SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL RCCG SEPTEMBER 11, 2022

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LESSON TWO (02)
TOPIC: KEYS TO KNOWING GOD

SUNDAY SCHOOL ANTHEM
1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s Day,
O how I love you,
I’m happy, it makes me happy
Rejoice in Your birth.

2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s Day,
Your friendship suits me well,
Young and will sing your song,
We long for Sunday school.

3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s Day,
Christ was your first teacher,
The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
Manifest in you.

4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s Day,
This testimony is sure,
May God, the Almighty Father,
Poured out his blessings on me

5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s Day,
Although the sun is so bright,
Or if the clouds are black with rain,
I will be in Sunday school.

6. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s Day,
I’m glad to see you,
Will you pass me today?
Without me being blessed?

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OPENING PRAYER: Father, give me understanding of what I must do to know you.

BIBLICAL PASSAGE: ACTS 17: 22-27

[22]Then Paul stood in the middle of the hill of Mars and said: Men of Athens, I see that in all things you are too superstitious.

[23]For, passing by, and seeing your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Which, then, you worship through ignorance, I tell you.

[24]God who created the world and all that it contains, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands;

[25]Neither is worshiped by the hands of men, as if in need of anything, since he gives to all life, breath and all things;

[26]And made of one blood all the nations of men to dwell upon all the face of the earth, and determined the times before and the bounds of their habitation;

[27]That they would seek the Lord, if they could seek him, and find him, though he is not far from each one of us:

MEMORY VERSE: “And here is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” John 17:3.

INTRODUCTION: Within each of us there is a strong desire to be known and to know others. More importantly, there is a void within each individual – a quest to know their creator, even if they do not claim to believe in God. The apostle Paul expressed his desire to truly know God (Phil.3:10). It is therefore important to address the question of seeking and truly knowing God.

TEACHER’S JOURNAL
LESSON OBJECTIVE:
Teaching Students How to Truly Seek and Know God
EDUCATIONAL GOALS :
By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:
a. Understand that there is a part of man that longs to know his creator.
b. Know the ways to seek God.
vs. Discover and apply the keys to truly knowing God.

TEACHING PROGRAM:
To achieve the above objectives, the teacher must:
a. Allow students to recite the memory verse, read the Bible passage, contribute to the discussion; do class activities and homework.
b. Allow the assistant teacher to see to the well-being of the class, to note attendance and assignment.
vs. Teaching lesson plans, summarizing, concluding, evaluating the lesson, and assigning homework.

TEXT REVIEW:
A. The apostle Paul discovered the idolatrous tendencies of the Jews of Athens. In his speech, he said:
I. He perceived that in all things they were too superstitious …………………………………….. V22.
ii. As he passed through …………………………………V23a.
iii. Who then ………………………………….V23b.
B. So he declared saying
I. God who made …………………………………….…V24a.
ii. ………………………………………….……………………V24b.
iii. ……………………………………………V24c.
iv. Nor ……………………..V25.
v. And did ………………………………………V26.
vi. Let them seek the Lord………V27a.
vii. Although ………………………………………………V27b.

TEACHING METHOD: The lecture method.

TIME MANAGEMENT: The teacher must apply teaching time plans in two lessons.

BROAD OUTLINES:
1. SEARCHING FOR GOD IS INEVITABLE
2. KEYS TO REALLY KNOWING GOD

1. SEARCHING FOR GOD IS INEVITABLE
A. Our desire to seek and learn more about God is the essence of true life (John 17:3; Jeremiah 50:4).

B. The thoughts of God should be paramount in our minds because they will determine the value and direction of our lives (Ps.48:9; 63:6).

C. Seeking God is therefore an ongoing responsibility and privilege for all Christians (Job 5:8).

D. Therefore, the Scriptures admonish us to seek God:
I. Wholeheartedly (Deut.4:29).
ii. Early in life (Ps.63:1; Eccl.12:1).
iii. Continually (Ps.105:4).
iv. With joy (Ps.70:4).
v. Through prayer and supplications
vi. With fasting (Dan.9:3).
vii. By his righteousness (Matt.6:33).
viii. By studying His word (Jn.5:39).

E. Surely those who seek God under the above conditions must:
I. Find him (Jer.29:13).
ii. Be satisfied (Matt.5:6).
iii. Understand all things (Prov.28:5).
iv. Do not miss any good thing (Ps.34:10).

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: The class should mention other ways we can seek God.

2. KEYS TO REALLY KNOWING GOD
A. In an attempt to know God, we must:
I. Receiving Jesus Christ into our lives (Jn.1:12): Jesus makes it clear that He alone is the way to Heaven and the personal knowledge of God (Jn.14:6-9).

ii. Understand that the Bible is the word of God and a revelation of himself, his promises and his will (John 1:1; Ps. 119:105). The Bible is essentially a love letter written to us by a loving God who created us to know him intimately (2Tim.3:14-17).

iii. Commit to obeying what we read in the Scriptures (Titus 1:16; John 15:14). We were created to do good works (Eph.2:10). Not only must we read and understand the word of God, but we must also apply the doctrines with obedience and remain faithful (Jas.1:21-22).

iv. Be engaged in prayer, personal devotion, fellowship with your brethren (Heb.10:25) and always worship God in spirit and in truth (Jn.4:23-24).

v. Allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us always (Rom.8:14, 26-27).
B. Then our lives can be filled with God, and we can experience knowing Him intimately.

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Students should share with the class the keys that have increased their knowledge of God.

SUMMARY: Seeking God is inevitable, and there are ways to truly know God.

CONCLUSION: If we truly hunger and thirst to know God, He will reveal Himself to us.

ASSESSMENT::Students must state the keys to truly know God.

CLOSING PRAYER: Father, empower me to pay the price to truly seek and know you.

ASSIGNMENT: Prayerfully follow the guidelines for today’s lesson and work on yourself to seek God daily (No marks).

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