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RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 24 March 2019 – Submission

RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 24 March 2019 – Submission

TOPIC: Submission

OPENING PRAYER: Father, help me to submit to the ordinance of man for he Lord’s sake. (Scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 24 March 2019 HYMN)

MEMORY VERSE: “Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;” – 1 Peter 2:13 (scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 24 March 2019 HYMN)

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BIBLE PASSAGE: 1 Peter 2:13-17 KJV (RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 24 March 2019)

13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.


God instituted certain authorities to coordinate various affairs on His behalf on earth (Rom. 13:1-2). Everyone is expected to submit to the governing authorities (1 Peter 2:13-17). Servants must submit to their masters (Col. 3:22; 1 Peter 2:18-21). Wives must submit in all their meekness to their husbands (Col. 3:18; 1 Peter 3:1-6). Children must submit to their parents (Exodus 20:12; Eph. 6:1-3). Ultimately, all of God’s creations (including authorities) must submit to God. Psalm 72:11; Isaiah 66:23.


The four-fold instructions in 1 Peter 2:17 is suffix for this lesson without ambiguities:

i. Honour all men. 1 Peter 2:17a.

ii. Love the brotherhood. 1 Peter 2:17b.

iii. Fear God. 1 Peter 2:17c.

iv. Honour the king. 1 Peter 2:17d.

v. Verse 14 added “Governor” to it. 1 Peter 2:14a.

vi. It is honourable to believers to honour the authority because God positioned them and they deserve our respect. Verse 14.

vii. Ignorance of foolish men will not be accepted before God as a reason not to obey the authority. Verse 15, but rather, believer’s obedience will encourage others who may wish to prove stubborn to do that which is right. Verse 15.

viii. Believers are God’s servants and we must behave so. 1 Peter 2:16.



i. Teacher should find out what the students understand by the term, “authority, ordinance of man, power, constitution,” etc.

ii. Teacher should explain to students, as indicated below, why Christians should submit to authorities:

a. God commanded it. Rom. 13:1-2; Heb. 13:17.

b. It is an act of obedience and honour to God. Mark 14:36.

c. To present ourselves as good examples. Phil. 2:5-9.

d. To obtain grace from God. James 4:6.

e. It establishes our lifting. 1 Peter 5:6.



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f. It ensures the believer’s victory. James 4:7.

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Why do you think people suit to authorities (political, educational, religious, and local authorities) on eye-service basis? Is this good?


Teacher should explain rebellion as:

i. Act of insubordination or resistance to constituted authorities.

ii. Rebellion could be motivated by pride, envy, hatred etc.

iii. Teacher should explain the consequences of rebellion as stated below:

a. Demolition (either temporary or permanent) Nebuchadnezzar was proud and he lived like a beast in the field for seven years. Daniel 4:30-33.

b. Loss of authority and position. Vashti discountenanced her husband, the king and lost her position to Esther. Esther 1:11-12; 2:1-4

c. Destruction. Pharaoh consistently disdained God and he perished together with His army in the Red Sea. Exodus 14:26-28: Psalm 135:8-9.

d. Loss of destiny. Samson waved away the instructions of his parents and his life and destiny was cut short. Judges 14:1-3; 16;20-21.

e. Ultimately death. Korah, Dathan and Abiram rebelled against the authority of God and were buried alive. Numbers 26:9-10; 1 Samuel 2:22; 4:10-11.

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: What are the consequences of rebelling against governmental rules and regulations?

SUMMARY: Believers must be humble enough to submit to authorities.

CONCLUSIONThere is no authority that is without the knowledge of God (Rom. 13:1). Believers in Christ must therefore see submission to every authority as service to God.

EVALUATION: Mention 4 reasons for submitting to authority and 4 penalties for failure to do so.

CLOSING PRAYER: Father, help us to submit to authorities.

ASSIGNMENT: Find out the penalties for failing to submit the following authorities.

i. Family/Parental Authority

ii. Pastor’s Authority

iii. Lecturers/Teachers Authority

iv. Traffic Authority

v. Tax Authority

vi. Court injunction/directive

vii. Immigration law

viii. God’s Commandment

ix. Holy Spirit directive

x. Electricity Regulations

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RCCG Sunday School 24 March 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?

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