Friday, 30 December 2011

Directions for Night Vigil Lesson

Hello Dear Biblical Educators!!!

Today is the last day of 2011 and we are going to give our all in the CBC! We're privilege to enter the New Year with those Children of God, it will be remarkable!





According to the age room that you will serve in the CBC, see below directions for your room.








Follow directions below for our Night Vigil Lesson:


Room 0-1 Years Old
*As they are babies, play some background music in the room, provide soft toys to play with, feed when it's time to (check with parents), and they will probably feel asleep as it will be night time.


Room 2-3 Years Old
1st Group - 10pm to 10.30pm
* Welcome Children / B.E. introduces herself to the Children / Introduce Children to one another / Ask which Branch are from, etc - 15min

* Song & Exercise - Check video  CLIK HERE FOR SAMPLES  - 15min

- If you are happy and you know it say..
- I Love you Jesus deep down in my heart
- It is a great thing to serve the Lord
- I wanna shake my hands with the angels
- Good night everybody how are you?
- I have a joy down in my heart
- I dance/move/sing like David



2nd Group - 10.30pm to 11pm
1st Prayer - 2min

* Explanation of the Fruits of the Spirit using Facil Expressions and body language - As there will be 5 B.E. in the class, 2 or 3 can get involved in the activity & also use soft toys. - 15min
* Activity - CBC Says: cuddle a friend (love) / laugh (joy) / sit down and rest (peace) / stop (self control) etc, showing the Fruits of the Spirit. - 10min



3rd Group - 11pm to 11.30pm
* Snacks  - 10min
* Drawing activity - 15min
Quiet time - It can be a movie or background music so that they have a quiet time, according to their age, they will probably want to sleep.

4th Group - 11.30pm to 12pm
*Quiet time

5th Group - 12pm to 12.30pm
*Quiet time





ROOM 4-5 YRS
1st Group - 10pm to 10.30pm
* Welcome Children / B.E. introduces herself to the Children / Introduce Children to one another / Ask which Branch are from, etc - 15min
* Song & Exercise - Check HERE for songs samples:- 15min

- If you are happy and you know it say..
- I Love you Jesus deep down in my heart
- It is a great thing to serve the Lord
- I wanna shake my hands with the angels
- Good night everybody how are you?
- I have a joy down in my heart
- I dance/move/sing like David



2nd Group - 10.30pm to 11pm
* 1st Prayer - 2min
* Explanation/Ask Tithes & Offerings - 3min
* Explanation of the 21st Verse - Using Card Boards (or A4 white papers for the words of the verse)- 3min
* Activity of the heart - Draw on white board or card 2 Hearts, 1 Full of the H.Spirit and 1 without, allow children to write in each heart what's inside of it. E.g.: Full of the Holy Spirit - Love, Peace, Caring, Obedience, etc. / Without the H.Spirit - Disobedience, Rudeness, Lying, Etc. - 5min
* Activity - "CBC says" - ask them to repeat the verse of the day while they jump/dance/touch your nose/exercie/etc" - 7min
* Give to each child 2 A4 white paper for them to draw 2 hearts -  In one of the hearts to draw the fruits of the spirit and other one to draw what is not from God - 10min



3rd Group - 11pm to 11.30pm
* Snacks - 10min
*  Fun chat - Play/Drama - Make 2/3 Groups including B.E. to tell a story of someone who doesn't have the H.S. and someone who has it, invites him/her to come to CBC to experience God's love.  Best performance will win! - 20min

4th Group - 11.30pm to 12pm
* New Years Goals - For us to achieve new things, we have to do different stuff, act in a different way / explain the importance of the H.Spirit - 5min
* Activity - Standing in one foot with one hand up and the other holding her nose- The child will have to stand, and try to walk around, pretending she is going to school, out with family, for sure she will not be able to do it for a long time, this is just what happens when we don't have the Holy Spirit, we cannot go to school and have peace, joy, love, we feel we cannot make it, link to the importance of having the H.S. Give opportunity to everyone try it - 10 min
* Draw what we want to see in this new year - 10min
* Start seeking the H.S. - Pray with the Papers where they wrote their goals / Enter in a New Year - 5min

5th Group - 12pm to 12.30pm
* Activity - Chinese whispers - "The Holy Spirit is love and peace and joy" / Sentences about the Holy Spirit - 10min
* Free play - 10min
* Tide up / Get ready to go and Last prayer - 10min



