6.22.2014

Matthew 22:1–14 (2)

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What makes God happy
Reading: Matthew 22:1–14 (2)

(3) This is not a true story.
Once upon a time there were farmers and their animals.
(2) Then one day, these farmers called all the animals to come and have a party with them.

(3) But only the little puppy ran wagging his tail.
This puppy was like:
"You want to have a party?
Yeeha!"
Then these farmers reached down and picked him up.
Then the puppy dog licked their faces.

(3) Then the farmers asked to the puppy dog:
“Where are all the others?”
(3) The puppy dog didn’t know.

So the farmers asked the puppy dog to go and call all the others, to have a party with them.
So, the puppy dog ran and called all the others.

First, he went to the cow.
(2) But the cow would say:
“I want to produce more milk today.
You know they drink my milk every day.
So, I am busy.
Go away.”

Then the puppy dog went to the sheep.
(2) Then the sheep would say:
“I am trying to make my wools better today so that I could provide better wools.
You know the farmers make their sweaters out of my wools.
And during winter, you wear it every day.
You saw it, right?
So, I am busy. Go away.”

The puppy dog went to other dogs: other big dogs.
(3) Then these dogs would say:
“I want to take care of the sheep today.
I want to do this for the farmers.
So, you see I am busy.
Go away.”

The puppy dog went to the cat.
(3) Then the cat would say:
“I want to remove some mice from their house today.
You saw how much the farmers were happy when I removed the mice from their house the other day.
You saw it, right?
So, I am busy.
Go away.”

The puppy dog went to the horse.
(3) The horse would say:
“Oh, I want to carry them when they need to travel!
So I am going to exercise today so that my body will be strong for them.”

(3) Then the little puppy became really sad.

He was sad because no one wanted to have a party with them.
He was also sad because he thought something like this:
"Wow.
They are doing a lot for these farmers.
Well, I don’t do any of that stuff for farmers.

(3) Then the puppy dog came to the farmers and said:
“Well, they all have important things to do.
They want to produce something good for you.”

Then the puppy dog was like:
“Now I am feeling terrible because I don’t give you a thing.
I don’t give you milk.
I cannot give you a ride.
I cannot give you wools.
(3) Well I even sometimes make a mess.
I cannot help myself.”

Then the puppy was like:
“You must love them more than me.
In fact, I wonder why you would even have me in their house.”

(3) Then the farmers said:
“We love you not because you can produce something for us.
We love you, because we love you.
That is why we want to have a party with you.”

The farmers were like:
“So, we were happy when you came wagging your tail.
We hope other animals also want to spend time with us like you.”

“They may provide all those.
They may want to give us those.
But we also want to spend time with them, because we love them.”

“We love them not because they can do something for us.
We love them just because we love them.
So, we want to have a good time with them.
We hope that they love to spend time with us.”

God is like these farmers.
Jesus is like these farmers.
Jesus loves us just because he loves us.

(3) So, we don’t work in order to earn God’s love.
We work because we know God loves us.

(3) The most powerful God who can do all things, loves us and wants to spend time with us.
God who created this universe wants us to be with us.

(3) That is why God sent Jesus.
That is why Jesus came.
Jesus came to talk with us.
Jesus came to spend time with us.

Jesus also came to help us get to know God.
Jesus came to help us love God.
Jesus came to help us love people like God.

Then if we love God and spend time with God, Jesus can help us serve God and more productive.
If we love God, Jesus can help us to produce what God really wants.

So, let’s spend time with Jesus and get to know God.
More than anything, let’s welcome God into our hearts.
Then God will be very happy.
Right?

Let’s pray:
God, thank you for loving us.
May we love you just like you love us.
Help us to love you as much as you love us.
In Jesus name, we pray.
Amen.

6.21.2014

VBS 2014

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Day 1 – morning (Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 2:1-20, Matthew 4:23-25; Luke 1:11-60)

Welcome you everyone.
How are you?

Now let's begin with a prayer:
God, thank you for bringing us here.
Help us learn more of you.
Help us to play safe and enjoy our time with you.
Thank you for loving us and caring for us.
In Jesus name, we pray, amen.

(Praise)

(2) Now, let’s read this: (1 John 4:9)
“This is how God showed his love among us:
He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.”

Do you know who this Son is?
That is right.
God sent Jesus the Christ his Son, the only Son, so that you may believe in Jesus and live forever.
(3) That is why Jesus was born.
Jesus who is the Son of God was born to save people. (John 3:16)

(3) Jesus is going to show how much God cares about you.
Jesus is going to shows how God loves you.
Jesus will help us discover God’s love.

