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15 December 2019 RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual – Demons on Assignment (Part 1)

RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 15 December 2019 Lesson 16 – Demons on Assignment (Part 1)

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TOPIC: Demons on Assignment (Part 1)

OPENING PRAYER: Father, please open my eyes to the operations of the demons around me. (Scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 15 December 2019 HYMN)

 

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BIBLE PASSAGE: Daniel 10:12-15 KJV (RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 15 December 2019)

12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.

13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.

14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.

15 And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb.

MEMORY VERSE: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. – “Ephesians 6:12” (scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 15 December 2019 HYMN)

LESSON INTRODUCTION: Demons are fallen angels who joined the devil (Lucifer) in the rebellion against God (Isaiah 14:12-16; Rev. 12:3-4). They are spirit beings (Matt. 8:16). Demons are referred to by several alternate names including unclean spirit (Mark 1:27), evil spirit (Acts 19:15), familiar spirit (Isaiah 19:3), lying spirit (1Kings 22:23), seducing spirit (1Timothy 4:1). Some of the false gods/idols that receive human sacrifices are described as devils, an alternative name also (Debut. 32:17, 1Cor. 10:20). They are powerful but limited and ultimately defeated creatures (2Thess. 2:6-7). Believers must understand the rulers operations of demons in order to avoid being their victims.

TEXT REVIEW: Daniel 10:12-15

A. God answers the prayer of His children (saints). v.12

B. Demons are capable of hindering the delivery of the answers to the prayers of believers. v.13a

C. …………………………………………. v.13b

D. ………………………………………….. v.14

E. ………………………………………….. v.15.

2 LESSON OUTLINES

LESSON OUTLINE 1: MANIFESTATIONS OF DEMONS

A Demons manifest in diverse dimensions and territories (Daniel 10:13). i. They seek to destroy the work of God and deceive anyone they can (1Peter 5:8, 2Corinthians 11:14-14).

ii. They spread false doctrines (1Timothy 4:1)

iii. Attack people (Mark 9:20-22)

iv. Combat holy angels (Daniel 10:13).

v. Demons, as spirit beings, have the ability to take possession of a physical body -human or animal (Mark 5:2,13).

vi. Demon possession involves a demon having a complete control over the thoughts and actions of a person (Mark 5:2-5).

B. Opening yourself up to the possibilities (likeliness) of demon possession is foolish and dangerous. This can generally occur through:

i. Habitual sins (1 Sam.2:12,17)

ii. A refusal to forgive (2 Sam.13:22-29)

iii. Unbelief or a hardened heart can be an entering point ( Ex.8:19; John 12:6).

iv. Involvement in idol worshipping or cults/occultic activities (1 Kgs.16:31).

v. Divination and new age practices (transcendental meditations or astral projections). (1 Sam.28:7-8).

vi. Drug/alcohol abuse.

vii. Rebellion and bitterness (1 Sam.16:14, 23; 18:10-11).

C. The absence of the Holy spirit in the life of a person makes such life vulnerable to demonic possession and even when delivered it becomes merely an empty dwelling place ready for more wicked demons to inhabit (Luke 11:24-26).

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: What can you do to avoid demonic possession?

LESSON OUTLINE 2: AVOIDING DEMONIC OPERATIONS

We cannot fight spiritual battles with fleshy weapons (2Cor. 10:4). To avoid demonic attacks and operations, a believer must:

i. First and foremost, be genuinely born again sanctified, filled with the Holy Spirit and always seek the knowledge of the word of God.

ii. Be prayerful, putting on the whole armour of God.(Eph. 6:13-18).

iii. Not shift his/her focus from Jesus Christ (Hebrews 12:2).

iv. Fellowship with other true believers (Heb. 10:25)

v. Avoid ungodly associations (2Cor. 6:14-18).

vi. Note that Christ has disarmed the power and authorities of the devil and all demons (Col. 2:15, Eph. 4:8).

vii. Totally submit to God, exercise his/her faith (1Peter 5:9) and resist the devil (James 4:7).

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Is it possible for a believer to be possessed by a demon? Discuss.

SUMMARY: Demonic activities are real. We must be spiritually sensitive so as not to fall victim.

CONCLUSION: Anyone that permits the operations of demons will not fulfill destiny because demons are destiny destroyers (John 10:10).

EVALUATION: Students should mention ways that people can be exposed to demonic possession.

CLOSING PRAYER: Father, shut every gate to demonic activities in my life.

ASSIGNMENT: Identify five (5) places believers should not go/visit to avoid demonic possession.

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RCCG Sunday School 15 December 2019 HYMN

  1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    O how I love Thee well,
    I am happy, it makes me glad
    To rejoice at Thy birth.
  2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day, Thy friendship suits me well,
    Both young and old will sing Thy song,
    We long for Sunday School.
  3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Christ was Thy first teacher,
    The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
    Does manifest in thee.
  4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    This testimony is sure,
    That God, the Father Almighty,
    Poured His blessing on Thee.
  5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Though the sun be so bright,
    Or if the clouds black with rain,
    I’ll be in Sunday School.
  6. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    I rejoice to see Thee,
    Will thou pass over me today?
    Without my being blest?

Teens Teacher’s Manual 8 December 2019: RCCG

Teens Teacher’s Manual 8 December 2019: RCCG

RCCG Sunday School Teens Teacher’s Manual 8 December 2019 Lesson 15 – Opposite of Glory – Shame & Reproach

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TOPIC: Opposite of Glory – Shame & Reproach

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BIBLE TEXT: Ruth 1:8-22

8 And Naomi said unto her two daughters in law, Go, return each to her mother’s house: the LORD deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead, and with me.

9 The LORD grant you that ye may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband. Then she kissed them; and they lifted up their voice, and wept.