ROOM 6-7 YRS
1st Group - 10pm to 10.30pm
* Welcome Children / B.E. introduces herself to the Children / Introduce Children to one another / Ask which Branch are from, etc - 15min
* Song & Exercise - Check HERE for songs samples: 15min
- If you are happy and you know it say..
- I Love you Jesus
- It is a great thing to serve the Lord
- I wanna shake my hands with the angels
- Good night everybody how are you?
- I have a joy down in my heart
- I dance/move/sing like David


2nd Group - 10.30pm to 11pm

* 1st Prayer - 3min
* Explanation/Ask Tithes & Offerings - 5min
* Explanation of the 21st Verse - Using Card Boards (or A4 white papers for the words of the verse)- 8min
* Activity of the heart - Draw on white board or card 2 Hearts, 1 Full of the H.Spirit and 1 without, allow children to write in each heart what's inside of it. E.g.: Full of the Holy Spirit - Love, Peace, Caring, Obedience, etc. / Without the H.Spirit - Disobedience, Rudeness, Lying, Etc. - 15min

3rd Group - 11pm to 11.30pm
* Snacks - 10min
*  Fun chat - Play/Drama - Make 2/3 Groups and they will have to make up  a story of someone who has the H.S. and someone without it. B.E. can get involved and help them. Best performance will win! - 20min


4th Group - 11.30pm to 12pm* New Years Goals - For us to achieve new things, we have to do different stuff, act in a diff way / Explain importance of the H.S. in this - 5min
* Write Down everything that they want to achieve in a paper, and what will do different in other paper/ 
It might be to see their family united; permission to their settle down in this country; stop arguments at home, etc  - 15min
* Start seeking the H.S. - Pray with Papers / Enter in a New Year - 10min


5th Group - 12pm to 12.30pm
* Game - 2/3 Groups - 1 person from each group tries to pop a balloon, as soon as they pop it, there will be a question inside, they will go back to their group and then answer the question - The quicker wins - 12min
* Game - Make a circle - 1st child starting game says something about the H.Spirit such as "The Holy Spirit is very important for us because He guides us", then next child has to repeat it all and add something to it at the end, e.g.: "The Holy Spirit is very important for us because He guides us and makes us feel loved", next child repeats again and adds something, and so on. If anyone forgets to say something, is out of the game. - 12min
* Last Prayer/ Tide up class / Get ready to go - 6min


ROOM 8 - 10 YRS
1st Group - 10pm to 10.30pm
* Welcome Children / B.E. introduces herself to the Children / Introduce Children to one another / Ask which Branch are from, etc - 15min
* Song & Exercise - Check HERE for songs samples: - 15min
- If you are happy and you know it say..
- I Love you Jesus
- It is a great thing to serve the Lord
- I wanna shake my hands with the angels
- Good night everybody how are you?
- I have a joy down in my heart
- I dance/move/sing like David

2nd Group - 10.30pm to 11pm
*1st Prayer - 2 min
* Explanation/Ask Tithes & Offerings - 5min
* Explanation of the 21st Verse - Using clothes line - 7min
* Memorizing the Verse - "CBC Says repeat the verse while jumping/clapping/ stepping your feet/etc" - 8 Min
* Activity of the heart - Draw on white board or card 2 Hearts, 1 Full of the H.Spirit and 1 without, allow children to write in each heart what's inside of it. E.g.: Full of the Holy Spirit - Love, Peace, Caring, Obedience, etc. / Without the H.Spirit - Disobedience, Rudeness, Lying, Etc. - 10min

3rd Group - 11pm to 11.30pm
* Snacks - 10min
*  Fun chat - Play/Drama - Make 2/3 Groups and they will have to make up  a story of someone who has the H.S. and someone without it. Best performance will win! - 20min

4th Group - 11.30pm to 12pm
* New Years Goals - For us to achieve new things, we have to do different stuff, act in a different way / Explain importance of the H.S. for this to happen - 5min
* Write Down everything that they want to achieve in a paper, and what will do different in other paper/ It might be to see their family united; permission to their settle down in this country; stop arguments at home, etc - 15min
* Start seeking the H.S. - Pray with Papers / Enter in a New Year - 10min


5th Group - 12pm to 12.30pm
* Game - 2/3 Groups - 1 person from each group tries to pop a balloon, as soon as they pop it, there will be a question inside, they will go back to their group and then answer the question - The quicker wins - 15min
* Game - 
Make a circle - 1st child starting game says something about the H.Spirit such as "The Holy Spirit is very important for us because He guides us", then next child has to repeat it all and add something to it at the end, e.g.: "The Holy Spirit is very important for us because He guides us and makes us feel loved", next child repeats again and adds something, and so on. If anyone forgets to say something, is out of the game. - 10min
* Last Prayer/ Tide up class / Get ready to go - 5min


And don't forget...Write your comments or send your experience about this lesson to cbcblog@ymail.com

It will breakthrough!!!!!