Now finally, do you know that God loves you?
Yes, God loves you.
But why does God love you?
Because all God can do is love.
Because God is love.

(3) But then how does God love us?
God loves you through Jesus the Christ.
God loves us like this.
So, we hope that you discover God’s love through Jesus Christ.
OK?

(3) Now let’s read this together.
Right.
That is our treasure in the morning.
You will learn more about this treasure today.
Ok?

Now we are going to explore this island.
And these teachers or sailors will show you around.
Your teacher will guide you here.
OK?
Follow your teacher and have fun.

Day 1 – afternoon: (Matt 9:18-26; Mark 5:21-43; Luke 8:40-56)

(3) Now let’s read together: (1 Corinthians 13:4)
“Love is patient.
Love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”

God is patient.
God is kind.
Jesus is patient.
Jesus is kind.
This is how God and Jesus love.

When Jesus loves you, he loves you kindly and patiently.
When Jesus uses his power, he uses it kindly and patiently.
Because that is who Jesus is.

(3) For example, today Jesus used his power to help two people.
First, Jesus used God's power to heal this person’s daughter.
Then Jesus used God’s power to heal this person.
You will learn about these stories this afternoon and how Jesus uses his power, kindly and patiently.

Jesus is very powerful.
But he uses his power only to help people.(John 16:33)
(3) So, if you ask his help, Jesus will use his power to help you kindly and patiently.
OK?
So, don’t forget to ask.

(3) Now what does this say?
This is our treasure this afternoon.
Ok, now let’s go and find our treasure.

What to prepare:
Swimming suit
Beachtowel

(Prayer: Practice what we learn)



Day 2 – Morning (John 4:1-42)

Now let's begin with a prayer:
God, thank you for bringing us here.
Help us learn more of you.
Help us to play safe and enjoy our time with you.
Thank you for loving us and caring for us.
In Jesus name, we pray, amen.

(3) Now let’s read this: (1 Corinthians 13:5)
“Love is not rude.
Love is not self-seeking.”

This is how Jesus loves.
Jesus is not rude.
Jesus is not self seeking.
What does that mean Jesus is not self seeking?
It means that Jesus is not selfish.
This is who Jesus is.

So, when Jesus helps you to love, you love like this.
When Jesus gives you power to love, you love like him.

(3) Jesus loves people.
Jesus cares about people.
Jesus does that very gently and kindly.

(3) For example, Jesus helps this lady who was living a tough life.
She also wanted to understand where she could worship God.
Then, Jesus helped her to understand God and how to worship God.
Then she understood what God is looking for. (John 6:35)
Then she understood God’s love and God’s care, because God sent this man Jesus into her life so that she could become a member of God's family.

Jesus was happy to help her to know that God loves her.
Jesus was so happy.
Then she invited many more people to come to Jesus and become God's family.
You will learn more about this story today.

(3) Now what does this coin say?
This is our treasure this morning.
Ok, now let’s go and learn about our treasure.

Day 2 – afternoon (Luke 19:1-10)

(2) Now let’s read this: (1 Corinthians 13:5-6)
“Love is not easily angered.
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.”

This is how God loves.
God is not easily angered.
God keeps no record of wrongs.
God loves to forgive people.
Why is that?
Because when people experience God’s forgiveness, they can have a new chance in life.
Then being forgiven, they can truly follow Jesus.
So, God loves to forgive.

(3) For example, Jesus helps this person to experience God’s forgiveness.
His name is Zacchaeus.
Have you heard about him?
Once upon a time, he was a well known sinner in town.

But Jesus went to his house and ate with him and had fun with him.
Jesus was kind to him.
Jesus showed him how much God loves him.
Jesus showed him how to experience God’s forgiveness.
Jesus showed him how God is ready to forgive him.

Then this person relaxed enough to experience God’s kindness.
He understood that God is ready to forgive him.
He understood that God wanted him to live a wonderful life.
He understood that God can take care of him and provide what he needs.

(3) So, Zacchaeus decided to live for God.
Then, he started to give money to the poor.
Why did he do that?
You will learn more about that today.

(3) Now what does this coin say?
This is our treasure in the afternoon.
Ok, now let’s go and learn about our treasure.

(Before going home)
Now you have been learning about various stories of Jesus.
Now it is your time to think about these stories and practice what it means to you.
If you understand enough, you may be able to practice, right?

