RCCG JUNIOR ZEAL (AGES: 13-19) TEACHER’S MANUAL FOR MARCH 14, 20201 : TOPIC – FEED THE SHEEP (FEED THEM WITH THE WORD OF GOD)
RCCG 2020/2021 ZEAL (AGE 13-19)
TEENS TEACHER’S MANUAL
SUNDAY 14TH OF MARCH, 2021
LESSON TWENTY-EIGHT (28)
TOPIC: FEED THE SHEEP (FEED THEM WITH THE WORD OF GOD)
BIBLE TEXT: 2 Tim 4:1-5
I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
HYMN FOR TODAY:
The Lord’s my Shepherd – Hymn 68
MEMORY VERSE: 2 Tim 4:2 “Preach the Word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine”
LESSON AIM: To let them know that they should be fed with the true Word of God.
CENTRAL TRUTH: The Word of God is the most important diet for the perfect growth of a believer survival.
INTRODUCTION: Today we shall ponder on an important question: “Why did Jesus tell Peter to ‘feed my sheep’ in John 21:15?”. Several answers
come to mind, one of which is that Jesus was deeply concerned about His children. The Lord gave Peter the special charge of feeding the sheep the same way He is giving you the responsibility as His shepherd. What is this
food with which shepherds are to feed the flock of God? It can be no other than the Word of God. Peter declares that Christians are to desire the pure spiritual milk of the Word so that by it, we can mature in our salvation (1 Peter 2:2). As early as the book of Deuteronomy, we see the Lord describing His Word as food for His people who live not by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds from His mouth (Deuteronomy 8:3). Jesus reiterates this thought in His temptation in the wilderness (Matthew 4:4).
A. Kingdom principles when feeding the sheep:
1. Principle of Fatherhood: To feed the sheep you must learn from leaders who have gone ahead of you – Heb 13:7
2. Constant connection with the Holy Spirit: It is a sad situation when as a child of God, you only pick your Bible to study every Sunday morning. Do not downplay connection with God (1 Thess. 5:17). Do not be comfortable going long days/weeks without praying or studying (los 1:8)
3. Love: Love as Christ did. Do not preach to people with aggression or judgement. The Love of God and His people must be heard in
your message – Deut. 33:3
4. Honour your master -1 Tim 6:1
5. Don’t despise your master – 1 Tim 6:2
B. Kinds of Shepherd to feed the sheep 1 Corinthians 12:28-29; Ephesians 4:11
8. Welfare/Help Ministry
10. World Leaders
DISCUSSION: Discuss the various kinds of shepherds and their roles.
INVITATION/ APPLICATION: God called every man to fulfil purpose. Today ask God to show you a glimpse of what you are called to do. If you already know it, ask God to make you skilful in your place of calling. If you have never surrendered your life to Jesus, this is the perfect opportunity to do so. Give Him your life today!
CONCLUSION: The job of the shepherds of God’s people is to provide the with the pure milk of the Word of God so they can move on to the meat and solid food of the spiritually mature (Hebrews 5:12-14). So, before feeding others, make sure you are well fed.
i. What is God saying in the text?
ii. How can I apply this to my life?
MY PRAYER POINT FOR THE LESSON:
Lord, feed me that I may feed others.