RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL SUNDAY 26TH APRIL 2020
TOPIC: DESTINY RECOVERY
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?
FATHER, LET ALL LOST DESTINIES BE RECOVERED IN JESUS’ NAME.
BIBLE PASSAGE: 1 CHRONICLES 4:9-10
And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow.
And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.
MEMORY VERSE: “At the same time my reason returned unto me; and for the glory of my kingdom, mine honour and brightness returned unto me; and my counsellors and my lords sought unto me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto me. Daniel 4:36
In addition to knowing what destiny is, we have also discovered that there are destroyers of destiny that must be dealt with. The good news is that through the grace of God, it is possible to recover a lost destiny as long as there is life and the victim is able to retrace his path to God (Job 14:7).
TEXT REVIEW: 1 Chronicles 4:9-10.
Taking a careful look at 1Chronicles 4:9, one could conclude that Jabez lost his blessings to his mother’s pronouncement who because of the possible unpleasant circumstances which surrounded his birth made her to call him a name which was not splendid.
Nevertheless, the name continued to affect him until the very day he woke up and called on the Lord to bless him in a big way! And God granted him that which he requested. V. 10.
1. RE-DISCOVERING DESTINY
2. RECOVERING DESTINY
1. RE-DISCOVERING DESTINY.
A. Truth of the matter:
i. Many people are ignorant of their destiny,
ii. Some handle the issue of destiny with levity,
iii. Some even mismanage it and consequently lose it,
iv. Some deliberately destroyed their destinies through their deliberate acts.
Teacher should recall the the previous week’s lesson.
B. Means of re-discovery
Destiny can be rediscovered through the following means:
i. Through intense prayers which can produce divine revelation or inner witness by the holy spirit. Matthew 7:7-9; Ephesians 1:17-19; Acts 13:1-4; Acts 7:22-25; Genesis 37:5-10.
ii. Through observation by self or others of gifts, passion, friends, interest, talent, etc 1 Chronicles 4:9-10; Luke 2:19; Proverbs 11:14; 27:17.
DISCUSSION/ACTIVITY: Class should identify and discuss wrong conception about destiny and proffer ways out from such wrong belief. Participants and contributors to score 10 marks.
2. RECOVERING DESTINY
A. Teacher should enumerate the five points stated below in outline two:
i. Repent and retrace your steps back to God in case you have drifted away from Him (Daniel 4:34-36; Acts 9:1-6).
ii. Defeat laziness. Rise up and do something meaningful with your life (Proverbs 22:29, Ecclesiastes 9:10).
iii. Discover what God’s will is for your life by diligently studying The scriptures (Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:1-3).
iv. Deal with any habit of worldliness and live godly (1John 2:15; Hebrews 12:1-2).
v. Watch and pray earnestly against the operations of your adversaries in order to remain on the path to destiny fulfilment (Matthew 26:41; 1Corinthians 16:9).
Teacher should allow student to discuss/respond to the following question:
i. Why did some people refused to retrace their steps and repent their ways?
ii. Why is it that so many people work hard, yet they never prosper as others?
iii. Why do people miss the will of God?
iv. How can believers live a holy life?
v. Why do many people prefer quick solutions through other means to prayer?
SUMMARY: Destiny can be rediscovered and recovered.
CONCLUSION: God can still enlarge the coast of His children and bless them indeed.
EVALUATION: What is destiny recovery?
CLOSING PRAYER: Father, help all Your children to fulfill the purpose for which they are created.
Spend hours to call on God like Jabez in prayer this week until something happen to your destiny.