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RCCG JUNIOR ZEAL (AGE 6-8) TEACHER’S MANUAL 21ST OF FEBRUARY 2021 LESSON TWENTY-FIVE (25)
TOPIC: REVISION 4
•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 20-21
LESSON TWENTY (20)
TOPIC: PRAISE GOD ALWAYS
BIBLE TEXT: Hebrews 13:15, I Kings 11:1-13
MEMORY VERSE: PSALM 98:4 “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.”
Children will realize that the Lord is so deserving of praise.
CHILD RELATED TRUTH: God wants you to praise Him.
INTRODUCTION: God blessed Solomon with unimaginable wisdom, but even that could not keep him from sinning. Solomon lost sight of God’s mercy and began to worship other gods. He divided his heart among many things but God demands our whole heart and all of our praise. (1 Kings11:1-13)
PROGRESSION OF EVENTS: In many parts of the bible, God showed us different ways to praise Him;
I. Praise to God is what we offer in acknowledgment of God’s excellence (Psalm 18:3)
2. All believers are commanded to praise God (Hebrews 13:15)
3. Praise to God is expressed outwardly through our everyday actions, as well as inwardly in our thoughts. (Psalm 34:1)
A. Praise God for His holiness, mercy, and justice (2 Chronicles 20:21, Psalm 99:3-4).
B. Praise God for His grace (Ephesians 1:6).
C. Praise God for His goodness (Psalm 135:3).
D. Praise God for His kindness (Psalm 117).
E. Praise God for His salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9)
GOSPEL CONNECTION: Psalms 98 is a song of praise to the Lord. Its purpose is to thank God for the work that He has done through Jesus Christ in bringing about our salvation. This Psalm was written before Chnst came to the Earth, but David loved God and looked ahead to a day when God brings salvation to all the Earth. He understood the Prophecies of Jesus’ impending birth and believed that God would be faithful to fulfill this promise. The Lord has been faithful in loving us and helping us in our times of need and is certainly deserving our praise.
4. Praise to God is an act of worship
5. Praise to God can be offered anywhere (Psalm 9:2)
6. Praise to God can be offered by His children and one day by everyone because He is king over all the earth (Philippians 2:9-11). So;
A. All nature praises God (Psalm 148:7-10).
B. The sun, moon, and stars praise Him (Psalm 19;1 and 148:3).
C. The angels praise Him (Psalm 148:2).
D. Even the wrath of men is used by God to praise Himself (Psalm 76:10).
E. Children are to be taught to praise God (Psalm 78:4).
Your praise to God is evident through your salvation (1 Peter 2:9)
CONCLUSION: Praise prepares you for God’s service.
CHALLENGE: Solomon was a very wise king. God gave him so much wisdom that he wrote the book of Proverbs. Solomon initially loved God with all his heart.
I King11:1-13 says that after Solomon had been king for many years he forgot to put God first. Solomon started to love and worship other things more than he loved God. This meant that God didn’t have his whole heart anymore, it was divided into pieces.
God had to punish Solomon for forgetting that God should be number one in his life. God wants us to only praise Him. Never forget that God is number one in your life and that He should only be praised. He deserves your whole heart. God wants all of your praise. Give Him your whole heart. You should find different ways to praise God this week.
INVITATION: Knowing Jesus as Lord and Saviour will give you the ability to praise God (John 1:12). RCCG JUNIOR ZEAL (AGE 6-8) TEACHER’S MANUAL 21ST OF FEBRUARY 2021 LESSON TWENTY-FIVE (25)
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LESSON TWENTY-ONE (21)
TOPIC: HATE EVIL (SIN))
BIBLE TEXT: NAHUM 1:1-15
MEMORY VERSE: Proverbs 8:13 “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the forward mouth, do I hate.”
The children will learn that a person who has placed his faith in Jesus is safe from God’s promised punishment and judgment upon sin.
CHILD RELATED TRUTH: Without faith in Jesus nothing can protect you from God’s punishment for your sin.
INTRODUCTION: Proverbs 8:13 says that let those who love the Lord hate evil. The Bible also describes Joseph as strong and handsome. God
gave him great leadership skills and other blessings. After a while, Potiphar’s wife noticed Joseph. One day she asked him to act as her
boyfriend. Joseph knew that being a boyfriend to another man’s wife was a sin against God. Joseph had complete control over everything in
Potiphar’s household except, for one thing, Potiphar’s wife. Joseph was content with all that God had blessed him with. He was humble. He did not think he deserved more than God had given him. God gave Joseph the power to say no to sin.