10 And they said unto her, Surely we will return with thee unto thy people.

11 And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters: why will ye go with me? are there yet any more sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands?

12 Turn again, my daughters, go your way; for I am too old to have an husband. If I should say, I have hope, if I should have an husband also to night, and should also bear sons;

13 Would ye tarry for them till they were grown? would ye stay for them from having husbands? nay, my daughters; for it grieveth me much for your sakes that the hand of the LORD is gone out against me.

14 And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.

15 And she said, Behold, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people, and unto her gods: return thou after thy sister in law.

16 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God

17 Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.

18 When she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, then she left speaking unto her.

19 So they two went until they came to Bethlehem. And it came to pass, when they were come to Bethlehem, that all the city was moved about them, and they said, Is this Naomi?

20 And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.

21 I went out full, and the LORD hath brought me home again empty: why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the LORD hath testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted me?

22 So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law, with her, which returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest.

MEMORY VERSE: “O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.” – Psalms 25:2

LESSON AIM: To teach them the opposite of glory.

CENTRAL TRUTH: Glory can turn into shame and reproach if we do not maintain our relationship with God.

INTRODUCTION: When something is no more glorious, it becomes shameful and a reproach.

Shame is a regrettable or unfortunate situation or action. It is a painful feeling of humiliation caused by consciousness of foolish behaviour.

Reproach is an expression of disapproval an occasion of blame, discredit or disgrace.

Children of God must make sure they do not allow Satan to turn their glory into shame and reproach.

STUDY GUIDE:

A. Naomi as Case Study

Naomi’s life was glorious but things later turn upside for her.

1 She was married

2 She had children

3 When there was famine in their land, the family moved to another county

4 Her two sons grew up and got married

5 Things were going on well until suddenly Satan struck

6 Her husband died

7 Her two sons also died

8 The devil turned her glory into shame and reproach.

B. What can turn glory to shame?

1 Satan – He deceived Eve and Adams – Genesis 3

2 The works of our hands – sins – Proverb 14:34

3 When we forget God our source

4 Generational curse – Walking in the counsel of the ungodly.

5 Over familiarity with God – Eli refused to correct his sons because he was so familiar with God. 1 Sam.3:11-14

C. Examples of people whose glory turned into shame and reproach:

1 Samson – Judges 16:30

2 Saul – 1 Sam 15:26-28

3 Demas – 2 Timothy 4:10

4 Eli – 1 Samuel 4:12-18

INVITATION/APPLICATION: David experienced shame and reproach when he committed adultery with Bathsheba. He went before God in repentance and God restored his glory. But note that David never went into such again.

ACTIVITY: Give a practical of someone who his/her glory turned ton shame.

CONCLUSION: It can be very disheartening when something that is glorious suddenly turns into shame and reproach. Do not let this be your portion at any time in your life. It is not a palatable experience. What you need to is not to relent in loving and serving the Lord. And peradventure you are experiencing shame and reproach at this moment, all hope is not lost. Run to God the Father and ask for help. He is able to turn your shame into glory.

PRAYER: Father, turn my shame and reproach to glory in Jesus’ name.

DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK

SUNDAY: Amos 5:16-27 – The Day of the Lord

MONDAY: Galatians 1:11-17 – Call to Apostleship

TUESDAY: Genesis 11:1-19 – The Confusion of languages

WEDNESDAY: 1 Peter 3: 18-22 – Christ’s Suffering and Ours

THURSDAY: Psalm 70:1-5 – Prayer for Relief from Adversaries

FRIDAY: Revelation 22:20-21 – I am coming Quickly

SATURDAY: Job 2:11-13 – Job’s Three Friends.

Sunday School Hymn

  1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    O how I love Thee well,
    I am happy, it makes me glad
    To rejoice at Thy birth.
  2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Thy friend friendship suits me well,
    Both young and old will sing Thy song,
    We long for Sunday School.
  3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Christ was Thy first teacher,
    The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
    Does manifest in thee.
  4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    This testimony is sure,
    That God, the Father Almighty,
    Poured His blessing on Thee.
  5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Though the sun be so bright,
    Or if the clouds be black with rain,
    I’ll be in Sunday School.
  6. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    I rejoice to see Thee,
    Will thou pass over me today?
    Without my being blest?

RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 8 December 2019 – Lesson 15

TOPIC: Avoiding Debt [RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 8 December 2019]

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MEMORY VERSE: “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.” – Romans 13:8 (scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 8 December 2019 HYMN)

BIBLE PASSAGE: 2 Kings 4:1-7 KJV (RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 8 December 2019)

1 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.

2 And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.

3 Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.

4 And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.

5 So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out.

6 And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.

7 Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.

LESSON INTRODUCTION: Debt occur when something, usually money, is owed by one part (the borrower or debtor) to a second party (the lender or creditor) especially when it is becoming difficult to pay what is owed. Debt is a common problem in our society, and debts have a way of growing faster than expected. Anyone who comes to the realisation that he or she has taken on too much debt, becomes uncomfortable. The fear of the debtor may also overwhelm the debtor. It can also lead to psychological or emotional breakdown. Although, the bible neither expressly forbids nor condones the borrowing of money, the wisdom of the bible teaches us that it is usually not a good idea to go into debt (Prov.22:7; 2 Kings 4: 1-7).

