Tuesday, 28 February 2012

MARCH: IT'S ALL ABOUT...

Dear Biblical Educators,

Welcome to March! This month, we are bringing 4 very important subjects that our children must learn about and apply in their daily lives.

Check out the first subject on the lesson right below...

Lesson from Sunday the 4th to Saturday the 10th of March

It's all about... PRAYER



"Ask, and it will be given to you seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be 
opened to you." Matthew 7:7


Objective of the lesson: Teach the children that prayer is talking to God. He is always available to listen and help, whenever they call upon Him.


Many times in life we find ourselves in trouble, facing hard times or difficult situations that we do not know how to handle. Either we are in need of something for ourselves or for someone we love, prayer can definitely help.

Of course, we should not only go to Him whenever there is a problem, but because we love Him, He is part of our lives, like a close friend, the best friend we could ever ask for.

PRAYER IS HEAVEN'S PHONE NUMBER

Whenever you need to talk to God, call on Him through prayer. HE is never busy for you.



GOD'S POSSIBLE ANSWERS TO PRAYERS



NO - You are probably asking for something that will not be good for you in the long run. When God says no, it's for your own good!


WAIT - It's not the time yet. Waiting is an important lesson of trust. There is a time for everything.

YES - Go ahead! It's yours! Go conquer. It's done! 

TF Teen Lesson



Lesson for 4th February to 9th March 2012

Bible Verse:  

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." Matthew 7:7



Purpose of the meeting:
Teach the teenagers the benefit of praying to God

Key Verse:
Matthew 7:8
For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

Initiating the meeting:
Start the lesson by having a donut on a plate. Place it in front of the class so all the teens can see it. Only have ONE donut on show. Then, begin the lesson as normal, make a prayer. Show them the donut and then put it down again. See if any of them asks for the donut. For sure, one will be the first to ask!
Then, give to that teen. For sure all the other teens will moan and say, ‘This is not fair!’ Then explain to them that the teen got the donut because he or she asked! Anyone could have had it!



Now you will have the whole class asking for a donut, so bring in a tray of donuts for them to enjoy!

Message that edifies:
Ask the teens if they enjoyed the donuts. Now read with them the Bible verses above. (Mathew 7:7-8)
From these verses we see that it’s exactly what happened with the donuts. The person, who asked, received. This is how it is with prayer. Prayer is asking and seeking from God through conversation, talking.
The same way we knew you teens wanted the donut, God also knows what you want, and not only that, but what you need also!
A prayer to God is a sincere conversation, when you are honest and tell God what is in your heart, your needs, desires, what your are happy about, or what may be bothering you.
God hears sincere prayers and for sure He will answer you!


Conclusion:
Prayer is talking to God. Anyone can pray. Praying is our communication between God and us and that is why it is so important. It does not matter how we sound when we pray or if our words are beautiful or not, what God looks at is that we are sincere and open our hearts in our prayer.




Activity

The children will make the party invitations for the parents and teens they will be inviting. Remember to attach the information slip that was sent to you regarding the party.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Visuals for the Team of Faith

Look children!!! Now you can take the Team of Faith with you when you go to school! Check out these ideas:






You want to know what materials you need to do it? Ok, here it goes: 










Have fun doing yours!!! And don't forget, take picts and send it to us! :)

Friday, 24 February 2012

Urgent Information to all Biblical Educators

Dear Biblical Educators,

You have received some posters for your CBC rooms, however these must not be used! Please, keep them aside until other direction.

Thank you 


Mrs.Graziela Lima

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Ju, Izak & Tronic - Team of Faith

Directions from 26th of Feb to 3rd of March


Hi friends!!! How are you today? Here we are again, today we will finish explaining about each member of our team of faith! Today you know who will we speak about...it's easy isn't? There are only three left!!! Ehehe!

