RCCG LOWER JUNIOR ZEAL FOR 2022/2023
AGE 4-5 TEACHER’S MANUAL
SUNDAY 6TH OF AUGUST, 2023
LESSON FORTY NINE (49)
BIBLE TEXT: 2 Timothy 2:15-21
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.
MEMORY VERSE: John 17:1, “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth”.
LESSON AIM: You must be sanctified.
CHILD RELATED TRUTH: If you know Jesus you must be sanctified. John 17:19
INTRODUCTION: Cleanliness is next to godliness, not only physical cleanliness, but spiritual cleanliness is most important, God can never and will never use unclean vessel. God sets people apart from the world to honour Him through sacrificial service (John 17:15-18, Rom. 12:1-2). God calls every Christian to set themselves apart from the world in order to honor Him with their lives. 2 Timothy 2:21, 1 Pet. 2:9.
PROGRESSION OF EVENTS.
A. Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of God.
Vs. 15. You should learn and obey the word of God, knowing and obeying God’s words brings about your sanctification.
B. But shun profane and idle babblings for they will increase to more ungodliness. Vs. 16.
C. Be careful with what you say, for from the heart the mouth speaks. Luk 6:45. If your heart is clean your words will be clean.
D. Hymenaeus and Philetus are bad example of straying by overthrowing the faith of others. Vs. 17,18. (Do not copy bad examples of people saying wrong things about God).
E. Nevertheless, the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal “The Lord knows those who are His. “Let everyone who names the name of the Christ depart from iniquity. Vs. 19
A child of God does not sin; lie, fight, steal, etc. sin separates us from God and will be punished. Rom. 3:23, 26. But God through His love gave His son to die for your sin. John 3:16. The blood of Jesus washes away your sins. Hebrew 9: 22b. if you have received Jesus do not go back to sin, stay holy and be sanctified.
F. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Vs. 20. What type of vessel are you or do you want to be? Gold, silver, wood or clay? For honor or dishonor? The choice is yours.
CLIMAX: Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the later, he will be a vessel of honor, sanctified and useful for the master, prepared for every good work. Vs 21
For your sanctification, you need cleansing from the blood of Jesus, the word of God cleanses you so that you can be used by God. Are you ready to be cleansed? Call on God now
i. Flee also youthful lust
ii. Pursue righteousness
iii. Avoid foolish and ignorant disputes
iv. Do not quarrel but be gentle
v. Be humble
vi. Be a godly example. Vs. 22-26
CHALLENGE: You have to be sanctified for God to use you. Live holy and set apart for the Master’s use, learn and obey God’s words daily
INVITATION: Rom. 10:9.
SUNDAY ROMANS 1:25-27
MONDAY ROMANS 1:28-31
TUESDAY ROMANS 1:32
WEDNESDAY ROMANS 2:1-3
THURSDAY ROMANS 2:4-6
FRIDAY ROMANS 2:7-9
SATURDAY ROMANS 2:10-12