RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ MANUAL 19 JUNE 2022
LESSON FORTY TWO (42)
TOPIC: DEGREES OF RESTITUTION
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 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 blessings
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?
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MEMORY VERSE: “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” Micah 6:8.
BIBLE PASSAGE: GENESIS 33:1-11
 And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.
 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.
 And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.
 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who are those with thee? And he said, The children which God hath graciously given thy servant.
Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves.
And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.
 And he said, What meanest thou by all this drove which I met? And he said, These are to find grace in the sight of my lord.
 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself.
 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.
 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it.
INTRODUCTION: Simply put, restitution is the act of making right the wrong done against someone or an institution. God is a just God and He expects justice from everyone (Mic.6:8; Jer. 22:3). This is such a universal law of human relationships that even the world’s courts know that it is just and right to require that corrections be made for wrong actions of the past.
1. KINDS OF RESTITUTION
2. SATISFACTORY COMPENSATION
1. KINDS OF RESTITUTION
There are two basic kinds of restitution, depending on what was taken/lost.
1. Restitution for material loss. This is to make material or monetary reparation, compensation, reimbursement or repayment (or the equivalent) to the victim for what was lost, forcefully taken, damaged, or injured due to our (wrongful or accidental) actions (1Sam.12:3; Lk.19:8).
2. Restitution for personal loss. When it comes to relationships, once it is realised that we have wounded another person, inadvertently or consciously, restitution is the act of retracing our steps for the purpose of attempting (as much as it is in our power to do so) to make right any offence, or restore any emotional or non-material loss endured by another due to our sinful or unintentionally hurtful actions, words or other choice(s) – (Gen.33:1-11; Gen.50:15-21). David actually asked God to test his heart for him so that God could point out his wrong (Ps.26:2; Ps.139:23-24).
2. SATISFACTORY COMPENSATION
Generally speaking, if making restitution will require that the person pays a great deal more than the thing is worth; it requires that satisfaction only be made. For instance, if you borrow someone’s car and wreck it, but replacing the exact make and model of car would cost way more than the car is worth, making satisfaction would mean that you pay the car’s owner an amount agreed upon that better represents the loss instead of the huge sum that an identical replacement would cost.
Knowing this guideline, do not loan out something that cannot be replaced unless you are okay with losing it. You may not be able to receive an exact replacement (such as something with sentimental value that makes the thing priceless to you). This teaches us that it is not just the borrower that needs to be sure they can afford to replace the thing loaned to them, but the lender must also do some calculations of their own (Isa.24:2).
Over-compensation, or the desire for it, is evil on the part of the one who has lost, in that it is greed and covetousness. The completion of restitution will appease our conscience and give us peace of mind. It releases others from the temptation to withhold their forgiveness since the payment has been voluntarily made by the offender making use of digital means to further the gospel work means that more church members can be missionaries. The presence of the Church online will be stronger, and more people will know of the saving love of Jesus.
CONCLUSION: Understand your degree of offence and make efforts to compensate satisfactorily.
1. What are the kinds of Restitution?
2. How can you make Satisfactory Compensation?
FURTHER READING: MON: Ex.21:19. TUE: Ex.22:3. WED: Num.5:8. THUR: Job 20:15, 18. FRI: Jer.35:15. SAT: Ezek.33:15. SUN: Acts 3:20,21.
ASSIGNMENT: Mention ten (10) things you can restitute.