RCCG Sunday School Teachers’ Manual 24 July 2022

RCCG Sunday School Teachers' Manual 24 July 2022
RCCG Sunday School Teachers’ Manual 24 July 2022 || Lesson 47 || The Spotless Bride

RCCG Sunday School Teachers’ Manual 24 July 2022

LESSON FORTY SEVEN (47)
TOPIC: THE SPOTLESS BRIDE

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

  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, please help me to present myself pure and spotless for Your second coming in the name of Jesus.

BIBLE PASSAGE: Ephesians 5:17-30

MEMORY VERSE: “That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” Ephesians 5:27.

INTRODUCTION: The Church, that is the congregation of all born again believers, is referred to as the Bride of Jesus Christ in Ephesians 5:25-27. Almost invariably, when a man chooses a bride, he chooses someone who is closest to him in manners, attributes, aspirations, ways of doing things, and the like, because only birds of the same feathers flock together (Amos 3:3). The Lord Jesus Christ is holy, spotless and without blemish; hence His Bride must be without spot or wrinkle too.

TEXT REVIEW:
“Apostle Paul listed ways to be spotless until the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ in the light of the following:
i. Be filled with the Holy Spirit not wine. (Eph. 5:18).

ii. Occupy your heart with melodious spiritual songs. V.19.

iii. Give thanks to God for all things. V.20.

ACTION: Teacher should find five other things which according to the passage can keep a believer spotless.
i. —————————————————–
ii. —————————————————–
iii. —————————————————–
iv. —————————————————–
v. —————————————————–

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LESSON OUTLINES:
1. THE ESSENCE AND PROCESS OF BEING SPOTLESS
2. AREAS OF SPOTLESSNESS

1. THE ESSENCE AND PROCESS OF BEING SPOTLESS
This outline will address two questions:
i. Why should I be spotless? and
ii. How could I be spotless?

A. Why Should I Be Spotless?
i. You are a child of God. (John.1:12).

ii. Your Heavenly Father is spotless. (Matt. 5:48).

iii. You are a bride of Christ therefore you must be spotless. (Eph. 5:29-30).

iv. The bride of Christ will be married to Holy Christ in heaven that is holy. (Isa. 35:8).

v. You are required by the Almighty God to be spotless and be without wrinkle. (Eph. 5:27).

B. How Could I Be Spotless?
i. Purge yourself from all sinful habits and excesses. (Job 11:14-15; 2Tim. 2:21).

ii. Run away from all worldly affairs that can contaminate your holiness. (James 1:27; 1 John 2:15-17).

iii. Live daily for God as if each day is the last day. (Rom.12:1-2; 2Cor.13:5)

iv. Rely on the Lord Jesus Christ to help you attain your determination. (John.15:5; Phil. 4:13).

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CLASS ACTIVITY 1:
Explain the role of society in bringing spot to the believer’s purity.

2. AREAS OF SPOTLESSNESS
Believers must be spotless in the following areas:
A. Spotless In Words
How? (James 3:2; Col.4:6; 1 Pet.4:15; Rev.21:27; Mark 7:20).
a. By bridling your tongue.

b. By carefully selecting words before speaking.

c. By avoiding gossip, lying, backbiting, rumour-mongering.

d. By avoiding speeches that defile.

B. Spotless In Thoughts
Believer’s thoughts and speeches must glorify God. (Ps.19:14).
How Can I Attain This?
a. Your heart must be pure at all times. (Matt.12:34-35).

b. Guide your thoughts.

c. Meditate upon the words of God.

d. Think what is true, just, honest, pure, lovely, good report, virtuous and praise worthy. (Phil. 4:8).

C. Spotless In Deeds: Our deeds must glorify our Heavenly Father. (Matt.5:14-16).
How?
a. In our actions.
b. As light.
c. At home/office/market.
d. Everywhere.
e. In everything.

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CLASS ACTIVITY 2:
How can we guide our thoughts?

SUMMARY: Be pure and holy.

CONCLUSION: It is not enough for the Christians to be holy. They must be spotlessly so. Anyone who hopes to be part of the bride of Christ must stay spotless.

EVALUATION: What are the purposes and areas of spotlessness?

CLOSING PRAYER: Almighty God, please help Your children to stay away from those things that can bring stains to our holy garments.

ASSIGNMENT
Identify five (5) ways through which polluted society can become spotless.

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