RCCG JUNIOR ZEAL (AGES: 13-19) TEACHER’S MANUAL FOR MAY 2, 20201 : TOPIC – HOME TRAINING
RCCG 2020/2021 ZEAL (AGE 13-19)
TEENS TEACHER’S MANUAL
SUNDAY 2ND OF MAY, 2021
LESSON THIRTY FIVE (35)
TOPIC: HOME TRAINING
BIBLE TEXT: Proverbs 4:1-25
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.
For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.
He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.
I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.
When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.
Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.
Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.
Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.
For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.
For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.
But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.
Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.
MEMORY VERSE: Ex 20:12 “Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee”
HYMN FOR TODAY: God give us Christian – Hymn 724
LESSON AIM: To let the teens know the importance of home training.
CENTRAL TRUTH: Home training is vital in the development of every child of God.
INTRODUCTION: In sociology, there is a constant nature vs. nurture debate as regards the behaviours and attitude of a person. No factor should be considered above the other, however it is clear that the way a child is nurtured will determine the future of the person. A well brought up child will grow up to be a well brought up teenager and a pride to his family. He
or she is said to have good home-training. We can see this manifested in the life of Timothy as a teenager. Timothy’s character so impressed Paul that he chose to take him on many of his future missions. In fact, Timothy became his right-hand man, carrying messages to churches and individuals and ministering to churches where needed. Paul loved Timothy as his own
son and wrote two letters of instruction especially for him.
Our study guide shall reflect the attributes of good upbringing manifested in the life of Timothy.
What is Good home training?
A. It can be simply defined as manners and social etiquette taught at home. These are patterns of manners and behavior, that if imbibed by a child would affect his or her life, irrespective of where the child (and adult) finds
himself or herself.
Traits of good home training/upbringing;
1. Discipline – Prov 29:17.
2. Respect for people – 1 Tim 5:1-3
3. Be an example to the believers – 1 Tim 4:12
4. Walk in good work – Eph 2:10
5 Mention other traits of good upbringing
B. Benefits of Home Training:
1. For peace and harmony to reign in every home – Prov 29:17
2. Obedience to God – Matt 16:24
3.To correct bad habits and attitudes early – Prov 22:15
4. Wisdom and life lessons to avoid costly mistakes – Prov 29:15
What God says about Home Training;
1. Children are precious creations and blessings – Psalms 127:3-55
2. Children should be taught prayer and study of the Word.
3. Home training is God’s commandment and desire – Deut 6:6-9
4. Home training should refine you but not make you oppressed or depressed – Col 3:21
DISCUSSION: It has been reported that what Africans term as “discipline” or “training” is actually emotional abuse. What is your opinion on Godly ways to discipline a child?
INVITATION/ APPLICATION: Make sure you take time to appreciate your parents/guardians for training you. It takes a lot of love, energy and
wisdom to train a child. However, if you have not been yielding to the training of your parents, you can repent today. Ask the Lord to forgive you
and start a new life of obedience to your parents.
CONCLUSION: Eunice and Lois, Timothy’s mother and grandmother took the instructions in Deuteronomy 6:6-8 very seriously and over the years, their efforts bore fruit. Timothy memorized whole passages from the Scriptures, as was the custom for Jewish boys, using them to guide his life. Gradually he developed into a “vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work” (2 Tim 2:21). Conclusively, do not despise these days of training and the sometimes-tough process. God
has a plan for you and everything will work for your good in the end if you yield to Him.
What is God saying in the text?
How can T apply this to my life?
MY PRAYER POINT FOR THE LESSON:
Father, humble me to pass through the training I ought to, so that I can be disciplined.