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RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual
TOPIC: Essentials of Follow Up [Sunday, 17th June 2018]
OPENING PRAYER: Father, let me be an example of believers who will follow up souls until all souls are won for Christ. (Scroll down for SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMN)
Bible Passage: Colossians 4:7-8 (KJV)
7 All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord:
8 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts;
MEMORY VERSE: “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” – 2 Timothy 2:2
LESSON INTRODUCTION: It is an established fact that fruit bearing is a must for the believers and that abiding fruit is God’s command. We must, therefore, proceed to discover some methods of follow-up in order to have fruits that will abide in the kingdom forever.
TEXT REVIEW: COLOSSIANS 4:7-8
Tychicus possessed the following attributes which endeared him to Paul.
i. He had knowledge of the ministry and the minister in charge. Colossians 4:7a
ii. He was beloved brother to Apostle Paul. Colossians. 4:7b
iii. He was a faithful minister. Colossians 4:7c
iv. He was a fellow servant in the Lord. Colossians. 4:7d
v. He was reliable enough to be sent by Paul to the people. Colossians 4:8a
vi. He was matured enough to handle their affairs and their situations. Colossians 4:8b
vii. He was vast and knowledgeable to comfort the weary hearts through the Holy Spirit. Colossians 4:8b.
What a partner Paul had in Tychicus. There are great possibilities of success when true friends, team or true brethren team together to work for God. There will be increase. Amos 3:3,1Cor. 3:6-9.
Lesson Outline 1: SOME METHODS OF FOLLOW UP MINISTRY
The following methods can be adopted as a follow up to a crusade, revival, special visit, Holy Ghost services, etc, where many souls are won for Christ.
i. Baptismal class. Matt. 28:20
ii. Organizing gender specific instruction or special teaching or training session. I Timothy 5: 1-2O
iii. Home cell/ Bible study/ House fellowship centres. Acts 2:46; Acts 16:40 and Romans 16:3-5
iv. Presentation of literature on specific subjects as gift to the new converts.
v. Presentation of the Holy Bibles to the converts.
vi. Writing of letters, or messages to the converts. Col. 4:16.
vii. Sending text messages on phone and computers.
viii. Making calls through various social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, etc.
Class Activity 1: Students should mention which methods of follow up were used for them and which ones they are using too to follow up souls.
Lesson Outline 2: PAUL AND TIMOTHY TYPE OF RELATIONSHIP EXAMINED.
Relationship or follow up which Paul adopted for Timothy could be described as follows:
i. It is a personalized method of follow-up.
ii. This method places emphasis on Christian living, Bible doctrines and winning others. 2 Tim 2:2; I Tim. 1:15-18, 4;12-13, 2:1-15.
iii. Timothy enjoyed the grace of being followed up in the basic Bible doctrines and was instructed to teach others too in the same way. I Tim. 1: 3-4
iv. Follow up on the basis of biblical doctrines would prevent emergence of false doctrines and heresies and false teachers. 1 Tim. 1:19-20; 4:1.7, 2 Tim. 2:15-16; 3:1-12;4:1-5
v. Personalized follow-up method prevents possibility of backsliding and apostasy. 1 Tim. 6:20-21; 2 Tim. 4:10.
vi. Personalized follow-up of souls strategy prevent, curbs or controls evil association. 2Tim. 4:14.15.
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Class Activity 2: How can believers in Christ create adequate time to engage in effective personalized follow-up of souls strategy despite their tight schedules?
Believers must engage in soul’s follow-up to prevent loss of souls.
The essence of learning some follow-up techniques is that we shall do them. Remember, the doer of the word is more blessed than the hearer only (James 1:22-25). If our fruits abide, we shall be rewarded. Here, we shall be full of joy and hereafter we shall shine forever. 1Thess. 219-20; Dan. 12:3.
What are the methods of follow-up of souls available to believers?
Do not let any sinner pass through me to hell.
ASSIGNMENT – RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual
Mention five dangers of young soul’s neglected.
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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 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