RCCG JUNIOR ZEAL FOR 2022/2023
AGE 9-12 TEACHER’S MANUAL
SUNDAY 16TH OF APRIL, 2023
LESSON THIRTY THREE (33)
TOPIC: INSPIRATIONAL GIFT 2: DIFFERENT TONGUES AND INTERPRETATION OF TONGUES
BIBLE TEXT: Acts 19:1-7
And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,
He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.
And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism.
Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
And all the men were about twelve.
MEMORY VERSE: 1 Corinthians 14:2; For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. “
LESSON AIM: To let the children know that speaking in tongue is the gift of Holy spirit.
CENTRAL TRUTH: Anyone speaking in tongue, speaking to God.
INTRODUCTION: We have been looking at the subject of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer and as we have pointed out, the Holy Spirit dwells in us, conforming us into the image of Jesus. Everyone who has received Jesus Christ as their Savior has the Holy Spirit indwelling him 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, thus speaking with the heavenly tongue. Now as we have moved through the first eight manifestations, we have come to the ninth one which is the interpretation of tongues. 1 Corinthians 12:10, this is a companion gift to the gift of speaking with tongues.
A. THE GIFT OF SPEAKING IN TONGUES
i. The gift of speaking in tongues is a gift that is unique to the New Testament church.
ii. You do not find this gift in operation at all in the Old Testament. Acts 2:6-9.
iii. The gift of speaking in tongues is the ability to speak in a language that was previously unknown to you. 1 Corinthians 14:39-40.
iv. It is not the talent for learning new languages but a gift of being able to speak in an unknown language by the unction of the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 14:13
B. WHAT IS AN INTERPRETATION OF TONGUES?
An interpretation of tongues can be a revelation, prophecy, word of instruction, or Knowledge. According to 1 Cor 14:6.
C. GIVE REASONS WHY EVERY BELIEVER SHOULD SPEAKING TONGUES
Read the following bible passages: Acts 2:4.,1 Corinthians 14:14, Romans 8:26, John 16:23-24, Jude 20
a) Speaking in tongues is an initial evidence, or sign, of the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:4.
b) It edifies the person speaking. 1 Corinthians 14:14
c) Speaking with other tongues keeps us continually aware of the Holy Spirit’s indwelling presence.
d) Speaking in tongues eliminates the possibility of selfishness entering your prayer life. Romans 8:26, John 16:23-24.
e) It helps believers learn to trust God. Jude 20
f) It provides a way for you to pray about things that you would not think to pray about or aren’t even aware of.
g) Yielding your tongue to the Holy Spirit to speak with other tongues is a big step toward being able to fully yield all your members to God.
D. ATTRIBUTES OF SPEAKING IN TONGUES
a. It is prompted by the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:4
b. The person is in control. They can choose to speak or not. 1 Cor. 12:7
c. It is spoken to God not others. 1 Cor. 14:2
d. It is unintelligible speech because it is not understood by the speaker. 1 Cor. 14:14
e. It consists of prayers, singing praises, and speaking a blessing or giving thanks. 1 Cor. 14:14-17
f. Not everyone has this gift. 1 Cor. 14:5
g. Tongues must always be interpreted in Church. 1 Cor. 14:14, 27-28.
LIFE APPLICATION: As a child you can ask the Holy Spirit for the gift of speaking in different
tongues and for edification of the church.
CONCLUSION: God reveals the meaning of the words or message being spoken in tongues and allows the interpreter to communicate its meaning to those who need to hear it.
SUNDAY ROMANS 16:23-27.
MONDAY 1 CORINTHIANS 1:15
TUESDAY 1 CORINTHIANS 1:6-9
WEDNESDAY 1 CORINTHANS 1:10-15
THURSDAY 1 CORINTHIANS 1:16-18
FRiDAY 1CORINTHIANS 1:19-22
SATURDAY 1 CORINTHIAN 1:23-28