Saturday, 25 May 2013
CBC Lesson from 26th of May to 1st of June
PURPOSE OF THE LESSON
Teach children that we should be perseverant in prayer and trust God will fulfill His promises in our lives.
MEMORIZE THE VERSE
“Therefore do not cast away your confidence… so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.” (Hebrews 10.35-36)
Start by asking the following: Who here has ever seen a very moody person who is always with a sullen face? Would you have the courage to keep asking something for this person? (Wait their answer) We should be careful when speaking or asking something for people like this, right? Today we will hear the story about a woman who was not afraid of bothering a very moody man. Pay attention, I am going to start telling what happened.
ONCE UPON a time there was a widow who had a problem with an adversary.
She knew she needed to solve that situation as soon as possible. Without a husband to help her, the woman had only one option: ask for help to the judge of that city.
Yet, she knew that she would have another great challenge to face, for that judge was very evil. The inhabitants of that city knew him as a dishonest man, who despised people and did not respect anyone, not even God. However, only that judge could judge the cases and solve the fights between people, and the widow knew that. Even knowing the negative reputation of the judge, she went to him, trusting that he would help her.
Then, she asked him to judge her cause against the adversary, but he did not help her.
Little friends, do you know what the attitude of the widow was? (Wait their
participation). She did not give up and decided to come back the following day. That woman was on her right and, because of that, she went to the judge to ask for help, for he was the judge and should help her, right?The widow realized she would not be helped that day, so she went back home even without an answer. Did she give up? No, not at all! She thought: “Tomorrow I will come back and he will have to help me”.
Then, next day, there she was again asking the judge to help her. And once again she came back home with no answer. But she did not give up and continued trusting that one day she would be answered.
The more she was despised, the more she persevered and trusted. Such
insistence let the judge very upset, and he thought that if he did not answer the widow, then she would continue to bother him; for her to stop harassing him, the best thing was to attend her.
Oh! What a great joy that widow felt when the judge judged her cause and gave her victory. Little friends, Jesus told the parable of the evil judge, this same story you just heard. He told this parable so that everyone could follow the example of trust and perseverance of that widow.
Little friends, today we learned that we should remain praying and trusting in God, even if apparently He is taking long to answer us. God knows what we need and will bless us, so we should be confidant, just as the widow, who was helped by the judge because of her insistence. Who here will always trust in God say “me”.
Educator, you will need a white cardboard, several pictures (a family gathered,
money, a big and beautiful house, toys, children’s clothing). Take also nine pet bottles (2 liters), washed, without labels and filled with water; and nine strips of office paper written “prayer”. Glue the stripes on the bottles. Write on the top of the cardboard the sentence:
“Blessings I want to receive”, below write the words prosperity, health, peace and success in studies, and glue the pictures. Stick the cardboard on the board and put the bottles at the end of the classroom, then invite a kid to participate of this activity.
Start by saying: Let us pretend that this kid (point to the chosen kid) wishes to
receive from God all these blessings (show the pictures of the poster and read the words), and I am God and I have the blessings on my hands, to give to him/her. But, for me to give you this poster, you will have to bring me all those bottles (point to the bottles) which are representing the prayers, understood?
Educator, ask the chosen kid to get the bottles (obviously he/she will have to come and go more than once for will not be able to bring it all). When the kid gives you all the bottles, give him/her the poster and say: To complete this task, (say the name of the kid) will have to go one more time to the end of the classroom to bring the bottles and to receive the poster. So it is when we wish to receive something from God. We should be perseverant in our prayer. If the answer did not come on the 1st prayer, then we should pray the 2nd, the 3rd, the 4th and so on, many times as necessary, for Jesus is pleased when we are perseverant. Just as that widow, who was insistent and reached what she
wanted, amen? Educator, distribute pieces of paper for the kids and ask them to write a prayer request. Say that, during the whole week, you and they will be praying for this request to be fulfilled. Write the request of the illiterate. Make a prayer and then show the poster of the week; memorize the verse.
Decorating the picture. The woman did not give up and had the answer.
Paint it with thick crayons and glue some wool on her hair.
Painting and making comments. The widow trusted that one day she would be answered and her cause would be judged. Paint the scene.
Educator, after the activity, you ask the kids what they think about the attitude of the widow.
Activities. Complete the sentences using the words below.