RCCG JUNIOR ZEAL (AGES 13-19) – TEACHER’S MANUAL FOR JULY 7, 2024: TOPIC – REVISION 7/SUMMARY

RCCG JUNIOR ZEAL (AGES 13-19) – TEACHER’S MANUAL FOR JULY 7, 2024: TOPIC – REVISION 7/SUMMARY

                                                  

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RCCG LOWER JUNIOR ZEAL FOR 2023/2024
AGE 13-19 TEACHER'S MANUAL
SUNDAY 7TH OF JULY, 2024
LESSON FORTY FIVE (45)
TOPIC: REVISION 7/SUMMARY

Teachers should:
* Revise the previous lessons with the Teenagers.
* Ask them questions to ensure lessons have been well understood.
* Tell your class to review the previous lesson during the week before the revision.

SUMMARY OF LESSONS 40-41
LESSON FORTY (40)
TOPIC: BENEFITS OF A GRATEFUL HEART 10: MERCY

BIBLE TEXT: Psalms 51:1-19

MEMORY VERSE: Ps 145:9-10 - "The LORD is good to all; and his tender mercies are over all his works. All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee."

LESSON AIM: To teach the teenagers that having a grateful heart brings mercy.

CENTRAL TRUTH: The grateful heart attracts the mercy of God.

INTRODUCTION: Mercy is defined as the compassionate treatment of those in need, especially when it is within one's power to punish or help them. The person showing mercy is at an advantaged position. He has what the other person does not have. The Bible says God showed us mercy when we did not deserve it. Mercy is when we receive what we do not deserve. When we think of the goodness of God, we are able to see our frailty and how we have not measured up to His standard. Psalm 51 is an expression of repentance and mercy.

STUDY GUIDE
SOME PEOPLE THAT GOD SHOWED MERCY TO IN THE BIBLE
* Jabez (1 Chronicles 4:10)
* Jonah (Jonah 2:1-2)
* The prodigal son (Luke 15:17-20)
* Manasseh the King of Judah (2 Chro 33:12-13)
* Ahab the King of Israel (1 Kings 21:25-26)

IN ADDITION TO MERCY BEING A BENEFIT OF A GRATEFUL HEART, WHAT ELSE QUALIFIES US FOR MERCY?
* When you are merciful to others - Matt 5:7
* Coming boldly without sin to the presence of God - Heb 4:16
* Not judging others - Luke 6:37
* Forgiving others - Luke 6:37

HOW CAN WE OBTAIN THIS MERCY FROM GOD?
* We can cry out for mercy.
* We can ask for mercy.
* We can desire mercy.
* We can seek mercy.• We can give mercy.
* We can appeal to the mercy of God.

CLASS ACTIVITY: Differentiate between mercy and pity.

LIFE APPLICATION: Write out how you have offended God and consider the punishment or judgement that should have followed, had He not shown you mercy. You are saved by His mercy. He forgives your sins by His mercy.

CONCLUSION: As much as it pleases God to show mercy to us despite our unfaithfulness, He expects that we respond with gratitude. God forgives us when we sin, withholds punishment that we deserve and shows us mercy. When we think of the goodness of God and all He has done for us, we give God thanks continuously.


LESSON FORTY ONE(41)
TOPIC: BENEFITS OF A GRATEFUL HEART 11: FAVOUR

BIBLE TEXT: Luke 1:43-55

MEMORY VERSE: Psalm 5:12 - "For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield."

LESSON AIM: To teach the teenagers that having a grateful heart brings favour.

CENTRAL TRUTH: God will cover you with favour if you praise Him.

INTRODUCTION: An experience of favour is when God steps in a situation to make a difference. Favour can be divine - a situation where God singles one out for special treatment. One of the benefits of gratitude is favour. As God delights in our praises, He continues to favour us.

