SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON FOR SUNNDAY 28/12/2014

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL-LESSON SEVENTEEN Sunday, 28th December 2014

TEMPTATION – PART ONE

MEMORY VERSE: “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it”. 1Corinthians 10:13

BIBLE PASSAGE: James 1:12-16

INTRODUCTION: Temptation implies to present inducements to sin. God does not tempt man- James 1:13. Satan is the great tempter- Matthew 4:3, seeking effectually to destroy men’s souls -1Chronicles 21:1. Men are also led into sin by their own lust and evil inclinations and by other men-James 1:14-15.

OUTLINES

1. GOD’S FATHERLY ROLE
2. WHY DOES GOD ALLOW TEMPTATION?

GOD’S FATHERLY ROLE

God, being holy and desirous of men’s holiness, does not tempt them -James 1:2-3. God never allows us to be tempted beyond our ability to endure and triumph victoriously. He also makes a way of escape -1Corinthians 10:13 and stands ready to support His people under any possible temptation – Hebrews 2:18. Christ, our Helper, is familiarwith temptation – Hebrews4:15, Matthew 4:1·4. God has put certain restrictions upon Satan’s efforts and has limited his power in that he must request permission of God to come against us. Job 1:12.

WHY DOES GOD ALLOW TEMPTATION?

The primary purpose of temptation, if overcome, is to “perfect” us, or to make us complete, Job 23:10. God tries us to prove, exercise, and establish our grace, James 1:1-4. We have the choice of what to do with each temptation: either to overcome it by God’s grace or to yield to it in sin. The reward for victory over temptation will be the crown of life – James 1:12. The result of defeat under temptation is death – EzekieI 18:4, James1:15.

CONCLUSION

It is hard to gain promotion without examination; hence, temptation is a test you must pass for divine elevation.

QUESTIONS

I. What is temptation?
2. Why does God allow temptation?

Blessed week with the Holy Spirit

MONDAY: Matthew 6:13 – Pray that God will rescue you from various temptations.
TUESDAY: Matthew 26:41 – Watch and pray so that you will not enter into temptation.
WEDNESDAY: Luke 8:13 – Wait on God for strength not to fall away in time of temptation.
THURSDAY: 1 Cor. 10:13 – Pray for a way of escape from every temptation.
FRIDAY: Revelations 3:10 – The word of patience from God will keep you in the hour of temptation.
SATURDAY: James 1:12 – Blessed is the man that endures temptation.
SUNDAY: 1Timothy 6:9 – Lust leads into temptation, watch out.

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God bless you more.

”ALL MUSLIM MUST CHANGE TO CHRISTIAN TO AVOID HELL FIRE” – EX-MUSLIM PRIEST

SHOCKING NEWS: THE EX-MUSLIM PRIEST SAID THAT ”ALL MUSLIM MUST CHANGE TO CHRISTIAN TO AVOID HELL FIRE”

Koran chapter 50 verses 23 say that she went to heaven with her physical body. Even the assumption is writing in the holy Koran and then about Jesus, when I read chapter 3 verses 45 to 55 verses, there is 10 point which the Koran makes about Jesus. The first thing Koran says (kallimatulli) the arabic word which means ‘’the of God’’ and second thing is ( ahimokuli ) which mean spirit of God and the third (isa masi) which means Jesus Christ so Koran give the name for Jesus WORD OF GOD, SPIRIT OF GOD, JESUS CHRIST. And then Koran says that Jesus spoke when he was very small, like 2 days old. after his birth he began to speak , Koran says that Jesus created a live bird with mud. He took some mud, he formed a bird; when breathed into it, it became a live bird. So I think Jesus can give life because he gave life to mud, clay, and then Koran says that Jesus cured a man born blind and a man with leprosy, e.t.c

Curiously, the Koran says that Jesus gave life to dead people; Jesus went to heaven; he is still alive and he will come again. When I saw all these things in the Koran I taught of what Koran says about Muhammad, according to the Koran, prophet Muhammad is not the word of God, not spirit of God he never spoke when he was 2 days old, he never created any bird with mud, he never cure any sick people, he never raised any dead people, he himself died, and according to Islam he is not alive and he will not come back. So there is a lot of differences between these two prophets. I didn’t call Jesus, God, you know my idea was ‘’He is a prophet but he is a prophet greater than Muhammad; so one day I went to my teacher, the one who taught me 10 years in Arabic college, and I ask him, teacher, how did God created the universe? Then he said God created the universe through the word,’’ THROUGH THE WORD. Then my question is: ‘’WORD’’ is creator or creation? He must clear this, my question is whether the WORD of God is creator or creation. Koran says Jesus is WORD of God. If my teacher says word of God is creator, which means Jesus is the creator, then muslim must become Christian suppose if he says the word is creation he will be trapped. You know why? He said everything was created through the word. Suppose if he said the word is creation, then how did God created the word? So he cannot say that the word is creator, or creation, so he was quite angry he push me out of his room and said word is not God, not creator or the creation you get out of here, ‘’he said

