RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS’ MANUAL SUNDAY 13 AUGUST 2023
TOPIC: DYNAMICS OF GRACE (PART 2)
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?
OPENING PRAYER: Father, help me to serve You acceptably with reverence and godly fear throughout my life in Jesus’ name.
BIBLE PASSAGE: 2 Corinthians 8:6-9
Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.
Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.
I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
MEMORY VERSE: “Wherefore, we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.” Hebrews 12:28
LESSON INTRODUCTION: In addition to the description of ‘Grace’ given in the previous lesson, Grace can also be referred to as the divine influence in a human heart that reflects on the outside. It produces favour, beauty, goodwill, loveliness and ability. It increase as one grows in the knowledge of God’s word (2Pet.3:18). We shall therefore consider the various dimensions of grace mentioned in the Bible as well as some actions that can be taken with or against grace.
TEXT REVIEW: 2Corinthians 8:6-9.
Apart from grace mention five things Apostle Paul admonished the brethren in Corinth to abound in according to the passage.
LESSON OUTLINE 1: DIMENSIONS OF GRACE
The teacher should give the following Scriptures to the students and ask them to identify the types/dimension of grace they contain.
i. Psalm 145:9; Matt.5:45. (Common Grace).
ii. Eph.2:4-9; Titus 2:11. (Saving Grace).
iii. 2Cor.4:15. (Abundant Grace).
iv. Titus 2:12; 1Jn.2:15-16. (Sanctifying Grace).
v. Rom.6:14; Jude 1:24-25. (Sustaining Grace).
vi. Phil.4:13; Luke 1:37. (Supernatural/Enabling Grace).
vii. Rom.12:6; Eph.4:7. (Service/Gifting Grace).
viii. 2 Cor.9:8; 1Pet.5:10. (Sufficient Grace).
ix. 1 Sam.17:36-37. (Victorious Grace).
x. Gen.22:9-10; 2Cor.12:15. (Sacrificial Grace).
xi. Acts 4:33. (Great Grace).
xii. 1.Cor.9:27. (Eternal Grace).
-The teacher should summarize this outline by stating that the access key to the grace is the degree of one’s connection with Christ and the desire to grow in Him. John 15:5; Phil.4:13; 2 Pet.3:18:
LESSON OUTLINE 2: WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH/AGAINST GRACE
i. You can attract blessings through grace. Acts 4:23; Ps.84:11.
ii. Grace can impact faith. Acts 18:27.
iii. Grace can make one to become God’s elect. Rom.11:5.
iv. You can become bold/courageous through grace. 1Cor.15:10.
v. Believers receive call into ministry by grace. Gal.1:15.
vi. Through grace, believers render acceptable services to God. Heb.12:28.
vii. Through grace, believers can give right answers to questions or human riddles. Col. 4:6.
viii. Grace releases strength to believers. 2Tim.2:1.
ix. Grace gives helps in the time of needs. Heb.4:16.
x. Grace brings hope. 2Thess.2:16.
B. WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT DO WITH GRACE
i. Receive grace in vain. 2Cor.6:1.
ii. Frustrate grace in one’s life. Gal.2:21.
iii. Fall from grace. Gal.1:6-8; 5:4.
iv. Fail of the grace of God. Heb.12:15.
v. Turn grace into lasciviousness. Jude 4.
vi. Sin in spite of grace. Rom.6:1.
vii. Reject grace through pride. James 4:6.
SUMMARY: We can grow in grace, benefit from grace and also offend grace. The choice is ours.
CONCLUSION: Every believer must aspire to grow in grace (2 Pet.3:18). It is a dangerous thing to abuse grace despite its benefits.
State the dimensions of Grace known to you.
What can you do with/against grace?
i. What are the dimensions of grace?
ii. What should you do and not do to grace?
CLOSING PRAYER: Almighty Father, let my life reflect Your grace always.
ASSIGNMENT: Identify with any two of the dimensions of grace above and state how they have worked for you (5×2=10 Marks).