OUTLINES

  1. SOME LIKELY CAUSES OF DEBT
  2. HOW TO AVOID DEBT

SOME LIKELY CAUSES OF DEBT

Debt can occur through different means. Some of the likely causes are: Poor spending habits, mismanagement of resources (Lk.15: 11-13), lack of employment or underemployment (2Thess.3.12), medical challenges (Lk.8:43), failed business/reduction in income (Lk.5:5a), living outside your means (Pro.28:19), lack of contentment, gambling, covetousness (1 Tim.6:8-10), gambling, divorce/widowhood/single parenthood (2Kgs.4:1), expanding families, unexpected emergencies, unfavorable economic factors or inflation (2 Kgs. 6:25), impulse buying (Lk.15:13-14), lack of financial knowledge or poor investment (Pro. 23:5), a misunderstanding of needs versus wants (Lk.15:13), laziness (2 Thess. 3:10b), education cost fraud, etc.

HOW TO AVOID DEBT

In order to forestall going into debt, believers should do the following:

1 Honour God with your financial/material giving ( tithe, offerings, first fruits, etc) and also help the needy (Lk.6.38; Pro.3:9-10, 28:27; 1 Cor.9:7).

2 Develop a saving culture (Pro.21:20).

3 Prepare a budget based on your actual monthly income and actual expenses (Lk.14:28).

4 Avoid unnecessary/discretionary spending. Do not spend compulsorily on what is not your primary need (Isa. 55:2).

5 Do not be idle/lazy, find something doing (1Thess.4:11; 2 Thess.3:10; Matt.20.6; Pro.6.:9-11).

6 Be satisfied with what you have and avoid covetousness (Pro.15:16; Heb.13:5; 1 Tim.6:6)

7 Seek financial counsel and invest wisely (Pro.11:14, 14:22).

Any believer who is already in debt should do the following in addition to the points raised above:

1 Pray for divine intervention, then seek wise and godly counsel (2 Kgs 4:1-7; Pro.24:6).

2 Commit to making changes to drastically reduce your lifestyle expenses (Rom.12.2; Phil.4:5).

3 Negotiate with your creditors for a possible review of the payment plan (Lk.16:5-8).

4 Be committed to paying back what you owe (Rom.13.8a).

5 Maintain discipline in financial matters (1 Cor.9.:27).

CONCLUSION: Debt should be avoided as much as possible. However, as long as money is being handled wisely and debt payments are manageable, a Christian can take on the burden of borrowing if is absolutely necessary.

ASSIGNMENT: Identify five (5) effects of debt on his/her family.

QUESTIONS:

  1. Mention five likely causes of debt.
  2. State four ways debt can be avoided.

ASSIGNMENT: Identify five (5) differences between false ministers and true ministers of the gospel.

FOR FURTHER READING:

Monday – 2 Thess. 3:10

Tuesday – 2 Kings 4:1-7

Wednesday – Proverbs 3:9-10

Thursday – Proverbs 3:27

Friday – Proverbs 22:26

Saturday – Matthew 6:12

Sunday – Matthew 18:27

RCCG Sunday School 8 December 2019 HYMN

  1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    O how I love Thee well,
    I am happy, it makes me glad
    To rejoice at Thy birth.
  2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day, Thy friendship suits me well,
    Both young and old will sing Thy song,
    We long for Sunday School.
  3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Christ was Thy first teacher,
    The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
    Does manifest in thee.
  4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    This testimony is sure,
    That God, the Father Almighty,
    Poured His blessing on Thee.
  5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Though the sun be so bright,
    Or if the clouds black with rain,
    I’ll be in Sunday School.
  6. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    I rejoice to see Thee,
    Will thou pass over me today?
    Without my being blest?

RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 8 December 2019 – Avoiding Debt

RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 8 December 2019 Lesson 15 – Avoiding Debt

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TOPIC: Avoiding Debt

OPENING PRAYER: Father, please help me overcome financial challenges. (Scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 8 December 2019 HYMN)

BIBLE PASSAGE: 2 Kings 4:1-7 KJV (RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 8 December 2019)

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1 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.

2 And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.

3 Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.

4 And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.

5 So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out.

6 And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.

7 Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.

MEMORY VERSE: “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.” – Romans 13:8 (scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 8 December 2019 HYMN)

LESSON INTRODUCTION: Debt occur when something, usually money, is owed by one part (the borrower or debtor) to a second party (the lender or creditor) especially when it is becoming difficult to pay what is owed. Debt is a common problem in our society, and debts have a way of growing faster than expected. Anyone who comes to the realisation that he or she has taken on too much debt, becomes uncomfortable. The fear of the debtor may also overwhelm the debtor. It can also lead to psychological or emotional breakdown. Although, the bible neither expressly forbids nor condones the borrowing of money, the wisdom of the bible teaches us that it is usually not a good idea to go into debt (Prov.22:7; 2 Kings 4: 1-7).

TEXT REVIEW: 2 Kings 4: 1-7

A. There are lessons to learn from the story of the widow of a prophet and her family.

i. Debts can bring pains,tears, sorrow, etc. v.1a.

ii. Debt can lead into bondage or slavery. v.1b.

iii. Those in debt should not hesitate to seek help. v.2

B. There are practical steps given to the widow by the Prophet for her to come to out of debt. These are:

i. ………………………………………………. v.3.

ii. ………………………………………………. v.4a

iii. ……………………………………………… v.4b

iv. ……………………………………………… v.4c

C. The widow obeyed the instruction of the Prophet. v.5-6.

D. She was completely delivered from debt. v.7.

2 LESSON OUTLINES

LESSON OUTLINE 1: SOME LIKELY CAUSES OF DEBT

Allow the students to mention some of the likely causes of debt from experience.

