WATOTO CHILDREN’S NEIGHBOURHOOD CELL GUIDE FOR WEEK ENDING 23 NOVEMBER 2019

Ice Breaker: How many of us like receiving visitors in our homes? Why and who is your favourite visitor.

Praise and Worship Time: Prepare some nice praise and worship songs to sing. Have the children lead some of the songs.

Good Reports /Testimony Time: Let the children share some good things that happened to them during the week. Share your testimony as well. Introduce new children as well and welcome back the candidates.

Theme: HE LOVES US STILL

Topic: ANGEL GABRIEL AND MARY.

Objective: By the end of cell, the children will learn that Mary was chosen to be Jesus’ mother because she lived a life that pleased God. They too will be used by God when their lives are pleasing to God.

Memory Verse: Matthew 1:21 “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

Way of Memorising: Divide the children in two groups. One group says the first half of the memory verse the other group says the second half. Interchange afterwards and repeat till the children have learnt the verse.

Bible Text: Luke 1:26-38. 

In your preparation time as a teacher, please read through the whole text, tell the story from your memory.

Discussion Questions:

  1. How did Mary respond when angel Gabriel greeted her? (She was troubled and afraid at the greeting.)
  2. After telling Mary not to be afraid, what was the Good News that Mary received?  (She will give birth to a son named Jesus..)
  3. Why was Mary chosen to be the mother of Jesus? (She lived a life that pleased God.)
  4. What things do you think Mary had/did that were pleasing and favourable to God?  
  5. How about you? In what way can you be pleasing to God, your parents, or your friends? Will others see you as a good person with these characteristics? Will God see you in a favourable way? (Allow for discussion.)

Conclusion:  There are many words in the English language that mean "pleasing to God". Good behaviour, goodness, holiness, right living with God, honour, uprightness, honesty, and good manners are a few. God will use a person who is pleasing to Him and pleasing to others. That's why He chose Mary from all the other virgins to be the mother of His only Son. How wonderful! Who knows what great things are in store for all of us as we live a life that is pleasing to God.

Prayer time: Make an altar call and pray that the children’s lives will be pleasing to God.

Share the vision with the children: Encourage them to bring someone for cell the next time they come. Clap for those who brought someone to cell.

Announcements:

         You rock and we love you big time. Children’s Church Team.

Remember! IT ONLY TAKES THE HEART NOT MUCH; THANK YOU FOR SERVING.

FAITH OVER FEAR