Day 20 of Daniel Fasting




Friends, do you know that there are two kingdoms?

Yes, there is the Kingdom of Light and the kingdom of 

darkness, and it's up to us to choose to which one will we 

belong to.

If you obey to the Kingdom of God rules, even if your 

dreams did not come true yet, you will still under God's 

protection. Everything that will happen in your life, God

 will give permission to it to happen, and even if something 

looks not that good today, in a close future you will 

understand why did that happen and that it was only for 

your own good.

"A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your

 right hand;

 But it shall not come near you." Psalms 91.7




But for those who abandoned the Kingdom of Light,

 unfortunatly, they will be no protection. Even without 

noticing, that person is entering straight away in the 

kingdom of darkness, and everything that she might do, it 

can even look good, but it's not, and it will bring bad 

consequences in the future. She will go through suffering, 

sadness, loneliness and the worst is that she will not be 

saved friends!

Jesus said: “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness..." John 8.12. Do you know what Jesus wants to say through this verse?


Those who follow me, shall not walk in darkness, meaning,

 kingdom of darkness. Did you ever try to walk in the 

darkness? Is not easy innit? We can even try, but we will

 end up falling and getting hurt.


This is why friends, that you need to learn from now on how 

to make right choices, starting by choosing the Kingdom of 

God and the Lord Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, so that He 

may guide you throughout your life. And when you reach 

that time of making choices, yes because that time will 

come, you will have to choose a profession, to whom you 

are going to get married, where are you going to live, etc... 

the Holy Spirit will be your Best Counsellor! He will show 

you what to do, and you will not suffer.



The Holy Spirit is so, so, so important, that we cannot 

waste any more time! Let's seek Him with all of our heart!


Day 19 of Daniel Fasting





Did you ever heard about the works (fruits) of the flesh guys?
Works of the flesh are the desires from our human nature. Do you want to know which are these desires? You are going to learn it now...Immorality, revolt against what the soul considers pure and righteous, lust, idolatry, hatred, arguments, jealousy, envy, anger, discord, rivalry, drunkenness, gluttony. All of these, they satisfy the flesh desires of a person, but it displeases God. The Bible says that everyone who does such things, will not enter the Kindgom of God "...and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I told you in times past, that those who practise such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God." Galatians 5:19-21 


Someone who has the Holy Spirit, does not do what he/she wants, because the Spirit of God guides them, this way the desires from the flesh cannot obliged them to do such things, as they have self control. 


Those who born of God, they have the fruits of the Holy Spirit...do you want to know which are these fruits?


Look what the Word of God says... : "...the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering (patience), kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Day 18 of Daniel Fasting





Do you know what ugly duckling means children?


Many children and Teens feel like ugly ducklings in the midst of their friends, school, neighbourhood and even at home! Bishop Macedo, felt like this, did you know that? He came from a poor family, they lacked many things, they did not have much you know, however, through his parents, he learnt to be humble and the value of keeping our word.
Later on, this helped him a lot to believe in the Word of God, because if he gave value to his parents word, who are simple human beings, imagine to the Word that comes out of God mouth!!!


Today friends we can see that Bishop Macedo dedicates himself to help people who are suffering, mistreated, abandoned, but do you know why? Because this reminds him of his past, and he knows how's the feeling for being the ugly duckling... Truth is that he only felt human at home, as his parents loved him very much.


Maybe friends, you feel just like this, a ugly duckling, you feel abandoned, ignored, empty, sad, lonely...But we've got something very important to tell to you! 


Do not feel that way! Because Jesus came for people like you, He loves you the way you are, don't worry about what other people think of you, what matters is what Jesus thinks about you! And for sure He has thoughts of love, joy, care, you are very special to Him! 