Debt can occur through different means. Some of the likely causes are:

i. Poor spending habits, mismanagement of resources (Lk.15: 11-13).

ii. Lack of employment or underemployment (2Thess.3.12).

iii. Medical challenges (Lk.8:43).

iv. Failed business/reduction in income (Lk.5:5a).

v. Living outside your means (Pro.28:19).

vi. Lack of contentment, gambling, covetousness (1 Tim.6:8-10).

vii. Divorce/widowhood/single parenthood (2Kgs.4:1).

viii. Expanding families, unexpected emergencies, unfavorable economic factors or inflation (2 Kgs. 6:25).

ix. Impulse buying (Lk.15:13-14), lack of financial knowledge or poor investment (Pro. 23:5).

x. A misunderstanding of needs versus wants (Lk.15:13), laziness (2 Thess. 3:10b), education cost fraud, etc.

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Teacher should award ten (10) marks for every student that participates.

LESSON OUTLINE 2: HOW TO AVOID DEBT

A. Allow the students to mention what they are doing to avoid debt.

In order to forestall going into debt, believers should do the following:

1 Honour God with your financial/material giving ( tithe, offerings, first fruits, etc) and also help the needy (Lk.6.38; Pro.3:9-10, 28:27; 1 Cor.9:7).

2 Develop a saving culture (Pro.21:20).

3 Prepare a budget based on your actual monthly income and actual expenses (Lk.14:28).

4 Avoid unnecessary/discretionary spending. Do not spend compulsorily on what is not your primary need (Isa. 55:2).

5 Do not be idle/lazy, find something doing (1Thess.4:11; 2 Thess.3:10; Matt.20.6; Pro.6.:9-11).

6 Be satisfied with what you have and avoid covetousness (Pro.15:16; Heb.13:5; 1Tim.6:6)

7 Seek financial counsel and invest wisely (Pro.11:14, 14:22).

B. Ask the class to suggest the way out for those already in debt.

Any believer who is already in debt should do the following in addition to the points raised above:

1 Pray for divine intervention, then seek wise and godly counsel (2 Kgs 4:1-7; Pro.24:6).

2 Commit to making changes to drastically reduce your lifestyle expenses (Rom.12.2; Phil.4:5).

3 Negotiate with your creditors for a possible review of the payment plan (Lk.16:5-8).

4 Be committed to paying back what you owe (Rom.13.8a).

5 Maintain discipline in financial matters (1 Cor.9.:27).

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Award ten (10) marks for every student that participates.

SUMMARY: It is important for every believer to stay out of debt.

CONCLUSION: Debt should be avoided as much as possible. However, as long as money is being handled wisely and debt payments are manageable, a Christian can take on the burden of borrowing if is absolutely necessary.

EVALUATION: Students should mention practical ways of getting out of debt.

CLOSING PRAYER: God, give me divine wisdom to plan on my financial resources in order to avoid debt.

ASSIGNMENT: Identify five (5) effects of debt on the and/or his/her family.

 

RCCG Sunday School 8 December 2019 HYMN

  1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    O how I love Thee well,
    I am happy, it makes me glad
    To rejoice at Thy birth.
  2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day, Thy friendship suits me well,
    Both young and old will sing Thy song,
    We long for Sunday School.
  3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Christ was Thy first teacher,
    The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
    Does manifest in thee.
  4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    This testimony is sure,
    That God, the Father Almighty,
    Poured His blessing on Thee.
  5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Though the sun be so bright,
    Or if the clouds black with rain,
    I’ll be in Sunday School.
  6. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    I rejoice to see Thee,
    Will thou pass over me today?
    Without my being blest?

RCCG House Fellowship Leader’s Manual 17 November 2019

RCCG House Fellowship Leader’s Manual 17 November 2019, Lesson 12 – Delight Yourself In The Lord

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TOPIC: Delight Yourself In The Lord (scroll down for RCCG House Fellowship 17 November 2019 Anthem)

PRAYER POINT: Father, help me to make you my greatest pleasure. (RCCG House Fellowship 17 November 2019)

BIBLE PASSAGE: Isaiah 61:10-11; 62:1-3; Matthew 6:3

RCCG House Fellowship Leader’s Manual

Isaiah 61:10-11;
10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

Isaiah 62:1-3;
1 For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.

2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.

3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

Matthew 6:3;
3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

INTRODUCTION:

The word “delights” means to gain great pleasure, satisfaction and happiness. Delighting ourselves in the Lord implies a supreme complacency in Him; it implies that we have universal confidence in Him. If we delight ourselves in the Lord, we shall have all things on which we set our hearts. Psalm 37:4b says: “And He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” The greatest pleasure we can experience in life is walking hand in hand with a Father who adores us.

MEMORY VERSE: “Delight thyself also in the LORD: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” – Psalm 37:4

TEXT REVIEW: Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Matthew 6:3

i. To delight means to be available for His work.

ii. To delight means to proclaim His faithfulness to all generations.

iii. To delight means to sing of the goodness of the Lord forever.

iv. To delight means to radiate His Glory by shining light to others.

v. To delight means to be contented in God alone.

vi. To delight means to rejoice in the Lord always.

LESSON OUTLINE

BENEFITS OF DELIGHTING OR TAKING PLEASURE IN THE LORD

1 God will comfort our souls – 2 Corinthians 1:4

2 He will deliver us from all troubles – Psalm 50:15; Psalm 34:19

3 He will order our steps – Psalm 37:23; Psalm 119:133

4 He will give us the desires of our hearts – Psalm 37:4; Psalm 20:4

5 We will receive revelation from Him – 1 Corinthians 11:23

6 We will have abundant peace – Psalm 119:165; Romans 15:13

7 The Word of God will abide in our hearts – Colossians 3:16

8 We will be delighted in God´s love – Zephaniah 3:17; John 17:26

9 Mercy and favour from God will flow upon us – Proverbs 12:2; Proverbs 8:35

10 He will cause us to ride on the high hills of the earth and feed us – Isaiah 54:14

SUMMARY:
When your satisfaction is in God, you become God’s favourite.

