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RCCG JUNIOR ZEAL (AGE 4-5) TEACHER’S MANUAL SUNDAY 21ST OF MARCH, 2021
LESSON TWENTY-NINE (29)
TOPIC: LOVE THE SHEEP
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BIBLE TEXT: Luke 18:15-17
And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
MEMORY VERSE: Matthew 18:4 And whosoever shall receive one such little child in my name receives me.
And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.
But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
LESSON AIM: God wants you to love little ones.
CHILD RELATED TRUTH: Show love to little children and young believers.
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Romans 5:8 For God commendeth his love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. This is the greatest act of love to humanity. God’s love for you and I is an
everlasting love. He wants you to also as his child, show love to others by telling them about His love.
PROGRESSION OF EVENTS
A. And they brought young children to Him, that He should touch them and His disciple rebuke those that brought them. (The disciple did not understand that the plan of God for salvation
includes children. John 3:16; says “for God so loved the world.” Children too need to come to Jesus. Romans says for all have sinned and come short of the glory God. Sin is having your way instead of God’s way. Lying, stealing, hatred, jealousy is sin and these separate you from God. Romans 6:23 says there is punishment for sin which is death. God loves you and does not want you to die in your sin. John 3:16 so He gave His son to die in your place.
B. But when Jesus saw it, He was much displeased and said unto them, sutfer the little children to come unto me and forbid them
not for of such is the kingdom of God.
Jesus loves little children and He does not want anyone to hinder them from coming to Him. Matthew 18:6 Jesus warned against offending children that believed in Him Matthew 10:42. Jesus promised reward to whosoever gives a cup of water to the little ones in His name.
C. He said verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little Child, He shall not enter into the Kingdom of God. Matthew 18:4; Mk. 10:15; Luke 18:17.
Jesus wants the adults to be humble; forgiving and trusting as little children before they can enter into His Kingdom. As a little child, are you humble; forgiving and trusting as Jesus expects you to be?
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CLIMAX: And He took them up in His arms put His hands upon them and bless them. Jesus demonstrated His love for the little ones and expects all to do the same, He promise reward to those that will demonstrate love to the little ones by giving us as little as a cup of water.
Matthew 18:6. He carried them in His arms and blessed them Mark 10:16
CONCLUSION: What should your response be to the love of Jesus shown to you as a little child?
CHALLENGE: Jesus showed His greatest love by laying down His life for you, He gave His blood on the cross to take away your sin so you can be free from punishment of your sin. The way to appreciate His love is to obey His word and tell your friends about the love of Jesus that saves their soul 1John 4:19
INVITATION: Jesus showed the greatest love John 15:13, so receive Him into your heart today and be saved from your sins. Romans 10:13.
DAILY DAILY DEVOTIONAL:
SUNDAY: LUKE 12:10-12 5.
MONDAY: LUKE 12:13-15 6.
TUESDAY: LUKE 12:16-18 7
WEDNESDAY: LUKE 12:19-21
THURSDAY: LUKE 12:22-24
FRIDAY: LUKE 12:25-21
SATURDAY: LUKE 12:28-3