RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 23 June 2019 Lesson 43 – Know Your Enemy

By | June 22, 2019

RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 23 June 2019 Lesson 43 – Know Your Enemy

TOPIC: Know Your Enemy
OPENING PRAYER : Father, deliver me from every deceit of Satan in Jesus’ name.
BIBLE PASSAGE: 1 Peter 5:8-9 KJV
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
MEMORY VERSE: “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” – 2 Corinthians 11:14
LESSON INTRODUCTION: Every military commander tries to find out as much of the enemy as possible. This is why he always sends to collect information about the enemy (Numbers 13:17; Joshua 2:1). Similarly, knowledge of our adversary is very precious to us since we too are engaged in life long battle with the devil. That enemy (adversary) is Satan or the devil.
TEXT REVIEW: 1 PETER 5:8-9.
The truth in this passage about Satan’s mission are:i. Satan is believers’ adversary. Verse 8
ii. Satan is walking to and fro, here and there, restless. Verse 8.
iii. Satan is looking for victims to kill. Verse 8.
The solutions to his wiles and missions are as follows:i. Believers are to be sober. V.8.
ii. Believers are to be vigilant. V.8.
iii. Believers are to resist him (Satan) steadfastly. V.9.
iv. Believers should not feel that he/she alone is being afflicted. Satan is afflicting all believers in one way or the other. But God has given us grace and strength to make us stand string against him and be perfect. 1 Peter 5:9-10.
2 LESSON OUTLINES
LESSON OUTLINE 1: HIS NAMES AND TITLES
A. SATAN’S NAMES, DESCRIPTIONS AND TITLES.
i. Satan, known as Lucifer, was an angel in heaven, until he rebelled against God and was cast out of heaven alongside his angels (demons). Isaiah 14:12-15; Rev. 12:4&9
ii. Satan is a real personality with names, titles and highly organized demons.
iii. Satan is the tempter (not God). Matt. 4:3; James 1:13.
iv. Satan is called the “Prince of the Devil”. John 14:30.
v. Satan is the prince of sorrow, destruction, war, hatred, evil and abomination. John 10:10a.
vi. Satan is the god of this world. 2 Cor. 4:4.
vii. Satan is a murderer, liar and father of lies. John 8:44.
viii. Satan is a killer who is looking for prey. 1 Peter 5:8.
ix. Satan is the “great dragon”, “old serpent”, “accuser of brethren” and the “wicked one”. Rev. 12:9-10; Matt. 13:19; 1 John 5:18
B. CAUTIONS FOR BELIEVERS.
i. Believers are warned not to love the world because loving the world is loving Satan, the prince of this world. John 14:30; 1 John 2:15-17.
ii. Believers are warned not to fall into the pretense of Satan because he pretends to be holy angels or angel of light. 2 Cor. 11:14.
CLASS ACTIVITY 1:
 Why should believers know the names and pretense of Satan?
LESSON OUTLINE 2: HIS ACTIVITIES
A. ACTIVITIES OF SATAN
i. He deceives and blindfolds the mind of sinners so that they will not receive the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Cor. 4:3-4.
ii. He prevents the light of the gospel from shining into the hearts of sinners so that they will not be able to discover him (Satan) as liar. John 1:9; Acts 13:47.
iii. Satan steals the word of God from sinners so that they might not believe and be saved. Luke 8:12.
iv. Satan accuses the believers before God day and night. Rev. 12:10.
B. BELIEVERS’ VICTORY OVER SATAN
i. God gave us an advocate in Jesus who pleads our cases before his father. 1 John 2:1; 1 Tim. 2:5.
ii. Believers who are loyal to Christ cannot be overcome by Satan. Rom. 8:37-39; 1 John 4:4.
iii. Christ gave believers powers and authority to overcome Satan. Luke 10:19; Rev. 12:11.
iv. Believers must submit to God and resist the devil steadfastly.
CLASS ACTIVITY 2: How can believers be victorious over Satan always?
SUMMARY: Satan is a true enemy of the believers therefore believers must watch out.
CONCLUSION: Every child of God must know about the tricks of the devil and resist him with the whole armor of God. Eph. 6:11.
EVALUATION: Mention four (4) names and activities of Satan.
CLOSING PRAYER: Father, don’t let me fall prey to the deception of Satan.
ASSIGNMENT: Mention five (5) instruments which Satan uses to deceive and carry people into captivity. Mention five (5) ways to escape/avoid such deception.

 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 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 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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