Monday, 25 November 2013

CBC Lesson from 24th to 30th of November

Unit 3 -  DANIEL IN THE DEN OF LIONS


BIBLICAL REFERENCE

Daniel 6.1-28


PURPOSE OF THE LESSON

Teach children to persevere in prayer, for only then they will achieve victory.


VERSE TO MEMORIZE

“Pray without ceasing.” (1 Thessalonians 5.17)





INTRODUCTION

What would you do if you had to stand before fierce lions? Cry for help, run, hide? (Give them some time to answer). In the story we are going to tell you today we have lions, kings, bad men…are you curious? Then let us listen to the story.



GOD DELIVERS DANIEL IN THE DEN OF LIONS

AFTER SOME time, the king of Babylon came to be Darius. Weird name, right?But that was the name of the new king. He chose   Daniel and two more men to be ministers of his kingdom. But, as Daniel did everything right, the king decide to put him as chief of all. Hum! It caused so much jealousy for the other two, which started looking for a flaw in Daniel to harm him. What a bad thing! Never do that, children, for it displeases God, very much. They realized there was nothing to accuse Daniel in his work, but they knew he was faithful to his God and used to pray three times a day. Do you know what they did, kids? They asked the king to create a law in which, during one month, it would be forbidden to pray to any god and, each and every request should be made exclusively to the king.
The king, without knowing their real intention, thought it was a good idea and ordered to proclaim the law determining that, whoever disobey it, would be thrown into the den of lions. Even knowing about the law, Daniel kept praying and thanking God three times a day, with his house windows opened. When the jealous saw Daniel praying, they ran to tell it to the king and spur him to comply with the law, throwing Daniel into the den of hungry lions. Oh, children! Only then the king realized the evil of those men. He was so sad because he was very fond of Daniel, but there was nothing he could do, for the order of a king could not be undone. Bam! The men thrown Daniel into the den of lions and the king, with a very sad heart, could only say: May God, whom you serve, Daniel, releases you.
The next day, early in the morning, the king ran to the den and called for Daniel. And, for his surprise, there he was, sitting with the lions, which were so quiet that lookedlike kittens. And Daniel said to him: king, my God sent his angel and closed the mouth of the lions, and I am alive. The king Darius was very happy and commanded Daniel to be removed immediately from inside the den, and ordered to be thrown in there those men who had accused Daniel.


CONCLUSION


We learned from Daniel that we should pray every day and trust that God will listen and answer to our prayers. To pray is to talk with God. We can say to Him everything that gets us sad and worried. Only He is powerful to free us from all our problems. When we go through difficulties, just as Daniel in the den of lions, we need to insist on praying, for the Lord is powerful to deliver us from all our fears and worries, amen, kids!






    FUN CHAT

                Educator, you are going to arrange in advance a clipping of a lion to each child. 

    Explain that Daniel prayed to be free from the hungry lions. What are them afraid of or 

    what worries them that could be called “lion”? Ask the kids to think about their “lions” 

    such as the disease of a relative; the separation of the parents; a problem at school; a 

    hard test; etc. Ask them to write their “lion” (or you write it) on the clipping of lion you 

    distributed, and then put it inside your Bible. Suggest them to pray over the “lions” during 

    the week and wait for the answer from God.

    After picking up the requests, ask them: how can we wait God to answer our 

    prayers? (By praying daily; being patience and believing he will solve the problem; asking 

    God to help us do our part to solve the problem). Ask who has a testimony of answer 

    from a prayer? Give them some time to share the victory with the group. When you pray, 

    remember today’s story: God deliver us from the “lions”. Educator, do not forget to 

    memorize the verse of the week with the kids and ask them, as homework, to pray three 

    times a day: when waking up, at lunch time, and when going to bed.


    Activities



    MATERNAL

    Let’s paint?


    Using crayons paint Paul from the story.






    PRIMARY

    Coloring and meditating the verse

    We have learned today that we should not be lazy.







    JUNIORS

    Organizing and memorizing

    Cut and glue in the frame the ants in the right order from the verse.






    1 comment:

    Ednilce Mota said...

    THAT IS AMAZING!!

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