RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL 2 OCTOBER 2022
TOPIC: A LIFESTYLE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
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?
Adults Version: Open Heaven 2 October 2022
Powerful Declarations: Powerful Declarations For Today 2 October 2022
Today’s Prayer Points: Prayer Points For Open Heavens 2 October 2022
Teens Devotional: Open Heavens For Teens 2 October 2022
Father, open my heart to understand righteous living.
MEMORY VERSE: “The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger”. – Job 17:9
BIBLE PASSAGE: PHILIPPIANS 4:8-9
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
Some People think that it is not possible to live righteously in this perverse world. However, the Bible admonishes believers in Christ to make righteousness a way of life (Philippians 4:8-9) God instructed Abram to walk up rightly (Genesis 17:1) just as Job admitted that if anyone continues on the way of righteousness, their our lives will get better and shine brighter (Job 17:9; Proverbs 4:18). It is, therefore, important for us to understand what it means to live a righteous life and its attendant benefits.
TEXT REVIEW: PHILIPPIANS 4:8-9
A. Apostle Paul highlight it important things that the Philippians believers should think on and the benefits:
i. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, ……… V8a
ii. …………. V8b
iii. ………….. V8c
iv. …………… V8d
v. ……….. V8e
vi. …………. V8f
vii. If there be any virtue, …… V8g
viii. If there be any praise,……. V8h
ix. …………….. V8i
B. He further says:
i. Those things………. V9a
ii. And …………. V9b.
1. UNDERSTANDING A RIGHTEOUS LIFE
2. THE POWER OF RIGHTEOUS LIVING
UNDERSTANDING A RIGHTEOUS LIFE
What is righteousness?
i. Righteousness is ‘the character or quality of being right or just.’ It refers to the state of one who is as he ought to be before God and man (Acts 10:35; 24:16).
ii. It is holy and upright living by God’s standard.
iii. Righteousness reveals genuine salvation (1John 2:29).
What are the example/instances of work of righteousness?
Works of righteousness include:
i. Love for each other (1John 3:10).
ii. Production of spiritual and visible fruits (Matthew 7:16).
iii. Living the kind of life that reflects Jesus Christ everyday (Philippians 2:5; 4:8).
How can one become righteous?
Righteousness comes through faith in Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:9). This is because God’s character is the source of all righteousness (Genesis 18:25; Romans 9:14) and He takes great pleasure in righteousness (Jeremiah 9:24).
What other biblical viewpoints are there on righteousness?
i. Righteousness require a voluntary change (Ephesians 4:24).
ii. It combat sin (Psalm 119:10-11).
iii. It requires discipline (Hebrews 12:11).
CLASS ACTIVITY 1
Students should discuss why some believers find it difficult to live righteously
THE POWER OF RIGHTEOUS LIVING
Why is it important to live righteously?
Righteous living makes you a partner with the Almighty God (Genesis 18:17-19)
What are the benefits of being a partner with God in righteousness?
The moment you become God’s partner:
certain things will begin to run away from you. These includes:
i. The good of the Land (Isaiah 1:18-19)
ii. Overwhelming blessings (Deuteronomy 28:1-2)
iii. Victory without a fight (Deuteronomy 28:7)
iv. Continuous success (Psalm 92:12; Jeremiah 17:7-8)
v. Dominion (Deuteronomy 28:9-10,13).
vi. living in abundance Deuteronomy 30:9; Leviticus 26:4).
vii. Answer to prayers (1Peter 3:12)
viii. Eternal life (Matthew 25:46).
CLASS ACTIVITY 2
Mention the benefits you have enjoyed so far from adopting a lifestyle of righteousness.
The lifestyle of righteousness is a pleasing life to God its attendant benefits cannot be overemphasized
The danger of unrighteous living is that whatsoever holiness drives away, sin attracts. Therefore, God expect us to live a righteous life.
Father, give me the Grace to adopt a lifestyle of righteousness
Student should mention five instances where they did what was considered righteous and the blessing they enjoy from doing such (2×5=10Marks).