Another little secret we have to tell you... Jesus is with you right now! And He feels your heart with joy, peace, love, while you are reading this message, the Holy Spirit takes away all sadness and everything that made you feel guilty for things that you've maybe done. From today on, you are a different child, because the Spirit of God gives you a new life!

How good, marvellous, beautiful, wonderful is God!!!

Friends, see you tomorrow, may God be with you all!




Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Day 17 of Daniel Fasting



When a new year is approaching, everyone is full of hopes that this new year will be everything different isnt't friends? But do you think that only hope by itself is enough? We just have to look around and we can see that it's not enough because for us to have a different life, we have to act our faith as well! 

When we read our Bible friends. we can see this clearly. Do you remember when God called Abraham and promised to make Him Father of Nations? For this, he had to go away from his family who didn't believed in God and go to a place very far that God showed to him. 
Israel, his grandson, multiplied a lot friends, they became a great nation. And then God delivered them from Egypt, and they became a stronger and bigger nation. 

Ah friends... But Israel people started to displease God so much that they became slaves again. Do you know what can we learn from here friends? When the people were with God, doing everything right, they had peace, joy, prosperity, health, but when they displeased God, everything bad came against them. When they were suffering, they would call upon God's name and He would give the recipe of happiness to them as He does nowadays. Do you wnat to know what recipe is this???? FAITHFULNESS
(Malachi 3.6-12)

This is it friends, there is only one way of having a New Year full of peace, joy and happiness. We have to renew our convenant with God, being faithful to Him in our tithes, offerings and everyhting that His Word teach us. 

Let's think about all of this before we enter in 2012???



Day 16 of Daniel Fasting



Friends, there are people who do things just to receive compliments after, did you know that? They want to be recognized by everyone, do you know why?  Because it satisfies their soul. Human soul likes this, however we must be very careful, because this kind of thing displeases God. 

Everything that we gain in this world, it will pass. A new toy, new clothes, compliments, etc...However what comes from God, it's eternal! There is nothing better than reciving compliments from God! It happened with Jesus when He got baptized on the waters, that day, Him and everyone who was present heard a voice coming from Heaven saying: "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." Matthew 3.17

You know what children, everyone who receives the Holy Spirit and live a life that pleases God, they listen to this voice, deep in their heart, and everyone that is around them, they recognized them as Children of God, because they are different, they respect everyone and love everyone in the same way.

In another occasion, Jesus was upset because His death was coming, but do you know what He did? He didn't pray asking God to deliver Him from that suffering, because He knew that He came to this world to pass through it. (John 12- 27.28) He didn't listen to His soul! He said: "Father, glorify Your name." John 12.28, in other words, He said to God "Father, I sacrifice my soul desire, so that Your Will may be done." God was so happy with Jesus atittude, that straight after He said "I have both glorified it and will glorify it again." John 12.28

Did you see children? The presence of the Holy Spirit in Jesus life, gave Him strength to sacrifice His desires and do the Will of God. The same will happen in the life of everyone who seek the Holy Spirit!

God bless you friends

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Day 15 of Daniel Fasting





When we give our tithes and offerings to God, we are making material sacrifices and He promises to open the windows of heaven and pour out blessings without measure upon our lives (Malachi3:10). Likewise, Jesus promises to those who deny themselves, saying no to their desires and do His will, that is, doing spiritual sacrifice, He promises eternal life by His side, in heaven (Matthew 16:24).


But did you know that in a passage in the Bible, Apostle Paul, show us that we should do much more? Look to what he says, used by the Spirit of God: 


"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.Romans 12:1


You know children, he is asking to those who decide to follow Jesus, to be a rational and holy sacrifice to please God. But what does this means? It means that we should worship God through  intelligent praises and prayers, this is what makes God happy. To worship God we do not need to run, scream or roll on the floor, this is not intelligent. 

We must close our eyes, concentrate our thoughts on God, forget about everything else, just telling to Him how much we love Him, how much we adore Him, say beautiful words to Him and sing praises to Him. Now, that's a smart way of praising Him.

Friends, this way the Holy Spirit gives direction, directs and leads our praise and prayer and we can contemplate Jesus freely and naturallytalk to Him as God loves.

Stay in Faith Friends!


Friday, 23 December 2011

Day 14 of Daniel Fasting





Hello again little friends!!!

Day 14 of our fasting! How has it been going for you? Share with us your experiences!