CONCLUSION:

Many delight in wealth, status, material possessions and other temporary things of the world, but they are never satisfied. Ecclesiastes 1:2 says: “Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.” On the other hand, delighting in the Lord is a true treasure indeed – 1Timothy 6:6.

PRAYER POINTS

1 Thank God for His mercy and faithfulness in your life.

2 Pray for the grace to delight yourself in God.

3 Pray that God will always guide and guard you.

4 Pray that you will not go out of His plan for your life.

5 Pray for pastors in charge of levels in RCCG.

6 Personal prayer request.

GOLDEN DIET FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY: 1Timothy 6:6 – Godliness with contentment is great gain.

TUESDAY: Psalm 37:5. – Commit thy ways unto the Lord

WEDNESDAY: John 10:11 – I am the good Shepherd

THURSDAY: Psalm 147:10-11 – He favours those who fear Him

FRIDAY: Proverbs 4:23 – Keep thy heart with all diligence

SATURDAY: Proverbs 12:22 – Those who are faithful are His delight.

SUNDAY: Proverbs 3:12 – Whom He loves He reproves.

House Fellowship Anthem (RCCG House Fellowship 17 November 2019)

  1. I love this family Of God,
    So closely knitted into one,
    They have taken me into their arms
    And ‘am so glad to be
    A part of this great family
  2. I bless this family of God,
    So greatly prospered by the Lord,
    They have taken me into their arms
    And ‘am so glad to be
    A part of this great family
  3. I know this family of God,
    So deeply rooted in the word,
    They have taken me into their arms
    And ‘am so glad to be
    A part of this great family
  4. I see this family of God,
    So highly lifted above all,
    They have taken me into their arms
    And ‘am so glad to be
    A part of this great family
  5. Come and join this family of God,
    So highly favoured by the Lord,
    They have taken me into their arms
    And ‘am so glad to be
    A part of this great family

SUGGESTED TIME SCHEDULE

10 minutes for Opening Prayer, Praise and Worship
10 minutes for Testimonies
15 minutes for Bible Discussion
15 minutes for General Prayers
10 minutes for Questions & Answers
5 minutes for Welcoming New Members
10 minutes for Announcements, Offering, House Fellowship Anthem & Closing Prayers.
Total – 60 Minutes (1 Hour)

RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 17 November 2019 – Lesson 12

TOPIC: Moderation [RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 17 November 2019]

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MEMORY VERSE: “Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.” – Philippians 4:5 (scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 17 November 2019 HYMN)

BIBLE PASSAGE: Philippians 4:5-6, 11-12 KJV (RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 17 November 2019)

5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

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LESSON INTRODUCTION:

Moderation is the control of behaviour so that actions, feelings and habits are kept within reasonable limits. It is a very desirable quality or virtue for a Christian to have. Good and legitimate desires can become sin when they go over lawful bounds. Living a life of moderation is an uphill battle in today’s world. However, the Bible preaches us that excess of anything may not be good (Eccl. 2:10-11). Those who want to win the race to eternal life must be temperate (1 Cor. 9:24-27). It is expedient for Christians to understand how and why we should live in moderation.

LESSON OUTLINES

  1. HOW TO LIVE IN MODERATION
  2. REASONS FOR MODERATION

HOW TO LIVE IN MODERATION

Moderation should reflect in every area of life. Among others, we are to show moderation in speech (James 1:19; 3:2-12; Col. 4:6), appearance (1 Tim 2:9-10), consumption (1 Cor. 10:31), relaxation/pleasure (1 Tim 5:6; 2 Tim. 3:4), desires (Col 3:5), care (Lk. 10:38-42), happiness (Matt. 14:6-10), money (1 Tim 6:6-10), celebrations (Dan. 5:23), liberty (1 Cor. 8:9), personal convictions (Rom. 14:1-5), firmness (Proverbs 16:32), friendship (2 Cor. 6:14-18).

In other words, how we talk, dress, eat or drink, etc. can easily show our degree of moderation or lack of it.

To keep within lawful bounds, believers should make no provision for the flesh to fulfill its lust (Romans 13:14; Gal. 5:24). Do not follow the examples of the world out of proportion (1 John 2:15-16). Walk in the spirit and be heavenly minded. (Romans 8:6; Gal. 5:16; Col. 3:2).

REASONS FOR MODERATION

The reason for Christians to be moderate in their lifestyles are many. It assists us to have balance in many areas of our lives (Phil. 4:5). Moderation avoids extremes, exercises restraint and is related to self control (Gal. 5:22-23). Sometimes, good thins can become a stumbling block to us, if used without moderation. (1 Cor. 8:9). Practicing moderation helps us to exercise self- discipline (1 Cor. 9:25-27; Acts 24:16).

When we are not living in moderation or lack self control in certain areas of our lives, it indicates that we are not allowing God fully into such areas. The only area in which we do not need to worry about moderation is in our relationship with God. We are to love God without limits (Luke 10:27).

CONCLUSION: The world appeals to the lust of the flesh and advances the lie that what we need is more pleasure, more fun, more entertainment, etc. (Rom. 12:1-2). What we really need is God. All other things must be in moderation.

QUESTIONS:

  1. In what ways can believers live in moderation?
  2. State four reasons believers should live in moderation

FOR FURTHER READING:

Monday – Acts 24:25

Tuesday – Gal. 5:22-23

Wednesday – Ephesians 5:18

Thursday – 2 Peter 1:6

Friday – Proverbs 30:8

Saturday – Ecclesiastes 7:16

Sunday – 1 Corinthians 9:25

ASSIGNMENT: Mention five (5) other areas of life that require moderation.

