RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT’S MANUAL 12TH JANUARY 2020
TOPIC: HEALTH CARE
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?
MEMORY VERSE: “But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick“. Matthew 9:12
BIBLE PASSAGE: LUKE 10:30-35
30.And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
31.And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
32.And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
33.But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
34.And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35.And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
READ – OPEN HEAVEN 12 JANUARY 2020
Health care is the maintenance or improvement of health via prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, illness, injury and other physical/mental impairments in humans beings.
The bible is definitely pro- health and encourages us to take care of ourselves when we are sick.
Proper attention should be given to a any ailing parts of our bodies (Isa. 1:5-6). The goal is to keep the body fit, as much as possible, in order to fulfill the purpose for living, serve and glorify the Lord (Isa. 38:19).
OUTLINES BIBLICAL CLUE
Seeking medical attention should not be view as demonic, lack of faith or carnal.
Rather, there are scriptural prescriptions as well as contemporary medical interventions that do not just bring about quick relief but also save lives (Isa. 38:21). Ultimately, God heals (Ex.15:26).
The bible mentions various medical processes/treatments. For instance, people applied bandages and ointments to wounds (Isa.1:6), used oil and wine as healing agents (James 5:14; Lk. 10: 34; 1 Tim.5:23).
This does not mean that modern surgery or pharmaceuticals are not umbilical, only that, when the bible was written, those treatments had not yet been invented (Dan. 12:4; Isa.33:6).
THE RIGHT APPROACH
There are several provisions at the disposal to improve or correct our health.
Preventive healthy habits such as eating and sleeping well, drinking enough water, and doing regular exercises will steadily improve any person’s health.
Christians should not hesitate to visit or consult with the appropriate medical practitioners, when the needs arise. We should, however, avoid patronising quacks, magicians or witchdoctors (Lev. 19:31; Deut.18:10).
Maternal health-care is essential for pregnant women. Immunisation of children against strange diseases/epidemics should not be taken for granted.
It is good to participate in healthcare insurance plans.
However, our ultimate faith and trust should be in God and not in medical experts or medicine (Mk.5:25-26).
All medical processes/treatments should be committed unto God before, during and after. Physicians care, God heals. (Psalms 103:3; 7:20).
CONCLUSION: If we lack wisdom and let our bodies fall into disrepair,we risk sudden sickness or injury that can take us out of God’s purpose for living.
1. What are the clues available for believers to care for their health?
2. Mention the right approaches.
Monday – Mark 5:25-26
Tuesday – James 5:14
Wednesday – Luke 10:34
Thursday – Matthew 4:23
Friday – Matthew 8:3
Saturday – Matthew 8:16
Sunday – Matthew 9:35
ASSIGNMENT: Mention five (5) things you know about orthodox/modern medicine and alternative/traditional medicine.