Lesson 19: RCCG Sunday School Teacher’s Manual 9th January 2022

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RCCG Sunday School Teacher’s Manual 9 January 2022Lesson 19: RCCG Sunday School Teacher’s Manual 9th January 2022: The Holy Spirit in Action

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RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 9 January 2022 TOPIC: The Holy Spirit in Action

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.

  1. 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.

  2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Christ was Thy first teacher,
    The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
    Does manifest in thee.

  3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    This testimony is sure,
    That God, the Father Almighty,
    Poured His blessing on Thee

  4. 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.

  5. 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, help me to understand what the Holy Spirit can do.

MEMORY VERSE: “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” – Acts 1:8

BIBLE PASSAGE: ACTS 1:1-8

Lesson 19: RCCG Sunday School Teacher’s Manual 9th January 2022

INTRODUCTION
The creative power of the Holy Spirit was first seen in action at the creation when the Holy Spirit (God’s Spirit began to move upon the face of the deep (Genesis 1:2) and when the mortal man was transformed through God’s impartation of his Spirit. (Genesis 2:7).

TEXT REVIEW: ACTS 1:1-8
A. This passage gave a brief narration of what happened after the resurrection of Jesus Christ laying emphasis on the instructions Jesus gave to his apostles about the introduction of the ministry of the Holy spirit until the day in which he was taken up as follows:
a. That Jesus Christ, through the Holy Ghost had given commandments to his apostles whom he had chosen, V2.
b. ……V3a.
c. ………V3b.
d. ……….V4a.
e. …………V4b.
f. ……………V5.

B. When Jesus and his apostles came together, they asked of him, saying, Lord,wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? V6.

C. Jesus replied them by saying:
i. ………….V7.
ii. …………….V8a.
iii. ………………..V8b.

LESSON OUTLINES
1. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
2. THE MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
What makes the holy spirit significant is in the fact that:
i. The Holy Spirit is the seed of God’s power planted in a believer when such believer is baptised in the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8).
ii. The power of the Holy Spirit strengthens believers to witness for Christ.
iii. The fearful and timid Peter was supernaturally turned to a fearless and bold preacher. He preached the immovable word of God with power (Acts 2:14-47; Acts 4:10-20).
iv. The Holy spirit is the consuming fire of God. It is the fire of the Holy Spirit that distinguishes a true believer from a false believer from a false believer (Matthew 3:11-12).
v. The Holy Spirit is the divine wind of God’s church and the enabling grace behind a fruitful Christian life (Ezekiel 37:7-10, 1Corinthians 2:4, Luke 4:14-18).

CLASS ACTIVITY 1
Students should mention the significance of the Holy Spirit in the Church.

THE MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The ministry of the Holy Spirit, amongst many, includes the following:

i. He quickens our mortal bodies (Romans 8:11). This makes it illegal for any sickness or disease to dwell there; instead he turns it to partakers of God’s divine nature (Matthew 3:12; 2Peter 1:4).

ii. He guide into truth (John 16:12-13) by enlightening the believers’ understanding on all issues of all life. He is, therefore, our only insurance against the deadly and enslaving grip of ignorance. By this divine guidance, we will always have solutions to every problem that may confront us.

iii. He reveals things to come. (Acts 21:4, 10-12).

iv. He reminds of the things taught (John 14:26) especially in the times of need e.g.the Lord Jesus in His encounter with the tempter (Matthew 4:1-4).

v. He reproves the word of Sin. The sinner gets conviction not by gimmicks but by the Holy Spirit (Zechariah 4:6).

vi. He reproves the world of righteousness by making them to live righteous in the midst of a perverse generation.

vii. He reproves the world of Judgement (John 16:11).

viii.He testify of the truth, which makes it easier, for a true believer to decree a thing, and it is established unto him (John 15:26; Job 22:28).

ix. He intercedes for the saints (Romans 8:26-27).

x. He gives spiritual gifts unto spiritually hungry men and women who earnestly covet them (1Corinthians 12:4, 11).

CLASS ACTIVITY 2
Students should share their experience of how Holy Spirit has helped them in times of need.

SUMMARY: The roles of the Holy Spirit in believers and the Church are so much significant.

CONCLUSION
We need the Holy Spirit to run our Christian race.

CLOSING PRAYER
Father, give me an experience of the manifestation of the power of the Holy Spirit.

ASSIGNMENT
Write out the (5) manifestations of the Holy Spirit in the Early church citing a biblical reference for each point mentioned.