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Junior Lesson with Rev Nobuhle Sibanda.

👩‍🏫 JUNIOR CLASS👨‍🏫

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Good morning friends hope you all had a wonderful week.
We learn from the above verse that God loved the world so much that he gave us his only Son Jesus. This tells us that whoever has love must learn how to give. We must never be selfish with whatever that we have. Sharing is Caring.
Those who love God must love others as well. As the song says, love is not love until it is given away….
I trust that from today we are going to learn how to love others and treat them with respect, also remember to share whatever that we have been blessed with.

Today’s task:
Please draw a big heart.❤️
Inside the heart write names of those people you love. When you are done you can put the drawing somewhere visible. It will be a reminder that we must love others as we were loved ourselves by God. After drawing and filling in the heart you can share with everyone. Hope you will enjoy the task. God bless you all, we love you and God loves you more.

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Senior Lesson with Rev Nobuhle Sibanda.

👨‍🏫SENIOR CLASS👩‍🏫

Good morning friends, we hope you all had a blessed week.
As we grow up we must understand that our lives are in God’s hands. He [God] is the author and the finisher of our faith as the Bible says. He is faithful enough to take care of us as His children. We shall do a task that will help us understand more about this God who is faithful.

Today’s Task:
Unscramble the words. Today I will give you a clue, Reading Philippians 1 may help you. Remember to send your answers as soon as you can.
Enjoy😉😉!!!

LIWL FINDOCENT GROWINK KROW ATTH EB HWO TRES EHT DGO PEKE NI NEBAG DOGO UOY UROY FIEL FO

We love you and God loves you more.

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Pictures: God rescues His people.

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Crosswords: Journey to Freedom.

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Slideshow: Forgive one another.

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A Picture with Five Questions.

Children’s address, with Rev Nobuhle Sibanda:

Good morning friends. Hope you all had a wonderful week. This morning we are going to learn about a Bible story using the provided image below which you will tell us with the help of parents/guardians, what the story is all about.

Answer 5 questions:

1.Where in the Bible📖 do we find this particular story?

2. Who is the man👴🏿 in the picture?

3. What is happening with the tree 🌲 according to your own understanding?

4. What was the man’s job 🐑before this incident?

5. Whose house 🏠 was he living in?

After answering the 5 questions please draw a picture similar to the one below.
If you have crayons please make use of them and send on the group with your name on it.
Hope you will enjoy today’s lesson.
God bless you all.
We love you❤️ and God loves❤️❤️ you more.

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The Holiness of God.

Children’s address, with Rev Nobuhle Sibanda:

Good morning friends, hope I find you well today wherever you are. I hope you are keeping safe always. Remember to wash hands regularly and never take off your face mask when in public, practice social distancing at all times and not touch your face without washing your hands. We love you and God loves you even more.
Today we are going to learn about the Holiness of God; Ubungcwele bukaNkulunkulu; Utswene hwaMwari.
Our text today is taken from 1 Peter 1:16 “Be holy because I am holy”

God is Holy: God is Holy, absolutely free from sin. When we trust Jesus for Salvation from the penalty and power of sin, God gives us a new, spiritual nature. That new nature helps us grow to be more like our Saviour Jesus Christ.

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Unscramble the words.

Children’s task, with Rev Nobuhle Sibanda:

Unscramble the words to learn more about some of the things we can do as His children to grow more like Him [Jesus Christ]. Parents can help you in this exercise of the day:

God is . . .
ROFGGINIV
OVEREGNIS
DOGO
MILLSITES
SLISENS
GIRHUTSOE
FUROWPEL
VINOLG
VEREYHEWER

So we must . . .
SCEFONS
VOEL
DERA
YARP
KINHT
EKAPS
LEBIVEE
KHANT
ROFVIGE

Once we solve the scrambled words we will be able to understand what God wants us to do as his children. Enjoy the task.

Rev Sibanda.

Remember you can use the Contact Form to send me your answers to any of the puzzles and quizzes on this page, or if you want to ask me for help if you can’t find some of the answers, or for any other message that you want to send to me (Jonathan Hill).

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Listen to the Bible telling us about Baby Moses.

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Picture search – Baby Moses.

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Fill in the missing words: Who is Jesus?

