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RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL
SUNDAY 26TH OF MARCH, 2023
LESSON THIRTY (30)
TOPIC: RENDERING HELP
SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMN
1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
O how I love Thee well,
I am happy, it makes me glad
To rejoice at Thy birth.
2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Thy friendship suits me well,
Both young and will sing Thy song,
We long for Sunday School.
3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Christ was Thy first teacher,
The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
Does manifest in thee.
4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
This testimony is sure,
That God, the Father Almighty,
Poured His blessing on Thee
5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Though the sun be so bright,
Or if the clouds be black with rain,
I’ll be in Sunday School.
6. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day
I rejoice to see Thee,
Will thou pass over me today?
Without my being blest?
PRAYER: Almighty Father, please enable me to do good always.
PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: Students should
recall what they learned through the lesson
on financial intelligence and mention how
the lesson has impacted them.
BIBLE PASSAGE: Acts 9:36-41.
Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.
And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.
And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them.
Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.
But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.
MEMORY VERSE: “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith” Galatians 6:10.
LESSON INTRODUCTION: Rendering help is the act of giving aid or assistance (whether materials or services) to people in need. It can be in the form of Corporate Social Responsibility or personal assistance to the less privileged. More importantly, the Bible encourages us to help members of the household of faith (Gal.6:10).
TEXT REVIEW: Acts 9:36-41.
From the above Bible passage, the teacher should describe the person of Dorcas on the following parameters.
i. Her personality: A disciple
iii. Her relationship with the Apostle:-
iv. Her relationship with the community:-
v. Her generosity:-
2. LESSON OUTLINES:
LESSON OUTLINE 1: WHO NEEDS OUR HELP?
A.The teacher should find out from the stu-
dents how many people they helped last
B.The teacher should mention and explain those who need our help as indicated in the
i. Our family members: immediate and extended. (1Tim. 5:8).
ii.Committed brethren who are in need. (Gal.
iii. The aged/old people. (Lev.19:32).
iv. The widows/widowers. (Jam.1:27)
v. The orphan, deserted/helpless. (Ps.82:3).
vi. The poor. (Prov.19:17).
vii.The physical/specially challenged (emotional, mental, etc.). (2 Sam.9:3; 13).
viii. Body of believers. (Gal.6:10).
ix. Our community members.
x.The society at large
C.The teacher should explain that helping
others could include the offering provision/materials directly or linking the needy to the source(s) of help to access good jobs, pay hospital bills, get scholarships for children’s school fees, etc.
D.The teacher should stress the following:
i. Rendering help should not be an excuse
for some people to be lazy, indulge in beg-
ging or feel entitled.
ii.Believers should note that all our posses-
sions come from God, which means He (God) owns everything. (Ps.68:19; 1Cor.4:7).
iii. Believers should therefore be encouraged
to give to people in need or render helpful
services because these result in blessings.
İv. Rendering help and expecting nothing back from the recipient, is a great way to be Christ-like. (Lk.6:34-35).
CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Discuss what we can do or give to help people in need.
LESSON OUTLINE 2: HOW SHOULD WE HELP?
A. Important things to note about helping:
i. We should help in love. (1Cor. 13:13;
ii.We should render help as service to God.
iii. Giving, for instance, should be an out-
ward sign of our love for others. (1Jn,3:17).
iv.We should render help as service to God.
iv. We should give expecting God to bless us
in return. (Luke 6:38).
v. We should give to show the depth of our faith. (Mal.3:10).
vi. The state of the heart of the giver matters more than the size of the gift. (Luke 21:1-4).
B. CASE STUDY: Paul’s injunction to the believers in Corinth. He encouraged them to:
i. Give generously i.e. willingly. (2 Cor.8:12).
ii.Give cheerfully with strong conviction.
C.No one should give under duress. But giving, even when you are reluctant can be a
learning process especially when you do not
have a surplus. (Ps.126:5-6).
CLASS ACTIVITY 2: The class should dis-
cuss why believers should give according to
the guides stipulated above?
SUMMARY: Believers are admonished to render help to the needy and this must be in
line with Scriptural guidelines so as to be
CONCLUSION: God loves it when we give
(2Cor.9:70) and He will always pay back in
ways we least imagine.
EVALUATION: How should we give to
those who need our help?
CLOSING PRAYER: Father, please help me
to give to the needy according to your
ASSIGNMENT: Mention five (5) categories
of people who are in need of help in the
Church and the society at large (2×5=10