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RCCG JUNIOR ZEAL (AGE 4-5) TEACHER’S MANUAL SUNDAY 28TH OF MARCH 2021
LESSON THIRTY (30)
TOPIC: FOLLOW UP
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BIBLE TEXT: Acts 15:22-41
Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren:
And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia:
Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment:
It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth.
For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;
That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.
So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle:
Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.
And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.
And after they had tarried there a space, they were let go in peace from the brethren unto the apostles.
Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.
Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.
And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do.
And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark.
But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.
And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus;
And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God.
And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.
MEMORY VERSE: 1 Corinthians 3:14 “If any man’s work abide which he hath built there upon, he shall receive a reward.
LESSON AIM: God wants you to help young believers grow.
CHILD RELATED TRUTH: Check and care for young and other believers. RCCG JUNIOR ZEAL (AGE 4-5) TEACHER’S MANUAL SUNDAY 28TH OF MARCH 2021
LESSON THIRTY (30)
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God desires for you to be involved in drawing people to Him through His word, by active witnessing and follow up to make sure the people you have reached continue to grow and also become a soul winner.
PROGRESSION OF EVENTS
A. Then it pleased the apostles and elder, with the whole church to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. vs. 22.
B. And they wrote letters sending greetings into brethren which are of Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia because certain men were troubling them and subverting their souls. Saying ye must be circumcised. vs. 23-24
C. It seemed good unto us all to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Paul and Barnabas, men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Vs. 25-20
(Trying to change the mind or burden the heart of new believers in Christ especially children that believe in Jesus as Saviour is a sin Matthew 18:6 is anything you do that
makes God unhappy. Some people act as satanic agent to change the heart of young converts or discourage them. Romans 6:23 says all sin will be punished. So He gave His
son to take the punishment of your sin John 3:16, Jesus died, gave His blood that you and I can have our sin forgiven Heb 9:22b. He rose again the third day. The word of God says that but as many that receive Him (Jesus) He gave
the right to become the sons of God. John 1:12
D. Paul and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord with many others also.
CLIMAX: And some days after, Paul said unto Barnabas, let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord and see how they do vs. 36
CONCLUSION: And Paul chose Silas and departed being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God and he went through Syria and Cilicia confirming the Churches vs. 40-41
CHALLENGE: Acts 3:6 says I have planted, Apollo watered but God gave the increase. To plant is to witness, preach the gospel and win convert but to water is to follow up by encouraging the young believers to grow in the Lord you can follow up by:-
i. Praying for young believers to remain in Christ.
ii. Visiting and answering their questions.
iii. Encouraging them to be steadfast in faith.
iv. Teaching them the word of God.
v. Sending letter or text message to encourage and show love
vi. Helping with their physical needs through welfare packages & hospitality.
INVITATION: You need Jesus as your Saviour before you can be followed up. Accept Him today as Saviour from sin. John l:12.
SUNDAY: LUKE 12:31-33
MONDAY: LUKE 12:34-36
TUESDAY: LUKE 12:37-39
WEDNESDAY: LUKE 12:40-42
THURSDAY: LUKE 12:43-45
FRIDAY: LUKE 12:46-48
SATURDAY: LUKE 12:49-51