RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL 17 JANUAR 2021

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL 17 JANUAR 2021

TOPIC: THE FEAR OF THE LORD

SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMN

OPENING PRAYER: Father, please put your genuine fear in my heart.

BIBLE PASSAGE: Psalms 111:4-10.

MEMORY VERSE: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7.

LESSON INTRODUCTION: The fear of the Lord is a reverential trust of God coupled with a hatred of evil. It is also an inward attitude of humble reverence toward God, in light of His self-revelation, that results in outward expression of Christ’s likeness.

You cannot serve God or keep His commandments if His fear is not in you (Deut.6:13; Eccl.12:13; Prov.8:13).
However, believers should not be scared of God but see the fear of God has respecting, obeying, submitting to His discipline and worshiping Him in awe.

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TEXT REVIEW: Psalms 111:4-10.

A. The Psalmist highlights some of God’s gracious deeds especially to those
that fear God. He said:
i. God has made His wonderful works to be remembered. -v4a.
ii. The LORD is gracious and full of compassion. -v4b.
iii. He has given food to those who fear Him. v5a
iv. He will ever be mindful of His covenant. v5b.

B. The Psalmist further says that:

LESSON OUTLINES
LESSON OUTLINE 1: WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO FEAR GOD?
Teacher should ask the class to think and mention the reasons people should fear God.
Answers:
1. We are commanded to fear God (Ps.33:8) because of:
God’s holiness (Rev.15:4).
God’s greatness (2 Kgs.17:36).
God’s goodness (1Sam.12:24).
God’s forgiveness without which we would all have ended up in hell (Ps.130:4)
2. The fear of the Lord is also necessary:
For worship (Ps. 5:7).
In service (Heb. 12:28).
To keep us from sin (Exo. 20:20).
For administration of justice (2Chron. 19:6-9).
For good governance (2Sam. 23:3).
For the perfecting of holiness in our Christian lives (2Cor.7:1).
Because of coming judgements against which there is no appeal (Rev. 14:7).

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Class should discuss why the fear of God is no demonstrated in our societies today like it was in the days of the Bible.

LESSON OUTLINE 2: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAVING THE FEAR OF GOD?
Teacher should ask the class to mention the benefits of having the fear.
Answer: The fear of God brings pleasure to the Lord which in turn brings blessings to man (Ps.147:11; 112:1).
•It gives deep knowledge and wisdom (Prov.1:7; Ps.111:10).
•It is a unique weapon against sin (Prov.8:13).
•It brings protection for believers and their loved ones (Prov.14:26).
•If you fear the Lord, His pity will increase upon you (Ps.103:13).
•It makes a man acceptable to God (Acts 10:35).
•It brings down His mercy (Ps.103:17).
•It brings long life (Prov.10:27; 14:27).
•It brings answers to prayers (Ps.145:19).
•It brings separation from evil (Prov.16:6).
•It brings confidence (Prov.14:26).
•It guarantees true riches, honour and life (Prov.22:4).

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: What do you think would happen to those who choose not to fear God? Class should discuss.

SUMMARY: There are numerous blessings for those who fear God.

CONCLUSION: Fear the Lord God Almighty.

EVALUATION: Teacher should ask the students to mention the reason people should fear the Lord.

CLOSING PRAYER: Father, let your reverential fear reign in my heart.

ASSIGNMENT: Students should list five people in the Bible that feared God.

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Mathew Anzaku
Mathew Anzaku
10 months ago

waoo so pwerful!!! may the fear of the reign in our hearts. Amen

Chikezie Onyinyechi
Chikezie Onyinyechi
10 months ago

Thank you Jesus for this message, please give us the grace to always fear you