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JUNIOR ZEAL (AGES: 9-12) TEACHER’S MANUAL SUNDAY 16TH OF MAY 2021 LESSON THIRTY-SEVEN (37)
TOPIC: SELF DISCIPLINE
BIBLE TEXT: 1 Corinthians 9:19-27
For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;
To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.
To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
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MEMORY VERSE: Daniel 1:8 “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.”
LESSON AIM: To let the children know the importance self-discipline
CENTRAL TRUTH: Self-discipine comes through self-control
INTRODUCTION: Apostle Paul disciplined himself to be able to bring people to Christ. He was faithful in the mission God assigned to him for people to share in His blessings. He encouraged us to run the race of salvation so as to win the prize. He wars against sin so that after he has preached to others, he will not be disqualified for the prize.
A. WHAT IS SELF-DISCIPLINE?
1, Self-discipline is the same as self-control which is a fruit of the Holy Spirit.
2 Self-discipline is the loving and corrective training that comes from training our minds and bodies to do what is right.
3 Self discipline is the ability to control our desires.
B. HOW TO EXERCISE SELF DISCIPLINE
1. Be studious.
2. Be hardworking.
3. Submit to God – Philippians 4:6-7
4. Be filled with the Holy Spirit – Ephesians 5:18
5. Be sober minded – Romans 12:2
6. Be obedient to your parents and Teachers
7. Give yourself to Training – 1 Corinthians 9:27
8. Give yourself to Prayer – 1 Thessalonians 5:17
9. Meditate on the Word of God – (Joshua 1:8)
10. Give yourself to Fasting – (Acts 14:23, Mark 9:29)
C. BIBLICAL EXAMPLES OF THOSE WHO EXHIBITED SELF DISCIPLINE
1. Joseph – Genesis 39:9
2. Apostle Paul – 1 Corinthians 6:12
3. Elisha – 2 Kings 5:16
4. Samuel – 1 Samuel 12:3
5. Daniel – Daniel 1:8
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Self control is highly esteemed by God as it is part of the fruit of the Spirit.
INVITATION: You cannot exercise self discipline in you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour.
ACTIVITY: Mention 4(four) areas you need to show self discipline.
LIFE APPLICATION: Self discipline is needed to win the race that is set before us and to live a holy life. To be self disciplined is to have self control. How you behave is very important for your acceptance and relationship with God and
others. Be disciplined obtain the right character by God, remember Cain and Abel Genesis 4.
SUNDAY – ISAIAH 16:1-7
MONDAY – ISAIAH 16:8-14
TUESDAY – ISAIAH 17:1-8
WEDNESDAY – ISAIAH 17:9-14
THURSDAY – ISAIAH 18:1-7
FRIDAY – ISAIAH 19:1-10
SATURDAY – ISAIAH 19:11-16