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Heal a Hurting Heart - Lesson #9 New Life in Christ

By the end of this lesson the child should be able to:

•  Understand that Jesus wants to set you free , not teach you how to cope !
•  Know we are in a battle but Jesus has won the battle and we can have victory...in THIS life!
•  Learn that we are a Spirit, we have a Soul and we live in a Body.

DOWNLOAD Lesson #9

AS KIDS ARRIVE PRIOR TO THE LESSON (10 minutes) ACTIVITY
(Hand sanitization for each child, please ensure masks are worn, and the children have individual crayons for arts and crafts)

Get children to colour the three Drama signs, the Bible Verse Visual Aids , the other signs and the butterflies, supply crayons, glue and coloured paper to make the butterfly mobile.

Supplies needed:
• Crayons, marker pens, glue, coloured paper, scissors.
• Hangers, tissue paper and string.
• Print Butterfly Visual aids.
• 6 foot rope for tug of war
• Print three signs: SPIRIT, SOUL and BODY.
• String for the drama.
• Yo Yo.
• Balloon .
• Print 'Bible Verse Visual Aid' and get a child to colour it prior to the class.
• Print Trinity Signs
• Print the 'Take Home Bible Memory Verse'
• Print the 'Evening Warfare Prayer' for the older children and youth only.
• Print the chapter 9 of the ‘And Puppy’ book one for each child .

DOWNLOAD Lesson #9 Visual Aids

 

 
 

1. GAMES: (10 minutes) BUTTERFLY MOBILE:

Let children draw, or cut out the butterflies and color them, this can be done before the class begins as the children arrive. Write NEW LIFE IN JESUS.

Hang the butterflies from a hanger that has been wrapped with tissue paper and hang from a tree outside the classroom. The teacher can have pieces of construction paper cut in various shapes for the children to glue onto their butterflies.

2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
Slit the group into two equal teams, make a mark in the dirt or a chalk mark on the floor and give the team the rope and play 'Tug of War'.

(This game may not be suitable Post COVID 19 because it may be difficult to comply with social distancing)

3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS: (10 minutes)
Optional: Download 'I'm a new creation' video

4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)
Optional: DownloadI've got my mind made up’ video
Optional: Download ‘Born again’ video

 

Download 'Change my heart oh God' video, lyrics and music sheets

 

5. TEACHING:
a. Review:
(5 minutes)
God has a gift for you what is that gift? (Eternal life)

What stops us from getting that gift? (Sin)

We all sin, and we cannot save ourselves, t here must be a different way, what way? (God's way)

Can you tell me the two different sides of God? (Loving and Just)

We have a problem, How did God solved this problem (By sending His son Jesus)

How do we receive this gift? (By faith)

Optional Review: Download 'ABC’s of Salvation' video

b. Learn a Bible Verse (5 minutes)

 

#1. 2 Corinthians 5: 17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; old things pass away; behold all things become new

DOWNLOAD Bible Verse Visual Aid

DOWNLOAD Bible Verse Video

#2. John 3:3b (NIV) "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again'

DOWNLOAD Bible Verse Visual Aid

c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)
This teaching is about getting set free! We can have the victory. Jesus won the battle on the cross. Before being set free somebody pushes our button (we all have them).we react, we are not free.

Are you walking in victory?

John 10:10 "I came that you may have life and have it to the full!".

Are you having life to the full.or are you struggling, just coping at school? Jesus wants to set you free, not teach you how to cope!

We are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus..are you a conqueror or are children rejecting you and bullying you? Or are you being conquered by your emotions of anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, rejection, loneliness, doubts, thoughts of suicide?

Most adult Christians don't have the victory,
they are like yoyos! (Use the YoYo to demonstrate)

We are created in God's image.

DOWNLOAD Lesson #9 Visual Aids

( Drama: Get three volunteers to come out, place the three signs around their neck, the largest child -SPIRIT, give him the balloon, next largest - SOUL, smallest child- BODY. Give them the rope to hold standing about two foot apart in a line.)

Genesis 2:7 "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground , (BODY) and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; (SPIRIT) ( Blow up the balloon,) and man became a living being (SOUL). "

Walk around with Spirit leading in harmony with God. (Everybody smiling and in unity) Then the fall... (all the children turn and face the other direction, the balloon is deflated and Spirit looks dejected,)

BODY is now in control, following our own desires, controlled by sin, doing as we please.

SOUL is controlled by body, influenced by the world, by what it sees and hears

SIPIRT is now weak, ineffective in bondage

(Drama: Body walks around, swigging from a beer bottle, pretending to smoke and do drugs, looking lustfully at the girls, having fun, party time! Soul joins in and weak, inflated Spirit is dragged along.)

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But then something happened, it happened one night to a man named Nicodemus who came to talk to Jesus. As Jesus was talking to him, he said something that Nicodemus didn't understand. He told Nicodemus, "No one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."  Nicodemus was really puzzled by what Jesus said. He just couldn't understand how someone could be born again.

This will help you understand

I think the butterfly is one of the most beautiful things that God has ever created, but it wasn't always so beautiful.

Optional: Download Butterfly Life Cycle Visual Aid

Optional: Download 'Metamorphosis' video

The butterfly started out as a fuzzy little caterpillar, no one would say that caterpillars are beautiful. A caterpillar is a worm -- and worms are not beautiful! 

Then, one day the caterpillar spins a cocoon about himself and stays there for several weeks.

When it comes out, it is no longer a caterpillar, it has been miraculously changed into a beautiful butterfly. God didn't just take a caterpillar and stick some wings on him! When the cocoon opens and the butterfly crawls out, it is a new creation.

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, 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.

( Drama: Blow up SPIRIT's balloon the children turn and face the other direction with SPIRIT leading)

' Now when the Trinity, looks at us"

God, the Father says

"That's my house, I designed it!'

Optional: Download 'Trinity Signs'

God the Son says

"That's my house I paid for it, by dying on the cross!"

God the Holy Spirt says

"That's my house I live in it!"

When we become "born again" normally no change takes place in our soul and body. Body -is not born again, the battle is in the mind. Even Apostle Paul struggled.

Read: Romans 7:15
"I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do"

(Drama: SPIRIT suggest going to church, SOUL goes along with it but BODY is running in the opposite direction, he is dragged along.)

Romans 12 : 2
"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."

How do we do that?

  1. Read your Bible
  2. Pray
  3. Worship
  4. Fellowship
  5. Witness

Optional: Download Romans 12:2 Signs

( Drama: SPIRIT is strong, SOUL is transformed, changed and BODY is beginning to come in line.)

STORY TIME:

The Story Teller and 'Scruffy' the sock puppet read "And Puppy' Chapter 9' I am a new creature, so is Puppy!

Download Chapter 9 of ‘And Puppy

Optional: Download 'And Puppy' Bible Verses

6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD:
Optional: Download and Pray the Evening Warfare Prayer (Older children and youth only)

Optional: Download Youth Deliverance Training (For teachers/Youth Pastors)

CLOSING PRAYER:

TAKE HOME PAGE/ACTIVITY:

Optional: Download ‘Activity Book'

DownloadTake Home Memory Verse

DownloadTake Home Memory Verse

Optional: Download Chapter 9 of ‘And Puppy

NEXT WEEK: Continue the Deliverance Teaching by learning about Strongholds and Open Doors teaching. (Designed for the older children or youth)

If this is not appropriate then this Lesson can lead onto Lesson #12

 

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