RCCG Sunday School 17 November 2019 HYMN

  1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    O how I love Thee well,
    I am happy, it makes me glad
    To rejoice at Thy birth.
  2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day, Thy friendship suits me well,
    Both young and old will sing Thy song,
    We long for Sunday School.
  3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Christ was Thy first teacher,
    The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
    Does manifest in thee.
  4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    This testimony is sure,
    That God, the Father Almighty,
    Poured His blessing on Thee.
  5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Though the sun be so bright,
    Or if the clouds black with rain,
    I’ll be in Sunday School.
  6. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    I rejoice to see Thee,
    Will thou pass over me today?
    Without my being blest?

RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 17 November 2019 Lesson 12 – Moderation

TOPIC: Moderation

OPENING PRAYER: Father, give me the grace to exercise self-control in every area of my life. (Scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 17 November 2019 HYMN)

 

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BIBLE PASSAGE: Philippians 4:5-6, 11-12 KJV (RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 17 November 2019)

5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

MEMORY VERSE: “Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.” – Philippians 4:5 (scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 17 November 2019 HYMN)

LESSON INTRODUCTION:

Moderation is the control of behaviour so that actions, feelings and habits are kept within reasonable limits. It is a very desirable quality or virtue for a Christian to have. Good and legitimate desires can become sin when they go over lawful bounds. Living a life of moderation is an uphill battle in today’s world. However, the Bible teaches us that excess of anything may not be good (Eccl. 2:10-11). Those who want to win the race to eternal life must be temperate in all things and must do everything in moderation (1 Cor. 9:24-27). It is expedient for Christians to understand how and why we should live in moderation.

TEXT REVIEW: Philippians 4:5-6, 11-12

Apostle Paul charges believers to live in moderation using himself as an example. The how include:

i. Believers are to live moderately in all circumstances. v.5.

ii. We are to avoid anxiety. Rather, we should make our request known to God. v.6.

iii. In whatever state we are……………v.11.

iv. …………………………………..v.12a

v. …………………………………..v.12b

vi. …………………………………..v.12c

2 LESSON OUTLINES

LESSON OUTLINE 1: HOW TO LIVE IN MODERATION

Question 1: In what areas of life should believers exercise moderation?

Answer: Believers should reflect moderation in every area of life. Among others, we are to show moderation in:

i. Speech (James 1:19; 3:2-12; Col. 4:6).

ii. Appearance (1 Tim 2:9-10).

iii. Consumption (1 Cor. 10:31).

iv. Relaxation/pleasure (1 Tim 5:6; 2 Tim. 3:4).

v. Desires (Col 3:5).

vi. Care (Lk. 10:38-42).

vii. Happiness (Matt.14:6-10).

viii. Money (1 Tim 6:6-10).

ix. Celebrations (Dan. 5:23).

x. Liberty (1 Cor. 8:9).

xi. Personal convictions (Rom. 14:1-5).

xii. Firmness (Proverbs 16:32).

xiii. Friendship (2 Cor. 6:14-18).

In other words, how we talk, dress, eat or drink, etc. can easily show our degree of moderation or lack of it.

Question 2: How can believers exercise moderation?

Answer: To keep within lawful bounds, believers should:

i. Make no provision for the flesh to fulfill its lust (Romans 13:14; Gal. 5:24).

ii. Not follow the examples of the world out of proportion (1 John 2:15-16).

iii. Walk in the spirit and be heavenly minded. (Romans 8:6; Gal. 5:16; Col. 3:2).

CLASS ACTIVITY 1:
Class should discuss the difference between living in abundance and living in excess.

LESSON OUTLINE 2: REASONS FOR MODERATION

Question: Why should Christians lie moderately?

Answer: The reasons for moderation are many:

i. Moderation assists us to have balance in many areas of our lives (Phil. 4:5).

ii. Moderation avoids extremes, exercises restraint and is related to self control (Gal. 5:22-23).

iii. Sometimes, good things can become a stumbling block to us, if used without moderation. (1 Cor. 8:9).

iv. Practicing moderation helps us to exercise self- discipline (1 Cor. 9:25-27; Acts 24:16).

v. When we are not living in moderation or lack self control in certain areas of our lives, it indicates that we are not allowing God fully into such areas.

Note: The only area in which we do not need to worry about moderation is in our relationship with God. We are to love God without limits (Luke 10:27).

CLASS ACTIVITY 2:
Class should share their experience in areas of life in which they find it difficult to exercise moderation.

SUMMARY:
Moderation is a good/godly virtue every Christian should imbibe till we see God in glory.

CONCLUSION:
The world appeals to the lust of the flesh and advances the lie that what we need is more pleasure, more fun, more entertainment, etc. (Rom. 12:1-2). What we really need is God. All other things must be in moderation.

EVALUATION:
Teachers should ask the students to mention why the believers should live moderately.

CLOSING PRAYER:
Father, help us to be moderate in all things.

ASSIGNMENT:
Mention five (5) other areas of life that require moderation.

RCCG Sunday School 17 November 2019 HYMN

  1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    O how I love Thee well,
    I am happy, it makes me glad
    To rejoice at Thy birth.
  2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day, Thy friendship suits me well,
    Both young and old will sing Thy song,
    We long for Sunday School.
  3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Christ was Thy first teacher,
    The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
    Does manifest in thee.
  4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    This testimony is sure,
    That God, the Father Almighty,
    Poured His blessing on Thee.
  5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Though the sun be so bright,
    Or if the clouds black with rain,
    I’ll be in Sunday School.
  6. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    I rejoice to see Thee,
    Will thou pass over me today?
    Without my being blest?

RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 10 November 2019 – Patience

RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 10 November 2019 Lesson 11 – Patience

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TOPIC: Patience

OPENING PRAYER: Father, give me the grace to be patient. (Scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 10 November 2019 HYMN)

BIBLE PASSAGE: Psalms 37:7-9 KJV (RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 10 November 2019)

7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.

