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Efik Spiritual Growth - Session #1

In Session #1 we will learn about the first of the


MATERIALS: 4 Balloons, markers, Bibles – Game 1. Print Personalizes Bible Verses back to back, cut in strips prior to the lesson – Game 2. Paper and marker for hand demo. Print Hand demo Visual Aid. Photocopy Bible Verse Visual Aids for colouring. Photocopy Sword Play Tracks. Paper and markers to trace the child’s hand for hand demo or Photocopy and cut out small hands to give the children.


Welcome Teacher,Trainers and students. Get all the children to colour the colouring pages and visual aids until it is time to start.

DOWNLOAD Efik Visual Aids

Optional: DOWNLOAD English Visual Aids

DOWNLOAD Session #1 English Teaching (To translate into Efik)

1. GAMES: (10 minutes)
Blow up the four balloons, write Matthew, Mark, Luke and John with a marker. Play games throwing the balloons in the air and getting the children to catch them. Then get the children work out the order once they have got it correct throw the balloons in the air again and start the game again.

2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
Divide the children into teams give out the Personalized Bible verses and get the children to write their names in the blanks. The first team to finish come to the front and read out the edited Bible Verses.

3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS: (10 minutes)

Optional: Download ''The BIBLE' English Music video, sheet music and lyrics

4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)

Optional: Download 'Change my heart Oh God, may I be like You' English Music video, sheet music and lyrics


Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father we thank you for the five means of growing Spiritually. Thank you for your Word that we will learn more about today. Give us the spirit of wisdom and revelation now during this teaching. Help us to learn to pray and worship you. Thank you for our Christian brothers and sisters who we can have fellowship with. Give us opportunities to share our faith as we stand witness for Jesus and what He has done in our lives. As we do all these things we will grow Spiritually in Jesus name we pray. Amen


Download Session #1 Spiritual Growth Efik Series Visual Aids

Optional: Download Session #1 Spiritual Growth English Series Visual Aids

a) Review

1. Natural Growth Review

Remember we leartn that in Jesus' story of the Sower that the seed represented the word of God and the soil represented the people who hear the word.

Download 'The Farmer and the seed' Efik Review Bible Verse Colouring Page

Download'The Farmer and the seed' Efik Review Bible Verses Colouring Pages adapted from Bible for Children


Remember we learnt that every seed consists of an embryo and a food store, surrounded and protected by an outer seed coat. The food store is large enough to allow the plant to grow its first leaves so that it can start producing its own food. Under the right conditions, this perfect little "bundle" will grow and develop into a new plant, but it needs LIGHT and WATER

2. Water Series Review

Remember that we learnt that God created water and we were also created in the image of the Triune God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) we are triune creatures we are Spirit, Soul and body.

(Genesis 1:26a)

Download Efik Review Bible Memory Verse Visual Aid colouring page

Optional: Download English Review Bible Memory Verse Visual Aid colouring page

We learnt that life is a free gift, but God has a gift He wants to give us, the gift of eternal life with Him in Heaven! Let's see what stops us from getting that gift...

In Session #2 of the WATER Series we learnt that SIN enters the world, sin separates us from God. Sin has consequences and God deals with Sin thought water and eventually through blood! The blood of His Son Jesus. We learnt that Jesus was baptised in water, that He lived a perfect and POWERFUL life and He could still the storm and calm the waters! Walk on water and change it into wine!

Then we learnt that Jesus was the 'Living WATER'. When Jesus offered living water to the woman at the well, He was offering her a new life, a Christian life.

DOWNLOAD 'The woman at the well' Efik Bible Verse Review Colouring Book.

Optional: DOWNLOAD 'The woman at the well' English PowerPoint, colouring pages and take home track.

3. Light Series Review

The early in the Light Series we learnt that Jesus is the LIGHT of the World. When He walked upon this earth, Jesus was in the business of delivering men from darkness. He is still doing that today.

Download Efik Review Bible Verse Colouring Visual Aid.

He is still a Shining Light and a Saviour to all who will come to Him He said, “I am the light.” He didn’t say, “I am a light in Jerusalem.” He said, “I am the light of the world.” That includes us.

Optional: Download 'Light of the world' English Review Bible Verse Colouring Visual Aid.

b. Efik Sword Play

Ready…Swords up… 2 Timothy 3: 16… CHARGE

Download Efik Bible Verse Visual Aid.

b. English Sword Play
Ready…Swords up… 2 Timothy 3: 16… CHARGE

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3: 16)

Optional: Download English Bible Verse Visual Aid.

c) Teaching the Lesson - Five Means to Spiritual Growth:

Read the Bible: (God’s Word)

First, give children a piece of paper, large enough for them to be able to trace around their hand. Have the children trace around their hand.

Optional: Download '5 steps to knowing God's Word' English visual aid colouring page

After they are finished with the hand, have a volunteer read each of the verses shown below. Explaining why we are putting each instruction on each finger.

Have the children write the corresponding words:

Hear, Read, Study, Memorize and Meditate on the fingers.

(Show Hand Visual Aid)

On the other side of the hand, write the verse references. When finished, suggest the children keep this in their Bibles to use as a bookmark and a reminder to do all five steps to understand the Bible fully and to allow the Word of God to richly fill their lives.

HEAR (The little finger is the only finger you can fit in your ear! Demonstrate)
Romans 10:17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word of Christ.

READ (The thumb is used to turn a page when you are reading, demonstrate)
Revelation 1:3a Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy.

STUDY (Teachers points her finger and tells you ‘Study’ demonstrate)
Acts 17:11 Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined (studied) the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.

MEMORIZE (The tallest finger reminds us of our pledge to God that we will hide His Word in our heart)
Psalm 119:11 I have hidden (memorized) your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

MEDITATE (The ring fingers reminds us that if we love God we want to meditate on His ways)
Psalm 119:15 I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.

Extracts from www.kidssundayschool.com

When you hear God’ Word, read the Bible, study and get to know God, memorize and meditate on the Word, the Bible, you discover who God is and how He wants you to live.

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. James 1:22 (NIV)

It isn't enough to read and study the Bible. We must put its teachings to work in our daily life.

The Bible is like a cookbook. The Bible has God's recipe for becoming a Christian and living a life that is pleasing to Him. A lot of people read the Bible every day. Many of them even go to Sunday School and study the Bible. But it isn't enough just to read the recipe. Reading the Bible won't make you a Christian any more than reading a cookbook will make you a cook. We must follow the recipe in our daily life.


CLOSING PRAYER: Dear Heavenly Father we thank you for your Word, that all Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching us, for sometimes rebuking us correcting and training us in righteousness. We want to hear the Word because faith comes from hearing the message. Help us to set aside time to read your Word and study and examine the Scriptures every day. We want to hide your word in our hearts so that I might not sin against you as we consider your ways and walk in them. In Jesus name we pray. Amen


DOWNLOAD Efik Take Home Bible Verse Track one for each child


Print the Take Home Bible Verse one for each child.

Optional: DOWNLOAD English Take Home Bible Verse Track one for each English speaking child


‘Take Home Activity Quiz’ books are available for the children at the end of this session

Optional: DOWNLOAD English Take Home Activity Quiz Book

Children's Sermons from Sermons 4 Kids | Object Lessons...

NEXT WEEK: We are going to learn that to live closer to Jesus, it is important that you faithfully pray. It is good to have a fixed time of prayer every day. We can also pray at any time during the day.

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