RCCG JUNIOR ZEAL (AGES: 9-12) ACTIVITIES MANUAL 9TH FEBRUARY 2020
TOPIC: SHINING BY RESISTING TEMPTATION
Matthew 26:41 – Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
BIBLE TEXT: GENESIS 39:1-23
1 And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither.
2 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
3 And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand.
4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.
5 And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.
6 And he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured.
7 And it came to pass after these things, that his master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
8 But he refused, and said unto his master’s wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;
9 There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
10 And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.
11 And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within.
12 And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.
13 And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth,
14 That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice:
15 And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled, and got him out.
16 And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home.
17 And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me:
18 And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out.
19 And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.
20 And Joseph’s master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king’s prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.
21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it.
23 The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the LORD was with him, and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper.
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CENTRAL TRUTH: We are commanded to resist temptation.
According to the book of Genesis 39:1-20, Joseph was bought as a slave by the Egyptian Potiphar, an officer of the Pharaoh. Potiphar´s wife tried to seduce Joseph, who avoided her advances. Joseph was able to reject Potiphar´s wife because he feared God.
A. WHAT IS TEMPTATION?
1. 1 Kings 21:1-4
2. Deuteronomy 5:21
3. 2 Samuel 13:2
4. Matthew 26:14-15
B. WHAT ARE THE AREAS YOU CAN BE TEMPTED?
1. Lure of appetite. – Proverbs 20:1
2. Sinful lifestyle. – Jeremiah 3:25
3. Lure of sexual immorality. – 1 Kings 11:1-4
4. Seeking pleasure. – Luke 21:34
5. Lure for money and material accusation. – Joshua 7:21
6. Mark 10:35-37
7. Romans 13:13-14
8. Cheating / Cyber fraud. – Hebrew 13:5
9. Proverbs 29:1
10. 2 Peter 2:13
C. BIBLICAL EXAMPLES OF THOSE THAT RESISTED TEMPTATION:
D. HOW CAN YOU OVERCOME
1. Feed and meditate on God´s word. – Psalm 119:9-11
2. Put on the whole armour of God. – Ephesians 6:10-18
3. Watch and pray. – 1 Corinthians 10-12
4. Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit. – Isaiah 30:21
5. Revelation 12:11
6. 2 Timothy 2:2
7. Luke 21:34
1 Corinthians 15:57 says: ”But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” If you have the Lord Jesus as your saviour, you have received also power to overcome temptation.
What is this power? The word of God. Let His word dwell richly in you. Flee evil places and situations when you are not sure of His power.
Jesus Christ was also tempted by the devil. He overcame him by the word of God. Each time Jesus said “it is written.”
How much of God´s words do you know?
Can you quote and can you remember the word of God as a weapon against temptation? You cannot stand by your own strength. You need the power of the word and the help of the Holy Spirit.
Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation.
INVITATION: Without Jesus you are a tool in the hand of the devil. Receive Jesus as your Lord and Saviour TODAY. – John 1:12
1. SUNDAY – Acts 12:9-18
2. MONDAY – Acts 12:19-25
3. TUESDAY – Acts 13:1-12
4. WEDNESDAY – Acts 13:13-25
5. THURSDAY – Acts 13:26-35
6. FRIDAY – Acts 13:36-46
7. SATURDAY – Acts 13:47-52