RCCG YAYA SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL 2 OCTOBER 2022
LESSON FIVE (05)
TOPIC: LIGHT OF THE WORLD
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 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 blessings
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?
Adults Version: Open Heaven 2 October 2022
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OPENING PRAYER: Father, help me to shine for the world to see
BIBLE PASSAGE: MATTHEW 5:14-16
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
MEMORY VERSE: “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14 (NKJV).
INTRODUCTION: Jesus used the phrase ‘Light of the World’ to describe Himself and His disciples in the New Testament. The light of the world expresses the testimony of a follower of Christ, who reveals and illuminates the truth of Jesus Christ everywhere and at all times.
To teach students how to shine as the light of the world.
At the end of this lesson, students are expected to have:
a. Understood who the Bible refers to as the light of the world.
b. Been exposed to the symbolism of light.
c. Discover that believers are carriers of light.
A. Jesus describes believers
i. As ……………………………………………V14.
ii. As …………………………………………….V15.
B. Jesus admonishes believers to let their light shine so that
The Lecture method.
1. THE SYMBOLISM OF LIGHT
2. BELIEVERS AS LIGHT CARRIERS
THE SYMBOLISM OF LIGHT
i. Light is used severally as a symbol of holiness (Isa.10:17). This depicts purity and transparency which must be evident in the life of the followers of Christ.
ii. Light depicts knowledge and the followers of Christ are expected to be people who live in the understanding of the present and the future (Ps.119:130; Lk.1:76-79).
iii. Light represents divine wisdom which was evident in the life of Stephen and Daniel (Acts 6:10; Dan.5:14).
iv. It also epitomises victory for every believer in Christ Jesus (Esth. 8:16-17).
B. Christ showcases His light through the lives of His followers (Isa. 60:1-3). This translates to the fact that the followers of Christ must stand out (Prov.4:18).
CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Teacher should ask students to mention the symbolism of light.
BELIEVERS AS LIGHT CARRIERS
A. Believers who have the light of Christ residing in them:
i. Are expected to shine and be positive stimuli anywhere they are in the world (Rom.13:12).
ii. Must shine as they show forth their good works (Matt.5:16).
B. Believers, as carriers of light, are to illuminate the world as they:
i. Bring the Good News to the lost (Isa.61:1).
ii. Are a blessing to people (Acts 9:39).
iii. Proffer solutions to problems (Dan.:24).
iv. Impact the world, take over territories for Jesus and be influencers in the world of business, politics, sports, social media, etc. (Gen.41:39-41; Acts 16:14-15; Dan.6:1-3).
C. Integrity should also be the hallmark of these light carriers as they faithfully walk the talk (Job 27:5).
CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Students should mention other ways believers can show they are carriers of light.
CONCLUSION: The light of every follower of Christ must shine all over the world.
EVALUATION: Students should mention 3 biblical symbols of light.
CLOSING PRAYER: Father, please let your light shine through me.
ASSIGNMENT: Identify five prominent believers around you, who are light carriers (2X5=10 Marks).