RCCG Sunday School Teacher’s Manual For September 12, 2021 Lesson 2 : Topic – Be Thankful

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RCCG Sunday School Teacher’s Manual For September 12, 2021 Lesson 2 : Topic – Be Thankful

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TOPIC: Be Thankful

RCCG Sunday School 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?

OPENING PRAYER: Father, I thank You for Your loving kindness towards me and my family.

MEMORY VERSE: “Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.” – Psalms 95:2

BIBLE PASSAGE: Psalms 100:1-5 KJV 

1 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.

2 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

3 Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

LESSON INTRODUCTION: To be thankful literally means to be full of thanks or appreciation. It is an expression of gratitude to someone. Thankfulness in this context is an act of thanksgiving or a show of gratitude to God. Though some people are ungrateful for various reasons, we must not be ingrates because of its attendant dangers.

TEXT REVIEW: Psalms 100:1-5

A. The Psalmist states that all lands (nations, tribes) should make a joyful noise to the Lord. V1
B. The people should:
i. ……………………….. V2a
ii. ….………………………… V2b
C. He states the reasons as follows:
i. The Lord is God V3a

D. Therefore,
i. …………….V4a.
ii. …………… V4b.
……
E. Other reasons to be thankful to God are:
i. ……………….. V5a.
ii. ………………..V5b
iii. ……………… V5c.

TEACHING METHOD: Question and Answer teaching method.

LESSON OUTLINES

LESSON OUTLINE 1: REASONS AND BENEFITS OF THANKSGIVING

Question 1: What are the reasons for thanksgiving?
The reasons for thanksgiving are inexhaustible: some of them are;
Answer:

  1. Thanksgiving is a command (1 Chron.16:8)
  2. Believer’s requests should start and end with thanksgiving. (Phil.4:6)
  3. We thank God for victories over battles of life (John 2:9)
  4. It is important to thank God for His mercy and divine provision (Psalm 68:19; Mic 7:18-20)
  5. Thanksgiving is offered to God for His miracles and restoration of hope (1 Sam.2:1-5; Ps.126:1-2)
  6. The primary reason God created us in His image is for fellowship, thanksgiving, praise and joyful heart (Isa.43:21)

Question 2: What are the benefits of thanksgiving?
Answer: If you will cultivate the habit of showing gratitude to God, you will attract overflowing blessings from Him. Here are some of them:

  1. Thankful people receive answer to prayers. (John.11:41-44)
  2. Thankful people enjoy abundant provisions (Mk.8:6-8)
  3. Thankful people experience deliverance from bondage (Acts 16:25-26)
  4. Thankful people are peaceful and joyful (Phil.4:6-7)
  5. Thankful people enjoy divine presence (Ps.95:2; Ps.22:3)
  6. Thankful people also experience complete restoration and wholeness (Lk.17:16-19)
  7. Thankful people enjoy victory without a fight (2 Chronicles 20:21-23)

LESSON OUTLINE 2: DANGERS OF INGRATITUDE

Question 1: Why do some people find it difficult to show gratitude to God?

Answer. A. Ingratitude is the result of vain imagination and a darkened heart. Sometimes your thanksgiving is senseless to the ordinary person but it is more profitable to be thankful than to grumble or complain (Prov.15:8; Rom.1:12)

B. There are several reasons people are ungrateful to God: some of which include;

  1. Sin or spiritual blindness (Eph.4:17-18)
  2. Refusal to take account of what God has done (Rom.1:21)
  3. Pride (Acts 12:21-23)

Question 2: What are the dangers of ingratitude?

Answer: Every act of ingratitude comes with their attendant dangers which are:

  1. Risk of losing the existing blessing, salvation and Heaven (Matt. 25:25-25,30)
  2. Limiting one’s blessings or answered prayers (Lk.17:12-16,19).
  3. It could result in emptiness and sorrow (Proverb 17:22; 15:13) thereby, making restoration practically difficult.

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Students should share their experiences on when they found it difficult to thank God and how they were able to pull through.

SUMMARY: Every child of God should learn to be thankful so as not to be caught in the web of ungratefulness and its dangers.

CONCLUSION: Showing of gratitude to God ensures continuous divine presence and fellowship.

EVALUATION: Why is ingratitude dangerous?

CLOSING PRAYER: Father, forgive me for every act of ingratitude; give me the grace to always be thankful from today in Jesus’ name.

ASSIGNMENT: Mention five (5) people who gave thanks to God with reference from Bible

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