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RCCG JUNIOR ZEAL (AGE 4-5) TEACHER’S MANUAL SUNDAY 23RD OF MAY 2021 LESSON THIRTY EIGHT (38)

TOPIC: REVISION 6

•Revise the previous lessons with the Children.
•Ask them questions to ensure lessons have been well understood.
•Tell your class to review the previous lessons during the wee before the revision day.
SUMMARY OF LESSONS 33-37
LESSON THIRTY THREE (33)

TOPIC: COUNSEL THE SHEEP

BIBLE TEXT: 2 Timothy 1:5-9; 2 Timothy 3:14-15
MEMORY VERSE: Proverbs 11:14. Where no counsel is, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.
LESSON AIM: God desires Godly counselors for your successful journey in life.
CHILD RELATED TRUTH: You need Godly counselors for your Successful journey in life.
INTRODUCTION:
Just as the lovely flowers lends their sweetness to each day. May we touch the lives of those we meet especially children and younger ones in a kind and gentle ways. Do others want to smell the freshness of your sweet spirit because you are a blossom so strong with fragrance of the spirit of Christ Jesus?
The disciples of Jesus went about spreading the love and counsel of Christ. You like this Apostle Paul was a great blessing to young believers of his time, he was a counselor and mentor to Timothy and Titus.
PROGRESSION OF EVENTS
A. Apostle Paul said “when I call to remember once the unfeigned faith that is thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice, and I am persuaded that in thee also, wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God. Which is in thee by the putting on my hands? 2 Tim 1:5-6.
What is faith? Faith is to believe what God says, Believe and trust in God’s nature and character to have heard and learnt and rely entirely on Jesus Christ for salvation. (As a child of God you have learnt so much about God, His love, promises and plan for your life God wants you to continue in all of these things you have learnt and apply them to your life).
B. Apostle Paul also told Timothy that “for God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Be not thou therefore ashamed of testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner: but be thou partaker of the affliction of the gospel according to the power of God” (2 Tim 1:7-8)
C. Hold fast the form of sound words, which is in Christ Jesus. That good thing which was committed into thee to keep the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us vs. 13-14
D. But continue thou is thee things which thou has learned and has been assured knowing of whom thou has learned them.
And that from a child thou has known the Holy scriptures which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 2 Tim 3:14-16.
CLIMAX: And that all scriptures is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine for reproof for correction for instruction in righteousness. Vs. 16
CONCLUSION: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. Vs. 17. These are Godly counsels of
Apostle Paul to Timothy. God want pastors, teachers, parents, and elderly Christian to give Godly counsel to children and young believers to hold fast to God’s word they have learnt and be bold believers trusting in God and His word and do not be afraid or deceived
CHALLENGE: As a child of God, you need counsel from older Christians like pastors, teachers, etc. God wants to have you learned and keep learning. You should live according to God’s word that you believe follow His word and apply it to your life daily.
INVITATION: If you have not receive Jesus as your Saviour the biggest counsel you need is to call on Jesus to save you from sin.
LESSON THIRTY FOUR (34)

RCCG JUNIOR ZEAL (AGE 4-5) TEACHER'S MANUAL SUNDAY 23RD OF MAY 2021 LESSON THIRTY EIGHT (38)
RCCG JUNIOR ZEAL (AGE 4-5) TEACHER’S MANUAL

TOPIC: ACTS OF PRAYER

BIBLE TEXT: Luke 18:1-8
MEMORY VERSE: James 4:16b: The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
LESSON AIM: The saved child will grow in his prayer life
CHILD RELATED TRUTH: God wants you to grow better in your prayer life.
INTRODUCTION:
Luke 5:16 And He withdrew Himself into the wilderness and prayed. Jesus needed a break from the demands of His busy life to pray and spend time with His Heavenly father. His life is meant to give us example we can follow and learn from. He never depend on His own as the son of God, But when exhausted or burdened, He headed for spiritual refreshment. You too should get into super power of prayer and grow in your prayer life.
PROGRESSION OF EVENTS
A. What is prayer
Prayer is having daily relationship with God by talking to Him and listening to Him talking to you.
– Prayer is a powerful weapon that God has given to us.
– You must know how to pray that is why Jesus’ disciple said “teach us how to pray” Luke 11:1, Matthew 6:9-13.
B. You must improve in your prayer life:-
i. Pray the word – Jesus prayed the word when He confronted satan.
ii. Memorize scriptures so that you will know your spiritual authority in Christ and base your prayer on the word
iii. Fast and pray – this builds your prayer life and makes you stronger in God.
iv. Be reliable consistent set a prayer time and
schedule and keep to it. This will help you pray
regularly and you will grow in prayer life.
C. Pray by faith: Hebrew 11:6 says “but without faith it is impossible to please God. God honors those who believe in His existence and that He can hear and answer their prayers.
D. Pray persistently: Luke 18:1-8 Jesus taught His followers to always pray and not to give up. The widow’s story teaches us that if we keep asking God, He will surely be moved by His
compassion and do what we ask of Him. Matthew 7:7.
E. Pray until answers comes. Jesus encourages His followers to pray and continue until answers come He told us to ask, seek and knock. Matthew 7:7-11
CLIMAX: Pray without ceasing. 1 Thess. 5:17
CONCLUSION: When you stand praying forgive anyone who offended you. Mark 11:25 so that God forgives you.
CHALLENGE:
If you are God’s Child, He wants you to grow in your prayer life and relationship with Him through the acts of prayer. Have your daily quite time and read your Bible daily.
INVITATION: You cannot grow in your prayer life until you know Jesus as Saviour therefore receive Him now. John 1:12.
LESSON THIRTY FIVE (35)

