Hello everyone!! How’s everybody’s long weekend?
The 3 days off have literally been a whirlwind for me. So many things to do, that I forgot I was assigned to do the Friday teaching. My bad! Buti na lang teacher Jen was very efficient of reminding us of our schedule.
When I read her message I hurriedly open my email to see the lesson . I don’t have much time of preparation na so I need to improvise things.Swerte coz the topic is quite easy to discuss with kids. Swerte din kasi hubby printed and even helped me in preparing all the paper houses for our memory verse activity.
Our topic: The story of the wise and foolish builders (Matthew 7: 24-27)
Aim: To show the children that as Christians, we need to build our lives on Jesus Christ, so that when trouble comes we will be able to stand firm with faith in God.
Presentation: In this passage Jesus used a parable to explain how we want to built our foundation with him. The story tells us about a man who builds his house upon a rock. Think about what a rock is and what it feels like. It is very strong and sturdy. Jesus is like a rock. When we have Jesus in our lives it is like we are standing on a rock. We are not going to fall down when Jesus is holding us up. We have to rely on Jesus with every part of our lives. If we do rely on Jesus, He will not let us fall.
The second part of this story is about a man who built his house on the sand. What is sand like? It is squishy and it moves when you walk on it. The world is like sand. When we build our lives on whatever we want, but not Jesus, it is like standing on the sand. When life is hard the foundation we are standing on gets squishy and we will fall down. Without Jesus we fall down. The foolish man’s house fell down when the storm came.
For review I asked the kids few questions like:
- What did the wise man build his house upon? The Rock
- What did the foolish man build his house upon? The Sand
- In our lives, who is really the Rock? Jesus
I also told them that like wise man if we listen to his word and put it into practice no matter what troubles we may encounter, Jesus will never leave us nor forsake us.
Memory Verse: Matthew 7:24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”
For the activity, each of them decorate their own house. And when they’re done we helped them to assemble the house by gluing each side of the paper. Hubby was very supportive and he’s really helping me with the needs of the kids. That’s why I always encouraged him to try Kids Ministry kasi it’s very challenging and fulfilling, right teachers???
Special thanks to teacher Jen for assistance. By the way, have you noticed our tables? Ang saya noh..di na nahihirapan ang kids!! God’s blessing talaga for kids ministry..Yipeee!!
Have a blessed Sunday..