RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT’S MANUAL 28TH JUNE 2020
TOPIC: SYCHAR MINISTRY (PART 1)
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: “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.“- Proverbs 11:30
BIBLE PASSAGE: JOHN 4:5-29
So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from [His] journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.
A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.”
For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.
Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.
Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water?
“Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?”
Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again,
“but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw.”
Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.”
The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’
“for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.”
The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet.
“Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you [Jews] say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.”
Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father.
“You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.
“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
“God [is] Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will tell us all things.”
Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am [He.”]
And at this [point] His disciples came, and they marveled that He talked with a woman; yet no one said, “What do You seek?” or, “Why are You talking with her?”
The woman then left her waterpot, went her way into the city, and said to the men,
“Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?”
Everyone who has received the gift or salvation should have a desire to share that gift with others (2 Corinthians 5:17-18). We have received something precious because of the kindness and generosity of other. We ought to be ready to pass it on to others who have not yet heard or received the good news. The Lord Jesus Christ showed us this through His encounter the well in Sychar (John 4:5).
1. SYCHAR MINISTRY DESCRIBED
2. IMPORTANCE AND REQUIREMENT
SYCHAR MINISTRY DESCRIBED
The encounter of Jesus with the woman at the well in Sychar (a city in Samaria) gives us a picture of personal evangelism, otherwise regarded here as ‘Sychar ministry’. It is simple an attempt on the part of a Christian to show to another person from the word of God that being a lost and guilty sinners, he/she needs a Saviour (Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23) and that Christ, the Son of God, is the Saviour that he/she needs (Acts 4:12). Through personal evangelism, the sinners will be guided on the steps to take in order for Christ to be his personal Lord and saviour (Prov. 28:13; 1John 1:9; John 3:16; 2Cor. 5:17). The believer to be, would be made to know that the Bible provides answers to all life probing matters, enquiries, difficulties and objections he/she may have (John 5:39; 2Tim. 3:16-17; Romans 15:4).
IMPORTANCE AND REQUIREMENT
Personal evangelism is important for the following reasons:
The Bible support it both by precepts (Psalm 19:7) and
by example (John 1:45-46).
God desire it and that is why He sent His son to this world (John 3:16) and
Christ Himself proved it by example and command (Mark 3:14; Matthew 28:19-20).
The early church practiced it (Acts 8:27-35). The present day church needs it for continuity (Romans 10:14).
The Bible describes soul winning as being wise (Proverbs 11:30).
God places great value on souls (Mark 8:36).
It is the reality of eternity (Matthew 13:41-43; Matthew 25:31-34)
since the time of life present world, is short (Ephesians 5:14-16; 2 Timothy 4:2-5).
God greatly honours the personal work of evangelism (Dan. 12:3; Luke 10:17-18).
To carry out personal evangelism, the foremost requirement is the assurance of one’s salvation (Matthew 7:3-4; John 1:12).
Which must be based on the word of God (1 John 1:1-3)
The soul winner must demonstrate genuine love for Christ through absolute obedience to His commands (John 14:15, 23-25).
An adequate knowledge of the word of God (2 Timothy 2:15; Hebrews 4:12),
a spirit filled life and godliness also required (Zech. 4:6; Ephesians 5:18; Romans 12:1-3). Other requirements are courage, strength, divine wisdom and guidance (Joshua 1:9; Psalm 27:1).
Sychar Ministry’ is the ministry of reconciliation that every genuine believer must be involved in (2 Corinthians 5:17-18). Join now!
1. Describe Sychar ministry in two sentences.
2. What are the basic requirements for evangelism?