Psalm 100

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Psalm 100

A lesson on worshiping the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

 

PSALM 100

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!

2     Serve the Lord with gladness!

    Come into his presence with singing!

3 Know that the Lord, he is God!

    It is he who made us, and we are his;[a]

    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving,

    and his courts with praise!

    Give thanks to him; bless his name!

5 For the Lord is good;

    his steadfast love endures forever,

    and his faithfulness to all generations.

 

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Psalm 8

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PSALM 8

O Lord, our Lord,

how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory above the heavens.

2 Out of the mouth of babies and infants,

you have established strength because of your foes,

to still the enemy and the avenger.

3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,

the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

4 what is man that you are mindful of him,

and the son of man that you care for him?

5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings

and crowned him with glory and honor.

6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;

you have put all things under his feet,

7 all sheep and oxen,

and also the beasts of the field,

8 the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,

whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

9 O Lord, our Lord,

how majestic is your name in all the earth!
 
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Psalm 1

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PSALM 1

1 Blessed is the one

who does not walk in step with the wicked

or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,

2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,

and who meditates on his law day and night.

3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,

which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither — whatever they do prospers.

4 Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.

5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,

nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,

but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

 

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Psalm 23: My Good Shepherd is with me forever

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1.    REVIEW: Memory Verse (Psalm 23) 

  • The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,

    He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for His name’s sake.

    Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me;

    your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

    You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies,

    You anoint my head with oil

    my cup overflows.

    Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
    And I will dwell in the house of the LORD 
    forever.
  • As we choose to follow our Good Shepherd, we get to live and enjoy the benefits of His Kingdom, ie. His protection, His supply, His care, His guidance .. not just for today or tomorrow, not temporarily but forever, for always.

2.        Activity Suggestions:

  • A.Race 
    •  Prepare a path with various objects. Each kid has to go through the path, picking up the object and saying the verse that goes with it.
    • Before the race, review the psalm with each object. Get kids to repeat verse as teacher holds up each object.
      E.g.hold up staff, “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.”

      hold up mat. “He makes me lie down in green pastures.” etc..
  1. “The Lord is my shepherd”: A staff/stick
  2. ‘He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters’: A green rug to roll on, with a bowl of water at the end 
  3. ‘He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for His name’s sake.’: Walk along a 1’ x 4’ foam tile on the ground 
  4. ‘Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil’: Crawl under/through a dark blanket/cloth 
  5. ‘for you are with me ; your rod and your staff, they comfort me’:Pick up a staff or rod and hug it. 
  6. ‘You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies,’: Eat 1 piece of cracker [must finish before moving on]. 
  7. ‘You anoint my head with oil’: Dab a bit of oil (baby oil / olive oil) on forehead. 
  8. ‘my cup overflows.’: Fill a small cup till it overflows 
  9. ‘Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,’:Tie / loop a balloon on each ankle [each with the words goodness and love] using a rubberband after which the racer has to race to the finish line. 
  10. ‘And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.’: At the finish line, the racer has to sit on a chair labeled “God’s house’.
  • B.Quiz / Recap 
  1. Spell ‘psalm’. 
  2. In Psalm 23, what comforts the sheep?
  3. What is the difference between the rod and staff?
  4. Who is the Good Shepherd?
  5. What does it mean, “the Lord prepares a table before you in the presence of your enemies”? There is a place for us at the Lord’s table; We can feast in peace even when there’s trouble all around because the Good Shepherd is with us and watching over us 
  6.  What does it mean, “my cup overflows”?
    God’s supply always overflows – meets all our needs. Our cup is full of God’s life, goodness and blessings.
  7. Who wrote Psalm 23?
  8. What does the shepherd do for you ?
    Takes care, protects, feeds his sheep – The Lord is our supply. When we have Jesus, we have everything.
  9. What does it mean, “You anoint my head with oil”?
    Oil: covers us so the irritations of life don’t bother [bug] us.

    The Good Shepherd anointed us … and gave us His Spirit (2 Cor 1:21-22) – gives us peace with others, we let His love flow in & through us
    Heals – oil used to clean and heal wounds .. can be physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
  10. What does “He refreshes my soul” mean?
    The Good Shepherd gives us a ‘new life’ – not just patches up / repairs / clears our mess.

Psalm 23: My Good Shepherd gives me new life

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Psalm 23: My Good Shepherd gives me new life

1. Lesson (based on Psalm 23:3) 

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    • Have you ever messed your room or home up really, really bad? Maybe you didn’t pick up all your toys. Your clothes are all over. Your books area spread out on the floor. You can’t even walk through it without stepping on something. It’s a great big mess!
    • Some people’s lives are also great big mess. Sometimes they don’t know it’s a mess. But they are feeling lost and lonely, hurt and sad. Unlike the mess in the room, they can’t clean up their lives on their own. They need Someone to come and help them. To take out the garbage, to disinfect and arrange everything back neatly. They need a fresh and brand new start.
    • Jesus is that Person who can do all that for us. He gives us new life and His right way of living. 

 

  • Psalm 23
    • In Psalm 23, David talks about our Good Shepherd who provides everything we need and invites us to rest in Him.
    • Do you remember what the first 2 verses of the psalm are? <revise with actions>
      • Psalm 23:1-2 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
        He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
         
    • He then goes on to talk about how the Good Shepherd gives us new life.
      • Psalm 23:3 
        He refreshes my soul.
         
        He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 
    • He refreshes my soul
      • Sometimes sheep get tired and dirty and messed up. They have thick curly wool that makes it difficult for them to get up if they fall over on their side. Then they’re stuck there, with their legs in the air, bleating and crying.
      • The shepherd has to then restore the sheep, by turning the sheep over, lifting it up, massaging its legs and helping it find its balance.<demonstrate for kids>
      • When we have fallen and are bogged down by sin and sadness, our Good Shepherd is there to help us. He lifts us by His grace, holds us and reassures us — He refreshes our soul!
      • More than just cleaning up our mess, our Good Shepherd gives us a brand new life! It’s not just patched up and repaired. But completely brand new. We become brand new creations with refreshed souls!
    •  He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake
      • When He cleans us up, our Good Shepherd doesn’t just leave us on our own to find our way.
      • No. He guides us. Along the right paths. Along His way. Not the way that leads them off the cliff where they would fall and hurt themselves. Not the way the traps them and makes them fall down and get injured. His way. The best way. When we follow the Good Shepherd, we will never get lost!
      • Why? For His name’s sake. He is Good Shepherd. He wants to take the best care of his sheep. When people see His sheep, they know who their Shepherd is.
  • So today, we learn that:
    • Our Good Shepherd cleans us up and gives us new life.
    • He leads us on the right paths. The best paths.
    • When we follow the Good Shepherd, we know that He is always there to help us when we fall, and to guide us in the right way to go.

2. Suggested Activities:

  • Memory Verse with actions: 
    • Psalm 23:1-3 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
      He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
       
      He refreshes my soul.
       He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.