STUDY GUIDE:
AREAS YOU CAN ENJOY FAVOUR
* Spiritual favour
* Academic favour - Daniel 2:20-22
* Material favour - Luke 5:1-7
* Medical favour - John 5:2-9
* Ministerial favour - 2 Kings 18:7
* All-round favour - Gen 39:2-4; 21-22

WHAT THE FAVOUR OF GOD WILL BRING FOR YOU
* It will give you unexpected blessings from unexpected people and places.
* Whatever you have lost will be restored - Job 42.
* Whatever you touch will prosper - Gen 39:2-4.
* God will lift you and make you the head - Deut 28:13.

KNOWING MORE ABOUT FAVOUR
* We can find favour - 1 Sam 16:22.
* We can be given favour - Dan 1:9. Ex 3:21.
* We can grow in favour - 1 Sam 2:26. Luke 2:52.
* We can win the favour of God and man - Esther 5:2.

CLASS ACTIVITY: What do the following Bible verses say about God's favour?
* Ps 5:12 ............................
* Ps 84:11 ............................
* Ps 30:4 ............................
* John 1:16 ............................
* Prov 3:34 ............................

DISCUSSION: What favour did the following people receive - Mary (Luke 1:29), Esther (Esther 2:17), Elizabeth (Luke 1:41-44) and Nehemiah (Neh 2:4-6)?

CONCLUSION: Gratitude results in more favour from God. Gratitude is acknowledging God's goodness towards us. It is saying to God that we have thought of His loving kindness to us and we can see that no other god deserves the praise but He.


LESSON FORTY TWO(42)
TOPIC: BENEFITS OF A GRATEFUL HEART 12: UNPRECEDENTED WISDOM

BIBLE TEXT: 1 Kings 3:1-15

MEMORY VERSE: 1 Kings 4:29 - "And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore."

LESSON AIM: To teach the teenagers that having a grateful heart brings favour.

CENTRAL TRUTH: God gives the wisdom from above that surpasses human or worldly understanding. Opening question: Is there wisdom in being a grateful person?

INTRODUCTION: A simple definition of wisdom is that it is the correct application of knowledge. The word unprecedented means unequalled or unparalleled. Therefore, our topic is about having the kind of wisdom that is divine and can't be matched with others. One can be knowledgeable about something but until you apply that knowledge, you are not seen as a wise person. We have been learning about gratitude for so long and after all that has been taught, if you remain ungrateful, then you are not wise.

STUDY GUIDE
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY CONCERNING HUMAN WISDOM?
* Man usually seeks the world's wisdom - 1 Cor 1:22.
* The wisdom of the world is foolishness unto God - 1 Cor 1:18-19, 27.
* We cannot know or please God with human wisdom because it is shallow-1 Cor 1:21.
* Worldly wisdom causes envy, competition, jealousy and strife - Jer 4:22, Rom 1:22, James 3:14-17.

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY CONCERNING DIVINE WISDOM?
* It is a gift from God - Eccl 2:26, Dan 2:21.
* God shows His might through His wisdom - Job 36:5, Eph 3:10.
* It is pure, gentle and teachable - James 3:17.

WHAT CAN I DO TO GET THIS DIVINE WISDOM?
* Give your life to the Lord Jesus Christ-1 Cor 1:13.
* Fear God-Job 28:28.
* Praise and thank God like Solomon, who gave much to Him.
* Ask for wisdom from God-James 1:5.
* Read, study and meditate on the Word of God -2 Tim 3:15.

CLASS ACTIVITY: Discuss examples of Solomon's wisdom found in 1 Kings 3:16-28,1 Kings 10:4-7.

CONCLUSION: Solomon was wise enough to be grateful to God and because of this God rewarded him with much more wisdom to rule his people. If you want more wisdom, cultivate the habit of being grateful to God always.


LESSON FORTY THREE(43)
TOPIC: BENEFITS OF A GRATEFUL HEART 13: PERFORMANCE OF EXPLOITS

BIBLE TEXT: 1 Samuel 17:1-25

MEMORY VERSE: Daniel 11:32b - "But the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

LESSON AIM: To teach the teenagers to show gratitude to God by working for Him.

CENTRAL TRUTH: God created you to do exploits for Him.

OPENING QUESTION: When you hear the name King David, what comes to your mind?

