RCCG YAYA SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ MANUAL 30 OCTOBER 2022

RCCG YAYA SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ MANUAL 30 OCTOBER 2022

LESSON NINE (09)
TOPIC: POLITICS: BE INVOLVED (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?

 

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MEMORY VERSE: “The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me, He who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.”. — 2Samuel 23:3 (NKJV)

BIBLE PASSAGE: 2 SAMUEL 23:1-4

1 Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said,

2 The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.

3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

4 And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.

INTRODUCTION: In our previous lesson, we highlighted some misconceptions held by some Christians in some circles. We also examined some of the reasons Christians should be involved in politics from a biblical perspective. In today’s lesson, we shall attempt to guide Christians with genuine intentions on how to be practically involved in politics and avoid pitfalls.

LESSON OUTLINE:
1. HOW TO BE INVOLVED IN POLITICS
2. THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN POLITICS

1. HOW TO BE INVOLVED IN POLITICS
Christians should note that it is their Civic right and responsibility under the law (Titus 3:1, 1Peter 2:13-14) to vote and be voted for (Deuteronomy 1:13). Therefor every eligible Christian should register with the relevant electoral body in order to participate during elections. In addition, it is important for Christians to be ‘card-carrying’ members of any political party of preference. By so doing, Christians can contest and be voted into elective positions or influence the choice of their representatives for elective positions (Exodus 18:21).

To join a political party, you need to get information. Visit the website of the parties available in your country or the respective party secretariat within your locality. Go through their detailed profiles to know the party’s ideology and manifesto. Fill out a party registration form and provide supporting documents/payments as may be required. A membership card will be issued to you as confirmation. Attend party meetings regularly and actively in order to be a voice to be reckoned with.

Christians aspiring for elective leadership positions should be sure to have a leading, burden or passion to serve the people and solve problems 1Samuel 17:29; 34-37; Nehemiah 2:1-5). In order to succeed in politics, Christians should read books and attend seminars/conference on leadership/politics (Proverbs 16:16). It is also important to be mentored by a seasoned Christian political leader (Proverbs 1:5). Christians may also prayerfully join or support and advocacy group (Esther 4:8,13-14) or form a political party with people of like-minds (1Samuel 22:2;Daniel 2:49).

2. THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN POLITICS
Christians, who are into politics, or aspiring to hold political post, should be prayerful and watch out for pitfall to avoid soiling their garments (1Corinthians 15:33). They should therefore:
1. Desist from any thoughts or act of wickedness. Politics is not a do-or-die affair (Proverbs 16:12).

2. Avoid prayerlessness (James 5:16b-18; Psalm 91:15, Daniel 6:10). our adversary is not resting, be sober and vigilant (1Peter 5:8).

3. Shun all foolishness: get the necessary qualifications or experience (James 15:1; 1Samuel 17:34-37) and act wisely (Matthew 10:16).

4. Never dabble into politics without a godly burden or passion (Nehemiah 2:1-5).

5. Avoid compromising: stand By Your godly virtues and principles (1Corinthians 10:31).

6. Distinguish yourself and do not be hypocritical (1Corinthians 6:17; Romans 12:2).

7. Do not be lured into cultism or bad caucus in the name of ‘belonging’, seeking relevance or power to outwit others (1Corinthians 15:33).

8. Beware of the negative influence of political godfathers (Proverbs 12:5; 25:26).

9. Be resolute in the face of persecution and propaganda. (Nehemiah 4:3,6; Nehemiah 6:5-7; Daniel 6:11-14).

10. Avoid abuse of power do not be tyrannical (2 Chronicles 26:16-18).

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Why should Christians be prayerful in their political aspirations?

CONCLUSION: Join a political party today and be a Christian of influence.

QUESTIONS:
1. Mention ways to be involved in politics
2. List five things to watch out for in politics.

ASSIGNMENT: Mention 10 things you will do if you become a Governor. (No Mark).

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Olayemi
Olayemi
28 days ago

It is too late to be encourging honest christians about politics now. All the reasons mentioned about politics today in our sunday school are true about politics. No heavenly bound christian will become a politian now because the system is corrupt already. Our pastor that is there as the vice president,was he given chance? We like to deceive ourselves seriously. Jesus Christ did not join politics,the disciples of Jesus did not join politics,all of them were doing the work of Master Jesus. Satan is using every means to make sure christians end in hell but as God is God he… Read more »