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RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL LESSON FORTY SUNDAY 6TH JUNE 2021
TOPIC: THE PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL
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 friend 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?
Father, help me to be an incurable witness for Christ.
MEMORY VERSE: “For thought I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel”. — 1Corinthians 9:16
BIBLE PASSAGE: MARK 16:15-20
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
“He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
“And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;
“they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.
And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with [them] and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.
Shortly after the baptism and wilderness experiences of Jesus Christ, his earthly ministry started with the preaching of the gospel and ended with the commissioning of the disciples for the same assignment (Mark 1:9-14; Matthew 28:18-20). Without doubt, this must have been an issue topmost in the heart of the lord Jesus Christ for all generations.
TEXT REVIEW: MARK 16:15-20
After the Lord Jesus Christ directed believers to preach to every creature all over the world, He backed up the directive with certain authorities and consequences:
Identify any five of such authorities according to Mark 16:16-18. For instance:
i. Those who fail to believe and baptized shall be dammed. Mark 16:16b
1. A MUST FOR ALL BELIEVERS
2. THE MESSAGE IS SIMPLE
A MUST FOR ALL BELIEVERS
A. NECESSITY OF THE GOSPEL:
Teacher should explain the following points to the students.
i. The lord commanded all believers to preach the gospel, (Matt. 28:18-20),
ii. The gospel is the power and wisdom of God (1Cor. 1:24).
iii. Failure to preach the gospel attracts a curse (1Cor. 9:16).
iv. Preaching of the gospel is a mandatory duty to all believers (2Tim. 4:2; Act 18:26).
v. The gospel is the avenue through which all human race/souls can be saved (2Peter 3:9; 1Timothy 2:4).
vi. Through the gospel, sinners/weary and perishing souls can repent and obtain everlasting life. (Matt. 11:28; Isaiah 61:1-3; John 3:36).
vii. The Lord is central message of the gospel. (Matthew 11:28)
viii. The Lord Jesus Christ is the one who pleads our cause with God the Father (1John 2:1-2)
ix. The blood of Lord Jesus cleanses us from all sins (1John 1:7).
x. Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ must, therefore, preach the gospel and win souls to the kingdom of God (1Cor. 9:16; Rom. 1:16).
B. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASSIGNMENT:
Teacher should explain the following requirements for the preachers of the gospel (i.e. to preach effectively).
i. Divine wisdom (James 1:5-8; Acts 17:15-34),
ii. Compassionate heart (Matt. 9:36; 23:37)
ii. The power of the Holy Spirit (Act 1:8; 4:31; 16:16-18).
CLASS ACTIVITY 1
Why is the preaching of the gospel compulsory for all believers?
THE MESSAGE IS SIMPLE
i. Jesus is the moral which was from the beginning (John 1:1, 14)
ii. All souls belongs to God. (Ezekiel 18:4)
iii. All souls have sinned (Romans 3:23).
iv. Every souls that confess and repent from their sins will obtain mercy (Proverbs 28:13; 1John 1:8-10)
v. Those who confesses and repented from their sins will obtain the gift of eternal life (Romans 6:23).
vi. The blood of Jesus Christ alone is the means by which the sins of the whole world can be washed away. (Hebrews 9:14).
CLASS ACTIVITY 2
Mention the contents of the message of the gospel.
The message of the gospel brings salvation to the whole world.
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If the Lord Jesus Christ saw the preaching of the gospel unavoidable, then, Believers therefore have no excuse. He has promised that we will do greater works (John 14:12) and that he will be with us always (Matt. 28:20). Pray and obey now.
Father, help all the believers to preach the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ anywhere they go.
Identify any five enemies of the gospel.