Let's pray:
Jesus, thank you for works here.
Help us practice what we learn from you.
In your name we pray.
Amen.

Day 3 – morning (Mark 14:27—16:20; Luke 22:47—24:53; John 21:15-17)

(2) Now let’s read this together: (1 Corinthians 13:7-8)7
“Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always pe7rseveres.
Love never fails.”

We are talking the fact that God is love.
How does God love?
God protects.
God trusts.
God hopes.
God perseveres.
Then God always win, because God is love.

That is how Jesus loves, too.
Jesus protects, trusts, hopes, and perseveres.
(3) Then Jesus said something like this: (John 13:34-35)
“I love you.
I can help you love one another.”

(3) Again love always wins.
And those who love always win.
That is why Jesus wants us to love one another because love always wins.

Now then here is an example of how love always wins.
Jesus loved people.
(3) But some people misunderstood Jesus and killed him.
So, Jesus has died.
But Jesus loved them.
So Jesus died for them.
But because Jesus loves them this much, Jesus cannot be dead forever.
This kind of love always wins.
(3) So, Jesus was raised from the dead, because love always win.

Then, Jesus proves that those who love like him live forever.
And those who love like Jesus will live forever.
In this way, Jesus showed that how love always wins.

Now Jesus lives forever, because Jesus loves you forever.
Jesus loves you forever because Jesus lives forever.
If you love him, you will also live forever. (John 11:25)

So, let’s pray that Jesus may help us love him and people.
Let’s pray that Jesus may help us love one another.

Jesus, you are the giver of life, and the giver of love.
You can help us to love like you.
You can help us to love one another.

You can also help us to help people to learn about you.
So, help us communicate your true and eternal life so that everyone may live forever.
Help people to understand that you died on the cross for them and you have forgiven their sins and their mistakes.
You died for them, so that they might not die but live forever with you.
Help them to love you and your people.
Help them to love one another in your name so that they can have eternal life through you.
In Jesus name, we pray amen.

(3) Now what does this coin say?
This is our treasure today.
After worship, you will go and learn about this treasure, OK?

6.07.2014

1 Corinthians 13: 4-8

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God is love
Reading: 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8
Blanks: patient, rejoices, protects, hopes

(3) We just read about what love is.
It says that if you want to love, you want to be patient and kind and so on.

Reading this text, what we need to realize is that no one can love like this, except God.

So, when we talk about love in the church, we are not talking about something that we can do.
We are not talking about a strong will to love.
We are not talking about a strong emotion to love either.

Then what do we talk about?
We are talking about a miracle that can happen among us.
We are talking about what Jesus can do through us, because this love is only possible when Jesus loves through us.
So, if we ever love like this, it is not us but God loving through us.

So, we need to read our text like this:
Jesus is patient.
If he lives in me, I can be patient.

Jesus is kind.
If he lives in me, I can be kind.

Jesus does not envy.
If Jesus enables me, I will not envy either.

Jesus does not boast.
If Jesus lives in me, I will not.

Jesus is not proud.
When Jesus lives through me, I will not.

Jesus is not rude, because Jesus is God.
Jesus is not self-seeking, because Jesus is God.
Jesus is not easily angered, because Jesus is God.
Jesus keeps no record of wrongs, because Jesus is God.
So, if Jesus can help me, I can love like this.

See. Jesus has to live in us.
Then we can love like God.
Then we will delight in what is good.
We will rejoice with the truth, understanding God’s wisdom and knowledge.

But why can't we love by our own power?
Why is that?
(2) Because this kind of love is not in us naturally.
This kind of love is something beyond us.
Why?
Because this kind of love asks more than what we have and more than what we are.
This kind of love asks us to love in spite of ourselves.
No selfishness is allowed if someone wants to love like this.

So, we cannot love by our own effort.
If we try to love by our own power and by our strong will, we will only struggle and find out that we cannot produce the quality of love that God talks about here.

Then what should we do?
We need to give up, because no matter how hard we try, we cannot produce the quality of love that God talks about here.

(3) But here is the good news.
God is love.
And God can be our source of love.
(3) God can love through us.
Then this kind of love can happen within us.
God can help us love, because with God all things are possible.

(3) For this reason, Jesus sends us the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is the person who helps us to love.
(3) So when the Holy Spirit is in us, this love is possible for us
So, we ask the Holy Spirit to help us.
Then the Holy Spirit enters into our life and enables us to love.
Then we can love, experiencing God’s love.

So, when the Holy Spirit changes us, we can love.
When we are full of the Holy Spirit, we can love like God loves.

