RCCG JUNIOR ZEAL (AGE 6-8) TEACHER’S MANUAL SUNDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2020
LESSON FOURTEEN (14) TOPIC: RECIPROCATE GODS LOVE
BIBLE TEXT: Matthew 22:34-46.
But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees with his reply, they met together to question him again. One of them, an expert in religious law, tried to trap him with this question: “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” Then, surrounded by the Pharisees, Jesus asked them a question: “What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?” They replied, “He is the son of David.” Jesus responded, “Then why does David, speaking under the inspiration of the Spirit, call the Messiah ‘my Lord’? For David said, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit in the place of honor at my right hand until I humble your enemies beneath your feet.’ Since David called the Messiah ‘my Lord,’ how can the Messiah be his son?” No one could answer him. And after that, no one dared to ask him any more questions.
MEMORY VERSE: DEUT 6:5 “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.”
LESSON AIM: The children will learn to show God’s love to others.
CHILD RELATED TRUTH: God wants others to see His love in you.
The Bible has a lot to say about love. It tells you God loves you. It tells you that God wants you to love Him. It tells you to love your neighbor, There is so much in the Bible about love that some people call it a love letter. A long time ago when Jesus was on earth, people thought the Bible was just about rules, do this and don’t do that, say this and don’t say that, wear this and don’t wear that, go here and don’t go there, worship there and don’t worship here. There was a little bit about love, but there were so many rules that the people cared about.
But love was all Jesus cared about. He came here to show each one of us just how much He loves us. He loves us so much that He even died for our sins so we can live with Him forever and always.
PROGRESSION OF EVENTS:
1. When the Pharisees gathered together, one of them a lawyer asked Jesus a question in order to test Him.
2. He said, teacher, what is the greatest commandment in the law?
3. Jesus said to him; love the Lord your God with,
A. All your heart
B. Allyour soul
C. With all your mind
4. This the first and greatest commandment
5. Then the second is to love;
A. Your neighbor
B. As yourself
GOSPEL CONNECTION: They expected Jesus to say one of the 10 commandments like obeying your parents or keeping the Sabbath a day only for God. But Jesus had an even better one. The best rule of all, and it’s all about love. The bible tells us in John 3:16 that God’s love for the world made Him send His only begotten Son Jesus to die for the sin of the world. According to Romans 6:23, you and I are deserving of death when we commit sin (that death is spiritual separation from God).
Jesus came and gave His lifeblood on the cross so that we can have our sins forgiven and no more separation from God.
CLIMAX: All the laws and the prophets hang on these two commandments.
CONCLUSION: To love one another just as God loves us.
For those of you who believe in Jesus as personal Lord and Savior, you can use some of your body parts to show God’s love to others.
# Ears (example: listening when others are talking, listening in Sunday school)
# Eyes (example: paying attention to others needs, reading the Bible)
# Nose & Mouth (example: singing hymns and praise music, speaking
# Mind (example: Meditating about Jesus, thinking of new ways to help)
# Heart (example: praying to God, telling your parents you love them)
# Hands (example: holding the door, cleaning up the junior church)
# Feet (example: going on evangelism telling others about Christ)
This week, make special efforts to reciprocate God’s love to all you come across.
INVITATION: You need to have God’s love by accepting Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour before you can give it to others.
SUNDAY: LUKE 11: 1-4
MONDAY: LUKE 11: 5-8
TUESDAY: LUKE 11: 9-13
WEDNESDAY: LUKE 11: 14-23
THURSDAY: LUKE 11:24-26
FRIDAY: LUKE 11:27-32
SATURDAY: LUKE 11:33-36