RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL LESSON SIX SUNDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2018 – BE HOLY

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL LESSON SIX SUNDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2018 – BE HOLY

*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 old 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?

OPENING PRAYER
Father, help me to be holy in all manner of conversation.

BIBLE PASSAGE: Psalm 15:1-5

Psalm:15.1
A Psalm of David. LORD, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill?
Psalm:15.2
He who walks uprightly, And works righteousness, And speaks the truth in his heart;
Psalm:15.3
He [who] does not backbite with his tongue, Nor does evil to his neighbor, Nor does he take up a reproach against his friend;
Psalm:15.4
In whose eyes a vile person is despised, But he honors those who fear the LORD; He [who] swears to his own hurt and does not change;
Psalm:15.5
He [who] does not put out his money at usury, Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these [things] shall never be moved.

MEMORY VERSE: “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation”. -1 Peter 1:15.

INTRODUCTION:
The journey to holiness begins with a total submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the leading of the Holy Spirit. God is holy and cannot condone sin. Isaiah 59:2 because everything about him is holy. 1 Peter 1:16. Hence, believers are commanded to live holy in order to be like God. Matthew 5:48. To fulfill this mandate, believers must understand the reasons for holy living and the benefits that accompany it. Open Heaven 7 October 2018

TEXT REVIEW: PSALMS 15:1-5 “HOLINESS OR NOTHING”
The Psalmist enumerated the requirements to enjoy constant fellowship with the Lord. The two (2) key words in verse 1, “abide” and “dwell” suggest intimate relationship and fellowship with God. Who is this person that would satisfy the conditions? The Amplified Bible version would be consulted as witness.

(i) He/she must be blameless (uprightly). Verse 2.

(ii) He/she must do justice and speak and think truth from the heart. Verse 2.

(iii) He/she must not slander. Verse 3.

(iv) He/she must not do evil to friend or reproach neighbor. Verse 3.

(v) He/she does not honour morally low or despicable person. Verse 4

(vi) He/she honours those who reverence and worship God. Verse 4.

(vii) What so ever he says, he is bound by it. Verse 4.

(viii) He/she does not put out his money for interest. Verse 5.

(ix) He/she does not take bribe against innocent. Verse 5.

Judging from the above requirements, you can determine those who are qualified to be truly called holy person and who deserve honour. But the truth is that whatever separates a believer from being holy has taken away the person from divine presence and riches. What is left for such believer is nothing. Jesus said, “… for.

LESSON OUTLINES
1. Why believers must be holy
2. Benefits of holiness

WHY BELIEVERS MUST BE HOLY?
(i) God is holy. Leviticus 20:26.

(ii) God commands believers to be holy and perfect Genesis 17:1; Ephesians 1:4.

(iii) God only uses holy vessels to reach to sinners. 2 Timothy 2:21.

(iv) Holiness is a necessity to do exploits and do greater works. John 14:12.

(v) Holiness is the crucial requirement to fellowship with God (God does not fellowship with sinners). 1 John 1:3-7.

(vi) Holiness is divine qualification to see God. Hebrews 12:14.

CLASS ACTIVITY 1
Students should mention enemies of holiness and suggest how to deal with them.

BENEFITS OF HOLINESS
(I) Opportunity to receive classified information from God. Genesis 18:17; Amos 3:7; Psalms 25:14

(ii) Holy believers enjoy divine protection and defense. Proverbs 16:7.

(iii) Holy believers have peace because God made their enemies to be at peace with them. Proverbs 16:7.

(iv) Holy believers enjoy divine blessings and long life. Deuteronomy 28:1; Proverbs 3:1-2; 4:10.

(v) Holy believers enjoy divine presence of God here on earth and in the eternity. Psalms 24:3-5.

(vi) God answers the prayers of holy believers. Luke 1:13; Psalms 34:15,17.

(vii) The future of holy believers is secured. Isaiah 3:10; Jeremiah 29:11

(viii) Holy believers enjoy divine health and supernatural prosperity. Exodus 15:26; Psalms 92:12.

(ix) Holy believers enjoy victory. Deuteronomy 28:7.

(x) Holy believers receive supernatural anointing to promotion, success, etc. Hebrew 1:9.

CLASS ACTIVITY 2
What are the basic requirements for holiness?

SUMMARY
You must be holy because God is holy.

CONCLUSION
Living holy must be the yearning of every true believer( Matthew 5:6). Always strive to live holy

CLOSING PRAYER
Let me be holy until i meet you in glory.

ASSIGNMENT
Mention ten (10) consequences of lack of holiness to unholy people. 2marks for each pair of related point.

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