RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT’S MANUAL 30 JULY 2023
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: Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 2 Corinthians 7:1
BIBLE PASSAGE: Hebrews 10:19-23
Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
And having an high priest over the house of God;
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
INTRODUCTION: God’s desire is that His. people will be clean outwardly and inwardly (Zech.3:4). He loves those whose hearts and
lives are perfect towards Him and has made adequate provision for their all-round cleansing (Heb.10:22). In Psalm 51:7 David prayed for God’s cleansing. We also have a crucial role to play in this matter. Therefore, we need to examine the issue of self-cleansing carefully.
1. WHAT IS SELF-CLEANSING?
2. HOW CAN A MAN CLEANSE HIMSELF?
WHAT IS SELF-CLEANSING?
Self-cleansing is a conscious and decisive effort put in by man to purge himself of all
filthiness (2 Cor.7:1) to become whole ard
acceptable to God, through the help of the Holy Spirit. It involves the thorough sanitation of a life whose filth has been revealed through the mirror of God’s word (sa.6:5). It is a renewal of one’s mind (Rom.12:2). It is putting away evil deeds (Isa.1:16), the wickedness of the heart and impure thoughts (Jer.4:14). It is giving no room for sin in one’s life (Rom. 6:12-13). It is putting off the old man with his deeds (Eph.4:22; Col.3:9) and putting on the new man in all righteousness after the image of Christ (Eph.4:24; Col. 3:10).
Self-cleansing makes us honourable and useful vessels – 2 Tim.2:21. It is essential for
those that have the hope of eternal life with
Jesus – 1Jn.3:3. It provides a platform to appear before God blameless and to obtain answers to prayers – Heb.10:22; Heb.4:6.
HOW CAN A MAN CLEANSE HIMSELF?
It is absolutely true that we are purged and
cleansed through the shed blood of our Lord
Jesus Christ (Heb.9:14,22). However, the Bible raises a fundamental question in Psalm 119:9, “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way?
“The Bible also provides the answer, “…by taking heed thereto according to thy word.” Having identified the grey areas in your life, take heed’ to necessary adjustments and make changes show that you fear God. Lay aside weights and besetting sins (Heb.12:1). Steer clear of the appearances of evil (1Thess, 5:22). Wash thoroughly in the water of God’s word
Eph.5:26; Ezek.36:25; Heb.10:22). Mortify
(crush, degrade, kilI) the deeds of the flesh
(Rom.8:13; Col.3:5, 8-9) with the help of the Holy Spirit and draw near to God (Janm.4:8).
CONCLUSION: If you are indeed in Christ and
His Spirit is in you, self-cleansing will not be
an uphill task.
1. In your own words, describe self-cleansing.
2. Is self-cleansing possible? How?
FURTHER READINGS: MON: 2Tim.2:21, TUE:
Heb.4:6. WED: Isa. 1:16. THUR: Rev.7:14. FRI:
Mal.3:3. SAT:Isa.1:18. SUN: 1Jn.3:3.
ASSIGNMENT: List five (5) things that can make a child of God unclean (2×5=10