RCCG House Fellowship Leader Manual For February 6, 2022, Lesson 32 : Topic – CHRISTIANS AND POLITICS (PART 2)
RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL
SUNDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 2022
TOPIC: CHRISTIANS AND POLITICS (PART 2)
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 friend friendship suits me well,
Both young and 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 be 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?
Father, please let all those who rule over us be just, rulling in the fear of God.
MEMORY VERSE: “The God of Israel said, the rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.” – 2Samuel 23:3.
BIBLE PASSAGE: 2SAMUEL 23:1-4
1 Now these are the last words of David. Thus says David the son of Jesse; Thus says the man raised up on high, The anointed of the God of Jacob, And the sweet psalmist of Israel:
2 “The Spirit of the Lord spoke by me, And His word was on my tongue.
3 The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me: `He who rules over men must be just, Ruling in the fear of God.
4 And he shall be like the light of the morning when the sun rises, A morning without clouds, Like the tender grass springing out of the earth, By clear shining after rain.
In our previous lesson, we highlighted some misconceptions held by some Christians in some circles. We also examined some of the reasons Christian should be involved in politics from biblical perspective. In today’s lesson, we shall attempt to guide Christians with genuine intentions on how to be practically involved in politics and avoid the pitfalls.
TEXT REVIEW: 2SAMUEL 23:1-4
When David was about to depart to eternity, he gave the following instruments to those who aspire to lead others: Vs 1-2.
i. Such fellow must be. ……….V3a.
ii.. He/she must………………V3b.
iii… He/she must be like..V4
1. HOW TO BE INVOLVED IN POLITICS
2. THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN POLITICS
HOW TO BE INVOLVED IN POLITICS
Teacher should treat under two sub-outlines
A. Getting involved:
(i) It is your civic rights and responsibility under the law to vote and be voted for Titus 3:1; 1Peter 2:13-14;Deuteronomy 1:13).
(ii) Eligible Christian should get registered with the relevant electoral body.
(iii) Be a ‘card-carrying’ members of any political party of your choice.
(iv) Wield your influence on the choice of representatives for the elective position (Exodus 18:21)
(v) Go out and vote righty during election.
B. How to join political party of your choice
In addition to other possible information:
(i) Visit the websites of the parties, or
(ii) Visit the secretariat of your choice party.
(iii) Study the party ideology and manifesto.
(iv) Fill a party registration form
(v) Supply/provide necessary documents as required.
(vi) make necessary payment as stipulated.
(vii) Obtain your membership card.
(viii) Attend party meetings regularly.
(ix) Actively participate in discussion and strengthen your voice.
(x) Have burden/passion to serve the people and solve problems (1Samuel 17:29; 34-37, Nehemiah 2:1-5).
(xi) In order to succeed in politics, Christians should read books and attend seminars/conferences on leadership/politics (Proverbs 16:16).
(xii) It is also important to be mentored by a seasoned Christian political leader (Proverbs 1:5; 11:14).
(xiii) You can prayerfully join or support an advocacy group (Esther 4:8,13-14)
(xiv) You can form a political party with people of like-minds (1Samuel 22:2, Daniel 2:49)
CLASS ACTIVITY 1
Do we need money to form political party or to be actively involved in politics? Why or why not?
THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN POLITICS
(i) Desist from any thought or act of wickedness. Politics is not a ‘do-or-die’ affair (Proverbs 16:12).
(ii) Avoid prayerlessness (James 5:16b-18; Psalm 91:15; Daniel 6:10) our adversary is not resting, be sober and vigilant (1Peter 5:8)
(iii) Shun all foolishness: get the necessary qualifications or experience (James 1:5, 1Samuel 17:34-37) and act wisely (Matthew 10:16)
(iv) Never dabble into politics without a godly burden or passion (Nehemiah 2:1-5)
(v) Avoid compromise: stand by Your godly virtues and principles (1Corinthians 10:31)
(vi) Distinguish yourself and do not be hypocritical (1Corinthians 6:17, Romans 12:2)
(vii) Do not be lured into cultism or bad caucus in the name of ‘belonging’, seeking relevance or power outwit others (1Corinthians 15:33)
(viii) by where of the negative influence of political god-fathers (Proverbs 12:5; 25:26).
(ix) Be resolute in the face of persecution and propaganda. (Nehemiah 4:3,6; 6:5-7; Daniel 6:11-14)
(x) Avoid abuse of power. Do not be tyrannical (2Chronicles 26:16-18)
CLASS ACTIVITY 2
Why should Christians be prayerful in their political aspiration?
Be involved in politics and don’t soil your garment.
Join a political party today and be a Christian of influence
Father, let Your children be truly involved in politics
Mention ten(10) things you will do if you become a Governor. (No mark)