(1) For this reason, Jesus sends the Holy Spirit to help the church.
Then the church can love like God.
God is God of everyone.
God loves everyone.
So, when the church experiences the Holy Spirit, the church will use her resources to love everyone like God.
The church will use her money for everyone in the world.

(1) When the Holy Spirit helps our family, our family also can love like that.
When the Holy Spirit helps, every group can love like God.
Then everyone can love God and others and live for God and for others.

But again no one can love like that by their own power.
The Holy Spirit has to empower them to love.
Then this miracle of love can happen.

(3) So, Jesus sends us the Holy Spirit.
Then because of the Holy Spirit God's love shows up in our lives.
Because of the Holy Spirit we are in touch with God’s love.
Because of the Holy Spirit, God’s love finds its way into our relationships.
Because of the Holy Spirit, we are able to love and to be loved.

(3) Remember Jesus heals people and makes them well.
It were miracles, weren’t?
Well, Jesus can help us to produce the quality of love that Jesus talks about here today.
That is another miracle.
Jesus can help us to love like him.
Jesus can give a new life to all of us.

So, if you want to love, you need to look to Jesus, your source of love.
Then receiving his Holy Spirit, you can love like him.

So, let’s pray that this miracle of love can happen in every moment in our life so that we can continually love God and love others just like God loves us.

Let’s pray:
Jesus, sometimes we wonder about who you are.
From our text, we learn that you are the one who always loves and protects.
You always trust.
You always hope.
You always preserve.
And just like love last forever, you and those who love like you will last forever.

Jesus, your love is real.
May your love is always in this place and in our life.
May your love always lead our families.
May your love take control of our life and lead us to love like you.
In your name, we pray.
Amen.

Note:
The Holy Spirit is seen as a bird because the Holy Spirit connects heaven and earth.
The Holy Spirit makes our heart soft so that we can love.

6.05.2014

Luke 10: 25-37 (4)

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Help those in need
Reading: Luke 10: 25-37 (4)

(3) I am going to tell you a story.
This story happened in a kitchen.
In this kitchen, there were many utensils.
Some of them were used all the time.
Some of them were rarely used.

In this kitchen, there were two very competitive groups.
(4) They were forks and chopsticks.
They are getting more competitive in these days, as they couldn’t get along very well.
They often argue with each other.
The forks were saying that they are more useful.
The chopsticks were saying:
“We can do more things than what you can do.”

The forks were saying:
“People loved to use us to eat pasta and fruits.
The chopsticks were saying:
“People use us to eat noodles and rices.”
Then after awhile, they didn’t even like each other and didn’t talk to each other.

Then one day, one fork had to go out and was about to pass the tool box.
(2) Then suddenly from the toolbox, hammer, electronic drivers and scissors came out and gathered around him.
Then they beat him; twisted him; took his money; and left him lying there.

(3) Then after awhile a beautiful fork came by.
This beautiful fork was very religious.
He was always clean and very useful.
Other forks wanted to be like him.
But when this fork saw another fork lying there twisted like that, he was afraid and passed him by quickly.

(3) Later, another huge fork came by.
This big fork was respected as he could do a lot more things that other forks could not do.
But then when this big fork saw the victim, he slowly looked around carefully.
Then he realized that no one was looking at him.
So, he quickly ran away.

(3) Many passed him by that day.
Even a teddy bear passed him by.
But he didn’t even look at him.
Like everyone else he also passed him by.

The fork wondered why no one would ever want to help him.
Then he saw a pair of chopsticks coming.
Oh, the fork didn’t expect very much from them, you know?
He guessed that the chopsticks would just pass him by like others.

But the chopsticks stopped and helped him up and brought him to a repair shop.
(3) Then the chopsticks paid so that this fork could be fixed and become useful again.

(3) After telling this kind of story, Jesus asked his people:
“Who was a friend to the fork in need?
Who was kind to the fork in need?”
(3) Chopsticks.
Why did the chopsticks stop and help the fork?
Because the fork was in need.
That is why.

So when God works in our hearts, and then when we see those in need, we give our hands, even when they may not be very close to us.

Those who follow Jesus is asked to do these things.
If we want to follow Jesus, God will help us to help those in need as God wants to help them.
God will give us God’s power and God’s heart so that we may help those in need, as God wants us to help each other.
Right?

Let’s pray:
Jesus, give us power to help those in need even when they don’t expect us to help.
Help us to help others in your name.
In Jesus name, we pray.
Amen