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# 27th week of our Journey – Water Baptism - Second Birth
This week’s destination:
SECOND BIRTH – WATER BAPTISM
MATERIALS: Music or drum, chairs,
Photocopy butterflies, two caterpillars, Visual Aids for Butterfly
song. Photocopy Salvation flower one for each child.
AS KIDS ARRIVE PRIOR TO THE LESSON:
Welcome Teacher/Trainers, Trainers and students. Get the children
colouring the Visual Aids prior to the start of the session.
1. WELCOME GAME: (10 minutes)
BUTTERFLY MUSICAL CHAIRS: Chairs can be placed around the
room in no certain pattern. Give the children a small butterfly
and tell them to run with arms out like wings waving their butterflies
while the music plays or a drum beats and when the music stops,
the "butterflies" must find a chair. There should always
be one less chair than there are children! Remove the chairs until
there is only one chair and two children. Continue the game as time
2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
CATERPILLAR CRAWL: Divide the group into two equal teams.
Give each team a caterpillar baton they must run a relay with children
crawling like a squiggly caterpillar. The baton is handed over from
one child to the other.
3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS: (10 minutes)
When I am baptized (Use music video and lyrics from Visual Aid Manual)
4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)
Born Again (Use music video and lyrics found in the Visual Aid Manual)
Prayer: As the Worship song tells
us ‘I was lost when you found me here and I was broken beyond
Then you came along and you sang your song over me, it feels like
I'm born again. Thank you Jesus.
a. “Back Track”
Optional: Sing Temptation song
b. Sword Play (Give each child
a Sword Play track to take home)
Ready…Swords up… John3:3 … CHARGE
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the
kingdom of God unless they are born again.” (John3:3)
c. Teach the Lesson
SO HOW WAS GOD GOING TO CHANGE MAN BACK TO HIS ORIGINAL
• Our spirit is dead to spiritual things because of sin –
we do not have the fruits or the gifts of the spirit
• We must be BORN AGAIN so that we can receive the Holy Spirit
in us to keep us from sin – the Holy Spirit is our Guide,
Teacher. Protector and Helper.
Get the same three volunteers from the last two week stand in a
row, holding a rope. One with a SPIRIT sigh around their neck holding
a empty balloon, middle child with a sign SOUL and the last a sign
BODY. Have BODY at the front of the row all holding a rope.
I ask Him to strengthen you by His Spirit- not a
brute strength but a glorious inner strength that Christ will live
in you as you open the door and invite Him in. (Ephesians 3 :16)
As the verses are read blow up the balloon held
by SPIRIT who turns around and is now the leader. SOUL looks shocked
but half turns, BODY is furious and refuses to turn to follow SPIRIT.
• Water represents God’s spirit – Remember we
learnt Jesus said “I am the living water.”
• Water Baptism allows us to be born again in our spirit man
- - when Adam and Eve sinned, God’s spirit in them (His breath)
left their presence because God cannot look upon sin. Although God
still loves us, He hates sin in us. God is love but He is also just
and must punish sin.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new
creature (creation); old things pass away; behold all things become
new.” (2 Cor 5:17)
SPIRIT now says “Let’s go to church” SOUL says
“OK” the two turn and start walking and BODY is dragged
(Keep the children up front in this position throughout the
When we become “born again”, Normally
no change takes place in our body.
Body –is not born again. You do become a prime candidate for
healing. Jesus won the victory over all sickness and disease. It
is God’s will for us to walk in physical wholeness.
The Battle is in the mind
“I don’t understand myself at all,
for I really want to do what is right, but I don’t do it.
