August 07th Sunday
Psalm 78.38; 1 Samuel 15.11; 16.14-21 and 24
Teach children that God is pleased when we forgive our fellow.
Verse of the Week:
Always make a post card with the verse of the week or be creative and make each letter in one paper sheet and plug it on your notice board with some missing letters and ask them to tell what letters are missing to complete the phrase. If you don’t have a notice board you may hang them on strings from one extreme of the window to the other, (or fallowing from the celling, please don't stick on the walls so we don’t remove the painting).
“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble.” (Psalm 32.7)
Preparing yourself before hand:
Educator, start by asking the kids: What would you do if a friend be upset
with you for having beaten him in a contest, a game or because you met a new
friend? (Wait them to participate) That’s a hard situation, isn’t it? Sometimes several
motives let people sad or jealous of each other. Today in our story we will hear
about a king who got sad and very jealous of someone who always helped him with
so much love. Do you want to know who I’m talking about? So pay attention.
( You may also plan a different way of telling stories using a little of creativity and net search you will be very excited to tell them, and they will be very glad to hear it)
DAVID LOOKED after his father's lambs with so much love. He used to play
his harp and rejoice everyone who was listening and because of his great gift the
young man was taken to the king’s palace. Do you know what for? (Wait them to
participate). To play his harp, that’s right! The king was being tormented by bad feelings
and negativities and the music that David played kept those spirits away for the Spirit of God that lived in David heart and made him bless everyone around him.
It happened one day when David and Saul returned from the battle in
which David had defeated a giant, all women in the city began to sing saying:
“Saul has injured his thousands, and David his ten thousands.”
The king’s heart was sad because people loved David more than
himself, therefore he was so jealous. Shame on him, right kids? David knew that the
king wasn’t a bad person but he was dominated by a very bad feeling. For having a
kind heart and learning to forgive David didn’t let sadness get into his heart because
those who love God know how to forgive each other.
Little friends, have you ever felt sad with someone? (Wait them to
participate). Don’t be sad with this person because we must forgive those who hate
us. Did you know that when the Lord Jesus was on the cross he forgave a thief?
That’s right! And we also must desire to be like Him, to forgive those who make us sad. It’s
written in the book of Psalms: “Yet God was merciful; He forgave their iniquities and
did not destroy them.” God forgives our failures for He is merciful and we must
follow David’s example, a man who had a kind heart ready to forgive.
Kids, we learn from today’s story that David had a heart that pleased God
and forgave king Saul several times. We must follow David’s example. When we
obey the word of God and we have a clean heart besides being greatly blessed, we
also bless our neighbor.
Interaction with them:
Educators, take to the class office paper, a black pencil and a rubber. In
advance make some dots, risks and scribbles using the pencil.
Show this paper to the kids and ask: Look at this paper. Is it clean? They will
surely say: No, it’s dirty! Agree with them and say: It’s true; it has some spots and
dirty. Ask them how to let it clean again. Show them the rubber and explain: When
someone do something wrong or keep bad feelings, one’s heart witch once was
clean gets dirty. Do you know what displeases God? (Let children say examples).
Just as I clear the paper with rubber (educator, erase the scribbles with the rubber),
when a person regrets, the Lord Jesus cleans your heart from bad things.
Right after that say for each question you will make they must analyze and
answer how they feel about it. Educator put the kids set in a circle so they can hear
the answers from each other.
Pick some kids and ask:
1) When a friend doesn’t want to lend a toy, I get…
2) When I’m making my homework at school or at home I get…
3) When mommy or daddy tell me it’s time to go to bed I get…
4) When a friend doesn’t do what I want in a game I get…
5) When a friend comes with a new colleague I get…
6) When I wake up early to go to I get…
7) When I’m not at I get…
Educator, conclude explaining to the kids that we must have a clean heart
always ready to forgive those who are close to us, being our friends or not.
Children, we must not let bad feelings to get into our hearts. The Lord Jesus is
always willing to forgive us; therefore we must follow His example, amen!
SUNDAY 07/08 Game.
Be creative and play a game with the theme below, where they can all interact:
Find the way and take David to the king Saul.
One child may be the king Saul and another my be David and we can cover the child’s eyes that is playing David and all the other children can lead the way so he can find where Saul is, to make peace with king Saul and ask him forgiveness. Play it more times.