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RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL
DATE: SUNDAY 5TH MARCH 2023
TOPIC: DRESS DISCREETLY
*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?
Father, help me to know your mind concerning dressing
MEMORY VERSE: “And you shall make holy garment for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty”. — Exodus 28:2(NKJV)
BIBLE PASSAGE: EXODUS 28:40-42
40 And for Aaron’s sons thou shalt make coats, and thou shalt make for them girdles, and bonnets shalt thou make for them, for glory and for beauty.
41 And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office.
42 And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach:
In the beginning, the simple purpose of clothing was to cover nakedness and to protect the body from harmful natural conditions, such as cold, animal bites, etc. With time,new parameters emerged against the existence of fashion. However, every believer in Christ, according to *1Peter 2:9,* is regarded as a ‘priest’ and priests are know to have a certain way of dressing just as God instructed Moses to make holy garments for glory and beauty for Aaron and his son (Ex. 28:2).
TEACHING REVIEW: EXODUS 28:40-42.
The above passage relays God’s instructions to Moses on the prescription of the kind of garment to sow for Aaron and his sons to minister to him as priests;
A. For ………………..v40.
B. God also told Moses to put the garment on Aaron his brother and his sons;
i. God then instructed Moses to ………..v41a.
ii. So as to ………..V41b.
1. YOUR DRESS DEPICTS YOU.
2. BIBLICAL STANDARD.
YOUR DRESS DEPICTS YOU.
A. The clothes you wear at one point or the other reflect who you are (2Kgs.1:8; 2Sam. 13:18).
i. It shows your mood, exactly how you feel at the moment; joyful or sorrowful (Gen. 37:34; Acts 12:21).
ii. It is also a pointer to what to achieve (2Sam. 3:31; Josh. 9:3-6).
iii. Your dress sense reveals your personality, character, and, style; if you are an influencer or mediocre.
iv. Putting on rumpled clothes is a simple display of slothfulness (Prov. 12:27).
v. A combination of riot colours and inappropriate sizes depict a carefree attitude, and lack of diligence (Prov. 21:25).
vi. Dressing intentionally in an immodest manner , to parade sensitive parts of the body, or provoke lust is a sign of mischief (1Cor. 8:13) because clothing sends a message about your morals or lack thereof (Prov. 7:10).
vii. Dressing in order to impress can be an albatross (1Sam. 17:38-39).
B. A dressing meant to distract or raise question does not stem from love. Following every fashion trend blindly paints naivety and ignorance (Prov. 12:26).
CLASS ACTIVITY 1
What comes up to your mind first when you see the kind of dress people around you wear?
A. God, irrespective of age and time has a standard for everything (Ps. 119:88).
i. After the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, God clothed Adam and eve to cover their nakedness (Gen. 3:21). This simply means believers’ dress must cover their nakedness.
ii. Any dress worn by a believer must give glory to God (1Cor. 10:31) and beauty to the person (Ex. 28:40).
iii. The fashion of this world is transient (1Cor. 7:31) so believers should always seek to honour God and not lust after the adulterated fashion of the world (1Jn. 2:15).
iv. Elegance is required in every believer’s dress sense (Ps. 45:13).
v. Believers are expected to dress moderately and modestly all the time (1Tim. 2:9; 1Pet. 3:3-4).
vi. Believers must be decent in our dressing (1Cor. 14:40) knowing that everyone of us shall give an account to God (Rom. 14:12).
CLASS ACTIVITY 2
Can a believer be fashionable and still dress decently? Explain.
Always note that you will be addressed the way you are dressed and whatever you wear reflects the real you. Remember we are all expected to bring praise and Glory to God in whatever we do.
Heavenly Father, please do not let me to be carried away by the ungodly dressing pattern of this world.
Give five reason you should not dress anyhow? (2×5=10Marks).