RCCG JUNIOR ZEAL (AGES: 9-12) ACTIVITIES MANUAL 1 MARCH 2020
LESSON: TWENTY – SEVEN (27)
TOPIC: LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE THROUGH OBEDIENCE
1 Samuel 15:22b – “to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.”
BIBLE TEXT: Genesis 12
1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
6 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.
8 And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.
9 And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.
10 And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.
11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:
12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.
13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.
14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.
15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house.
16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.
17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram’s wife.
18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?
19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.
20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.
CENTRAL TRUTH: Children are commanded to obey the word of God.
INTRODUCTION: Jesus said in John 14:21 “Whoever has My commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves Me. He who loves Me will be loved by My Father and I too will love him and show Myself to him.”
Every parent, teacher and leader love an obedient child. God asked Abraham to leave his father’s house, his kindred and his country to a place He will show him.
He obeyed and was greatly rewarded. Do Mummy and Daddy ask you to do things that are hard for you to do? What do you think they will do for you when you obey?
A. WHAT IS OBEDIENCE?
B. EXAMPLES OF OBEDIENT PEOPLE IN THE BIBLE:
1. Luke 2:48-51, Hebrews 5:8
2.Genesis 12:1-6, Genesis 22:1-19
3.1 Samuel 3:15-18
4. David. 1 Samuel 17:17
5. 1 John 5:21
6. Apostles Acts 26:1
7. Timothy 2 Timothy 1:5
C. BENEFITS OF OBEDIENCE:
2. Psalm 5:12
3 Acts 3:6
4. Long life Proverbs 3:1-2
5. Grace and glory Proverbs 4:1-9
6. It makes us to be Christlike …..Galatians 5:22-23
7. Romans 6:16
LIFE APPLICATION: You need to show to God that you are His child by living in obedience always.
Some instruction given to you at home, school or church may not always be what you like, but God expects you to do them.
Later you will understand, why it is important. It is good to pray and to obey, so you can stay on the right way and not go astray.
CONCLUSION: Obedience is the key to christian faith. Obedience comes before blessing.
God wants His children to listen to Him and to obey Him and their (your) caretakers who are parents, teachers, leaders and all the people that God appoints over them (you).
Obedience is better than sacrifice – 1 Samuel 15:22
INVITATION: For you to enjoy the benefits of obedience, you must accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour.
SUNDAY – Acts 18:1-7
MONDAY – Acts 18:18-28
TUESDAY – Acts 19:1-10
WEDNESDAY – Acts 19:11-22
THURSDAY – Acts 19:23-32
FRIDAY – Acts 19:33-41
SATURDAY – Acts 20:1-6