Matthew 16
13 When Jesus and his _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ were near the town of Caesarea Philippi, he asked them, “What do _ _ _ _ _ _ say about the Son of Man?”
14 The disciples answered, “Some people say you are _ _ _ _ the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ or maybe _ _ _ _ _ _ or _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ or some other _ _ _ _ _ _ _.” 15 Then Jesus asked them, “But who do _ _ _ say I am?”
16 Simon Peter spoke up, “You are the _ _ _ _ _ _ _, the _ _ _ of the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.” 17 Jesus told him: Simon, son of _ _ _ _ _, you are blessed! You didn’t discover this on your own. It was shown to you by my _ _ _ _ _ _ in heaven.

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Matthew 16
13 When Jesus and his disciples were near the town of Caesarea Philippi, he asked them, “What do people say about the Son of Man?”
14 The disciples answered, “Some people say you are John the Baptist or maybe Elijah or Jeremiah or some other prophet.”
15 Then Jesus asked them, “But who do you say I am?”
16 Simon Peter spoke up, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
17 Jesus told him:
Simon, son of Jonah, you are blessed! You didn’t discover this on your own. It was shown to you by my Father in heaven.

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Who is Jesus? Peter learns.

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Wordsearch – Joseph and his brothers.

Try to find the names of Joseph’s eleven brothers in the wordsearch below. Remember that words can go up, down, left, right or even diagonally. I have already found Joseph. To check the full list of names, see Genesis 35 v23-26.

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Anagrams – Joseph and his brothers.

The letters in the names of Joseph and his eleven brothers have been jumbled up. Can you put them back in the correct order? I have done the first one for you. If you can’t remember all the names of Joseph’s brothers, check Genesis 35 v23-26.

S J HOPE becomes JOSEPH.

U HAD J is . . .

NU BEER is . . .

JIM BE ANN is . . .

NOSI ME is . . .

LIVE is . . .

AND is . . .

AS CHAIRS is . . .

BEN ZULU is . . .

HEARS is . . .

PAINT HAL is . . .

DAG is . . .

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Keep the focus on Jesus.

The friends of Jesus went out in their boat, but Jesus stayed behind.

They were afraid when a storm began, but Jesus came walking towards them on the water.

Peter jumped out of the boat and started walking on the water towards Jesus.

Peter started sinking when he looked at the storm instead of looking at Jesus, but Jesus took Peter’s hand and helped him back into the boat.

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Song: Turn your eyes upon Jesus.

Oh soul are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s light for a look at the Saviour
And life more abundant and free

Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace

His word shall not fail you, He promised
Believe Him and all will be well
Then go to a world that is dying
His perfect salvation to tell

Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace

Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace, grace, grace,
His grace, grace, grace,
His grace, grace, grace.

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Song: My God is so big.

My God is so big, so strong and so mighty,
there’s nothing my God cannot do.
My God is so great, so strong and so mighty,
there’s nothing my God cannot do.
The mountains are His; the rivers are His;
the stars are His handiwork too.
My God is so great, so strong and so mighty,
there’s nothing my God cannot do… for you!

My God is so big, so strong and so mighty,
there’s nothing my God cannot do.
My God is so big, so strong and so mighty,
there’s nothing my God cannot do.
The mountains are His; the rivers are His;
the stars are His handiwork too.
My God is so great, so strong and so mighty,
there’s nothing my God cannot do… for you!

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Jesus fed the hungry people.

1. Jesus spent all day talking to the people:

2. A young boy gave 5 loaves and 2 fish to feed the hungry people:

3. Jesus blessed the bread and asked his disciples to give it to the people:

4. There was more than enough food for everyone:

God can bless you with everything you need, and you will always have more than enough to do all kinds of good things for others.  2 Corinthians 9 v8

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Rebecca’s Story: Puzzles

To find out more, read Genesis chapter 24.

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Quiz: God tests Abraham’s faith.

First, read Genesis 22 v1-19 and then try to answer the following questions. Each question has four answers, but only one is correct. Choose (A), (B), (C) or (D), whichever one you think is correct.

How did people worship God in those days?
(A) They roasted some meat on a fire on top of a pile of big stones.
(B) They sang hymns and psalms.
(C) They tried to kill their enemies.
(D) They went to church and listened to a preacher.

What was the name of Abraham’s son?
(A) Isaac. (B) Isaiah. (C) Eye sack. (D) Zack.

What did Abraham and Isaac carry?
(A) Fire and wood and a knife.
(B) Knife and fork and spoon.
(C) Lamb and wood and fire.
(D) Lamb and knife and wood.

