3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS:
Chichewa Praise and Worship music video
4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)
a. “Back Track” Review
Last week we learnt the need to be pruned. In order for Christians to grow sometimes God has to prune our lives.
God shapes us and
creates us to be what He wants us to be. Sometimes that is a bit
uncomfortable, but He does it for our good. Pruning your Moringa
helps the tree develop, the tree has a tendency to shoot up vertically
and grow tall, like a mast with sparse flowers and few fruits found
only at the very top
b. Learn a Bible Verse
22 Koma chipatso cha Mzimu ndicho chikondi, chimwemwe, mtendere,
kuleza mtima, chifundo, kukoma mtima, kukhulupirika, 23 kufatsa
ndi kudziretsa. (Agalatiya 5:22-23)
Verse Visual Aid
Photocopy the fruit, cut out and write one word from the
Bible verse on each fruit. Place the fruit in a basket for
the children. Children will take the fruit out of their baskets
and stand in the correct order of the verse.
c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)
A tree is recognized by its fruit. You cannot live life without
God and produce good fruit. You cannot be the “good”
person that God desires on your own. You need the power of
the Holy Spirit to work in you and through you. Only then,
will you produce the kind of fruit that we call the Fruit
of the Spirit! It is His work in you – nothing that
you can do.
Chichewa Yohane 15:8 Bible Verse Visual
Let’s work together to live our lives for God. As we grow
in the knowledge of Jesus, the Holy Spirit will produce fruit in
our lives. All we have to do is love Him! The Holy Spirit does the
Are you always patient? Are you always gentle and kind? No, there
will be times when you fail. We are all a work in progress. When
you fail, ask God to forgive you and fill you with his Spirit so
that you will produce the kind of fruit that He wants to see in
You will need some fruit like bananas that look pretty good on the
outside but that may have bad spots on the inside and some that
you know is not good. Talk about how you can't always tell a fruit
by it's outside. Hold up a very ripe black banana. Explain that
you can tell that this banana is bad on the inside. Hold up a yellow
banana. It looks good, but it is possible that it isn't all good
on the inside. How do we know if a banana is good? First we look
at what we can see. Then we open it up and look at the inside. How
do we know if a person is a Christian? We look at their lives that
we can see, but that doesn't always tell us accurately. As Christians
we should not only have good outsides, but we should have good insides.
People we are around look at what they can see so we need to be
sure we are acting the way Jesus wants us to. God looks at the inside
so we need to make sure that we are acting the way Jesus wants us
Fruit of the Spirit:
Love: We are to love the Lord our God with all our hearts,
soul and mind. This will enable us to show love by doing things
for others and being nice to family, friends and pets. God says
to love your enemies. That’s hard to do but God expects that!
Joy: There is a difference between joy and happiness.
Happiness is based upon “happenings,” meaning if good
things happen, you’re happy, but if bad things happen we are
unhappy. Not so with joy
Peace is being content with what God has given
us. Be happy with what you have.
Longsuffering is patients, not whining or complaining.
Remember, patience with your brothers or sisters, no matter how
hard that is.
Kindness is giving and helpful. Saying something
nice to someone that you see is feeling down?
Goodness means caring and understanding. Do a
little something extra to help out at home.
Faithfulness means to be true to God. You all
know right from wrong. You all know what God expects. You all know
what He says not to do.
Gentleness is being tender and calm. Again, being
kind to your family, friends and your pets.
Self-control is managing your wants and emotions.
Oh, this is a hard one! Don’t do things that you know you
shouldn’t be doing. If you have to hide it or lie about it,
don’t do it. Be careful how you act, what you say. Be careful
of the friends you pick.
If we connect to Jesus, we will produce beautiful leaves and delicious
fruit. But if we are separated from Jesus, our leaves will wither
and die and we will never put forth any fruit. Your Moringa tree
fruit or pods can be used when young when they are 30 cm long. They
are cooked like beans and are very tasty. Wait and see they are
6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD
God has "planted" us on this earth and he expects us to
produce good fruit in our life. When He doesn't see these things
in our life, He is very disappointed -- but He is willing to give
us another chance. Jesus wants to help us to be the kind of fruit-bearing
children that God wants us to be. If we will trust in him, read
his Word, and pray -- he will help us to produce a lot of good fruit.
TAKE HOME PAGE/ACTIVITY:
Download English ‘Activity
Book’ available for the children and
can be downloaded from this website if they speak English.
‘Take Home Bible Memory Verse' give
one to each child.
These should be photocopied prior to the Session
and available to take home.
There are some fun Chichawa games and quizzes
that can be downloaded to help the childen remember what they
have been taught.
We are going to learn about harvest, leading
up to the Moringa harvest.
to view Session #11
SOWING SEEDS OF SUCCESS - MORINGA CURRICULUM