RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS MANUAL LESSON NINE 28TH OCTOBER 2018 – INTENTIONAL DISCIPLE-MAKING
OPENING PRAYER: Father as I grow in you, help me to consciously make disciples for your kingdom.
Teacher should allow the Assistant Teacher to review the previous week’s lesson.
BIBLE PASSAGE : 2 TIMOTHY 3:10-15.
MEMORY VERSE :
“And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also”. 2 Timothy 2:2.
LESSON INTRODUCTION Discipleship process requires a teacher-student relationship.
Hence, there is no discipleship where the convert is not taken through a definite process of intentional learning. The goal of discipleship is to produce an individual who has come to the realization of living on daily basis with Christ and experiencing consistent growth through the transforming work of the Holy Spirit. Open Heaven 28 October
TEACHER’S DIARY LESSON AIM :
To study the reasons and the process involved in intentional discipleship.
TEACHING OBJECTIVES : Through the lesson, students should be able to:
(i) Understand the reasons for intentional discipleship.
(ii) Discover how to disciple others.
TEACHING PLAN :
To achieve the above-stated objectives, teachers should:
(i) Allow students to review the previous week’s lesson, encourage the students to participate and make useful contributions to the discussion, recite memory verse, take the opening prayer, do class activities and assignment.
(ii) Allow Assistant teacher to conduct the class, grade the student’s performance and mark the attendance and close the class session with the closing prayer.
(iii) Teach the lesson outlines, administer the two (2) class activities, summarize, conclude, evaluate the lesson and give assignment.
TEXT REVIEW : 2TIMOTHY 3:10-15 –
“MASTER AND HIS STUDENT”.
(i) The following phrases point to the fact that a master-student relationship existed between Apostle Paul and Timothy:
“thou hast fully known my doctrine” (verse 10).
“knowing of whom thou hast learned them” (verse 15) and
“from whom hast thou learned them” (verse 15).
(ii) Apostle Paul must have spent quality time with Timothy before Timothy could master the nine (9) “faith courses” in three (3) different countries of Antioch, lconium and at Lystra. Verses 10-11
(iii) These courses were: doctrines, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, charity, patience, persecutions and afflictions. Verses 10-11.
(iv) These scripture-based subjects, Apostle Paul declared, were able to make the learners, Timothy,wise and produce good workieffect. Verses 14-16.
(v) The Apostle delivered the final key note instruction to Timothy (in verse 14) when he said,
“continue thou in the things which thou has learned and has been assured of …”
He stated that doing this, Timothy would become perfect and thoroughly furnished unto ALL good work. Verse 17.
The above illustration demonstrates
DELIBERATE/CONSCIOUS EFFORT of a master to produce quality and approved student, in this case a disciple proven and tested
TEACHING METHOD : Teacher should use lecture teaching method.
TIME MANAGEMENT : Teacher should apply the time allocated for two (2) lesson outlines.
LESSON OUTLINE 1: REASONS FOR INTENTIONAL DISCIPLESHIP
(i) Intentional discipleship is a conscious, deliberate and purposeful effort of the teacher to reproduce himself/herself in the student
(ii) The Lord Jesus commended it. Matt. 28:18-20.
(iii) Intentional discipleship will ensure the continuity of the gospel. Acts 2:42.
(iv) It will enable the disciple to do a greater work in the ministry. John 14:12.
(v) It will eradicate the sacred/secular dichotomy in which the church-life and work-life of the disciples are different (being holy only in the church and becoming the opposite outside the church) 2Cor. 5:20.
(vi) It will help to raise new generations of kingdom believers and world-changers. 2 Tim. 1:5.
CLASS ACTIVITY 1 : Mention those activities of a teacher to produce a student like himself/
LESSON OUTLINE 2 : HOW TO DISCIPLE OTHERS
(i) The Lord Jesus recruited, reshaped and renewed his disciples to change the world through the gospel. The Lord also did the following:
(ii) Living an exemplary life. 1 Cor. 11:1; Titus 2:7; 1Tim. 4:12.
(iii) Spiritual parenting. 1 Tim. 1:2; 6:20; Gal. 4:19.
(iv) Giving of instruction. Matt. 28:20; 1 Tim. 1:1-19.
(v) Letting your disciples observe what you do. Luke 11:1 and committing them to do what you would have done. 2 Tim. 2:2.
(vi) Giving allowance for mistakes and correction. Matt. 16:22- 24; 2Tim. 4:2.
(vii) Giving room for progress report/feedback. Luke 10:17.
(viii) Making recommendation for subsequent endeavours. Matt. 17:19-21 and being able to recommend such individual to others. Romans 16:1-2; Phil. 4:3.
CLASS ACTIVITY 2 : Teacher to discuss how to strengthen the teacher-students relationship
Disciples are made not born.
You are not successful until your successor has succeeded. Intentional discipleship does not just prepare the disciples for heaven but makes them relevant on earth. Therefore, make conscious effort to disciple others for Christ.
What benefits does intentional discipleship propose to achieve?
CLOSING PRAYER : Father, help all pastors, teachers and students to engage in intentional discipleship.
ASSIGNMENT : Identify and explain five (5) errors which could hinder intentional discipleship. 2 marks for each point.