What did Abraham use for a sacrifice to God?
(A) Isaac, his son. (B) A lamb. (C) A ram. (D) A donkey.

Did God really want Abraham to kill Isaac?
(A) Yes at first, but He changed His mind later.
(B) No. He never wants people to kill other people.
(C) Yes, but He knew Abraham wouldn’t agree to do it.
(D) Not at that time, but maybe later when Isaac got a bit older.

The angel said that Abraham feared God. What does that mean?
(A) Abraham always ran away when he heard a message from God.
(B) Abraham thought that God was going to do something bad to him.
(C) Abraham had a great respect for God and obeyed Him.
(D) Abraham didn’t know what God might do next.

What did Abraham call that place?
(A) The Lord will provide.
(B) The Lord will bless.
(C) The Lord will punish.
(D) The Lord will promise.

How many descendants did God promise that Abraham would have?
(A) As many as the stars of the sky and the sand on the seashore.
(B) About fifty or twenty or even only ten.
(C) As many as the birds in the sky and the fish in the sea.
(D) More than the people in the cities of his enemies.

How would future people of all nations be blessed?
(A) Through the offspring of Abraham.
(B) By taking the cities of their enemies.
(C) By being many like the stars and the sand.
(D) Through the offering of burnt sacrifices.

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His Son, His Only Son, the Son He Loved: Sacrificed on the Mountain
(taken from “Every Story Whispers His Name”)

GOD KNEW that his Secret Rescue Plan could only work if Abraham trusted him completely, God had to make sure Abraham would do whatever he asked. So, God asked Abraham to give him a present. Abraham liked giving presents to God. He gave God his animals. They were called “sacrifices” and they were a way to say “I love you” to God. But this time God didn’t want a lamb or a goat, God wanted Abraham to give him something more – much more. He wanted Abraham to give him his son, his only son, the son he loved – Isaac.
Put his boy on the altar and kill him as the sacrifice? How could God want him to do such a terrible thing? Abraham didn’t understand. But he knew that God was his father who loved him. And so Abraham trusted him.
Early the next morning, Abraham and Isaac set off. They climbed the steep, stony trail up the mountain. Isaac carried the wood on his back. His father carried the knife and the coals.
“Papa,” Isaac said, “we have everything except we forgot the lamb for the sacrifice.”
“God will give us the lamb, son,” Abraham said.
They built an altar and laid the wood on top. Abraham asked his son to climb on top of the wood. Isaac didn’t understand but he knew his father loved him. And so he trusted him. He climbed up onto the altar and Abraham tied his boy to the wood. Isaac didn’t struggle or try to run away, he just lay there quietly and didn’t make a sound. Everything was ready. Abraham took the knife. Tears were filling up his eyes. Pain was filling up his heart. His hand was shaking. He lifted the knife high into the air – “STOP!” God said. “Don’t hurt the boy. I want him to live and not die. I know now that you love me because you would have given me your only son.”
Abraham felt his heart leap with joy. He unbound Isaac and folded him in his arms. Great sobs shook the old man’s whole body. Scalding tears filled his eyes. And for a long time, they stayed there like that, in each other’s arms, the boy and his dad. Suddenly, Abraham saw a ram caught in some brambles – the sacrifice. God had given them what they needed just in time. The ram would die so Isaac didn’t have to. And so Abraham sacrificed the ram, instead of his son. And as they sat there on the mountaintop, watching the embers of the fire die in the cool night air, the stars above them sparkling in the velvet sky, God helped Abraham and Isaac understand something. God wanted his people to live, not die. God wanted to rescue his people, not punish them. But they must trust him.
“One day Someone will be born into your family,” God promised them. “And he will bring happiness to the whole world.”
God was getting ready to give the whole world a wonderful present. It would be God’s way to tell his people, “I love you.”
Many years later, another Son would climb another hill, carrying wood on his back. Like Isaac, he would trust his Father and do what his Father asked. He wouldn’t struggle or run away. Who was he? God’s Son, his only Son – the Son he loved. The Lamb of God.

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In the Beginning . . .

God created everything in six days and then He rested.
Look at the paintings in the gallery below and for each one, say on which day it was created.
If you are not sure then read Genesis chapter 1 to check your answers.
Question: One very important picture is missing.
Which part of God’s creation is not shown in the picture gallery?
If you know, get a sheet of paper and paints or crayons and then paint or draw your answer.

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