Instead I do the very thing I hate” Apostle Paul
(Romans 7 : 14 NLT)
“And do not be conformed to this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…”
(Romans 12 : 2)
The mind needs to be transformed you need to grow
Spiritually. Feed SPIRIT. (Get a cookie, feed SPIRIT with a
small bite – Read your Bible. Another bite of cookie –
Pray. Another bite of cookie – Worship. Another bite of cookie
– Fellowship. Another bite of cookie – Witnessing. With
each bite, the balloon gets bigger and bigger - make sure it does
Water Baptism is openly confessing your desire to
live a sin-free life and it places you back in God’s presence
- the Holy Spirit guides you away from sin and teaches you God’s
ways. He helps you to turn your heart away from sin and He protects
you from the evil one Satan.
Spiritual birth is like a butterfly. A butterfly
is a caterpillar first (our natural birth). It is ugly, slimy and
moves very slow and you cannot see the beautiful butterfly hidden
on the inside. Sin is ugly slimy and takes all our energy away from
God. Sin hides our inner beauty.
When a caterpillar is turned into a butterfly (Spiritual
birth)it sheds it outer slimy hard shell and out comes a beautiful
delicate colorful butterfly that is pretty and playful (the
fruits and gifts of the spirit).
Optional: Sing The Butterfly song
(Use music video, lyrics colouring pages as found in the Visual
That is a good picture of what Jesus meant when
he said we had to be "born again." The Bible
says, "if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the
old has gone, the new has come!" When we invite Jesus
to come into our heart, we become a new creation. God doesn't just
clean us up and slap on a little paint, He makes us into a new person.
Would you rather be, a worm or a butterfly? Jesus will make you
into a new creation if you will invite him into your heart.
When we believe in God and give our lives to Jesus, water baptism
is a way of showing others that we believe in Him and want to live
our life the way God wants. It’s like having a bath to make
yourself clean on the inside. When you get baptized, it’s
a special way of showing that you understand that you have and need
Baptism is an open sign that you have decided to
make Jesus Christ Lord and Savior of your life and in the same way
Jesus died for our sins and rose again, the symbolism of water Baptism
is to die to sin and to rise to your new life.
When we are placed under the water, we are confessing openly that
we no longer want to be a part of sinful living. (We are dying
When we are brought up from under the water, it
is an open show that we are new creations in Christ and that the
old sinful nature or desire has died with Jesus on the cross. (In
the same way Jesus died and rose from the dead.)
We therefore die and are buried with Him (Christ)
through baptism into death (Jesus death on the cross representing
our desire to die to sin).
Through Water Baptism we are reconciled (reconnected) to
the Spirit of God in the form of the Holy Spirit who now is present
inside of us.
• Water Baptism is openly confessing your desire to die to
• We are ‘Born Again’ not of human flesh but of
• The Holy Spirit living on the inside of us keeps us from
• We can come boldly to God in prayer and we have all that
the Kingdom of God has to offer us – the FRUIT of the Spirit
and the GIFTS of the Spirit
SPIRIT now says “Let’s go to a prayer meeting”
SOUL says “Wonderful Praise God”
the two turn and start walking and BODY also now turns ”Let’s
go” all three walk together, like in the beginning when
they walked with God in the garden, Praising God and singing.
6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD: Refer
to our Encountering God Handbook for ideas for this important section
of the session. Experience the Holy Spirit Learning Centers creating
a Spiritual atmosphere.
CLOSING PRAYER: May this eternal
truth be always on our hearts, that the God who breathed this world
into being, placed stars into the heavens and designed a butterfly's
Is the God who entrusted his Son, Jesus to the care of ordinary
people, who became vulnerable that we might know how strong is the
wonder of Love.
A mystery so deep it is impossible to grasp. A mystery so beautiful
it is impossible to ignore.
Extracts from: www.faithandworship.com
TAKE HOME PAGE:
Salvation flower one for each child. Teach the children how to assemble
the ‘Flower’ and how to use it.
Optional: ‘Take Home Quiz’
books are available for the children at the end of this session.
NEXT WEEK: We will be starting
a brand new teaching series. We will be reminding you about the
Trinity, sowing the Jesus seed and introducing you to a special
seed – a Moringa seed.
view Session #28.