........First will be....... Ju!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 




Hello friends, my name's Ju and I'm 9 years old! I like to create things, such as little robots (eheheh Tronic!!!), I am very optimist, I am always positive about everything! I like when me and the Team make little parties! I love to spend time with them! 
You know what guys, I love to be part of this Team of Faith, we are so close to one another, we love helping one another, pray for one another, go to the CBC and learn about our Jesus, and then we practice everything that we learn between us! We like to make the difference, because that way, other people get to know Jesus! When we make the difference in a good way, we call other people attention, they want to follow our example, and God is glorified through this, as we are like this because of the Spirit of God inside of us!

Of course friends, there are things that we still have to change, we are not perfect, but we desire to be more like God! For example, do you know something that I need to change??? I will tell you... Sometimes I do not listen to my friends opinions, and I know that if I would, I could be even better, that's why I am working on it, and I can tell you, I am muuuuuuch better now! Hihihi

The secret is friends, when we DESIRE to be like God, He help us to get there, to be better and better everyday! 

Oh my... I spoke too much already!! Now you are going to meet Izak! 



Heeeelllooooooooo everyone!!!! Finally!!! I am so happy to meet you all! As Ju said, my name's Izak, I am 9 years old and everyone says I am very charismatic! Do you know what that means? Well, I a bit of a leader, a very fun one, everyone likes to be around me because I make them laugh and have a nice time, I make people feel welcomed to play with us, I am also always full of ideas, well the Holy Spirit inspires me!!! Ooohh How I love to be with Him!
I am very energetic, and I have my own way of dressing, I believe you noticed already that I do not stay without my hat on! I just loooooove it!

Dinho is my best friend, we both love Sports, so we play together a lot! It's very good to have talents, such as sport, that way we are able to play with many other boys from our schools, and we show them how we behave, in what we believe, we are just different, we want them to see that we want to be someone big one day! Everything that we learn in the CBC, we show it everywhere!!! 
I am always having ideas to entretain the Team in a way that we learn new things, we develop our skills, for example, we love to play games that involve dancing and singing, and it's also good because we do it for God! We have our own songs and dances, did you knew it??? Well...you may see it by yourself one day, who knows? We are already improving our English! Eheheh, see, when we improve our skills, we can go far, reach many more children, and they can learn from us! How good it is to be different, to be of God!

I never stop!!! I like to be always doing new things and be occupied, the Holy Spirit motivates me and inspires me everyday!

Ahh and I do not follow fashion from outside, I make my own! Who says that I have to dress like everyone else just to please others? I want to please God! :D


Ok Ok... Tronic is already telling me to stop writing so that he can have his turn eheheh... Bye friends, see you verrryyyyy soooon!!!






Hiiiiiiyyyyyyyaaaaaaaaaaaa CBC Friends!!! POin POiN!!!
My name is Tronic and I am a little Robot!!! I am full of surprises, I can do manyyy things!!! I can run, speak, jump, fly, touch (so I can tickle you ehhehe) I help the Team in all of their adventures and I just loooove it! I am one of the best inventions from our friend Ju! 

I love to be who I am, because I am different! I can do so many things, and I believe that when we belong to God, He help us to be someone who can do many different things, we are never limited! And even when we don't know how to do it, we are willing to learn!!! I am very happy because God can use me to help others, to make people laugh, and many more... So friends, what I want to pass to you today is that, love whom you are, because you are different! Be happy, God made you as you are so that you can be used by Him to bring love, joy, peace, kindness, good example, obedience to other children! God is amazing!!!

pOiN...PoIN!! We will see you again, now I want to stay close to you!!!! =P





Friends, now you know who we are!.... Who are we????!!! 

THE TEAM OF FAIIIIIIITH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are going to be great friends! You are going to see us many times in your CBC, we will help you to learn more about Jesus and what we need to do to be His Light in this world!!! Are you with us???????


Byyyyeeeee!!!!

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Team of Faith - Levi and Lucy

Direction from the 19th to 25th of February.