MEMORY VERSE: “For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.” – Hebrews 10:36 (scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 10 November 2019 HYMN)

LESSON INTRODUCTION:
Patience is the ability to endure difficult circumstances, perseverance in the face of delay, tolerance of provocation without responding in annoyance/anger, enduring trails at expectantly waiting for a promise to be fulfilled (Heb. 10:36). Other words for patience are forbearance, endurance, longsuffering, perseverance, etc. The Bible exhorts believers to run the Christian race with patience (Heb. 12:1) because it is an important virtue (2 Peter 1:5-8) and a component of the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23).

TEXT REVIEW: Psalm 37:7-9

A. The Psalmist highlights some tactical ways of exercising patience as a virtue. Believers are:

i. To rest in the Lord. v.7a

ii. To wait patiently for Him. v.7b.

iii. Not to be bothered ‘because of him who prospereth in his way’. v.7c

Not to be disturbed ‘because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass’. v.7d.

v. …………………………………..v.8a

vi. …………………………………..v.8b

vii. …………………………………..v.8c

b. The consequence of lack of patience is that ……………….v.9a

c. The reward for patience is that ………………….v.9b.

2 LESSON OUTLINES

LESSON OUTLINE 1: PATIENCE AS A VIRTUE

A. The Bible teaches us that:

i. Patience produces perseverance and character (James 1:2-4).

ii. We need patience when waiting on answers to come, when bedding deliverance, while waiting to be healed, etc. (Ps. 27:14; Exo. 14:14)

iii. The true test of patience comes when pur rights are violated or treated unfairly (Heb. 12:2-3).

iv. Patience reveals our faith is God’s timing, omnipotence and love (Job 14:14; Ps. 27:14).

v. Patience does not develop overnight. God’s power and good ness are crucial to the development of patience (Col. 1:11).

vi. Our Patience is further developed and strengthened by resting in God’s perfect will and timing, even in the face of evil men who ‘succeed in their ways when they carry out their wicked schemes’ (Ps. 37:7)

B. We see in the Bible many examples of those whose patience characterised their walk with God.

i. James points us to the prophets “as an example of patience in the face of suffering” (James 5:10).

ii. He also refers to Job, whose perseverance was rewarded by what the “Lord finally brought about” (James 5:11).

iii. Abraham, too, waited patiently and “received what was promised” (Heb. 6:15)

iv. Jesus is our model in all things and he demonstrated patient endurance.(Heb.12:2)’

CLASS ACTIVITY 1:
Students should mention Bible characters that demonstrated lack of patience

LESSON OUTLINE 2: BENEFITS OF PATIENCE

The following are the benefits accruable to patience:

i. Patience strengthens and enables us to be more Christ like (Heb. 12:1-2; Ps. 27:14).

ii. Our patience is rewarded in the end because the Lord’s coming is near (James 5:7-8; Lam. 3:25).

To display the patience that is characteristic of Christ, we need:

i. To be thankful to God regardless of the situation (Phil. 4:4; 1 Thess 5:18).

ii. To also seek His purposes and remember His promises of wellness (Rom. 8:28;Heb. 10:23).

iii. To depend on God totally (Rom. 15:5; Col. 1:9-11).

iv. The manifestation of the truth of the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23).

CLASS ACTIVITY 2:
Class should discuss the benefits they have derived from being patient from experience.

SUMMARY:
Patience is a virtue that Christian should exhibit. It shows spiritual maturity.

CONCLUSION:
The Christian race requires patience. The purpose is for our faith in Christ to be perfected and entire (James 1:2-4).

EVALUATION:
Teachers should test the knowledge of the students on what makes patience an important Christian virtue.

CLOSING PRAYER:
Father, help me to be patient in all things.

ASSIGNMENT:
Mention five (5) societal issues that can hinder a believer from exercising patience.

 

RCCG Sunday School 10 November 2019 HYMN

  1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    O how I love Thee well,
    I am happy, it makes me glad
    To rejoice at Thy birth.
  2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day, Thy friendship suits me well,
    Both young and old will sing Thy song,
    We long for Sunday School.
  3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Christ was Thy first teacher,
    The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
    Does manifest in thee.
  4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    This testimony is sure,
    That God, the Father Almighty,
    Poured His blessing on Thee.
  5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Though the sun be so bright,
    Or if the clouds black with rain,
    I’ll be in Sunday School.
  6. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    I rejoice to see Thee,
    Will thou pass over me today?
    Without my being blest?

RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 10 November 2019 – Lesson 11

TOPIC: Patience [RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 10 November 2019]

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MEMORY VERSE: “For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.” – Hebrews 10:36 (scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 3 November 2019 HYMN)

BIBLE PASSAGE: Psalms 37:7-9 KJV (RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 3 November 2019)

7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.

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LESSON INTRODUCTION:

Patience is the ability to endure difficult circumstances, perseverance in the face of delay, tolerance of provocation without responding in annoyance/anger, enduring trails at expectantly waiting for a promise to be fulfilled (Heb. 10:36). Other words for patience are forbearance, endurance, longsuffering, perseverance, etc. The Bible exhorts believers to run the Christian race with patience (Heb. 12:1) because it is an important virtue (2 Peter 1:5-8) and a component of the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23).

