RCCG YAYA SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL 5 NOVEMBER 2023
LESSON TEN (10)
TOPIC: HONOURING GOD
*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, teach me to love and honour You more.
BIBLE PASSAGE: 1 SAMUEL 2:29-30
Why do you kick at My sacrifice and My offering which I have commanded in My dwelling place, and honor your sons more than Me, to make yourselves fat with the best of all the offerings of Israel My people?’
Therefore the Lord God of Israel says: ‘I said indeed that your house and the house of your father would walk before Me forever.’ But now the Lord says: ‘Far be it from Me; for those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me shall be lightly esteemed.
MEMORY VERSE: ‘‘A son honours his father, And a servant his master. If then I am the Father, Where is My honour? And if I am a Master, Where is My reverence? Says the LORD of hosts To you priests who despise My name. Yet you say, ‘In what way have we despised Your name?” Malachi 1:6 (NKJV).
INTRODUCTION: Honour (from the Hebrew word ‘tiph’arah’) means ‘esteem,’ ‘value,’ or ‘great respect.’ To honour someone is to bestow value upon him or to highly esteem another. It is very important to note that all authority and honour belong to God alone (1 Timothy 1:17; Revelation 5:13). This lesson points us to reasons for honouring God and ways to honour God.
LESSON AIM:.To teach students to honour God.
TEACHING OBJECTIVES: At the end of this lesson, students should be able to:
a. Explain and state the reasons why we should honour God.
b. Know the way we can honour God as believers.
TEXT REVIEW:.1 Samuel 2:29-30.
The writer listed the offences of Eli and his house against the Lord and the repercussions for such deeds.
A. The man of God told Eli that he:
i. ………………………………… V29a.
ii. ………………………………. V29b.
iii. ………………………………. V29c.
B. Due to the offences listed above, the Lord God said:
i. Though I said …………………….. V30a.
ii. But now …………………………….. V30b.
iii. For ……………………………………. V30c.
1. REASONS FOR HONOURING GOD
2. WAYS TO HONOUR GOD
1..REASONS FOR HONOURING GOD
1. Question: Why is God honoured?
Answer: God deserves all honour (Revelation 4:11).
a. There has never been, nor will there ever be, anyone in any position of power or of influence who can claim such an honour (1 Timothy 6:16).
b. God alone is the Creator and the One that sustains the heavens and the earth (Revelation 14:7).
2: Why do believers honour God?
a. For who He is (Isaiah 45:5-6).
b. He is our Father (Matthew 6:9b).
c. In our recognition that the gift of eternal life and the salvation of our souls come through Jesus Christ and Him alone (John 11:25; Acts 4:12; 1Timothy 2:5);
d. For His goodness and wonderful works (Psalm 107:15);
e. For all His benefits (Psalm 68:19).
All true believers are to honour God (Psalm 134:1), through our acknowledgement and confession that He is the one and only God (Exodus 20:3).
CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Students should mention other reasons why they must honour God apart from the ones already stated.
2. WAYS TO HONOUR GOD
1. Question: What are the ways of honouring God?
Answer: There are several ways to honour God. Some of them are stated below.
i. We give honour and obeisance to Him through our adoration and obedience to His will (1 Samuel 2:29-30).
ii. To esteem God, as first in our lives, is to totally commit our lives to Him and devote our possessions to His service and glory (Matthew 22:37-38; Colossians 3:17).
iii. Believers are to honour God with their substances (firstfruits, tithes, offerings, etc.) wholeheartedly (Proverbs 3:9-10).
iv. We must honour God by living holy because He is holy and we are created in His image (1 Peter 1:15-16).
2. Question: Are there rewards for honouring God?
Answer: Yes, there are great rewards for honouring Him.
i. Honour those who honour Him (1 Samuel 2:30).
ii. Give overflowing blessings to those who honour Him (Proverbs 3:9-10).
CLASS ACTIVITY 2: The class should discuss how they can honour God without dishonouring men.
CONCLUSION: God deserves all honour and it must be given to Him.
EVALUATION: The teacher should ask the students to explain what it means to honour God and how we can honour Him.
CLOSING PRAYER: Father, let my entire being honour You always.
ASSIGNMENT: Mention five (5) specific things you will do to honour God this year (2X5=10 marks).