Team of Faith: Good morning/afternoon/evening nicest friends of the world!!! How are you today? We are more than excited to be here with you again!!! Next week will be the last explanation from two of our friends in the Team of Faith... awww, we don't want it to end! We have to find an idea to come more often to you isn't it friends?
But for now...let's talk about two of us!!! Today we are very happy to present you our dears friend...Levi & Lucy!!!






Levi: Helloooooooooooo guys!!! I'm Levi!!! I'm very pleased to meet you. I'm almost 8 years old, I'm a musician and I'm always very helpful, I'm intelligent, strong and sometimes I don't pay much attention...
Friends, I always loved music, so God gave me an idea, "What about if I try to play a keyboard as well?", so I tried it, started to practice and now I play it much better, today I use it to play Team of Faith songs, meaning, I use it to Honor God, to bless other children! I believe that each one of us has a talent, or even more than one, and when we allow God to use us, asking Him to take all shyness and fear from us, we are used to bless others, we become an example. 


Now, think with me, remember when you gave a present to someone, it might have been a card or even a flower, and that person just said "thank you" but didn't really care for it? How did you feel? Like she/he didn't like your present isn't it? As if it had no value for them... The same is with God! When He gave you that talent that you have, if you don't use it, it shows that you don't value it, and He feels upset. So from now on, lets use our talents to Glorify His name ok?


Think of your talent and use it! As I told you before, sometimes I don't pay much attention, I can easily get distracted, but I do my best to pay attention to everything that people say so that I can learn from it, specially when I am in school or in the CBC, I love to learn new things that will help me to grow more intellectually and spiritually! And I always try hard to put everything in practice, and when I have the opportunity to show what I learnt, I make my teachers in school, my CBC Biblical Educators, my parents and God very pleased with me!


I believe that I can always do what people tell me to, I know how strong I am, I know my capacity, and you know why I am so confident??? Yes! That's right! The Holy Spirit lives in me!!! Even when I am afraid of something or think that there is someone else who is better than me, He tells me "You are special to me, you are my son!" and I love it!!!!  Now you will meet my friend Lucy!! Big hug to you friends!!! 




Lucy: Hiyaaa! Did you like my smile?? I'm the only one in the Team of Faith who uses braces! Lucy is my name and I'm 10 years old. I'm very protective, careful with everyone and everything. I love reading, and because of that, I got to know a little bit of everything. People are always saying how smart and intelligent I am! I am glad to hear it, but I watch out to keep my feet on the ground and don'd become too proud about it and start felling superior to others.


You know friends, sometimes people used to make fun of me because of the braces, and I would feel very upset, but when I met the Team of Faith, everyone showed that I was special the way I am! At the beginning I didn't understand how could they be so nice with me, but then with time I realized that, they were only showing the Love of God for me! In the Team of Faith I found true friends, who really love me, just like you find in the CBC... But you know what I found out as well? I found out that for me to have true friends, I must be one as well! 


Because if I make fun of other people, if I don't appreciate or upset them, how could I have true friends if I am not one? I learnt how to be a true friend, to love everyone the way they are, and now I receive the same love! This is amazing guys!!! God always puts in our way true friends, so let's look around and be grateful for those He put in our lives!


God has shown His love for me, and I need to share the same love! I love to cuddle, be close to people whom I love, help those who are in need, pray for everyone that I know and even for those who I don't know! I love to give out cards, flowers, make surprises, give gifts...aww I love to make people feel special! I am always there to help my friends and family!


Do you know how the love of God grows in me? By seeking His presence everyday. I see that He provides a house, food, clothes for me, He gave me parents who love me very much, and now...this Team of Faith who are like brothers and sisters!!! Is this not enough for me to be happy??? More than enough! Guys, look how much God has been doing for you, and let's share this love with everyone that we know!!!




Team of Faith: And do you think of some homework friends???


