Monday, 9 July 2012

CBC Lesson from 15th to 21st of July

Psalms 96.3

Teach children that we should give testimony of what God has done in our lives.

“Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.” (Psalms 96.3)

Start this moment by saying the following: Children, there are several ways to praise God. We can praise Him with songs that exalt His name, and when we tell others what God has done in our lives, that is, giving testimony of the miracle. In today’s story we will talk about a girl who was ashamed of telling the miracle God performed in her life. Do you want to know how it happened? (Wait their participation). So listen carefully.

ONCE UPON a time there was an educator called Camilla. She taught the children with great affection, prayed for them and was teaching with all her heart. Camilla always watched the behavior of the kids inside her class, she knew them all. Once, a little girl first arrived in . Nanda had long blond hair; her eyes were blue as the sky. The girl was very beautiful but Camilla noticed sadness in her eyes, it made her call the new student to talk.
Talking to Nanda, Camilla learned that there were problems in the girl's family because her parents were fighting and were living through many financial problems. Nanda’s mother was nervous and she had decided going to church to seek a miracle. Camilla taught the girl to trust God and pray with faith, telling Him all her problems. She heard and did everything the way she learned. A few days later, Nanda got to and everyone realized her change; however, she did not tell anyone the reason of her happiness. Until Camilla called her to a new talk and asked her what was the reason of that joy. And Nanda answered:
- My father gave his life to Jesus and he does not fight with my mother anymore. Besides, we are no longer in need.
Then, Camilla asked her why she did not tell that miracle to the class. And Nanda answered she was ashamed. Camilla explained saying that she should not be ashamed of talking about what God has done. Listening to those words, Nanda went to the front of the class and said to all of them the blessing she had received. The class rejoiced, clapped their hands to God and Camilla said:
- We glorify and praise God when we give our testimony. Just as you were happy listening Nanda’s testimony, so God also rejoices when we tell His deeds. And all the class of Camilla learned about the importance of telling miracles.

Little friends, there is a verse in the book of Psalms that says: “Declare his glory…” We talk about the glory of God when we tell what He performed in us, about the miracles we received. By doing so, we are telling “…his marvelous deeds among all peoples.” So, if you were blessed tell everyone, amen?

Write the verse of the week on the board before starting the class. In case you do not have a board, write parts of it on papers and stick it on the table (in a way they can read it), do not forget to write the biblical reference. Take to the class UCKG publications (or gospel magazines). Open it where you can find testimonies, put it on the table and then show to the class and say: Do you see these magazines? We always find inside it testimonies about the miracles that God has been performing.
These people, including children, are telling the blessings they received. Do you know what is the other mode of communication where people give their testimonies? (Wait their participation). Many people have given their statements on television, radio and internet through IURD TV. In this case, these ways of communication are important because, through it, people talk about their experiences with God and, those who are suffering, when they read it, hear it or watch the testimonies; they also feel like seeking God. That’s why, friends, every time the Lord Jesus performs a miracle in your life, just tell everyone what He did, amen?
Educator, ask if there is any kid who has a testimony to tell, listen to it and ask the class to listen carefully what their colleague is telling. When the child finishes telling it, clap your hands and ask the class to also clap the name of Jesus. Then memorize the verse of the week as follows:
1. Read the verse of the week (which you had written on the board or paper).
Explain the hard words and the meaning of it.
2. Ask them to close their eyes, then erase (if it is written on the board) some words of the verse; if it is written on paper, then remove one. Ask them to read the complete verse (they will say there is a part missing). Tell them to read it anyway. Then, ask them to close their eyes again and erase or remove other words.
3. Continue doing so until there are no other parts of the verse left and then ask the class to repeat even having nothing to read. End this moment with a prayer.


Lucy said...

It is very important indeed that the children from the beginning do not feel or be ashamed of their faith in God.

jenny cvyg said...

Am really excited to share this lesson with my class as God has given me an inspiration on how I can pass the message to the children for them to understand it clearly.

naomi said...

This message clearly states the importance of miracles in our life and the power of testimony not just for the children but also for the biblical educators. :D

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