Anglican Church Sunday School Manual For May 3, 2020 :- IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST
3rd Sunday after Easter May 3,
THEME: IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST
SUB-THEME: Attributes of Jesus Christ (1)
TOPIC: The Word of God
MEMORY VERSE: John14: 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet
you have not known Me… He who has seen Me has seen the Father;
so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
TEXTS: Genesis 1:1-3, 6, 9; John 1:1-3; John 14:8-9.
i. to expound the reality of the word spoken in creation,
ii. to expose the fact that the spoken word cannot be dissociated from the
iii. that the relationship between God and the word will remain an eternal mystery.
INTRODUCTION: The account of the creation of the world has been stated in Genesis 1:
the world was created by the spoken word of God (note the repeating phrase inGenesis 1,
“Then God said…”). The Word possessed life and the life was the light (The first to be
created) of the world. Jesus is the Word of God in John 1:1- 3 who made all things that
were created to come into existence?
1. State how God created the world in Gen. 1:1-3, 6 &9. Is it possible to dissociate the
word spoken from the speaker of the word? If not, explain further.
2. The Word of God possesses life and the life is the light of the world. John 1:3. Explain
this statement of fact with reference to John11:25; John 8:12; 9:5; 1Cor 15:20.
3. The first thing to be created is light. Justify this with the first born of creation in Col.
1:12-17. Who then can you say is “the Light and the first born of creation”?
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4. How is Jesus manifesting in our generation as the Word of God? Mark 16:17;John
CONCLUSION: There are mysteries concerning the divine nature and to the relationship
between God the Father and the Son. They are too deep for human explanation; we have
to wait for eternity to solve them. However, this is clear: that God creates and speaks to
man through ‘the Word’. As we clothe our thoughts in words, God reveals his will by the
Word, and when that Word is clothed in flesh, as the Saviour of mankind, we recognize
Him as Jesus Christ.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Since a person and his or her word is one, so is God and His word.