RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL LESSON TWENTY-SEVEN SUNDAY 7TH MARCH 2021
TOPIC: THE CHRISTIAN APPROACH TO INVESTMENTS
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, guide me to increase wealth through credible means, in the name of the lord Jesus Christ
MEMORY VERSE: “Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase”. — Proverbs 13:11
BIBLE PASSAGE: LUKE 19:11-27
Now as they heard these things, He spoke another parable, because He was near Jerusalem and because they thought the kingdom of God would appear immediately.
Therefore He said: “A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return.
“So he called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Do business till I come.’
“But his citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We will not have this [man] to reign over us.’
“And so it was that when he returned, having received the kingdom, he then commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.
“Then came the first, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned ten minas.’
“And he said to him, ‘Well [done,] good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.’
“And the second came, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned five minas.’
“Likewise he said to him, ‘You also be over five cities.’
“Then another came, saying, ‘Master, here is your mina, which I have kept put away in a handkerchief.
‘For I feared you, because you are an austere man. You collect what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’
“And he said to him, ‘Out of your own mouth I will judge you, [you] wicked servant. You knew that I was an austere man, collecting what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow.
‘Why then did you not put my money in the bank, that at my coming I might have collected it with interest?’
“And he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him, and give [it] to him who has ten minas.’
(“But they said to him, ‘Master, he has ten minas.’)
‘For I say to you, that to everyone who has will be given; and from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.
‘But bring here those enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, and slay [them] before me.’ ”
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In the parable of the talents in Luke 19:11-27, Jesus makes it clear that He expects his followers to be faithful stewards of the resources that he has put at their disposal. Good stewardship includes wise investments. Many believers find it difficult to adopt a practical theology for money management and investing for a distant and uncertain future. The Bible, however, offers practical wisdom on investing the resources we have with insight and foresight.
TEXT REVIEW: LUKE 19:11-27
The key issues in the text with respect to investments and savings are identified as follows:
i. Wrong notion about the timing of the kingdom of God which was considered to be immediate and people may not need to save
ii. Some other people imagined that the end is very far and nearby need not to commence saving immediately. -Vs 12
iii. Some people just hate the principles of saving and investment and consider it as burdensome. -Vs 14.
iv. Some people are not informed about the values of saving and investment. -Vs 20-21.
1. BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES FOR INVESTMENTS AND SAVINGS
2. REASONS FOR INVESTMENTS
BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES FOR INVESTMENTS AND SAVINGS
i. Teacher should find out from students what savings and investments means.
ii. Teacher should explain Investing as act of putting money and/or other resources into real business( has to do with people, product or services) with hope of receiving return of investment
iii. A well managed business will yield return on investment (Proverbs 31:10-31; Ecclesiastes 11:1-6).
iv. Class should discuss the line of businesses which a believer could invest in, in the light of the following:
a. Real estate.
c. Ventures, stocks shares, bonds, etc.
v. Some don’ts of investments:
a. Do not invest in what you do not have understanding of or have experience in (Proverbs 24:3-4).
b. Avoid get-rich-quick scheme or investments. (Proverbs 13:11,21:5).
c. Do not invest what you do not have.
d. Do not invest what you cannot afford to lose.
e. Do not accumulate debt in the name of Investment (Proverbs 22:7).
f. Do not invest because a Christian offers it. This may not guarantee against loss.
vi. Invest in your personal education. It opens doors of opportunities for you.
vii Invest in your children’s education. It secures your future
viii. Save for future.
ix. Savings is biblical. (Genesis 41; Proverbs 6:6-11, 21:5).
x. Saving honours God as it rightly values money as a gift from above. (James 1:17).
xi. Avoid unplanned impulsive, or unwise spending.
xii. Saving demonstrates that we value what God has graciously given us. (Luke 12:47-48).
xiii. Saving may be means of leaving inheritance or blessing to your heirs, children, wards and others (Proverbs 13:22).
CLASS ACTIVITY 1
Are there any similarities or differences between savings and investments?
REASONS FOR INVESTMENTS
i. Wealth creation:- Investing your money will allow it to grow and compound. You earn money on the money already earned and create wealth over time.
ii. Beat Inflation:- Returns from the investment help maintain the purchasing power at a constant level. If you don’t beat the inflation rate you will be losing money ,not making money.
iii. Retirement mass creation:- You should invest while you are earning so as to create a mass of funds that can be used when you retire. This provides security to maintain a comfortable life-style even after retirement.
v. Accomplish Financial Goal:-Investing can help you reach bigger financial goals. This return on your investments can be
used toward major financial goals, such as buying a home , buying a car, starting your own business, or putting your children through school.
v. High-returns:- investing would help to achieve high return as compared to bank’s saving account which provide little return.
CLASS ACTIVITY 2
Why should you invest?
i. Savings and investments are biblical.
ii. Both have principles which if applied would bring returns
iii. Savings and investments have tremendous benefits
Investing into the future is not an act of anxiety, everyone must save for the raining day. In order to build wealth, you should invest your money – CCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL LESSON TWENTY-SEVEN SUNDAY 7TH MARCH 2021
Father, help me to invest wisely.
Mention the five disadvantages of excess consumption over investment