INTRODUCTION: An exploit is an act done with boldness and intentionality. God gives us the confidence to do exploits for Him. We all know David to be a man of praise; he worshipped God so much that God said he was a man after His heart. God made a covenant with David.

STUDY GUIDE
FOR YOU TO DO EXPLOITS FOR GOD, YOU MUST:
* Have a cordial and intimate relationship with Him - Dan11:32b.
* Live a purposeful life - Dan 1:8.
* Be obedient to divine instructions - Gen 26:1-6.
* Have absolute faith in God - Heb 11:6.
* Be bold and daring; you must be audacious - 1 Samuel 17:45-47.
* Acknowledge the hand of God upon you.
* Let your confidence be in the Lord and not your own strength -1 Samuel 17:45- 47.
* Take action! This involves putting your knowledge to work. Do not be afraid to take action as and when due. Remember, the sea did not part until the children of Israel stepped towards it.

CLASS ACTIVITY : From our text, despite the size of David's challenge, he overcame. From 1 Sam 17, how can you describe David and Goliath?

LET US LOOK AT SOME OF DAVID'S CHARACTERISTICS THAT MADE HIM DO EXPLOITS FOR GOD
* He spent time in God's presence - Ps 119:164, Ps 55:1
* He ...................... Ps 109:24-25.
* He was quick to ...................... Ps 51:1-4.
* He delighted in God's law - Ps 1:1-2.
* He loved God - 2 Sam 6:14.

GRATEFUL PEOPLE THAT DID EXPLOITS FOR GOD
* Elijah - 1 Kings 18:36-39
* Gideon - Judges 7:19-23

LIFE APPLICATION: Discuss: David was so confident that he would bring Goliath down and he did. You are God's vessel for exploits! Endeavour to align yourself to Him and see Him work wonders through you like David.

CONCLUSION: To do exploits for God, we must know God and we can only get to know Him when we spend time in His presence, speaking to Him in psalms and hymns. When we spend time in God's presence, we become stronger, more confident and empowered. When we are strong, we will do exploits for God.


LESSON FORTY FOUR(44)
TOPIC: BENEFITS OF A GRATEFUL HEART 14: FULFILLMENT OF DESTINY

BIBLE TEXT: Genesis 41:14-40

MEMORY VERSE: Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end."

LESSON AIM: To teach the teenagers that having grateful hearts will help fulfill their destinies.

CENTRAL TRUTH: God's will and plan for you is to fulfill His purpose for your life.

OPENING QUESTION: What is God's plan for your life?

INTRODUCTION: You know that God has something good in store for you. He doesn't intend you to live a life of pain and sorrow in which each day is a total drag. In Psalm 63:7, David said "... for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy." How can you get to that place where instead of wandering aimlessly through life, you're actually singing for joy?

STUDY GUIDE
INDICATORS OF WHEN ONE IS NOT FULFILLING DESTINY
* When one hasn't given his or her life to Jesus.
* When one is living in sin.
* Lack of joy and excitement - Gal 5:22.
* Lack of direction.

STEPS TO FULFILLING DESTINY
* Be born again.
* Know that you are on earth for a purpose - 2 pet 2:9.
* Seek God to reveal your purpose in life to you. This will make your journey quicker - Heb. 10:5-7.
* Pray, plan and prepare.
* Fear the Lord.
* Love God and serve Him with your energy.

CLASS ACTIVITY: From the following verses, what is God saying about our fulfilling destiny?
* Ephesians 1:11 .............................
* Psalm 138:8 .............................
* Proverbs 16:3 .............................
* Romans 8:29 .............................
* Jeremiah 1:5 .............................

DISCUSS: Teenagers to mention and discuss benefits of fulfilling destiny.

LIFE APPLICATION: Although God had already settled Joseph's destiny before he was born, as revealed to him in two dreams, Joseph still cooperated with God to make this come to pass. How did he do this?

CONCLUSION: God has a special purpose for everyone, His plan for us is that we all live to fulfill destiny. Living out God's purpose for our lives brings fulfilment and happiness. When we please God, He blesses us.

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