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RCCG YAYA SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL
SUNDAY 22ND OF OCTOBER, 2023
LESSON EIGHT (08)
TOPIC: SONSHIP (PART 1)
OPENING PRAYER: Father, open my eyes to understand my sonship personality in you.
BIBLE PASSAGE: Galatians 4:4-7
But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law,
to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!”
Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. Fears for the Church
MEMORY VERSE:.“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” John 1:12 (KJV).
INTRODUCTION: In the family of God, gender does not define sonship (Genesis 1:27). Anyone who is under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, adopted through grace is a son of God (Ephesians 1:5). Sonship in our context refers to a relationship with the Almighty God through Jesus Christ which makes Him Father to all believers (Romans 8:15). Sonship is a very important source of authority and dominion which distinguishes sons from others (John 1:12; Galatians 4:7).
Beginning from Jesus, the Father always deliberately robes His sons with power (John 5:27; Acts 1:8). This is to empower them to operate fully as His representatives on earth. This lesson focuses on Jesus as the son of God as well as the believers.
LESSON AIM: To help students understand their “sonship’ authority in God through Christ.
Through this study, students are expected to:
a. Know what sonship is.
b. Understand the sonship of Jesus.
c. Realize that as believers, we are now adopted sons of God operating in the authority and dominion of Christ.
TEXT REVIEW:.Galatians 4:4-7.
Apostle Paul differentiates between being a slave under the law and being an heir through Christ.
i. When the fullness of time comes, Go ………v4.
ii. To redeem those …………………V5a.
iii. This is because………………………V6.
iv. Therefore, you are no longer .……………V7.
TEACHING METHOD: The Lecture Method.
1. JESUS, THE SON OF GOD
2. BELIEVERS AS SONS
1. JESUS, THE SON OF GOD
The Holy Scripture acknowledges the sonship of Jesus severally because the Scripture itself is about Him (John 5:39; Luke 24:44). Jesus’ sonship was acknowledged by:
i. God, the Father (Matthew 3:16-17).
ii. Jesus Himself (John 10:36).
iii. The Devils (Luke 4:41).
iv. His disciples (John 6:67-69).
v. His accusers (Matthew 27:54).
vi. A Jew (John 1:49).
vii. The angelic host (Luke 1:35).
B. Also, Jesus’ miracles distinguished Him as the only begotten of the Father (John 11:4).
C. His outstanding teaching ministry confirmed Him as the Son of the Most High God (Matthew 7:29; Luke 4:31-32).
D. The prophetic declaration of His birth established the truth about His Sonship (Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:32).
CLASS ACTIVITY 1:.Students should discuss how to explain the Sonship of Jesus to non-believers.
2. BELIEVERS AS SONS
A. Having established Jesus’ Sonship, the Bible indicates that all believers regardless of gender are “sons” of God (Galatians 3:26-29) in the same degree as Jesus.
B. This truth resonates throughout the New Testament and is at the very heart of the gospel (1 John 3:1-2).
C. The Holy Scripture has several proofs for our sonship, some of which include:
1. Our adoption as sons (Romans 8:15).
2. The fact that we were given the same Spirit as Jesus (Galatians 4:6).
3. Being divinely led by the Spirit of God (Romans 8:14).
4. Prophetic support (2 Corinthians 6:18).
5. Jesus’ assertion (John 20:17).
6. Expectation of God’s creatures (Romans 8:19).
7. The fatherhood of God in Jesus’ prayer model (Matthew 6:9).
D. In addition, just like Jesus, the Scriptures establish the fact that we too as sons:
i. Have power and authority (Luke 10:19).
ii. Have essentially the same mandate (John 14:12).
iii. Are in this world as Jesus is (1 John 4:17).
iv. Have the same fate (John 15:20).
E. The disciples of Jesus, down the ages, have demonstrated the same power and authority (Acts 3:6-8).
CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Having realised our sonship and authority in Christ, students should discuss how they have harnessed this privilege.
CONCLUSION.You must be born again to attain the “sonship status.” (John 1:12).
EVALUATION: What do you understand by the sonship of Jesus and how do we as believers partake as heirs?
CLOSING PRAYER: Father, as your child, help me to operate in authority and dominion in Jesus’ name.
ASSIGNMENT: Mention some of your privileges as a child of God on earth and pray to enjoy them. (No marks).
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*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?