RCCG Sunday School Teacher Manual 11 September 2022

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RCCG Sunday School Teacher Manual 11 September 2022 | Lesson 2 | Keys To Knowing God

RCCG Sunday School Teacher Manual 11 September 2022

LESSON TWO (02)
TOPIC: KEYS TO KNOWING 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.

  1. 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.

  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 blessings on me

  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?

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OPENING PRAYER: Father, give me the understanding of what I need to do to know You.

BIBLE PASSAGE: ACTS 17:22-27

MEMORY VERSE: “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” John 17:3.

RCCG Sunday School Teacher Manual 11 September 2022 INTRODUCTION:

Within all of us, there exists a strong desire to be known and to know others. More importantly, there is a void in every individual – a quest to know their creator, even if they are not professed believers in God. The apostle Paul expressed his desire to truly know God (Phil.3:10). It is, therefore, important to address the issue of seeking and truly knowing God.

TEACHER’S DIARY
LESSON AIM:
To teach the students how to truly seek and know God

TEACHING OBJECTIVES:
At the end of this lesson, students should be able to:
a. Understand that there is a part of man that longs to know his/her creator.
b. Know ways to seek God.
c. Discover and apply keys to truly knowing God.

TEACHING PLAN:
To achieve the above-stated objectives, the teacher should:
a. Allow the students to recite the memory verse, read the Bible passage, contribute to the discussion; do class activities, and assignment.
b. Allow the Assistant Teacher to see to the well-being of the class, mark attendance and assignment.
c. Teach the lesson outlines, summarise, conclude, evaluate the lesson and give an assignment.

TEXT REVIEW:
A. Apostle Paul discovered the idolatrous tendencies of the Athens Jews. In his address he said:
i. He perceived that in all things they were too superstitious …………………………………….. V22.
ii. As He passed by …………………………………V23a.
iii. Whom therefore ………………………………….V23b.
B. He, therefore, declared saying
i. God that made …………………………………….…V24a.
ii. ………………………………………….……………………V24b.
iii. ………………………………………………………………V24c.
iv. Neither …………………………………………………..V25.
v. And has made ………………………………………V26.
vi. That they should seek the Lord ………V27a.
vii. Though ………………………………………………V27b.

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TEACHING METHOD: The Lecture Method.

TIME MANAGEMENT: The teacher should apply two-lesson outlines of teaching time.

RCCG Sunday School Teacher Manual 11 September 2022 OUTLINES:

  1. SEEKING GOD IS INEVITABLE
  2. KEYS TO TRULY KNOWING GOD

1.SEEKING GOD IS INEVITABLE
A. Our desire to seek and know more of God is the essence of true life (Jn.17:3; Jer.50:4).

B. The thoughts of God should be paramount in our minds because they will determine the value and direction of our lives (Ps.48:9; 63:6).

C. Seeking God, then, is an ongoing responsibility and privilege for all Christians (Job 5:8).

D. Therefore, the Scriptures admonish us to seek God:
i. Wholeheartedly (Deut.4:29).
ii. Early in life (Ps.63:1; Eccl.12:1).
iii. Continually (Ps.105:4).
iv. With joy (Ps.70:4).
v. By prayer and supplications
vi. With fasting (Dan.9:3).
vii. Through His righteousness (Matt.6:33).
viii. By studying His word (Jn.5:39).

E. Assuredly, those who seek God under the conditions stated above shall:
i. Find Him (Jer.29:13).
ii. Be satisfied (Matt.5:6).
iii. Understand all things (Prov.28:5).
iv. Not lack any good thing (Ps.34:10).

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: The class should mention other ways through which we can seek God.

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2. KEYS TO TRULY KNOWING GOD
A. In an attempt to know God, we must:
i. Receive Jesus Christ into our lives (Jn.1:12): Jesus makes it clear that He alone is the way to Heaven and personal knowledge of God (Jn.14:6-9).

ii. Understand that the Bible is God’s word and a revelation of Himself, His promises, and His will (Jn.1:1; Ps.119:105). The Bible is essentially a love letter written to us from a loving God who created us to know Him intimately (2Tim.3:14-17).

iii. Be committed to obeying what we read in the Scriptures (Tit.1:16; Jn.15:14). We were created to do good works (Eph.2:10). Not only must we read and understand God’s word, but we must also apply doctrines obediently and remain faithful (Jam.1:21-22).

iv. Be committed to prayer, personal devotion, fellowship with brethren (Heb.10:25) and, always worship God in spirit and in truth (Jn.4:23-24).

v. Allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us always (Rom.8:14, 26-27).
B. Then, our lives can be filled with God, and we can experience knowing Him intimately.

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Students should share with the class keys that have increased their knowledge of God.

SUMMARY: Seeking God is inevitable, and there are ways to truly know God.

CONCLUSION: If we genuinely hunger and thirst to know God, He will reveal Himself to us.

EVALUATION::Students should state the keys to truly knowing God.

CLOSING PRAYER: Father, empower me to pay the price to truly seek and know You.

ASSIGNMENT: Prayerfully follow the guidelines in today’s lesson and work on yourself to seek God daily (No mark).

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