RCCG YAYA Sunday School Teacher Manual For November 13, 2022 Lesson 11: Topic – Listening To God

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RCCG YAYA Sunday School Teacher Manual For November 13, 2022 Lesson 11: Topic – Listening To God

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TOPIC: Listening To God

OPENING PRAYER: Father, please open my eyes of understanding as I learn today in Jesus name

MEMORY VERSE: “And the Lord came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.” – 1 Samuel 3:10 (KJV)

BIBLE PASSAGE: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (KJV)

1 And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision.

2 And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;

3 And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;

4 That the Lord called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.

5 And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down.

6 And the Lord called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again.

7 Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, neither was the word of the Lord yet revealed unto him.

8 And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the Lord had called the child.

9 Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

10 And the Lord came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.

INTRODUCTION: We live in a world of voices (1 Corinthians 14:10): demonic voices, the voice of friends, voice of enemies, the voice of those who love us, the voice of those who hate us the voice of God, etc. Also different voices come with different impacts. (1 Corinthians 4:10b says there is not one of those voices without meaning. It is therefore experience for all believers to learn about the impact of the voices they listen to and the value of listening to God.

TEACHING REVIEW: 1 Samuel 3:1-10

A. Samuel began ministering to God before Eli as a child Vs 1a

B. In those days:

i. The Lord kept his word secret from men there was no frequent vision.. V1b
ii. Eli was also physically blind V2
iii. ………… V3

C. While Samuel was sleeping in the temple …… V3b
i. ……… V4
ii. Samuel ….. V5a
iii. Eli ……… V5b
iv. Samuel ……. V5c
v. God called Samuel the second time. V6a
vi. ……….. V6b
vii. V7
viii. God called Samuel the third time. …. V8a.
ix. Samuel …… V8b
x. Eli …… V8c

D. Eli taught Samuel what to do when else Samuel hears the voice
i. ……. V9
ii. When Samuel heard the voice again, he …….. V10

LESSON OUTLINE

  1. THE IMPACTS OF VOICES
  2. THE VALUE OF LISTENING TO GOD

1. THE IMPACTS OF VOICES

Question 1: Are there Bible characters who listened to people or voices?

Answer: Yes, there are people who took advices or instructions from other people in the bible and this had impact on their lives. The voice you listen to affects your outcome. For instance;

i. Eve listened to the serpent (Genesis 3:1-7),
ii. Samson listened to Delilah (Judges 16:6,17)
iii. Amnon listened to Jonadab (2Samuel 13:4-14)
iv. Saul of tarsus listened to Jesus Christ (Acts 9:1-6).
v. The young prophet listened to the old prophet (1Kings 13:11-24)

Question 2; What are the things that can be affected by the voice you listen to?

Answer: Who you give your ears to can affect:

i. Your mindset and invariably your thoughts pattern (Proverbs 23:7).
ii. Your choices and decision-making (1Kings 12:6-14).
iii. Your emotion, feelings and psychological well-being (Numbers 13:32-33, 14:1-4).
iv. Your lifestyle and the steps you take (John 4:25-29).
v. Your life’s outcome and fulfillment of destiny (Acts 26:13-16; Jeremiah 1:4-5).

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Students should share their experiences with the class on how positively or otherwise they were once affected who they listened to.

2. THE VALUE OF LISTENING TO GOD

Question 1: What are the blessings of listening to God. Some of these are:

i. A fulfilling life and destiny. The most important choices you will have to make in life are choices that will require God to assist you to have a fulfilled life. For example, the choice of who to marry (Proverbs 18:22), the business/career to pursue (Jeremiah 1:5), the place to live or settle (Genesis 26:1-3), etc. These are decisions that will require God’s assistant as you put your trust in Him (Psalm 37:4; Proverbs 3:5-6).

ii. The fulfillment of life’s purpose and vision. This is the reason for living as a whole. It seemed God was telling Jeremiah ‘I planned for you, I prepare for you, and organised what you should do with your life before you came’ (Jeremiah 1:5) in Acts 26:12-19′ Paul narrates the details of his own assignment in life.

iii. Supernatural supply or divine provision. As long as God is the one leading, you do not need to struggle for pasture (Psalm 23:1-2). God knows where your supply is, and He will direct you to the right place (1Kings 17:2-6; Matthew 17:27; Luke 5:4-7)

iv. Supernatural power and authority. The voice of God comes with power (Psalms 29:4). When God speaks to you, power rushes into you (Ezekiel 37:1-10). There is a boldness that is backed up by the voice of the Lord (Exodus 3:1-10). You can face the future without fear (Genesis 12:1-4).

v. Victory over enemy’s forces including afflictions, battles, or conspiracies (Isaiah 30:31; 1Samuel 30:1-8, 18-19; 2Samuel 5:17-21). Many people are victims of battles, only because they do not know what God is saying and what they ought to do.

vi. Escape from danger and disaster (Proverbs 22:3; 1Samuel 23:7-13)

vii. The importation of divine wisdom. When God guides, you cannot be foolish (Proverbs 1:5). If you are hearing from God, your wisdom is not contestable (Luke 21:15). You need divine wisdom to handle the affairs of Life successfully (Ecclesiastes 10:10)

viii. Existence in peace and tranquility. One of the top secret of Peace is the voice of God (Psalm 85:8). In Psalm 23:2 ‘….beside still waters’. talks about peace, not ‘troubled Waters’ When you are disconnected from what God is saying you become troubled and worried about everything.

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: What are the dangers of refusing to listen to God’s voice?

CONCLUSION: The voice you listen to determines your direction and destination. To end well, listen to the voice of God.

CLOSING PRAYER: Father, I choose to listen to You always. Help me to always obey Your voice in Jesus’ name.

ASSIGNMENT: Mention five 5 definite things you will do to control the voices you hear apart from God’s voice (2×5=10 Marks)

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?

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