RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT’S MANUAL 10TH NOVEMBER 2019

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT’S MANUAL 10TH NOVEMBER 2019

TOPIC: PATIENCE

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 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: “For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise”. — Hebrews 10:36

BIBLE PASSAGE: PSALM 37:7-9

Psalm:37.7
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
Psalm:37.8
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret — [it] only [causes] harm.
Psalm:37.9
For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the LORD, They shall inherit the earth.

Read – Open Heaven 10 November 2019

INTRODUCTION:

Patience is the ability to endure difficult circumstances, perseverance in the face of delay, tolerance of provocation without responding in annoyance/anger, enduring trails at expectantly waiting for a promise to be fulfilled (Hebrews 10:36).

Other words for patience are forbearance, endurance, longsuffering, perseverance, etc. The Bible exhorts believers to run the Christian race with patience (Hebrews 12:1) because it is an important virtue (2Peter 1:5-8) and a component of the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).

LESSON OUTLINES
1. Patience As a Virtue
2. Benefits Of Patience

PATIENCE AS A VIRTUE

The Bible teaches us that patience produces perseverance and character (James 1:2-4). We need patience when waiting on answers to come, when needing deliverance, while waiting to be healed, etc. (Psalm 27:14; Exodus 14:14).

The true test of patience comes when our rights are violated or treated unfairly (Hebrews 12:2-3). Patience reveals our faith is God’s timing, omnipotence and love (Job 14:14; Psalm 27:14). Patience does not develop overnight. God’s power and goodness are crucial to the development of patience (Colossians 1:11).

Our Patience is further developed and strengthened by resting in God’s perfect will and timing, even in the face of evil men who ‘succeed in their ways when they carry out their wicked schemes’ (Psalm 37:7)

We see in the Bible many examples of those whose patience characterised their walk with God. James points us to the prophets “as an example of patience in the face of suffering” (James 5:10).

He also refers to Job, whose perseverance was rewarded by what the “Lord finally brought about” (James 5:11). Abraham, too, waited patiently and “received what was promised” (Hebrews 6:15). Jesus is our model in all things and he demonstrated patient endurance.

BENEFITS OF PATIENCE

Patience strengthens and enables us to be more Christ-like (Hebrews 12:1-2; Psalm 27:14). Our patience is rewarded in the end because the Lord’s coming is near (James 5:7-8; Lamentations 3:25).

To display the patience that is characteristic of Christ, we need to first be thankful to God regardless of the situation (Philippians 4:4; 1Thessalonians 5:18). Secondly, we should seek His purposes and remember His promises of wellness (Romans 8:28; Hebrews 10:23).

Above all, we should totally depend on God (Romans 15:5; Colossians 1:9-11) through the manifestation of the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).

CONCLUSION
The Christian race requires patience. The purpose is for our faith in Christ to be perfected and entire (James 1:2-4).

QUESTIONS
1. How is patience a virtue
2. What are the benefits of patience?

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