PROGRESSION OF EVENTS:
1. One hundred years after God’s prophet Jonah went to Nineveh, God sent another prophet, Nahum with a message.
2. Unfortunately, the people of Nineveh returned to their sinful ways.
3. God must punish His enemies but He is slow to anger. (Nahum 1:2-3).
GOSPEL CONNECTION: Every person is either an enemy of God or His friend. Because we are born sinners we all are His enemy. Our sin
separates us from God. Sin must be punished. God has made a way for our sins to be forgiven through His Son Jesus. Jesus came to this earth
and lived a sinless life. He was nailed to the cross and God punished Him for all the sins of every person. Jesus suffered and died in your
place. He was buried and rose again on the third day. When you believe by faith Jesus died in your place, your status changes from an enemy of God to a friend of God.
4. The people of Nineveh were enemies to God’s people.
5. Nahum’s message to Nineveh (Assyria) was not comforting
6. It was very bad news for the Assyrians who chose to sin even after experiencing God’s kindness and forgiveness when they repented at
7. Nahum told Assyria that God was going to punish them and destroy them for their wickedness.
CLIMAX: God’s people were seeing terrible things happening around them but God said He would keep those who trust in Him safe.
CONCLUSION: God said that He would punish Assyria for their wickedness and even though it didn’t happen right away, He did everything He said He would do. Assyria was destroyed.
CHALLENGE: When you become a friend of God that doesn’t mean bad things will not happen in your life. Until Jesus returns and destroys the
wickedness in this world you will experience difficulties. Sometimes the difficulty is because of a sinful choice you made and as a child of God He will use difficulty to discipline you. The difficulty should cause you to .repent and turn away from our sins and walk closely with Jesus.
Sometimes bad things happen not because you have sinned but because of others. God will protect you and help you no matter what difficulty you experience. He will comfort you when you are sad, give you peace when you are scared, and give you strength when you have no courage.
INVITATION: The only way you can hate evil is to put your trust in the Lord Jesus and be saved (John 1:12).
LESSON TWENTY-TWO (22)
TOPIC: GROW IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD
BIBLE TEXT: JEREMIAH 9:23-24
MEMORY VERSE : 2 Peter 3:18 “But grow in grace, and in the Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.”
LESSON AIM: Children will know what it means to know God and that God desires for them to know Him now.
CHILD RELATED TRUTH: God has the desire for you to know Him through Jesus Christ.
INTRODUCTION: When we think one way about God, we can see Him as smaller than He really is. As we begin to study the bible and walk with Him on the journey of faith, we begin to know Him more and more. God desires for us to know Him for who He really is, not who we think He is. When we begin to pursue a true knowledge of God, it is amazing to see how big He really is. We are going to look in the Bible today and read
a command directly from God about His desire for us to know Him.
1. Thus says the LORD, ‘Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom,
2. And let not the mighty man boast of his might
3. Let not a rich man boast of his riches
4 But let him who boasts, boast of this, that he understands and knows Me
GOSPEL CONNECTION: Knowing God goes beyond the room you are in. You should be pursuing knowledge of God every day because of the love He has for you and sending His Son Jesus as a sacriifice for your sin. Jesus shed His lifeblood for all your sins to be forgiven if you repent from them.
5. That l am the LORD who exercises loving-kindness, justice, and righteousness on earth,
6. For I delight in these things, declares the LORD”
CLIMAX: The Lord says that the only boasting He loves is the one that you know Him and continue to grow in knowing Him.
CONCLUSION: Wisdom is Foolishness and Weak Becomes Strong.
CHALLENGE: We try to brag about our abilities or imagine that on our own we can take care of ourselves, but it’s just not true. Our whole being
should be found in Christ. Our value, boasting, and joy can come only from Him. Remember that our identity can be placed in several things in our mind’s eye, but ultimately there is only one hero who is worthy of boasting and only one thing that gives us power. All of the positive skills or attributes we might have ultimately come from Him. When we remember that, God will honor our humility and raise us up again.
INVITATION: For you to know God, you need to accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour (John 1:12)
LESSON TWENTY-THREE (23)
TOPIC: LIVE IN THE SPIRIT
BIBLE TEXT: Romans 8:1-14
MEMORY VERSE: Galatians 5:25 “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit”.
LESSON AIM: The children will know that to become children of God, they must be led by His Spirit.
CHILD RELATED TRUTH:
God wants you to be led by the Spirit in Christ.
INTRODUCTION: Children! If your parents give you a choice of going to see a movie on the life and death of Jesus Christ or the new Dora
the explorer cartoon movie? Which one will you choose? Is the one that will teach you how to follow Christ because of what He did for you on
the cross or the one that will teach you how to tell lies? In other words, what kind of life do you want to live, abundant purposeful and satisfactory life or a weak and disappointing one?.
