Children's Cell Leaders Guide 25 March 2017

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Icebreaker: Play game police case. The children make a circle and one child is outside the circle. Then they get in dancing 'wigi waga' and point to the next child who then runs around outside the circle. The children already know this game so they will help you sing the words of the song. Play until all children have gotten a chance to run outside the circle and point to the next ones.

Good Reports: Introduce new children and let the children share about last week, testimonies of what God has done. Share your testimony as well.

Praise & Worship: Prepare songs of your choice and pick a few of the children to lead others in praise and worship.

Theme: FAMILY

Topic: ASK AND YOU WILL RECEIVE

Objective: By the end of the cell the Children learn that when we ask God He gives us what we have asked for. The children will be bold in their asking from God just like the two blind men.

Memory Verse: Matthew 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you…”

Way of Memorising: Compose a song from the words of the verse. Be as creative as possible. You can ask the children to help as well. 

Bible story: MATTHEW 9:27-31
Tell the story in a very animated way involving the children by asking them to be the blind men asking Jesus to heal them. 

As Jesus travelled by, two blind men followed him. They called out to Him in very loud voices. “Have mercy on us son of David”. Jesus pretended not to hear them. He then entered a house and the blind men entered too. Jesus asked the two men if they believed He could heal them. "Yes, Lord", they answered. Jesus then touched their eyes and they could all see. They were so happy they told all they met about Jesus.

Discussion Questions:
1. 
Which people were in our story today?
2. What was wrong with the two men?
3. What did they shout out to Jesus?
4. What question did Jesus ask the two blind men?
5. What was the reply from the two men?
6. Did Jesus heal them? Why?
7. What promise do we have in Jesus about us asking? Refer to the memory verse.

Conclusion: God wants us to ask of Him and not give up even when we think God is ignoring us just like the two blind men that followed Jesus up to the house.  What things do you want God to do for you? Go ahead and ask him right now.

Prayer Time: Give the children time to ask of God in prayer. Then conclude in prayer.  

Share The Vision: Clap for the children who brought someone to cell. Encourage them to invite their friends and neighbours to come for cell.

Announcements:
1. 
Please remember to report when you meet and also when you don’t meet. We just want to know that your cell is active and it exists.
2. Thanks a lot for today. The Lord bless you and keep you. Num 6:24-26