RCCG Sunday School Students Manual 1 May 2022 | Lesson 35

RCCG Sunday School Students Manual 1 May 2022 | Lesson 35
RCCG Sunday School Students Manual 1 May 2022 | Lesson 35 | The Christian Family

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LESSON THIRTY FIVE (35)
TOPIC: THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY

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?

RCCG Sunday School Students Manual 1 May 2022 | Lesson 35

RCCG Sunday School Students Manual 1 May 2022 MEMORY VERSE:
“In all things shewing thyself is a pattern of good works:..” Titus 2:7a.

BIBLE PASSAGE: Titus 2:1-14.

RCCG Sunday School Students Manual 1 May 2022 INTRODUCTION:

A Christian family is an institution where parents are bound together by Christian love and where children are happy and spiritually instructed. It is a home where the Lord Jesus is the supreme head.

A Christian family is one that radiates Christ, welcomes strangers and dispenses hospitality. A Christian family consists of God-fearing parents and children. The Christian family is the bedrock of the nation and the glory of the Christian church. May God grant us Christian families.

OUTLINES:
1. DUTIES OF EACH MEMBER
2. COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARENTS

1. DUTIES OF EACH MEMBER
It is ordained by God that the husband should be the head of the home (Eph.5:23). This is not to say that the wife is a slave but a help meet taken from the man’s side to remain a companion. It is the duty of the husband to love his wife as himself (Eph.5:25; Col.3:19).

This is the love expressed in 1Corinthians 13, i.e. loving in health, sickness, poverty and prosperity. The husband is required to be faithful to his wife. It is the husband’s duties to comfort his wife in times of sorrows (1Sam. 1:8). He ought to consult with his wife on business matters and issues that affect the home, for they are one (Mk.10:8).

The Christian husband would always put God first in his life (Luke 14:26). He is the priest of the home and he is responsible to establish a family altar for daily worship. He is to listen and lead his wife with wise counsel (2Kgs.4:8-10, Eccl.4:9-11).

Wives are tremendous assets, hence, the major duty of a wife is to support and submit to her husband (Eph.5:22). Sarah is a good example to follow (1Pet. 3:5-6). Wives are not only to respect their husbands but they are to love them too (Titus 2:4).

Wives are to exhibit good works, including modesty and sobriety, meekness and a quiet spirit (1Pet.3:4-5). A Christian wife must be trustworthy, hardworking and be an early riser (Prov.31:11,13,15). The responsibility of the wife is great but Jesus will give grace to those who ask Him.(RCCG Sunday School Students Manual 1 May 2022 | Lesson 35)

Children are to honour their parents (Ex.20:12), obey them – (Lk.2:51), and pray for them. They must also return their parent’s love, for love is a two way traffic. They must be sober and show good examples in all things (Titus 2:6-7). Children must constantly remember that the children of today shall be the parents of tomorrow.

2. COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARENTS
Parents are to realise that their children really belong to God (Ps.127:3-5). Therefore, parents who love their children shall find favour with God – (Titus 2:4). Parents should bring their children to the Lord at an early age (Matt.19:13-14) to train and discipline them for the Lord (Prov.22:6).

0ne way of making their task easy is to bring the children to Sunday school and church. Teach them Bible stories at home and give them a part in family prayers.

Teach them to obey God and the law of the country (Deut. 32:46). Parents are to provide for their children (1Tim.5:8) – and should be careful not to provoke their children to wrath (Eph.6:4). Above all, let godly parents pray for their children.

Pray that they would be saved and that would overcome sin. The secret of a successful Christian home is in the family altar, where Christ is crowned the Head of the home. Love is the second secret.

RCCG Sunday School Students Manual 1 May 2022 | Lesson 35 CONCLUSION:

Parents should always remember that they are also children with a loving heavenly Father.

QUESTIONS:
1. What are the duties of the children in the family?
2. Mention the duties of fathers in the home.

FURTHER READING: MON: Matt.22:37. TUE: Mk.12:31. WED: 1Jn.4:7. THUR: Heb.13:1. FRI: Jn.3:16. SAT: Eph.5:25. SUN: Titus 2:2.

ASSIGNMENT
Mention two (2) or three (3) duties of the following people in the family.

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