Reports of 9-year-old’s giving birth make it clear that it has become increasingly difficult to keep children as children. It is near impossible to preserve their innocence in the world we live in today; no matter who you are or where you are from. Without the correct guidance and teaching, children often lose their innocence. This is why the Children’s Biblical Centre (CBC) is in place at every UCKG, working with parents to assist their children to grow up with the right guidance in this world that is only getting worse.
Our objective is to bring Christian education for children in a dynamic and attractive way, so they will grow up knowing God’s ways and can make conscious decisions.
THE FAITH OF A CHILD
THE GAME OF DEATH
I USED TO THINK OF MY MOM AS A SWEAR WORD!
THE REAL EASTER PARTY
Every year we celebrate Easter in the CBC and this year was no different! Our teachers explained the difference between the meaning of Easter that we learn in the Bible and the one the world celebrates with bunnies and eggs. Children were able to ask any questions they had about this very important holiday and we all remembered the real meaning of Easter; celebrating the resurrection of our Lord Jesus.
What is Passover?
Passover or Easter was established by God as a celebration for the deliverance of the Israelites who were enslaved in Egypt by Pharaoh. For them to be delivered, God had to show His power through the 10 plagues. One of them, maybe the most painful for the people of Egypt, was the death of the firstborn –of both people and animals.
The Lord commanded that all the people of Israel mark the doors of their houses with the blood of the lamb, and that would be the sign for the angel of death not to go in and kill the firstborn.
For this date to be remembered by His people, God established a command to sacrifice a lamb in remembrance of the time when He delivered the people of Israel from death.
Later on, that command was replaced by the sacrifice of the Lamb of God, Jesus, who shed His precious blood to save mankind from the bondage of addictions, fights, diseases, and spiritual death. After the death and resurrection of Christ, Passover or Easter was replaced by the Lord’s Supper, which we celebrate twice a month in church to reminds us of the sacrifice of Jesus who died and rose again to give us eternal life. When we participate in the Lord’s Supper, we are making a commitment with the Lord Jesus to be His and therefore obey His commands.
LEARNING TO BE ORGANIZED
One of the main topics the children learned about in January was organization and planning. We have all had days when everything happens so fast, and when we realize the day is gone and we haven’t accomplished all the things we needed for that day. But, when we carefully plan out our day and organize our time well, we accomplish a lot more in less time.
God is organized and we see that clearly when He created the universe and everything in it. It all followed an order and was perfectly planned; He even made time to rest. All those that want to follow God and be more like Him also need to learn to plan and be organized. That way we will have time for everything we need to do.
We encouraged the children to write a list of all the things they need to do that day, like organizing their toys or their clothes, etc. We also taught them that God should always be at the very top of our list. He is the most important part of our day and we must always start by making time for Him by praying and reading His Word. Some of them asked their parents to take photos while they organized their room so they could show the teacher that they practiced what they had learned.
CELEBRATING GOD’S CREATION INSTEAD OF HALLOWEEN
On Sunday October 26th, we celebrated God’s Creation and encouraged children to come dressed as any part of God’s creation. We taught children the real meaning of Halloween and encouraged them not to participate of this pagan tradition. The children had fun as they learned about the dangers of gluttony and what God has to say about the subject. As part of their activity they learned to prepare easy and healthy snacks for them to enjoy during the party, then go home and prepare them for themselves and their family. See our Newsletter explaining the origins of Halloween.