TOPIC: HOME TRAINING

BIBLE TEXT: Luke 2:40-52
MEMORY VERSE: Proverbs 22:6; Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.
LESSON AIM: God wants you to grow in all aspect of your life.
CHILD RELATED TRUTH: Be a total child, with robust character.
INTRODUCTION:
There is a wise saying that “charity begins at home”. That means. your upbringing will determine how you behave outside and how far you will go in life. Another adage says, if a child washes his/her hands clean, he/she will dine with kings” this means that when a child knows how to do things well, he/she will be among the greats. Wise, intelligent and well behaved
children are loved and assigned positions of leadership at church and in school. You can also learn from the life of Jesus Christ, our perfect example.
PROGRESSION OF EVENTS
A. Jesus Christ grew up in special ways:
a. He grew up strong physically
b. He was filled with wisdom
c. Through the Holy Spirit, He grew in favour with God in spiritual relationship with his father
d. And with Man, he relates well with people.
Luke 2:40
This is the pattern God laid down for all his children that have received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. God wants you to grow in every aspect of your Life. As you read and study the word of God everyday, you will grow more
like Jesus. Luke 9:10.
B. Every year Jesus follows his earthly parents Mary and.Joseph to the temple for the feast of Passover, Luke 2:41a. The feast of Passover is a celebration of how God delivered the children of Israel from Egypt by visiting them with plague of the death of their first born but God asked the children of Israel to put the blood of a lamb on their doorpost.
Jesus later became the Passover lamb for the world. His blood on the cross delivers us from the punishment of sin. By His death on the cross Revelations 1:5
C. His parents took Him along to Jerusalem and when the feast was over, they were returning home when they suddenly discovered that Jesus; then twelve years old was not with
them vs. 42-44
D. They went three days journey back to Jerusalem to look for Him. He was found in the temple courts sitting among teachers listening to them and asking questions vs. 45-46.
Jesus knew who He was growing up to be. He was conscious he is the “Son of God” HE knew he had a mission and was focused and prepared to achieve God’s plan for his life. He
did not wander away to play with friends, He agreed willingly to follow his parents to the temple, and at the temple he settled to learn and to ask questions, He has wisdom and understanding. (Do you settle down and listen
to your teachers to learn and ask questions in the church or school? Or you make noise, running around and disturbing other children. As a child of God, God wants you to grow in
every aspect of your life like Jesus.
E. Mary and Joseph were amazed to find their twelve year old son in the temple with teachers, bold enough to ask them questions.
Mary said to Him “son why have you treated us like this, your father and I have been anxiously looking for you”. His answer surprised them the more; he said “Why are you searching for me? Didn’t you know I had to be in my father’s
house?
Jesus knew He is a son of God and He came to save the world from sin.
(Do you always remember you are a child of God? And what God expects of you and how he wants you to behave?)
His parents did not understand what he was saying to them.
CLIMAX: He lovingly followed his parents back home vs. 51.
CONCLUSION: Jesus continued to be obedient to His parents, His mother treasured all this in her mind vs. 51
CHALLENGE: Jesus grew in wisdom and stature in favour with God and man as a child of God, He wants you to grow in all aspects of your life with Jesus as your example in your daily living.
INVITATION: Romans 10:13
LESSON THIRTY SIX (36)
TOPIC: WATER BAPTISM AND HOLY SPIRIT BAPTISM
BIBLE TEXT: Matthew 3:13-17; Luke 22:1-12
MEMORY VERSE: Acts 1:8
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you
LESSON AIM: Jesus Christ is our perfect example
CHILD RELATED TRUTH: You need to be baptized by Water and by Holy Spirit baptism

INTRODUCTION:

