garden. He wants us to grow Spiritually. For plants to grow we need to weed them just like you have been weeding your Moringa plant.
The weeds are the people of the evil one and the enemy who sows them is the devil. So in order to grow spiritually we need to weed the sin out of our lives.
Optional: Download Dutch Review Bible Verse Visual Aid for the children of Suriname.
1. What are weeds like? (Sin)
2. What is sin? (Sin is anything we think, say, do or don’t
do that displeases God.)
3. What tool will remove sin? (Jesus.)
b. Sword Play #1
Ready…Swords up… Spreuken 4:23... CHARGE!
Bescherm je hart boven alles, want uit je hart komt alles voort wat je doet. Spreuken 4:23
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b. Sword Play #2
Ready…Swords up… Psalmen 4:23... CHARGE!
Here , help mij niet te snel te spreken,
zorgt U ervoor dat geen verkeerd woord over mijn lippen komt. Psalmen 4:23
Bible Verse Visual Aids
c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)
Above all else, guard your heart
Your physical heart determines how and what your body can or cannot
do how healthy and fit you are. Likewise your spiritual heart will
determine what you will or can do Spiritually and eternally. The
Heart (lift up the heart shape sponge) is the part of our
being where we desire and decide. It has been described as the very
'centre' of a person. the place where your feelings, desires,
passions, thought, understanding and will are nurtured. That is
why we have to guard it.
The Lord said to Samuel, “Men looks at the
outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
Romans 10:9 If you confess with your mouth
the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart (the very core of
your being) you will be saved.
a plant that is being eaten by bugs. You can cut holes in some leaves
and sprinkle on talcum powder to make it look like a sick plant
being eaten by bugs) You need to guard and protect the plant
from those kinds of bad bugs just like we need to protect our hearts
from bad friends. You have to not only care for your garden but
you also have to protect it.
We need to protect our hearts so we can grow Spiritually.
We protect our hearts from sin by resisting peer pressure. It's
kind of like building a fence around our hearts to keep bad things
out like sin. You may want to ask someone to help you build a wooden
fence around your Moninga plant to protect it when it is very young
the beat and bean as a visual aid). We need to beet (lift up
a beat) sin by being (lift up a bean) good, being (lift
up a bean) careful, being (lift up a bean) bold against
peer pressure, etc.
When we stand firm against these things we are guarding
our hearts. We need to protect our hearts from sin. We need to stay
away from people who will cause us to sin and stay away from places
where we find it easy to give into sin.
We need to set a guard over your mouth
If you've got a problem with your tongue, it's much more serious
than you think. You have a heart problem. A person with a harsh
tongue has an angry heart. A person with a negative tongue has a
fearful heart. A person with an overactive gossiping tongue has
an unsettled heart. A person with a boasting tongue has an insecure
A person with a filthy tongue has an impure heart.
A person who is complaining tongue, critical all the time has a
bitter heart. You've got to get a new heart,
Painting the outside of the pump doesn't make any difference if
there is poison in the well. You can turn over a new leaf, but what
you may really need is a new life. What you need is a fresh start.
You need to let go of all the past and be born again and start over.
You need to get a new heart. Guard what you say, see and hear, your
mouth, eyes and ears are open doors to your heart. You are responsible
for setting a guard over your mouth so as to guard your heart.
"Create in me a clean heart, O God"
How do I get a new heart? The Bible tells us “if any man be in Christ, he is a new person. The old has passed away. Behold all things have become new." When you come to Jesus Christ, He wipes out everything you've done in the past. Pray like David for a clean heart because what's in my heart comes out in my mouth. Our heart is shaped by what you think so think positively.
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1. When I am harsh and abusive what is really in my heart? (Anger,
2. When I speak negatively what is really in my heart? (Fear,
6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD: Refer
to our Encountering God Handbook for ideas for this important section
of the session. Experience the Holy Spirit Learning Centers creating
a Spiritual atmosphere.
Close with a time of worship. Open the alters for those children
who want to ask God to give them the strength that they need to
resist temptation and guard their heart and their mouths. Let them
bring their little hearts with their names on them to place at the
altar. Pray for strength to resist peer pressure and gossip.
CLOSING PRAYER: Heavenly Father,
we know that you can see what is in our heart and there are some
things there that shouldn't be there. Create a clean heart in us.
In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen
We will learn in order to grow plants sometimes they need to be
pruned. Your Moringa will need pruning a little later. In order
for Christians to grow sometimes God has to prune our lives.
to view Session #9
SOWING SEEDS OF SUCCESS - MORINGA CURRICULUM
HEAL A HURTING HEART - CORONA CRISIS