RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL 31 JANUARY 2021
TOPIC: THE HOLY SPIRIT
OPENING PRAYER: Father, let your Holy Spirit manifest in me.
BIBLE PASSAGE: Acts 2:1-4.
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
MEMORY VERSE: “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Acts 2:4.
LESSON INTRODUCTION: The day of the Pentecost marked the beginning of the dispensation of the Holy Ghost and will continue till Jesus comes to carry His own people away just before the great tribulation period. The coming of the Holy Ghost has been foretold by Jesus as the one coming to take charge of the activities of the church.
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TEXT REVIEW: Acts 2:1-4.
The Day of Pentecost divinely coincided with the moment of the outpouring tne Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Jesus. Bible records that: The disciples were all with one accord in one place. -v1 Some miraculous occurrences took place suddenly
LESSON OUTLINE 1: THE HOLY SPIRIT AND HIS RELEVANCE
There are some basic facts every student of the Bible should know about the Holy Spirit:
-The Holy Spirit is the third person in Trinity (1Jn.5:7).
-He is the person in charge of this dispensation (Jn.14:16).
-He is in total control of all situations (Jn.16:13-14).
-He is called another Comforter (Jn.14:16,26).
-He is an expert in comforting those that mourn and are sorrowful (Jn.14:26).
-He is the Spirit of Truth (Jn.15:26).
-He possesses all secrets (2Kgs. 6:8-10).
-He is the Testifier (Rom.8:16).
-He is the Teacher (Jn.14:26).
-He is full of all knowledge, wisdom and understanding (In.14:26).
-He is the Power behind every activity of the church (Acts 1:8; Lk.24:49).
-Power for holy living and exploit is with Him (Acts 1:8, Lk.10:19).
-Power to change and transform a person is also with Him.
-He is the Revealer of the mind of God and the plan of the kingdom of darkness
-He convicts for genuine repentance (Eph. 1:13-14). He is the Intercessor (Rom. 8:26-27).
-Peace is available with Him (Mk. 11:23).
CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Class should mention what they know about the Holy Spirit apart from those mentioned above.
LESSON OUTLINE 2: FELLOWSHIPPING WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
A. Fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit is about seeking to know, developing intimacy with and carrying the favour of this higher
Authority (2 Cor.3:3).
B. Without the Holy Spirit you cannot go far in the Christian journey (John 14:16, 26).
C. This indispensability was further established as He was the power behind our Lord Jesus Christ’s exploit all through His ministry on earth (Matt. 3:16; Acts 10:38).
D. For a believer, the fellowship with the Holy Spirit is not optional but mandatory, especially if such a believer will want to be relevant in the kingdom (1Jn. 2:20, 27).
E. In the place of fellowship, issues are tabled before God – the believer will becomforted, challenges will become stepping stone and ways will be made where there is no way (Acts 27:10).
F. Fellowship can be sustained or lost with grave consequence (Ps.51:11).
G. Power to live a sanctified life and grace to pray through are also available in place of fellowship with the Holy Spirit (2Kgs.6:8-10; Acts 10:9-16; Acts 16:25-39).
H. To enjoy fellowship with the Holy Spirit, a believer must abstain from sin at all cost and make himself available in His presence (Eph.4:30).
CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Students should share from experience what a believer gains by fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit.
SUMMARY: Every believer must know who the Holy Spirit is, what He does and engage Him in deep fellowship.
CONCLUSION: Fellowship with the Holy Spirit for mutual benefits.
EVALUATION: Teacher should ask the students why the fellowship with the Holy Spirit is compulsory for all believers.
CLOSING PRAYER: Father, I receive grace to be in true fellowship with your Holy Spirit.
ASSIGNMENT: Identify five ways believers can fellowship with the Holy Spirit.