RCCG TEENS TEACHER’S MANUAL 25 JULY 2021
TOPIC: GIVE TO THE NEEDY
BIBLE TEXT: Matthew 25:34-40
MEMORY VERSE: Proverbs19:17 “He that hath
pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again”
HYMN FOR TODAY: Now thank we all our God:
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LESSON AIM: To teach the teens that it is very necessary to give to the poor and those in need.
CENTRAL TRUTH: Giving to the needy attracts divine blessings.
INTRODUCTION: Deut 15:11 says “For there will never cease to be poor in the land”. This means that we will always have people around us who are in need of one thing or the other. God does not expect you to close your eyes to the needs of someone beside you.
You must rise up and do something, especially if it lies within your power to do so. The act of giving should be a part of us as believers. Because we will be just like our Father when we do what He does. John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world that He gave….
A. What is giving? Giving is the ability to part with something in order to bless someone or to contribute towards something. It also involves providing love or other emotional support to people. Acts 20:35 says”It is more blessed to give than to receive”
B. Who is a needy person? This is someone that requires something because it is essential or very important rather than just desirable.
C. What can someone need: Food, shelter, money, care, attention, love, comfort, healing, encouragement, smiles, push, the truth etc.
D. Giving that glorifies God:
1. Giving that meets a need, in the church, in your neighbourhood or community, of a friend etc- Prov 19:17
2. Giving to missionaries.
3. Giving that is done in love.
4. Giving that is done voluntarily and with the right motive – 2 Cor 9:7
5. Heartfelt giving – James 1:27
E. Giving that does not glorify God:
1. Giving that is done because of what you will get in return – Luke 14:12-14
2. Giving that is done with a competitive heart.
Reluctant giving-2 Cor 9:7
3. Giving to impress people rather than God – Matt 6:2-3.
4. Giving to a lazy person – 2 Thes 3:10
DISCUSSION: You can give without loving but you cannot love without giving. Discuss.
INVITATION/APPLICATION: When we are involved in the lives of people around us by giving to them rather than taking from them, we discover it makes life to be more interesting, we get connected to each other and the joy of the Lord fills our hearts.
CONCLUSION: How can we say we love God and we see ourfellow brethren in need and we do not help? This is not love and it doesn’t bring glory to God. 1 John 3:17 says” if anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person.