RCCG Sunday School Teens Teachers Manual 28 January 2024

RCCG Sunday School Teens Teachers Manual 28 January 2024
RCCG Sunday School Teens Teachers Manual 28 January 2024

RCCG Sunday School Teens Teachers Manual 28 January 2024

RCCG LOWER JUNIOR ZEAL FOR 2023/2024
AGE 13-19 TEACHER’S MANUAL
SUNDAY 28TH OF JANUARY, 2023
LESSON TWENTY TWO (22)

TOPIC: HOW TO EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE THROUGH 3: DANCING AND BODY LANGUAGE

BIBLE TEXT: 2 SAMUEL 6:14-22
[14]And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.
[15]So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet.
[16]And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saul’s daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.

[17]And they brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in his place, in the midst of the tabernacle that David had pitched for it: and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.
[18]And as soon as David had made an end of offering burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts.

[19]And he dealt among all the people, even among the whole multitude of Israel, as well to the women as men, to every one a cake of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a flagon of wine. So all the people departed every one to his house.

[20]Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the king of Israel to day, who uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself!
[21]And David said unto Michal, It was before the LORD, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel: therefore will I play before the LORD.

[22]And I will yet be more vile than thus, and will be base in mine own sight: and of the maidservants which thou hast spoken of, of them shall I be had in honour.

MEMORY VERSE: Psalm 150:4 – “Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.”

LESSON AIM: Teenagers should learn that gratitude to God can be expressed through dancing.

CENTRAL TRUTH: Dancing and body language is a way of expressing our gratitude to God.

INTRODUCTION: One of the ways by which a person shows happiness, especially after getting something he or she had been yearning for, is to shout and dance for joy, even if the person does not know how to dance well. You would see such just move his or her body in any way, even if it does not match the rhythm of the music. Oftentimes, the greater the news, the more the dance and celebration.

David is a perfect example in the Bible. Despite the fact that he was a king and much-decorated war lord who had achieved great feats, he threw caution to the wind and forgot about modesty when he was praising God, to the extent that he danced in public to show that he was grateful to God for His goodness in securing victory for him (2 Sam 6:14-22).

God has secured many victories for you, hence, you are to show that your appreciation by moving your body for Him.

STUDY GUIDE:
A) WHAT IS DANCING AND BODY LANGUAGE AND HOW CAN I DANCE TO SHOW MY GRATITUDE?
I. What is dancing?
1. Dancing is a state of gentle or rigorous movement of some or all the parts of the body in a certain rhythm.
2. Dancing is an outward display of an overflow of joy from the heart.
3. Dancing is also a form of exercise,

II. What is Body Language?
Body Language is how you act or look-generally your outward behaviour and facial expression.
III. How Dancing and Body language are expressions of gratitude – 1 Samuel 18:6-7, Luke 15:25
1. Dancing shows that the joy and gratitude in a person is so full that he or she can’t hold it in.
2. Being grateful for God’s answer to prayers moves one to laugh, dance and rejoice.
3. It is a state of excitement that is almost impossible to go unnoticed because of the movements of the body.

B) EXAMPLES OF PEOPLE IN THE SCRIPTURES WHO SHOWED GRATITUDE TO GOD BY DANCING AND OTHER BODY LANGUAGE
1. The lame man at the beautiful gate – Acts 3: 1-8.
2. David-2 Sam. 6:14.
3. Miriam – Exo. 15:20-21.
4. Women of Israel – 1 Sam 18:6-7.

C) FORMS OF BODY LANGUAGE AND DANCE-Acts 3: 8, Luke 6:23, Ps. 98:4, Ps. 149:3
1. Jumping
2. Leaping
3. Dancing
4. Skipping
5. Screaming/Shouting
6. Waving
7. Singing
8. Bending
9. Swaying
10. Twirling (Turning round and round)

DISCUSSION: Mention other ways in which we can use our body language to show gratitude to God.

LIFE APPLICATION: Think of all the Lord has done for you right from birth to now and with that in mind, make up your mind to dance as an
outward sign that you are grateful to God for everything. Dance and smile for joy to display your gratitude to God.

CONCLUSION: Gratitude starts from the heart and then it shows in your countenance and body language. Show God that you are grateful by dancing unto Him daily.

TODAY’S LESSON REFLECTION:
*What truth have you learnt in today’s lesson?
*Write down one way in which you are going to apply what you now know.

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