Let's show God's love for someone that we know? Your Biblical Educator will give you a paper with the name of a friend of yours, whom you will pray everyday of this week, asking God to protect him/her, helping them in everything that they might need, for their week to be blessed and for God to realize they hearts desires! Are you with us??????!!!!!


SO let's do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




See you again next week... :D



Friday, 10 February 2012

TFteen Lesson from 12th to 18th Feb




Lesson for 12th February 2012

Be Tansformed – PART II


Purpose of the meeting: Today we are going to follow up from the lesson of last week where we began speaking about being transformed, we spoke about how the teens can be transformed and the importance of a transformation, we gave examples of people who were transformed in a negative way and we used the transfiguration of the Lord Jesus to explain how the teens can become before and after a transformation. We finished off by giving the teens a chance to identify what needs to change within them and how they too can be transformed.

Initiating the meeting: Start of with an opening prayer.

Activity: we will start of with the activity where you will need a bag of lemons and a bottle of lemonade (and plastic cups)
You need to prepare a large tray of lemons cut into small segments (enough for every teen to pick one up) and also prepare enough plastic cups full of lemonade (enough for each teen in the meeting)
Each teen will first pick up a small segment of the lemon and take a little taste of it, and then after everyone has tasted the lemon they will then take a drink of the lemonade - then you can ask the teens what was the difference between the two – what can they clearly see between the lemon and the lemonade – which one do they prefer? When they think about the taste of both of them which one brings back a good feeling which one brings back a bad one?

Aim: this example is to better explain to the teens how a transformation takes place and how the person needs to be before and after a transformation.

Spiritual Message: a (Transfiguration) or Transformation in their lives will be the same as the example given with the lemon – an example that you can use is that of Jacob (from Jacob to Israel) Jacob conquered it all in life, a wife, children, prosperity but he still lacked one thing a transformation and he saw that he needed it so badly he was even ready to fight with God for a new life a new name.
You can invite the teens to analyse themselves to see how are they now are they like the lemon or the lemonade, the lemon looks nice on the outside but when you take a bite you taste all its bitterness, have they been like the lemon, have they been nice on the outside but on the inside they have been carrying grudges, anger, sadness etc, how can they become like a lemonade?
How can they be transformed – you will explain to the teens that a transformation first happens with the recognising that they need to change, once they done this they need to be ready to work on this change and thirdly to rely on God to help them to bring about this change, This is why the Holy Spirit is available, to help us with our weaknesses and to bring about this true transformation inside of us.
We need to seek the Holy Spirit whole heartedly as only He can bring this transformation but it depends on us.

Conclusion: We are still in the month of transformation and we need to pass on this Spirit to the teens that they too can be transformed, and what will their offering be, for them to start working on the things that they identified that
You can hand out a piece of paper where the teens will write down what they need to work on, they can stick it on their mirror, door or anywhere that they will see it and each day this month they will be asking the Holy Spirit to help them to be transformed, when they see this list each morning it will act as a reminder of the things that they said that they will work on.

At the end of the month you should ask for testimonies regarding the transformation.

Team of Faith - Meggy and Pantufa


Direction for the 12th of February up to the 18th of February.

Team of Faith: Helloooo Friends!!! Here we are again!! Did you miss us? We waited all week long for this moment again of coming to your CBC class!
And today...who will we speak about???
Tronic???
No...
Is it Ju???
Wrong again...
And the answer is...

MEGGY AND PANTUFA!!!!

So, are you ready? Let's pay attention because we are going to start.


Meggy

Hello friends! I'm so glad to be with you here! As you know, my name's Meggy, I'm 8 years old, I wear glasses, I love myself, I am very friendly. I can be a little picky and I don't like icky smelly things, but I'm very kind and loving. I know that we will be very good friends.  A big kiss for you all!



Pantufa

Woof, woof... I'm Pantufa! Meggy's dog. I am vey playful and sometimes a bit clumsy. I like to run, jump and go after Tronic or Dinho's ball.