PROGRESSION OF EVENTS:
1. When you are joined to Christ, you are set free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:1-2)
2. The law weakened by the flesh is powerless to save because salvation is only through Christ (Romans 8:3)
3. Let the Spirit control your mind knowing that the flesh harbors hostility towards God (Romans 8:4)
4. This is a mindset on listening to, trusting in and following the spirit of Christ (8:5-8)
5. The essence of being in Christ is the presence of the Spirit living in us which frees us from the bondage of sin (8:9)
6. Tne Spirit which is the promise of resurrection lives in you (8:10-11)
7. The Spirit sets you free from the necessity to sin (8:12)
GOSPEL CONNECTION: The love of God makes Him want to set us free from the necessity of sin. God loves you and me but sin will not let us have a home with Him in Heaven. Sin is all the wrong things we do. God needed our sins to be forgiven so He sent His only begotten Son Jesus to come into the world and take the punishment
for our sins. Jesus was born as a baby and grew up without sin. Wicked people killed Him on the cross, He was buried but alive again on the third day so when you accept Him as Lord and Savior, the Spirit of God will set you free from sin (1 Corinthains 15:3-4)
Fight the tendency to sin and focus on the life of the Spirit (8:13)
Those who are led by the Spirit are the sons of God (8:14)
CHALLENGE: As a child who has put his trust in Jesus, you alive in this world. You can only achieve this by following the leadership of God’s Spirit. The greatest problem in your lives is sin and the condemnation that it brings upon you. Until you have the answer to that problem, you cannot have an abundant life because, you are condemned to death, being cut off from God’s life-giving Spirit. But Jesus did what the law could not do by itself: Jesus provided an answer to the condemnation. He died for your sins and rose from the dead, that you might have life through forgiveness in Him. By yielding to God’s Spirit, by accepting and following the answers that Jesus provides, God’s Spirit lives in you.
INVITATION: The only way you will not be condemned to a weak and disappointing life is to call on the name of Jesus and be saved (Romans 10:13)
LESSON TWENTY-FOUR (24) TOPIC: SEEK GOD ALWAYS
BIBLE TEXT: 2 Chronicles 14:1-15
MEMORY VERSE: 2 Chronicles 16:9A “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.
LESSON AIM: The children will learn that a heart that is fully committed to the Lord seeks him first for all decisions.
CHILD RELATED TRUTH: Seek God for all things.
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INTRODUCTION: Children! What is idolatry? (Give room for children to answer). Anything that takes your heart off of God and has more control of your lives than God is idolatry. What are some things need to remove from your lives so that God is given first place in your lives? (Allow responses. TV, friends, video games, sports, etc)
PROGRESSION OF EVENTS:
1. King Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the Lord His God.
2. The people in Asa’s kingdom had turned their hearts toward other things that were not focused on the One True God.
3. They were worshiping like the unbelievers in the land.
4. King Asa took away the altars of the foreign gods and their high places
5. God had given the southern kingdom peace from their enemies
6. King Asa used the time of peace God gave him to build stronger cities for the day that enemies would come against them.
GOSPEL CONNECTION: 1f you are a believer you most likely won’t have a physical army attack you. Believers have an enemy. Your enemy is God’s enemy, God’s enemy the devil is prowling around looking for someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8-9). The only way you can stand against the time when he attacks you is by strengthening
your faith every day (Ephesians 6:10-18). When God gives you a time of peace you should continue to stay focus on Him and not neglect to daily pray, read God’s Word and memorize Scriptures.
7. King Asa had an army of 580,000 soldiers
8. Zerah the leader of the Ethiopians came to attack King Asa and the kingdom of Jadah with an army of one million men and 300 chariots.
9. As the two armies took their positions to fight, King Asa sought the Lord.
CLIMAX: King Ass called on the Mighty Name of God to deliver him from his enemy.
CONCLUSION: He defeated the Ethiopian army and the soldiers received great plunder.
CHALLENGE: God heard the prayer of His children. He gives victory to those who fully rely on Him. If you are a believer, you will want to
have a heart that is fully committed to the Lord. You must seek God first in every circumstance (Proverbs 35-6). He will direct you in the way
you should go so you can overcome any difficultly that you face.
INVITATION: If you put your trust in Jesus as Lord and Saviour, you will be saved (Acts 16-3). RCCG JUNIOR ZEAL (AGE 6-8) TEACHER’S MANUAL 21ST OF FEBRUARY 2021 LESSON TWENTY-FIVE (25)
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MONDAY: LUKE 22:24-30
TUESDAY: LUKE 22:31-34
WEDNESDAY: LUKE 22:35-38
THURSDAY: LUKE 22:39-46
FRIDAY: LUKE 22:47-53
SATURDAY: LUKE 22:52-62