RCCG 2020/2021 ZEAL (AGE 13-19) TEENS TEACHER’S MANUAL 21ST OF MARCH 2021 LESSON 29
TOPIC: FEED THE SHEEP (SHOW THEM CARE)
BIBLE TEXT: 2 Corinthians 12:15And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.
MEMORY VERSE: 1 John 2:10 “He that loveth his brother abldeth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him”.
HYMN FOR TODAY:
Jesus is our Shepherd: Hymn 697
LESSON AIM: To teach them to care for those that God have put in their care.
CENTRAL TRUTH: God loves us more than we can imagine and He wants us to reciprocate this love to others.
INTRODUCTION: In this lesson, we shall study about Peter’s love for Jesus and the service that Peter would do for Jesus because of that love. He told Jesus: Lord, you know that I love you!”. Jesus did not doubt Peter’s love. He knew that Peter loved Him, however, Jesus wanted Peter to affirm his love again – to help Peter feel confident as a true disciple of Christ.
This lesson is also about you! God is love and the love is an everlasting one. We are to yield to God’s love for us, also by showing love towards others that we might make the most out of our lives here on earth.
A. Attributes of Love – 1 Cor 13
B. What Love is not?
1. Envious – Rom 13:13
2. Bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, evil speaking and malice – Eph 4:31
3. Foolish talking – Prov 4:24, Eph 5:4
4. Dishonor – 1 Cor 13:5
C. How to walk in Love
1. Prayer and connection with God: The more you know God, the harder it becomes to hate people.
2. Love one another – John 13:34
3. Confess it daily e.g.”In the name of Jesus, I declare that I am ruled by the love of God”.
4. Stewardship: Service in Church trains you to serve with Love.
DISCUSSION: In John 21:15-17, Jesus asked Peter three times: Do you love me? Why did He ask three times?
INVITATION/APPLICATION: How can you show love to others as God’s children?
CONCLUSION: When you show the love of Christ to others, God is pleased. Choose today to walk in love always. Imagine a world void of hate, a world full of loving people, how beautiful will it be! It starts with you and me. You can only fulfil your destiny in love; therefore, let the love of God govern you today. To reciprocate the love of God, you need to give your life to Him totally, please do so today!
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i. What is God saying in the text?
ii. How can I apply this to my life?
PRAYER POINT FOR THE LESSON:
Father,let your love flood my heart and help me to love others!