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RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL LESSON THIRTY-SEVEN SUNDAY 16TH MAY 2021
TOPIC: PETER, THE APOSTLE
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, use me mightily for Your glory. Let signs and wonders begins to manifest in my ministry.
MEMORY VERSE: “Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them”. — Acts 5:15
BIBLE PASSAGE: MATTHEW 16:13-19.
When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”
So they said, “Some [say] John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed [this] to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
“And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
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Apostle Peter played a significant role in the history of the Church despite his background (Acts 4:13; 5:15). We want to learn some crucial lessons from his life and ministry.
TEXT REVIEW: MATTHEW 16:13-19.
Peter rightly defined the person of Christ which indicates that the Holy Spirit has enabled him to discover who Jesus Christ was.
This revelation elicited some pronouncements on Peter and the Church. Find out such pronouncements from Matthew 16:17-19.
1. BRIEF HISTORY AND CHARACTER
2. ACHIEVEMENTS AND LESSONS FROM HIS LIFE/MINISTRY
BRIEF HISTORY AND CHARACTER
Teacher should ask the students questions as presented below and allow them to respond according to the scriptures attached to the questions.
Where was Peter born according to John 1:44?
What was his profession according to Luke 5:1-2?
The Lord Jesus christened Peter as Cephas, what is the translation of Cephas in Aramaic, according to John 1:42?
What is the relationship between Jesus Christ and Peter, according to Matthew 4:18-20?
Disciple or follower/ master relationship.
According to Mark 3:14-16 and Luke 6:13, what was Peter ordained to be called?
What was Peter’s commission, according to Matthew 16:18 and John 21:15-17?
Leader of others Apostles.
Was Peter single or married, according to Luke 4:38 and Matthew 8:14?
How did Peter elect to die according to historical record?
Died as a martyr (crucified upside down).
Why did he elect to die like that?
Because he felt not worthy to die the same way Jesus died.
Describe Peter in terms of worldly possessions, according to Matthew 4:22, Luke 5:11
A person who surrendered everything for Christ.
Describe Peter in terms of response to pressure and correction, according to Mark 8:31-33; John 18:10-11
Quick to listen, made mistakes, but ready to humbly take correction
Would you qualify Peter as a pretender or a Christian, according to Luke 22:61-62?
He was a repentant Christian.
ACHIEVEMENTS AND LESSONS FROM HIS LIFE/MINISTRY
~ Students should identify what Peter did which were unique, according to the following scriptures.
~ Teacher should allow the students to read the scriptures and obtain answers
i. Matthew 16:15-17——- First to catch the revelation that Jesus was the son of God.
ii. Mark 9:2-6 He was with the Lord Jesus at the mount of transfiguration.
iii. Acts 2:14,37,41——- He first led 3,000 souls to Christ. His other sermon led about 5,000 souls to Christ.
iv. Matthew 14:25-29——– Peter walked upon the sea by faith.
v. Acts 3:1-7—— He healed a lame man at the beautiful gate.
vi. Acts 5:14-16—— Highly anointed and healed several sick people.
vii. Matthew 19:29—– He left everything and followed Christ.
viii. Matthew 14:28-31; Hebrews 12:2—— Believers should keep their focus on Christ always.
ix. James 1:19; Colossians 4:6——- Believers should be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to wrath.
x. Hebrews 4:16—— Believers who genuinely confess and repent will receive forgiveness.
xi. Philippians 1:20-21; Romans 8:17—– Believers can glorify God in life and death (Philippians 1:20-21; Romans 8:17).
Peter lived a good and exemplary life for believers to follow.
Christians should allow God to grow them like he groomed Peter from a baby Christian to the carrier of anointing.
Father, use me like the way You used Peter
Mention five ways in which this study on Peter has influenced your life. 2marks for each point.