Our awesome God loves human beings so much that he has never stayed apart from Man. He does not leave man alone all by himself to figure out things for his life. Right from the
creation of man in Genesis, God chose to be with man and to help him live out his life here on earth in the correct way. God wants to help you live right by the help of the Holy Spirit
PROGRESSION OF EVENTS
A. Our lord Jesus Christ was baptized Matt 3:13-16. One would have thought that Jesus Christ does not need to be baptized
being the son of God. But he came to lay down every pattern a child of God must follow.
B. Jesus came from Galilee to river Jordan, He went to John to be baptized, but John tried to stop Him. John said “why do you come to me to baptize you? I should be baptized by you” Matt. 3:13-14
C. Jesus answered, “Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness then he suffered him Jesus did not need to be baptized but he wanted to show you and I, the
right way of doing things (As a child of God remember Jesus lives in you and he will always give you strength to do the right thing) For every child of God, you must be baptized by immersion in a running water(river). Jesus was baptized at river Jordan. What is the significance of water baptism? It means to identify with the death and resurrection of our
Saviour Jesus Christ. It is the symbolic identification that we are Christians. That we are dead to sin and risen to with Jesus Christ our savior. As you grow to age of accountability and are able to decide by yourself, you are to be baptized in a river by immersion. It is not forced on anyone but a decision to be made by every believer.
D. As John baptized Jesus and he came up out of the water; Heaven opened and John saw God’s Spirit(Holy Spirit) coming on Jesus like a dove. And with a voice from heaven saying, this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased.
(The Holy Spirit is the spirit of God, he came bodily on Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity; God the father, God the son and God the Holy Spirit.)
What is the work of the Holy Spirit? John 16:7-9, Luke 12:12, John 14:15-18,26
– Teacher
– Comforter
– Helper
– Advocate
– Counselor
– Intercessor
– Strengthener
– Standby
CLIMAX: The Holy Spirit empowers believers.
CONCLUSION: The Holy Spirit is a promise of God for every believer. Acts 1:4-5
CHALLENGE: The Holy Spirit is the power of every believer, call on God to fill you with the Holy Spirit. Vs. 22
INVITATION: Water baptism and Holy Spirit baptism is for only those who have received Jesus as their Saviour, Receive him now John 1:12
LESSON THIRTY-SEVEN(37)
TOPIC: SELF-DISCIPLINE
BIBLE TEXT: Romans 12:12, 1 Peter 4: 12-19 *
MEMORY VERSE: James 1:3
3. Knowing this that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
LESSON AIM: God wants you to have self discipline.
CHILD RELATED TRUTH: Be patient even in the face of suffering.

RCCG JUNIOR ZEAL (AGE 4-5) TEACHER’S MANUAL SUNDAY 23RD OF MAY 2021 LESSON THIRTY EIGHT (38)

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INTRODUCTION:

for years, William Wilberforce pushed for Britain to stop slavery. Discouraged, he was about to give up; but his elderly friend John Wesley heard from his sickbed and managed to write him a few words that said “Oh! Be not weary of well doing! Go on in the name of God an in the power of his might till even American slavery shall vanish away before it.” Wesley died six days later. But Wilberforce fought for 45 years until in 1883, he saw slavery abolished in Britain; three days later he died. what a great encouragement for us all. Be patient in the face of suffering.
PROGRESSION OF EVENTS:
1.What is self-discipline?
Self-discipline means to be self-controlled, the ability to persevere and endure.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayers. Romans 12:12
-Be joyful in hope: what does it mean to be joyful in hope?
This means that no matter what is going on around you, you should constantly look ahead. We know that even if your circumstance is negative now, brighter days are coming for you. Why? Because your God is good, and his love is everlasting and unfailing.
– Be patient in affliction: affliction is something that causes pain or suffering. Many things cause us pain and suffering e.g. hunger, sickness, failure, ridicule etc. as a child of God, you are not exempted from them. Even the disciples and believers of old suffered from these things. God sometimes allows afflictions, to purify us and to make us holy so we can be qualified to be with him. That is why the word of God tells us to be patient in affliction.
– Be faithful in prayer: through prayer, you will be able to stand strong and be disciplined in the time of trial. Pray and keep on praying when going through trying times.
Luke 18 :1b “that men ought always to pray and not faint.” Be faithful in prayer, pray about everything and every time. Pray without ceasing 1st Thes 5:17.
2.1st Peter 4:12-14, the word of God says. Do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering as if something strange is happening to you. (Most times when something bad is happening to us as God’s children, we begin to ask God why or react the ways we feel and most times sin. Some even stop going to church, say or do bad things). It is a wrong attitude towards pain and suffering to backslide. Instead, God wants you to be patient and trust him to intervene. He is in control, and he knows what to do.
If you are a child of God, self-discipline is particularly important as an evidence of new birth. A lot of Christians and disciples went through trials in the Bible, they apostles, even Jesus Christ the great King went through pain and agony, but he took it kindly. 1st Peter 2:19-23. As a child of God, you must rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ 1st Peter 4:13 – 14 by exercising self-discipline.
3.James 1:2-3 God tests you whenever you face trials of any kind, how then should you feel and relate with God and others around you? How can you count pain and sorrow as joy? By self-discipline; And that is what God wants. How do you act when:
I. When you are insulted?
II. Cheated?
III. When things are shared and you did not get?
IV. When given the type of biscuit you do not like?
V. When someone abuses you or pushes you?
VI. When you are giving difficult tasks to do?


RCCG JUNIOR ZEAL (AGE 4-5) TEACHER’S MANUAL SUNDAY 23RD OF MAY 2021 LESSON THIRTY EIGHT (38)

CLIMAX: Perseverance will make you mature and complete. James 1:14
CONCLUSION: When you are mature, you will lack nothing.
CHALLENGE: a child of God should be patient in the face of trial and difficulty. Remember your self discipline would develop into obedience which will produce perseverance. As you persevere, you become mature and complete.
INVITATION: Romans 10:13.
“for whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”


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