RCCG Sunday School Manual for Students 14th November 2021

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RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ MANUAL
SUNDAY 14TH OF NOVEMBER, 2021
LESSON 11

TOPIC: THE TRIALS OF FAITH

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 friendship suits me well,
    Both young and old 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. 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.

MEMORY VERSE: “Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.” 1 Peter 4:16

BIBLE PASSAGE: 1 Peter 4:12-19

LESSON INTRODUCTION: A trial is an examination or a test which challenges our endurance and patience. It is part and parcel of human life. The overall objective of a trial is to mould us, to produce in us a character or attitude or a certain pattern of living after undergoing the trial. In the Christian life, trials produce a Godly character which in the end produce endurance, meekness and long-suffering (Rom. 5:3-5). As we learn about trials of faith in this lesson, we earnestly pray that we will be able to keep our faith firm in the face of any opposition or hardship

RCCG Sunday School Manual for Students 14th November 2021 Lesson 11

OUTLINES:
1. DESCRIPTION AND INSTANCES OF TRIALS OF FAITH
2. THE CORRECT ATTITUDE TO TRIALS

DESCRIPTION AND INSTANCES OF TRIALS OF FAITH
The basic teaching of Jesus on trials is found in Matthew 10:38. Here, the mark of a
true child of God is his readiness to take his cross and follow Jesus. The ‘cross’ is not a pleasant thing.

In Matthew 11:29-30, it is referred to as Christ’s yoke and burden. There is blessed assurance even while taking the cross and the yoke. (Matt. 11:30). Thus, following Jesus involves setting ones mind on the expectation of trials and this hope should serve as a cushion or shock-absorber of the soul (1 Peter 2:21).

When our faith is tried, it does not mean that we have committed a sin, that we have committed a sin, Jesus did not commit any sin but still he had to undergo the most severe trial (1 Peter 2:22-23). Jesus was in all points tempted and tried, yet he did not commit any sin (Heb.4:15). Apart from this, if you are a believer, you must receive the second baptism different from water baptism. It is the baptism into the suffering of Jesus Christ (Rom.6:3).

Some instances of trials in the Bible include that of Abraham, whose faith was tried by God to sacrifice his only son, Isaac (Gen.22:1-2, 12, 16; Heb.11:17). Abraham passed the test. Also, Job, an upright and righteous servant of God was tested with misfortunes and diseases by Satan, in order that he would deny God and renounce his faith. Job passed the test (Job.1:8-12; 19-20; Job:42:12) and God multiplied his blessings at the end. The disciples of Jesus (John 21:3) failed the test. Paul also had his share of trials during his missionary journeys (2 Cor. 4:8-10). Steven even died for his faith (Acts 6:8, 10; Acts 7:58-59)

THE CORRECT ATTITUDE TO TRIALS
Believers should see trials as opportunities for promotion (Rom.8:18). When you are tried, God wants to take you higher. If you can overcome, you will be valued greater by the host of heaven (Job 42:12). Endure, be patient and ask God to take you through the trials (James 1:2-4).

Jesus will give you the power to sail through (Phil. 4:13). Study the Bible to know the will of God for you in that situation (Rom.12:2). Listen to the voice of the Lord (Isa.30:21). He will speak to you in that condition of yours and will not leave you alone (Matt. 28:20b; Isa.41:10). You can share your experience with the children of God and your brethren in the faith. Do not give up, have a firm faith that Jesus will see you through (Acts 14:22)

CONCLUSION: Are you facing any trials now? Prayerfully and patiently wait upon the Lord. You will overcome (Isa. 40:31).

QUESTIONS
1. How should a Christian see trials?
2. What are the correct attitudes to trials?

FURTHER READINGS: MON: Mal.4:2-3. TUE: Job 13:15-18. WED: Isaiah 43:1-3. THUR: Isa.49:14-16. FRI: Mark. 8:34-38. SAT: Rom.5:1-5. SUN: Matt. 5:3-12.

ASSIGNMENT: Students should mention five (5) things a believer should not do when his/her faith is being tried.

RCCG Sunday School Manual for Students 14th November 2021 Lesson 11