RCCG JUNIOR ZEAL (AGES: 13-19) TEACHER’S MANUAL FOR APRIL 4, 20201 : TOPIC – DISCIPLE THE SHEEP
RCCG 2020/2021 ZEAL (AGE 13-19)
TEENS TEACHER’S MANUAL
SUNDAY 4TH OF APRIL, 2021
LESSON THIRTY ONE (31)
TOPIC: DISCIPLE THE SHEEP
BIBLE TEXT: Matt 28:19-20
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
MEMORY VERSE: Acts 14:22″Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God”
HYMN FOR TODAY:
Go and tell of the good tidings. Hymn 277
LESSON AIM: To teach the teens how to disciple people.
CENTRAL TRUTH: You can be a channel of blessing to your generation when you disciple others.
INTRODUCTION: All of us are capable of influencing people, capable of leading people, capable of dragging people either up or down. Either we are being a good influence or a bad influence, we are still an influence. Even the quietest person, there are still people believing what he/she says. The point is, everyone has a place of impact to other people! That is why discipleship is important. Today, we shall study the principle of pulling people closer to Christ through discipleship. You have a part to play in ‘making a disciple of all nations’ as we were instructed in today’s Bible text.
A. Conditions to disciple others:
1. We must have a relationship with God. Abraham had a good one, and God called him friend – Isaiah 41: 8
2.We must be willing to be used by God – Is 1:19
3. We must have love for people – John 13:34-35
4. We must be clean vessels. God cannot use filthy vessels – 2 Tim 2:21
B. Factors that can prevent one from effectively discipling the sheep:
1. Lack of love – 1 John 2:10
2. Poor attitude – Matt. 5:22
3.Bad temperament – James 1:20
4. Keeping bad company – 2 Cor 6:14
5. Sin – 1 John 1:9
6. Stinginess – Prov. 19:17
DISCUSSION: Can you think of other barriers that may prevent effective discipleship? Please share your experience with us.
INVITATION/ APPLICATION: When the Lord Jesus gave this command to His disciples, He meant it. In a generation where the church has been tested and many have been shaken in their faith, He still means it. Yes, He still means it. His Word has never changed. Do your part today!
CONCLUSION: The Lord’s command is for us to bring His love to the people, powered by His compassion for them. You might be a behind-the-scenes person. You might be someone whom few people know about, but you are where you are, and you want to do what you do for God’s glory. So, we are all called to go and make disciples.
PRAYER: Father, make me to be a good shepherd like yourself in Jesus name.
• What is God saying in the text?
• How can I apply this to my life?
MY PRAYER POINT FOR THE LESSON:
Father, make me to be a good shepherd like yourself in Jesus name.