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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.

AS KIDS ARRIVE PRIOR TO THE LESSON (10 minutes) ACTIVITY

DOWNLOAD English Flood Lesson #9 to teach the lesson (To be translated)

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)

 
 

3. ENGLISH ACTIVE ENGLISH PRAISE CHORUS:
(10 minutes)

Optional: Download English 'I'm a new creation' video

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

 

4. INTIMATE ENGLISH WORSHIP: (5 minutes)
Optional: Download English ‘I've got my mind made up’ video

Optional: Download English ‘Born again’ video

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)

 

b. Learn a Bible Verse (5 minutes)
#1. 2 Corinth 5: 17

Optional: Download Efik Bible Verse

b. Learn a Bible Verse (5 minutes)
#2. John 3:3b

Optional: Download Efik Bible Verse

c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)

DOWNLOAD English Flood Lesson #9 to continue teaching the lesson (To be translated)

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?

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!

Optional: Download Bible Verse Visual Aid

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 Efik 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.)

Genesisi 2:7 "Olúwa olo´run sì fi erùpe ile` moènìyàn, (Ara) ó si mí èémí ìyè sí ihò imú re`, (Emí) ènìyàn sì di alààyè okàn. (Okàn)"

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. Jesus 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.

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! 

 

Optional: Download Butterfly Life Cycle Visual Aid

Optional: Download English 'Metamorphosis' video

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)

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.

Paul told the Romans:

Read: NWED MBON ROME 7:15

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

How do we do that?

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

Optional: Download Rome 12:2a Signs

( Drama: SPIRIT is strong, SOUL is transformed, changed and BODY is beginning to come in line, they walk in unity, singing and playing..)

ENGLISH 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

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

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

CLOSING PRAYER:

TAKE HOME PAGE/ACTIVITY:

Optional: Download English ‘Activity Book'

DownloadTake Home Memory Verse

DownloadTake Home Memory Verse

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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