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RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT’S MANUAL
SUNDAY 5TH OF NOVEMBER, 2023
LESSON TEN (10)
TOPIC: BEING BORN AGAIN (PART 2)
*BIBLE PASSAGE: Romans 5:1-5
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
MEMORY VERSE: Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. Romans 8:30.
INTRODUCTION: Being born again is not a title or an entitlement. Rather, the evidence must be in living a sanctified life and allowing the Holy Spirit to lead/control one’s life.Furthermore, an understanding of the concepts of justification and assurance of salvation is very essential to the establishment of a new convert in Christ. This study attempts to shed some light on these basic concepts of the Christian faith.
1. A JUSTIFIED LIFE
2..ASSURANCE OF SALVATION
1. A JUSTIFIED LIFE
To justify simply means to declare someone righteous. Meaning, God begins to see you as you have never sinned (Romans 3:21-25; 5:1). The law and the justice of God demand death as the penalty for sin (Ezekiel 18:4) and punishment for the wicked (Isaiah 57:20-21).
Two major events are obvious with justification. One is that the sin is forgiven and the punishment of that sin is removed from the sinner (Isaiah 43:25). The second is that the righteousness of Jesus Christ is credited to the sinner’s account (Romans 5:18). The justified life is obtained simply by grace (Romans 3:24), by the blood of Jesus Christ (Romans 5:9) and His resurrection (Romans 4:25). Now that we are born again, we wear a justified life identified by peace with God and vibrant, enjoyable prayer life (Romans 5:1-2). However, we must continue to work out our salvation with fear and trembling by avoiding sin (Philippians 2:12; 1 John 3:9).
CLASS ACTIVITY 1: The class should share how they knew they have been justified.
2. ASSURANCE OF SALVATION
As a new creature in Christ, it is important to have the assurance of salvation. This assurance can be found: in the word of God (Romans 10:9-11), through the witness of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:16), and in the evidence of a changed life (2Corinthians 5:17).
Feelings or comments of people are unreliable for your assurance; therefore, do not lean on them. Be warned of doubts that may arise about your salvation. Do not open the door to sin, worldliness (1 John 2:15-16), laziness in praying, and constant study of the word of God (2 Timothy 2:15). Be filled with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18; Jude 20).
CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Students should share other ways they are assured of their salvation.
CONCLUSION: Once you are born again, you receive the righteousness of Christ and the Holy Spirit impresses on your heart that you have become a child of God.
* Mention the two major events at justification.
* How can believers get assurance of salvation?
ASSIGNMENT: Reflect andact on the lesson of today for assurance of your salvation if you are still in doubt (No mark).
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 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?