RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 23 September 2018 Lesson Four – Jesus: The Only Way
TOPIC — Jesus: The Only Way
OPENING PRAYER: Father, help me to follow You, the true way to the end. (Scroll down for RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL 23 SEPTEMBER 2018 HYMN)
MEMORY VERSE: “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” – John 14:6 (scroll down for RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL 23 SEPTEMBER 2018 HYMN)
BIBLE PASSAGE: John 3:1-21 (RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 23 September 2018)
1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
LESSON INTRODUCTION: Many people are lost and aimlessly wandering in the wilderness of life. Unfortunately, they may not realize their states of helplessness and hopelessness because the devil has blindfolded them. John 12:40; 2 Corinthians 4:4. Thank God! There is a way out for you.
LESSON AIM: To study the truth that Jesus is the only way to help
TEACHING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, students should be able to:
(a) Discover signs that indicate that someone needs help
(b) Understand the truth that Jesus is the only way to true help
TEACHING PLAN: To achieve these objectives, teacher should:
(a) Allow the Assistant Teacher to review the previous week’s lesson, conduct the class, mark attendance and grade performance and take the closing prayer
(b) Allow students to recite memory verse, read bible passage and make contributions during the lesson, etc. (c) Teacher should teach the lesson outlines, conclude, evaluate and give assignment.
TEXT REVIEW JOHN 3:1-21 – NICODEMUS ENCOUNTER.
Nicodemus, a significant personality engaged Jesus Christ in some down-to-earth questions and the following truth about the personality of Jesus and His father’s kingdom were revealed:
(i) To see his father’s kingdom, salvation is the entry visa. John 3:3.
(ii) To enter the kingdom, you must pass through the gate of the word and fire of the Spirit. John 3:5, 8. (iii)You have no portion in the kingdom if you are born by the flesh. John 3:6.
(iv)Faith is the foreign language to understand happenings in the kingdom. “We speak what we know” but you don’t receive it”. John 3:11-12.
(v) Because Jesus alone came down from heaven, he knows the way back to heaven, his father’s kingdom. John 3:13.
(vi)Those who are doomed for death now have hope of escape from the kingdom of perdition to the kingdom of life provided that they can enter through the lifted eternal door. John 3:14-15,17.
(vii) Jesus is the light that came from heaven into the world. To be liberated from the confusion of darkness is to come to the true light. John 3:19-21.
TEACHING METHOD: Teacher to use question and answer method.
TIME MANAGEMENT: Teacher to spend more time on lesson outline two (2).
LESSON OUTLINE 1: SIGNS THAT SHOW YOU NEED HELP
Question: When does someone need help?
(I) When you are desirous of something more in life especially spiritual desires. John 6:35, Isaiah 55:1-2.
(ii) When you are confused and you seem not to know what next. John 8:12; 9:5.
(iii)When you feel all doors around you are locked and you are looking for entrance into fulfillment. John 10:7, 9; Isaiah 22:22.
(iv)When you are disappointed and your relationship seems, to be a mere shadow and emptiness. John 10:11,14.
(v) When you are hopeless and tired of living or tired of being lost forever. John 11:25-26; John 14:1-2,18
CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Students should relate their experiences in the following instances of life: (i) Unquenchable hunger. (ii) Confusion. (iii)Closed door experience. (iv)Disappointment and hopelessness.
LESSON OUTLINE 2: JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY OUT
Question 1: How does a human being miss his/her spiritual ways?
(i) When we commit sin. Romans 3:23; Ecclesiastes 7:20.
(ii) When we allow sin to break our relationship from the one who is the way. Isaiah 59:1-2.
(iii)When we became separated. Isaiah 59:2.
(iv)Gradually, we are lost. Romans 6:36. (Do we get lost gradually?)
Question 2: How did Jesus become the way out of our predicament?
(I) Jesus took our sins upon himself. Isaiah 53:4-5; 2 Corinthians 5:21.
(ii) Jesus took the punishment we deserve.
(iii)Jesus died in our place. Romans 5:8.
(iv) Jesus rose from the dead.
(v) Jesus had victory over sin and death. Romans 6:4-5.
(vi) His death gave us life. John 15:13. • .
Question 3 What happens when we follow Jesus, the true way?
(i) Our faith in him brings forgiveness to our sins.
(ii) Our spiritual hunger will be satisfied. Matthew 5:6.
(iii)The light will shine again. 1 John 1:5-7.
(iv)We will have access back to God and live a fulfilled life. Jeremiah 29:11.
(v) We will be reconnected to the good shepherd. John 10:14. (vi) We shall have life after death Le. resurrect into eternal life. John 3:16.
CLASS ACTIVITY 2: What are the °tier ways people are following?
SUMMARY: Jesus is the way. John 14:6.
CONCLUSION: The hunger that you feel is a spiritual hunger, and can only be satisfied by Jesus. He is Life in this world and the next, Jesus is the way to God for salvation!
EVALUATION: Mention signs which indicate that people need Jesus, the true way.
CLOSING PRAYER: Father, don’t let me struggle with you.
ASSIGNMENT: Mention five (5) other ways (without Christ) which people are following and their consequences. 2 marks for each pair of related answer.
Question: Can someone know or have address and still miss the way
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RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL 23 SEPTEMBER 2018 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?