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RCCG YAYA Sunday School Teacher Manual 23 July 2023 – Beware Of Deceit

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RCCG YAYA Sunday School Teacher Manual 23 July 2023 Lesson 47 — Beware Of Deceit

TOPIC: Beware Of Deceit (RCCG Sunday School Manual For Young Adults And Youths (YAYA)

OPENING PRAYER: Father, please rescue me from deceivers. (Scroll down for RCCG YAYA Sunday School 23 July 2023 HYMN)

MEMORY VERSE: “Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:” – 1 Peter 2:22 (KJV)

BIBLE PASSAGE: Acts 13:6-10 (KJV)‬

6 And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus:

7 Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.

8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.

9 Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him.

10 And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

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INTRODUCTION: The word deceit is a Greek word ‘Dolos’ derived from ‘Dello’ meaning to bait; this literally refers to a fishhook, trap, or trick which are various forms of deception. Deceit is a deliberate attempt to mislead, trick, snare, or bait other people, by telling lies. Baiting the trap is an attempt to catch the unwary victim. It is a desire to gain an advantage or preserve a position by deceiving others; the intentional misleading or beguiling of another. In the Scriptures, it is categorised with other forms of wickedness, such as cursing (Psalm 10:7), hatred (Proverbs 26:24), theft, covetousness, adultery, and murder (Mark 7:21-22; Romans 1:29).


To teach the students to be wary of deceivers.


At the end of the study, students should be able to:
a. Identify attributes of deceivers.
b. Highlight what should be the disposition of believers to deceivers.


A. Barnabas and Saul in their missionary journey got to the Isle in Paphos,
They found a certain sorcerer and false prophet named…………….…………V6.
Barjesus was with the deputy of the country named.…………………….V7a.
He called for Barnabas and Saul, desiring to ……………………………………V7b.
B. Now, please summarise the events in verses 8-10.
i. ………………………………………………V8.
ii. ..……………………………………………V9.
iii. .. …………………………………………V10.

The Lecture Method.




Teacher should emphasise as follows:

A. Description: Deceit describes the quality of the man who has a tortuous and a twisted mind; one who cannot act in a straightforward way; someone who stoops to devious and underhand methods to get his own way; a person who never does anything except with some kind of ulterior motives. Deceit is an attempt to trap or to trick and thus involves treachery. Deceit is a lie (Ps.119:118).

B. The Bible clearly states that:

  1. Some workers are deceitful (2Cor.11:13; Jer.14:14; 23:26).
  2. Hypocrites and false witnesses devise deceit (Job 15:34-35; Prov.12:17).
  3. The wicked are full of deceit (Rom.1:29). They devise it (Ps.35:20; Prov.12:5); utter it (Ps.10:7; 36:3); work it (Prov.11:18); increase in it (2Tim.3:13); use it to each other (Jer. 9:5); delight in it (Prov. 20:17).
  4. Deceit is a characteristic of the antichrist (2Jn.7).

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CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Have you once met a deceitful person? Describe their personality.


A. It is necessary to note the following as the sources of deceit:

Deceit comes from the heart (Mk.7:21-22). It is one of the characteristics of an unregenerated heart (Jer.17:9). Deceit leads to lying (Prov.14:25); often accompanied by fraud and injustice (Ps.10:7; 43:1). Hatred is often concealed by deceit (Prov.26:24-26).

B. What should be our disposition to deceit and deceitful people?

Teacher should allow the class to respond to the above question, thereafter provide the answer below:

Answer: Note that;

i. God abhors deceit (Ps.5:6).

ii. Our Lord Jesus Christ was also free from deceit (Isa. 53:9; 1Pet.2:22).

iii. Believers must equally abhor it to enjoy abundant life in Christ (1Pet.3:10; Ps.24:3-4).

iv. We must intentionally go against deceit and avoid it (Job 27:4; 31:5).

v. We should pray for deliverance from those who are deceptive (Ps.43:1; 120:2; Ps.72:14).

vi. Beware of those who teach it (Eph.5:6; Col.2:8).

vii. Lay aside every appearance of deceit (2Col 4:2; 1Thess.2:3).

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: How can we protect ourselves from deceivers?

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CONCLUSION: There is blessedness in being free from deceit (Ps.24:4-5; 32:2) and there is punishment for being deceitful (Ps.55:23; Jer.9:7-9).

i. What are the attributes of deceit and deceivers?
ii. What should be the believers’ disposition to deceit?

CLOSING PRAYER: Father, give me a discerning spirit to be able to know and avoid deceivers.

ASSIGNMENT: Mention five things you will do to avoid being deceived by people (2×5=10 marks).


  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?

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