Friday, 10 May 2013
CBC Lesson from 12th to 18th of May
1 Samuel 1.1-28 and 2.18-21
PURPOSE OF THE LESSON
Teach children that when we trust God we are not ashamed.
VERSE TO MEMORIZE
“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” (1 John 5.14)
Educator, you take to your classroom a bag of lollipops. Choose two kids and ask one to stand in front of the other and say: Children, let us make a game? One kid should give the bag of lollipop to another. Let us count up to ten and whoever is holding the bag when we say ten win it, understood? (Educator, do as explained and then ask to the kid who lost it). How did you feel when you saw your friend winning the bag filled with lollipops and you got nothing? (Wait the answer and conclude) Do you want to receive the same he/she did, right? On today’s story we are going to talk about two women; one wished to be blessed and have what the other had. Let us know what it was? So, pay
attention! (Educator, after the story, you distribute the lollipops to your class).
Hannah asks a son to God
THERE WAS a woman named Hannah who had a great desire of being a mother,
but she was sterile and could not have children. In the past, the sterile woman was rejected by everyone. Hannah was married with Elkanah, and he loved her very much, even without her giving him children. Elkanah had another wife called Peninnah and, back then, men could have more than one wife. Peninnah had children and affronted and humiliated Hannah. However, she remained quiet, only crying, and she was not eating at all.
Once a year Elkanah, Hannah, Peninnah and her children travelled to go to church. Before time, there were not so many churches as now and, because of thatpeople needed to travel to go to the House of God. Elkanah was used to give offerings in favor of his family, but he used to give the double for Hannah.
Hannah decide to change that situation and made a determined prayer saying if
God remembered her and allowed her to have a son, then she would take him to the temple and the child would grow up in the house of God. After the prayer, Hannah trusted that God would answer her and left the temple very happy and with the certainty of it.
You know, class, God heard her prayer indeed, He saw the trust she had in Him
and, because of that, He answered her. Hannah got pregnant and after a few months, she had a beautiful baby boy which she named Samuel. But she did not forget the vow she had done with God. As soon as Samuel was a little more than 2 years old, Hannah took him to the temple and handed him to the priest (pastor) Eli who started to look after the boy; every year Hannah used to go to the temple to see her son and take him a tunic, that were the clothes priests used to wear.
Samuel learned everything about God and he grew up becoming a great priest. It was him that, years later, has anointed David to be king. Hannah was faithful to her vow with God, and He blessed her allowing her to have three more sons and two daughters, becoming a very happy mother.
Little friends, know that when we trust in God with all our hearts and go in faith He blesses us and do not allow us to be ashamed, just as he did in the life of Hannah, by taking away her shame of not having a child. Hannah started being very happy for Samuel was as a gift from God to her. Imagine what a great joy she must have felt when seeing her son becoming a servant greatly used by God. And this is the major gift all mothers wished to win: the obedience of her children. So, take this week of the Mother’s Day and give them a great motive of joy, that is, determine with God that from now on you will be obedient children, who will let them happy with your attitudes, by practicing His Word, obeying and respecting them, understood? Amen!
Educator, for this moment you will need the picture of an unpeeled pineapple and a peeled and sliced pineapple (easy to find in the internet). The picture cannot be small, so the class can see it well. Start by showing the picture of the unpeeled pineapple and ask (for each question you wait their participation): What is the name of this fruit? Who here likes pineapple? Do you know what we have to do so we can eat the pineapple? We should peel it first, right? If a person buy this fruit but do not peel it, then one cannot eat it (show the picture of the peeled pineapple). But not everyone like to peel it, they like just to eat it, right?
You know, kids, so are the problems. Nobody likes to pass through it, to face it.
But if the person puts faith into action and trust that, after that problem comes the blessing, then it will be answered in the same way as when your mother does with the pineapple, by peeling it, so you can eat. Hannah has spent many years being humiliated and embarrassed, but one day she made a vow to God, trusting that He would answer.
So do not ever be discouraged and continue trusting in God. Educators, memorize the verse of the week as follows: Split the verse in six parts, including the biblical reference, writing it in pieces of cardboard (20cmx20cm). Give the
card for the kids and tell them not to read it. Memorize the verse using the poster of theweek. Then, call the kids with the cards to go in front of the class (the verse possibly will be out of order); read what is written in the cards with the class and with their help arrange the kids in the right order of the verse. Conclude explaining that we should trust that God listens when we pray and when we ask for what is His will then He answers.
Painting. Hannah prayed because she wanted to be a mother. Paint it nicely.
Photo Frame for mummy. Paint the faces of the Team of Faith and glue it on the
frame. Educator, you are going to need some E.V.A. (red and white); hot glue gun; glue stick, cellophane bag (size A4); ribbon.
Cut the E.V.A. as the indicated sizes of the model. Make the photo frame in two
colors. Glue the front part of the photo frame of the bigger E.V.A. except one of the sides to put the photo. Glue two smaller E.V.A. pieces on the back; it will be the holder of the photo frame. Educator, prepare the photo frame in advance for it must be done before you start your class. The children will only cut and paint the faces of the Team of Faith, and glue on the photo frame. After that, let it dry and put inside the cellophane bag, closing it with the ribbon.
Playing with numbers. Do the math and discover the sentence. See the example
in the first line.