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Groeien en Gaan - Spirituele Groei Sessie #5


MATERIALS: Photocopy all Bible Verse Visual Aids for colouring. Sword Play Take Home Tracks. Print Bible for Children 'a man sent by God' take home colouring track


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

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(To be translated into Dutch)

1. GAMES: (10 minutes)
Have a variety snacks in a bag. Each child will reach in the bag and choose a snack and try and describe it telling everything they know about the snack that they picked. A witness, if he is giving evidence has to tell everything he knows in court. After the game have the children to tell something they know about JESUS and to share as many details about what they have "witnessed" about JESUS in their lives. (He loves us; He takes care of us; He heals us; He protects us, etc.)

2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
Divide the group into two teams, sit the groups in two circles (adults and children). Ask everyone to think of something that they like to do. Then pick someone to start by telling the group for example “I like to swim”. The person to their right will then tell the group what the first person liked and adding what they like to do, for example “Fred likes to swim, I like to walk". This continues right around the circle until the last person has to say what everyone likes to do. Other members of the group can prompt by miming the activity if anyone falls into difficulty. If the player gets it wrong they are out and move outside the circle.


(10 minutes)

Optional: Download 'Dit is nu Johannes' Dutch Music video

4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)

Prayer: Heavenly Father give us the power of the Holy Spirit so that we will be Your witnesses in Jerusalem, in our home territory, our school, our village and in all Judea, our region and Samaria, the places we don’t want to go, and to the ends of the earth for your glory. In Jesus name, Amen.

a) Review

Remember last week we learnt fellowship with God and with one another really are just the two Great Commandments, to love God with all your heart and to love your neighbor as yourself.

Maar als we in het licht leven en Hem gehoorzaam willen zijn , net zoals Hij in het licht is, dan zijn we één met elkaar.
( 1 Johannes 1:7a)

Download Dutch 'Fellowship' Bible Verse Review Dutch Colouring Visual Aids


b. Sword Play
Ready…Swords up…Handelingen 1:8 … CHARGE

Maar jullie zullen de Heilige Geest krijgen. Hij zal jullie kracht geven. Dan zullen jullie aan de mensen gaan vertellen wat jullie van Mij hebben gezien en gehoord. Eerst in Jeruzalem, dan in heel Judea en Samaria en daarna in de hele wereld." (Handelingen 1:8)

Download Dutch 'Witness' Bible Verse Colouring Visual Aids

c) Teaching the Lesson - Five Means to Spiritual Growth: - Witnessing: (Telling Others about Jesus)

How does witnessing to others help our faith grow?

When we tell others about Jesus, we help them to know how they can have eternal life. When we see how God works in their lives, it makes our own faith and love for Jesus grow even stronger.

Long before the birth of Jesus, God spoke through the prophet Isaiah to tell how he would spread the news of the coming of the Messiah. This is what he said, "I will send my messenger to prepare the way. He will be a voice of one crying in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the coming of the Lord! Clear the road for him.'" Who was the messenger that God chose to bring this good news to his people?

It was a man named John the Baptist. John was a very unusual man who wore clothes made of camel hair with a leather belt around his waist. His favorite food was locusts and wild honey.

Optional: Download 'Johannes de Doper en Jezus' video

He traveled around in the desert preaching that people should repent of their sins and turn to God. When they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan river.

Optional: Download Bible for Children 'A man sent by God' Dutch PowerPoint to assist with the teaching of the lesson.

Adapted from Bible for Children.

John the Baptist was very popular and had a great following, but he always told the people about Jesus. "Someone is coming soon who is greater than I am," he said. "He is so much greater that I am not even worthy to stoop down and untie the straps on his sandals." Yes, John was faithful in bringing the news to the people.

Optional: Download Bible for Children 'A man sent by God' Dutch Colouring pages

One day John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him. He said to the people with him, "Look! There is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. He is the one I told you about. I didn't know he was the Messiah, but when I baptized him, I saw the Holy Spirit coming down from the heavens like a dove. It came down and landed right on his shoulder. I saw it with my own two eyes and I tell you, this is the Son of God." When the people heard John's eye-witness report, it helped them to understand and believe that Jesus was truly the Son of God.

Most people come to know about Jesus because someone else tells them about him. Perhaps it is their parents, a Sunday School teacher, a pastor, or a good friend. They give an eyewitness account how Jesus came into their heart and changed their life.

What would you say about what Jesus means to you? Perhaps you would say, "Since Jesus came into my heart, sadness has turned to joy; doubt has turned to faith; worry has turned to trust; fear has turned to confidence." Whatever Jesus has done for you, tell others so they can know him too.

Extracts from http://www.sermons4kids.com/eye_witness.htm


Encourage the children to view these videos and practice sharing thier faith.

Optional: Download English 'Kids EE Gospel Presentation" video

REMEMBER: The final session, #12, of the Grow and Go Water Series we taught you how to share your faith.

In this lesson they will learn all the dramas, games and skits that are needed to perform this vibrant children's community outreach.

Click on the English PowerPoint below to learn more...



•  Who can demonstrate the five finger Gospel Presentation ( Use Visual aids as a reminder )

•  Remember the three gift skit? Why was the third gift a free gift? ( The child did nothing to earn it or deserve it that is how it is with the free gift of eternal life)

•  Who will come up and show us their 'Bridge Track' can you demonstrate how you can use this to share your faith?

DOWNLOAD Dutch Bridge Track Visual.

•  Did any of you manage to Long Jump to Jesus? NO Why? 'All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God'

•  Give out the small 'Gospel in a Nutshell' slips with Peanuts (Ensure there is no allergies) Show the children how to use this great little tool that will help them share the Gospel with their friends. "Do you want to see what I have inside my peanut? Look Jesus is God ... (continue with the Gospel in a Nutshell.)

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•  Can you recite John 3:16?

DOWNLOAD DutchTake Home Bible Verses

•  How do we get this gift? ( By faith )

•  Can anyone show us how to use the Salvation Gift Box?

"Geloof in de Heer Jezus. Dan zul je worden gered" Handelingen 16:31a

(Print the Salvation Gift Box and get the children to practice)

DOWNLOAD Dutch Salvation Box Visual Aid.

•  Print off the Visual Aids encourage them to use them to invite their friends to receive Jesus as their best friend.

CLOSING PRAYER: Lord God you sent your Son Jesus who called us to be witnesses. Help us not to be afraid to testify. We know you want us to tell others what You has done for to change our lives. Help us to share how you, Jesus are God, you lived a perfect life, to be an example to us, then you died and was raised from the dead so that we could have eternal life, we receive this gift by Faith in you. Give us strength and courage to boldly testify in your name. Amen


Print the Dutch Take Home Bible Verse one for each child.

Optional: DOWNLOAD Dutch Take Home Bible Verse Visual Aid

Print the Dutch Take Home Bible Verse colouring page one for each child.

Optional: DOWNLOAD Dutch colouring page


Optional: Download Bible for Children 'a man sent by God' take home colouring track

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