Let me ask you, when you are thirsty, you want a glass of water, and there is a dirty glass, would you put clear water on it for you to drink?

No??!! Why not?

Yeah, I know the glass is dirty, but the water is clear...



No??

I agree with you! I wouldn't drink out of that glass as well, even knowing that the water was clear, but in a dirty glass it would become dirty.



The same thing is between us and God! God cannot pour out His Spirit into a dirty heart. And this "dirtiness" that we are speaking about is not something physical, no. It's about the way our heart is and what we do in our daily life. If throughout our days we lie, swear, we're proud, we disobey, we cannot forgive people who hurt us, imagine how our hear is...full of dirtiness! And our heart does not want to do the opposite, but our mind tell us that we must do the opposite of these, so we have to listen to our mind!


And how can the Holy Spirit come inside of a heart full of these bad things? He can't...

That's why, that for us to receive Him, we have to clean our hearts by faith first, and then He will come! And you know what? Those who have the Spirit of God and sacrifice daily, they will enter in the Kingdom of God!!!!

Ahhh I want to enter there! Do you? So lets clean our hearts and make them ready to receive the Spirit of God!

Day 13 of Daniel Fasting



Friends, did you ever noticed that for everything that we want in life, we have to sacrifice? 


Did you ever stop to think that even the Lord Jesus had to sacrifice His will to save us?


See friends, our life, must be a life of sacrifice... Daily Sacrifice of our will, our desires, our ego, our way of thinking, our thoughts! 
You are sacrificing now to receive the Spirit of God and when you receive it, does this means that you can stop sacrificing? No! 


We will give you an example, imagine in this cold, you want to get warm and you do a fireplace, however you need wood and fire, but for you to keep the fire on, you will have to put more and more wood, if you don't put it, it will stop gradually until that you got no fire no more!


This happens with us as well... "How B.Ed.?" You may ask... We will tell you how! 
When you receive the Spirit of God, it does not mean that you cannot loose Him no more! No! But, for this not to happen, you must sacrifice your desires everyday, you must do what pleases God, obey to His Word, keep on Seeking God with all of your heart, reading your Bible to see what God has to speak with you... This way you are putting more and more "wood" in your fireplace, so the fire (Holy Spirit) will keep on burning inside of you!

Friends, this sacrifice is really worthy innit?



Be with God friends!

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Day 12 of Daniel Fasting





Hello friends!!!

One more day came, and we are fighting hard to receive the Spirit of God! If you didn't receive the Spirit of God yet, check the message for today...as it may be there the reason why you have not yet received it.



"Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is oneAnd you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength." Mark 12:29-30


See friends, God says in His Word that we must love Him with all of our Heart, with all of our soul, will all of our mind and all of our strength. This means, that we cannot please Him if we use only half of our heart, soul, mind and strength, this way we are not really showing Him our love are we?

Imagine that you ask a bike or a doll to your mum, and she buys it for you, but when you open your present, you only have half of a bike and half of a doll! How would you feel? Sad, upset, disappointed and so on! Because, you were waiting a full bike and doll! So how come your mum didn't give it to you the way you wanted? And what use would you have from half a toy? None right?!

The same way is with God! When we want to be a child of God, we must give Him ALL! We cannot decide that today we may lie, but tomorrow we will speak the truth! We cannot obey today and disobey tomorrow... This is not right! This way He will feel the same way you would with that example before...Disappointed! 

In these 21 Days of Fasting to receive the Holy Spirit, we must give our all! Sacrifice our desires, sacrifice our bad thoughts, sacrifice all kind of entertainment, and we must do it fully! This way, God will look at you from above and say "Uau! My dear son/daughter is really sacrificing... I'm going to live inside of his/her heart right now!!!"

Imagine this friends!!!!! I really want this!!! Do you as well??? So lets give our all in our prayers, seeking Him, offerings, reading our Bible, always joyfully!!! 

Lets start now, we got no time to waste!!!!!!!!


Day 11 on Daniel's Fasting




Children of God, those who want to please the Lord must live a life of sacrifice. This means to deny our  will, our most basic and selfish desires, in order to please God. 
Most of the time, it is so easy to lie, despise or badmouth others, be disobedient, proud, and many other things. But if we are showing a bad behaviour, it reflects that we are not living a life of surrender to our God.

Jesus said:  ... for whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life (sacrifice) for My sake will find it.Matthew 16:25

Remember, No Sacrifice, No Succcess!


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