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RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT’S MANUAL
SUNDAY 26TH OF MARCH, 2023
LESSON THIRTY (30)
TOPIC: RENDERING HELP
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 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?
MEMORY VERSE: “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith” Galatians 6:10.
BIBLE PASSAGE: Acts 9:36-41.
Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.
And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.
And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them.
Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.
But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.
LESSON INTRODUCTION: Rendering help is the act of giving aid or assistance (whether materials or services) to people in need. It can be in the form of Corporate Social Responsibility or personal assistance to the less privileged. More importantly, the Bible encourages us to help members of the household of faith (Gal.6:10).
1. WHO NEEDS OUR HELP?
2. HOW SHOULD WE HELP?
1. WHO NEEDS OUR HELP?
The following people should be helped: the
committed brethren in need (Gal.6:10), the aged (Lev.19:32), the widows/widowers
(Jam.1:2Z), orphans and deserted/helpless (Ps.82:3), the poor (Prov.19:17), the specially challenged (emotional, physical, mental, etc.) – 2 Sam.9:3, 13.
Our help should primarily be to our need
family members (which include our parent
1 Tim.5:8, members of the household of faith (Gal.6:10), then to members of our society whether known or unknown, good or bad. It is necessary to help brethren by connecting them to people or places to get good jobs, pay hospital bills, get scholarships for children’s education, etc.
While this gesture should not be an excuse
for some people to be lazy, indulge in begging or feel entitled, believers, should note that everything we have is given to us by God
(Ps.68:19; 1Cor.4:7). Therefore, we should be encouraged to give to people in need or render helpful services because these result in blessings (Prov.22:9). Rendering help and
expecting nothing back from the recipient is a great way to be Christ-like (Lk.6:34-35).
2. HOW SHOULD WE HELP?
As believers, it is important to know that the
help we render should be rooted in love
(1 Cor.13:3) even as it allows us to serve God
better (2Cor.9:8). Giving, for instance, is an
outward sign of our love for others (1Jn.3:17) and we should give expecting God to provide (Lk.6:38). Sometimes, our giving can be a measurement of our faith (Mal.3:10). However, the state of the heart of the giver matters more than the size of the gift (Lk.21:1-4).
While encouraging the believers in Corinth
give generously, Paul did not want them to give beyond their means, “reluctantly or under compulsion” (2 Cor.8:12). More importantly, he wanted them to rely on their inner convictions (2Cor.9:7). No one should give under duress but giving, even when you are reluctant can be a learning process especially when you do not have a surplus.
CONCLUSION: God loves it when we give (2 Cor.9:Z) and He will always pay back in ways we least imagine.
1. Mention four (4) sets of people that need
2. How can believers meet the needs of
FURTHER READINGS: SUN: Gal.6:7-10. MON:
Ex.25:2. TUE: Prov. 11:25. WED: Matt. 6:12.
THUR: Lk.21:3. FRI: 1 Pet 4:10, SAT: 2 Cor.9:6.
ASSIGNMENT: Mention five (5) categories of
people who are in need of help in the Church
and the society at large (2×5=10 Marks).