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 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?

MEMORY VERSE: “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers”. Acts 2:42



BIBLE PASSAGE: Acts 2:41-47
[41]Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
[42]And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
[43]And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
[44]And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
[45]And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
[46]And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
[47]Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

*INTRODUCTION:* The word ” church” is a translation of Greek word ‘ekklesis’, which is defined as “an assembly” or “call out ones.” The root meaning of a church is not that of the building, but of people (Rom.16:5). Paul refers to the church in the house not a church building (Rom. 16:5). The church is a body of believers (Matthew 18:17). The church is the body of Christ, of which He is the head (Eph. 1:22-23). The body of Christ is made up of believers in Jesus Christ for m the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4, 41).

1. Church Membership
2. Purpose Of The Church

As believers in Christ, we have our names written in the Lamb’s book of life which is important (Rev. 20:12). This scripture indicates that salvation is a prerequisite for being ‘added’ to the Church. Biblically, we may regard the church in two ways: as the universal church or a local church. The universal church consist of everyone, everywhere, who has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ (1 Cor.12:13).

The local church is the assembly of believers that come together within a settlement of fellowship (Gal. 1:1-2). It is important to commit to a local church because is a place:
Where we can fellowship together with other believers in worship, give our resources, serve others and be accountable (Acts 2:42-47).
Where believers can fully apply the principles of 1 Corinthians 12: encouraging, teaching and building one another up in the knowledge and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 2:41 reveals they someone was keeping a numerical record of those who were saved and thus joining the church.

Membership in a local church is a way of :
Voluntarily placing oneself under the spiritual authority of a pastor. It is a way of identifying oneself with a local body of believers and of making oneself accountable to a proper spiritual leadership. It also defines the Pastor’s responsibility who will give an account of the members of the church under his leadership (Heb. 13:17). Believers in Christ are admonished not to forsake fellowshipping with other believers (Hebrews 10:25). Churches today that require salvation before membership are simply following the biblical model (2 Corinthians 6:14-18).


The commission given to the Church is proclaiming the gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8).The church is to teach biblical doctrines so that believers can be grounded in the faith. (Eph.4:14).

The church is a place of fellowship, where Christians pray together (Acts 2:42), get devoted to one another (Romans 12:10), instruct one another (Romans 15:14), be kind and compassionate with one another (Ephesians 4:32), encourage one another (1 Thess. 5:11), and most importantly, love one another (1 John 3:11). The church is a place where believers observe the Lord’s Supper: remembering Christ’s death and the shed blood on their behalf (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).

CONCLUSION: The Church is God’s hands, mouth, and feet in this world. The Church is the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12-17). We are to be doing things that Jesus would do if He were here physically on the earth.

1. Give a brief description of the church membership.
2. What is the purpose of the church?

ASSIGNMENT: According to this lesson, list five (5) mandates of the church.

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