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Mbewu ya Yesu - Gawo #6
(Text to be translated into Chichewa)
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This week’s destination: NURTURING
THE JESUS SEED
This lesson in this series focuses on Nurturing the Jesus seed. God
wants us to grow spiritually. We have already learnt in order to grow
plants need sunlight and water. The light is like the presence of
God, Jesus is our light.
• Spiritual Growth
• Jesus our light
• Being filled with the Holy Spirit
A watering can full of water, a cup, a healthy plant in a pot, break
off a branch and allow it to wither and wilt before putting it in
a pot. Balloons, small piece of paper with 1 Cor. 6:19 written on
it. Photocopy Bible Memory Verse Card, crayons.
AS KIDS ARRIVE PRIOR TO THE LESSON :
Get 1 child to colour the Bible Verse Card.
Examine the Moringa plants ensure they are being watered. We are
going to learn today that being watered is like being filled with
the Holy Spirit.
1. WELCOME GAMES: (10 minutes)
“Jesus Says” game. Children line up
facing the leader. The leader gives the children instructions ...
'turn around, touch nose, touch elbow, quack like a duck' etc,
whatever you can think of. If the leader says “Jesus
Says” before the instruction such as “Jesus
says quack like a duck', the children should do the activity.
The leader then says “Jesus says stop”they
immediately stop the activity. If the leader does not say “Jesus
Says,” prior to the instruction eg 'Quack like a
duck' then the kids should not do as instructed, if they do
they are disqualified.
2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
Father, Son, Holy Spirit Sit in a circle on the floor. One child,
the tapper, walks around the circle tapping a child on the head
saying “Father” then another child “Son”
when they tap the child they wish to select, they say/yell “Holy
Spirit.” That child then has to chase the tapper around the
circle, they then become the tapper.
Prayer: Dear God You wants
us to grow Spiritually. We have already learnt in order to grow
plants need sunlight and water. The light is Your presence, Jesus
is our light. Being watered is like being filled with the Holy Spirit
living & growing in us. Keep us connected to you like the vine
and the branches we can do nothing without You. Amen
Remember we learned that God is like a farmer or a gardener and we are like his garden. God wants us to grow Spiritually.
In order to grow Spiritually He must plant the Jesus seed in the right type of soil. Your heart is like the soil, if your heart is full of anger, bitterness and pride it is like hard soil.
Optional: Download English Parable of the Sower review video
If you put little effort into your relationship with Jesus it is like rocky shallow soil. If your heart is full of worldly things it is like thorny soil. Our hearts need to be like good soft fertile soil.
b. Learn a Bible Verse
26 Ndipo ananena, Ufumu wa Mulungu uli wotero, monga ngati
munthu akataya mbeu panthaka; 27nakagona ndi kuuka, usiku
ndi usana, ndipo mbeu zikamera, ndi kukula, iye sadziwa umo
Chichewa Bible Verse Visual Aid
c. Teach the Lesson (15
Lesson #6 Visual Aids
Bible Reading:1 Corinthians
Second Memory Verse
6Ndinaoka ine, anathirira Apolo; koma Mulungu
anakulitsa. 7Chotero sali kanthu kapena wookayo, kapena wothirirayo;
koma Mulungu amene akulitsa.
(1 Akorinto 3:7)
Chichewa Bible Verse Visual Aid
a. “Back Track” Review
Remember we learned that God is like a farmer or a gardener and
we are like his garden. God wants us to grow Spiritually. In order
to grow Spiritually He must plant the Jesus seed in the right type
of soil. Your heart is like the soil, if your heart is full of anger,
bitterness and pride it is like hard soil.
If you put little effort into your relationship with Jesus it is
like rocky shallow soil. If your heart is full of worldly things
it is like thorny soil. Our hearts need to be like good soft fertile
Chichewa Bible Memory Verse game
(Before class write the verse on a small
piece of paper, roll it up and insert it into a balloon.)
As you blow up the balloon explain how God
breathed His breath, the Holy Spirit into the first man –
Adam. (Let the balloon deflate) this is what happened
after the fall, but once we give our lives to Jesus the Holy
Spirit then lives in you. Giving you power, (keep bowing)
it’s EXPLOSIVE. Quickly blow up your balloon until it
burst, WOW. get a child to find the verse and read it out
to the class.
c. Teach the Lesson
Chichewa Lesson #6 Visual Aid
God wants us to grow spiritually. In order to grow plants need
sunlight and water. In order to grow spiritually we need to spend
time in the presence of God and be filled with the Spirit.
The light is like the presence of God, Jesus is
our light in us and you become a light to others when you talk to
them about Jesus. Being watered is like being filled with the Holy
Spirit. Without spending time in God's presence and being filled
with the spirit we wither and die like a plant without water or
sunlight, we will not produce fruit. (Hold up withered branch
in a pot like a dead plant)
1. Fill the cup up with water from the watering can and empty it
on a plant, but then the water gets used up and the plant needs
to be watered again. God fills us with his Spirit just like I fill
this cup with water. But just being filled once with His Spirit
isn't enough because the water gets used up. And then we need a
fresh outpouring of God's Spirit in our lives each day. If we want
our Moringa plant to live we need to water it daily especially as
a young plant, and it needs sunlight daily. If we want to grow Spiritually
we need to spend time in God's presence.
2. (Bring out the wilted plant again) This
plant I have here was neglected. It was left in the dark and deprived
of water. Instead of growing and becoming a beautiful plant, it
is now a dead limp, ugly plant. As Christians we need to spend time
in God's presence just as this plant needed to spend time in the
light. If we do not we wither and die Spiritually. We also need
to have the Holy Spirit poured out in our lives just as this plant
needed to have water poured out into it.
3. Give the children balloons let them blow into their balloon
and talk about being FILLED with the Holy Spirit. Then tell children
that if we aren't filled with the Holy Spirit, then we'll be LIFELESS
and let the balloons fly around the room until they all land on
the floor without the air in them!
a. Plants need light, who is the light? (Jesus)
b. Plants need water, what is water like? (Holy Spirit)
Chichewa Verse Visual Aid
Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives
in you and was given to you by God (1 Corinthians
Chichewa Bible Memory Verse Visual Aid
6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD:
We thank you Father, for sending your Holy Spirit. Thank you
for breathing life into the church and giving your Spirit to all
who believe. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.
TAKE HOME PAGE/ACTIVITY:
‘Activity Book’ available for
the children and can be downloaded from this website if they
Home Bible Memory Verse Cards' give
one to each child.
These should be photocopied prior to the Session
and available to take home.
We will discover that gardens need to be weeded! Take your Moringa
plant home, check for any weeds, remember to water it every other
day, do not over water it. Bring it back next week so we can see
how well it is growing it is soon time to plant it outside your
to view Session #7
SOWING SEEDS OF SUCCESS - MORINGA CURRICULUM