RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL 25TH OF OCTOBER 2020

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL 25TH OF OCTOBER 2020

TOPIC: THE CHURCH

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 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?

OPENING PRAYER: Father, enable Your church to identify her divine purpose. .

BIBLE PASSAGE: Acts 2:41-47
[41]Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
[42]And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
[43]And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
[44]And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
[45]And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
[46]And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
[47]Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

MEMORY VERSE: “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers”. Acts 2:42

INTRODUCTION:* The word ” church” is a translation of Greek word ‘ekklesis’, which is defined as “an assembly” or “call out ones.” The root meaning of a church is not that of the building, but of people (Rom.16:5). Paul refers to the church in the house not a church building (Rom. 16:5). The church is a body of believers (Matthew 18:17). The church is the body of Christ, of which He is the head (Eph. 1:22-23). The body of Christ is made up of believers in Jesus Christ for m the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4, 41).

TEXT REVIEW: Psalms 1:4-6
The passage of the scripture identifies certain activities that led to growth of the church. People gladly received the Word and were baptised v41.

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LESSON OUTLINE 1: CHURCH MEMBERSHIP*

A. As believers in Christ, we have our names written in the Lamb’s book of life which is important (Rev. 20:12). This scripture indicates that salvation is a prerequisite for being ‘added’ to the Church.

B. Biblically, we may regard the church in two ways: as the universal church or a local church.
The universal church consist of everyone, everywhere, who has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ (1 Cor.12:13).
The local church is the assembly of believers that come together within a settlement of fellowship (Gal. 1:1-2).

C. It is important to commit to a local church because is a place:
Where we can fellowship together with other believers in worship, give our resources, serve others and be accountable (Acts 2:42-47).
Where believers can fully apply the principles of 1 Corinthians 12: encouraging, teaching and building one another up in the knowledge and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 2:41 reveals they someone was keeping a numerical record of those who were saved and thus joining the church.

D. Membership in a local church is a way of :
Voluntarily placing oneself under the spiritual authority of a pastor.
Identifying oneself with a local body of believers and of making oneself accountable to a proper spiritual leadership.
Defining the Pastor’s responsibility who will give an account of the members of the church under his leadership (Heb. 13:17).

E. Believers in Christ are admonished not to forsake fellowshipping with other believers (Heb.10:25).

F. Churches today that require salvation before membership are simply following the biblical model (2 Corinthians 6:14-18).

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Class should discuss why salvation should be required to become a member of the church.

LESSON OUTLINE 2: PURPOSE OF THE CHURCH

A. The commission given to the Church is :
To proclaim the gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8).
To teach biblical doctrines so that believers can be grounded in the faith. (Eph.4:14).

B. The church is a place of fellowship, where Christians:
Pray together (Acts 2:42).
Get devoted to one another (Romans 12:10).
Instruct one another (Romans 15:14).
Are kind to and compassionate with one another (Ephesians 4:32).
Encourage one another (1 Thess. 5:11)
Most importantly, love one another (1 John 3:11).
Observe the Lord’s Supper: remembering Christ’s death and the shed blood on their behalf (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Students should mention the benefits of being a member of the Church.

SUMMARY: In order for the church to fulfill her purpose, every believer must understand the role he/she has to play.

CONCLUSION: The Church is God’s hands, mouth, and feet in this world. The Church is the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12-17). We are to be doing things that Jesus would do if He were here physically on the earth.

EVALUATION: Students should mention the purpose of the Church.

CLOSING PRAYER: Father, please let me be relevant in your church.

ASSIGNMENT: According to this lesson, list five (5) mandates of the church.

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