LESSON OUTLINES

  1. PATIENCE AS A VIRTUE
  2. BENEFITS OF PATIENCE

1. PATIENCE AS A VIRTUE

The Bible teaches us that patience produces perseverance and character (James 1:2-4). We need patience when waiting on answers to come, when bedding deliverance, while waiting to be healed, etc. (Ps. 27:14; Exo. 14:14). The true test of patience comes when pur rights are violated or treated unfairly (Heb. 12:2-3). Patience reveals our faith is God’s timing, omnipotence and love (Job 14:14; Ps. 27:14). Patience does not develop overnight. God’s power and good ness are crucial to the development of patience (Col. 1:11). Our Patience is further developed and strengthened by resting in God’s perfect will and timing, even in the face of evil men who ‘succeed in their ways when they carry out their wicked schemes’ (Ps. 37:7)

We see in the Bible many examples of those whose patience characterised their walk with God. James points us to the prophets “as an example of patience in the face of suffering” (James 5:10). He also refers to Job, whose perseverance was rewarded by what the “Lord finally brought about” (James 5:11). Abraham, too, waited patiently and “received what was promised” (Heb. 6:15). Jesus is our model in all things and he demonstrated patient endurance.

2. BENEFITS OF PATIENCE

Patience strengthens and enables us to be more Christ like (Heb. 12:1-2; Ps. 27:14). Our patience is rewarded in the end because the Lord’s coming is near (James 5:7-8; Lam. 3:25).

To display the patience that is characteristic of Christ, we need to first be thankful to God regardless of the situation (Phil. 4:4; 1 Thess 5:18). Secondly, we should seek His purposes and remember His promises of wellness (Rom. 8:28;Heb. 10:23). Above all, we should totally depend on God (Rom. 15:5; Col. 1:9-11) through the manifestation of the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23).

CONCLUSION: The Christian race requires patience. The purpose is for our faith in Christ to be perfected and entire (James 1:2-4).

QUESTIONS:

  1. How is patience a virtue
  2. What are the benefits of patience?

FOR FURTHER READING:
Monday – James 1:3-4
Tuesday – Psalm 37:7
Wednesday – Colossians 1:11
Thursday – 1 Thess. 5:14
Friday – Psalms 62:1
Saturday – Psalm 130:5-6
Sunday – Eccl. 7:8

ASSIGNMENT: Mention five (5) societal issues that can hinder a believer from exercising patience.

RCCG Sunday School 10 November 2019 HYMN

  1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    O how I love Thee well,
    I am happy, it makes me glad
    To rejoice at Thy birth.
  2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day, Thy friendship suits me well,
    Both young and old will sing Thy song,
    We long for Sunday School.
  3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Christ was Thy first teacher,
    The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
    Does manifest in thee.
  4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    This testimony is sure,
    That God, the Father Almighty,
    Poured His blessing on Thee.
  5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Though the sun be so bright,
    Or if the clouds black with rain,
    I’ll be in Sunday School.
  6. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    I rejoice to see Thee,
    Will thou pass over me today?
    Without my being blest?

RCCG Teens Teacher’s Manual 10 November 2019 – Giving God All The Glory

RCCG Sunday School Teens Teacher’s Manual 10 November 2019 – Giving God All The Glory (Lesson 11)

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TOPIC: Giving God All The Glory

BIBLE TEXT: John 9:23-25

23 Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.

24 Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner.

25 He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.

Romans 4:20: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

MEMORY VERSE: “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:” – Psalms 92:1

LESSON AIM: To teach the teens to give all the glory to God.

CENTRAL TRUTH: Always acknowledge God in all you do

RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual

INTRODUCTION: It is good to give thanks to God always. Ps. 92:1. This is what God expects from His children. For all He has done, most importantly that He made a way for us to be delivered from the hands of the enemy and from eternal doom by sending His only Begotten Rom to die for us. And through the death of Jesus Christ, we now have access to God. He said we can come boldly before the throne of grace to obtain mercy. Heb. 4:16. This is a good reason to give God praise always.

STUDY GUIDE:
A. How do we give God all the glory?

  1. Acknowledge His omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent nature.
  2. Praise Him always particularly for your achievements.
  3. Always be humble before Him. Be quick to confess and repent of your sins.
  4. Be open and truthful before Him always. Live a complete plain and transparent life.

B. Benefits of giving God all the glory:

  1. It is a commandment and we will reap the blessings of obedience. 1 Thess. 5:18
  2. He will do more.
  3. Our land will yield its increase. Ps. 67:5-6
  4. He will make us shine as light to the world.
  5. We will continually be in His presence because God inhabits the praises of His people. Ps. 22:3
  6. He fights our battles and gives us victory. 2 Chron. 20:21-22.
  7. Ask teenagers to add more to the benefits.

DISCUSSION: Discuss how we can give God lory in our day to day activities. John 15:5

CONCLUSION: One thing we must always have at our the back of our minds is that all glory belongs to God. Giving God all the glory simply means that we acknowledge His sovereignty over our lives. We acknowledge Him as our source. Let us not at anytime think we have done anything, for without Him we can do nothing.

DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK

SUNDAY: 2 Corinthians 6:11-17 You are to be Holy

MONDAY: 2 Timothy 2:1-10 – Grace in the Lord

TUESDAY: 1 Peter 1:3-10 – Heavenly Inheritance

WEDNESDAY: Matthew 10:32-33 – Confess Christ

THURSDAY: Mark 4:33-38 – Follow Christ

FRIDAY: James 3;16-18 – Don’t provoke the Holy Spirit

SATURDAY: John 17:20-26 – Pray for all Believers

Sunday School Hymn

  1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    O how I love Thee well,
    I am happy, it makes me glad
    To rejoice at Thy birth.
  2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Thy friend friendship suits me well,
    Both young and old will sing Thy song,
    We long for Sunday School.
  3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Christ was Thy first teacher,
    The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
    Does manifest in thee.
  4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    This testimony is sure,
    That God, the Father Almighty,
    Poured His blessing on Thee.
  5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Though the sun be so bright,
    Or if the clouds be black with rain,
    I’ll be in Sunday School.
  6. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    I rejoice to see Thee,
    Will thou pass over me today?
    Without my being blest?