Anglican Church Of Nigeria Weekly Sunday School/ Bible Studies Manual For May 5, 2019 : TOPIC – Sustenance Principles.
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May 5 Easter 2
Church of Nigeria 2019
Bible Study Sub-Theme 2: GODLY LEADERSHIP.
Topic: Sustenance Principles.
Text: Neh. 2:11-20; John 17:9-19
i. understand the meaning of ‘sustenance principles’;
ii. see the need or significance of sustenance principles;
iii. identify their possible implications to godly leadership; iv. see how godly leaders can apply sustenance principles.
Some years back, the nations of the world came together to formulate some global goals called “Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)”. Individual nations were charged to step down (i.e. domesticate) these goals into visions in their individual localities.
Many projects and programmes have been done under the “MDGs”. Years after, it has become obvious that most of the projects and programmes couldn’t be found for lack of sustainability, thus “MDGs” have given birth to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is not enough to have godly leaders and leadership; it is more needful to have a successive line of godly leaders through ‘sustenance principles’.
1. What do you understand by ‘sustenance principles’? Identify some principles we need to sustain our faith from Mark 3:13, 14; Matt. 16:24; 28:19, 20; 2 Tim.2:2.
2. Identify from Judges 2:6-11; Neh. 4:3, 7-8; John 17:11, some challenges that call for sustenance strategies.
3. Discuss the sustenance principles adopted by Nehemiah, Paul and our Lord Jesus Christ as in Neh. 2:20; 4:4, 9, 13-23; 13:8-13; Matt.13:36-37; 16: 21-23; John 21:15-17; 2 Tim.2:2.
4. In the light of Study Guide three above, discuss the likely implications of sustenance principles to godly leadership.
CONCLUSION: Whether for our faith in Christ, our leadership or the places (churches) where we serve the Lord, we need to appropriately employ sustenance principles to ensure continuity.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Having a successor who succeeds is a crucial sustenance principle to consider.
MEMORY VERSE: 2 Tim.2:2. Church of Nigeria 2019