The reason why Muslim doesn’t accept to be Christian is because they are blinded with the wrong teaching of their priest, Imam. They said that the word is creation they try to prove it wrongly…… they say the word is not creator, not the creation, but not God. And no creation also. They don’t equal with God, that all their problem. So when he said that I told my teacher, word is not the creator or the creation.’’ So, that is why Christian says the word is son of God. Then he told me if there is son for God, I must show him the wife of God. That without wife no chance of having a son then I showed him a portion from the Koran. Koran says that God can see without eyes, God can talk without tongue, God can hear without ears. It is writing in the Koran. I said if that is the case, so God can have a child without a wife. I took my Koran, I put it on my chest, and I said ‘’Allah’’, tell me what I should do because your Koran says Jesus is still alive, and Mohammad is no more. Tell me whom should I accept.’’ after my prayer I opened the Koran, I didn’t asked anyone, I asked only my Allah. When I opened Koran, I saw chapter 10 verses 94. You know what Koran says? It says if you have any doubt in this Koran which I give to you, go and read the Bible, or ask the people, those who read the Bible. The truth is already revealing that.
I beg all muslim to give their life to Christ because he is the only way to the kingdom of God. Please don’t perish like other muslims that is serving the god they do not know. I welcome you into Christ Jesus as you change your mind to accept him today. God bless you.

Culled from LINDAIKEJIST Blog.

Former Islamic Preacher
Former Islamic Preacher

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 21/12/2014

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL

LESSON SIXTEEN, Sunday, 21st December 2014

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

MEMORY VERSE: “Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.” Malachi 3:8

BIBLE PASSAGES: Malachi 3:6-12, Exodus 35:4-10, 20-21

INTRODUCTION: Regular payment of tithes and offerings is obligatory because God commanded it. Tithes and offerings are God’s provisions to bless His people. Obedience to this has brought financial blessings to many believers who practice them and disobedience has continued to rob others of fulfilment of divine promises.

OUTLINES:

1. TITHES
2. OFFERINGS
3. THE BLESSINGS OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

TITHES

Paying of tithes has been in practice long before the dispensation of the law – Genesis 14:18-20. Abraham paid tithes and as Abraham’s seed we are expected to walk in his faith and steps – John 8:39; Gal. 3:26-29; Romans 4:12. Jacob vowed to give God his tithes – Genesis 28:16-22. Israel was commanded by God to pay their tithes -Lev.27: 30-32; Num.18:21-24. During the dispensation of grace, the Lord Jesus Christ encouraged the payment of tithes. He rebuked the Pharisees for sin of omission, the neglect of other things equally important to God and not that He condemned paying of tithes. He compared paying of tithes with mercy, faith and love of God -Matthew23:23, Luke 18:12.

A tithe is one tenth of your income given to God through the local church. It must be paid on every income e.g. salary, wages, profit from business transactions, gifts etc. Refusal by children of God to pay tithes and give offerings regularly and faithfully amount to robbing God, which attracts divine displeasure and curse – Malachi 3:9.

Some of the reasons some do not pay their tithes and offerings include covetousness (the love of money), rebellion (the spirit that despises authority), unbelief and doubt. – Timothy 6:10, 1SamueI 15:23, Hebrews 11:6. The “storehouse” is where you receive spiritual food and nourishment for yourself and others as well. Tithes are for the support of the ministers of the gospel, for them to continue in God’s work – 1Corinthians 9:13-14.

OFFERINGS

God said you have robbed me, not only in tithes but also in offerings- Malachi 3:8. Offerings are what we give to God (out of our incomes) through His church for the progress of His work – Exodus 35:4-10,20-21. It is given out of what is left after the payment ottithes.

Giving of offerings, is not new. In the Old Testament, God recognized the following offerings from His people (i) Offerings to build His tabernacle. Exodus25:1-9 (ii) Freewill offerings, Deut.23;23. (iii) Burnt Offerings (iv) Meal Offerinqs (v) Drink Offerings (vi) Peace Offerings, Numbers 29:39. (vii) Sin Offerings, Numbers 6:11. (viii) Thank Offerings, Psalm 116:17etc. But today, believers in Christ are required to give (i) freewill offerings (ii) regular church offerings (iii) special church projects offerings (iv)Thanksgiving offerings (v) welfare offering (vi) offerings for missions work.

Offerings that will be acceptable to God should be done regularly, (i) 1Corinthians 16:2 (H) cheerfully, 2Corinthians 9:7, (iii) willingly 2Corinthians 8:12 (iv) bountifully, 2Corinthians 9:6 and sacrificially, 2Corinthians 8:3-4.

THE BLESSINGS OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

It is more blessed to give than to receive – Acts 20:35. When Christians obey, there will be food in the house of God – Malachi 3:10. God will also rebuke the devourer for their sakes – Malachi 3:11. There shall be showers of blessings – Malachi 3:10 and the nations around shall call them blessed – Malachi 3:12. Above all, there is a greater reward in Heaven – Matthew6:19-21, Luke 16:9-12.

CONCLUSION

Payment of tithes and offerings is a duty for all born again children of God. Obedience does not only nourish the body of Christ but it is also a means of extending the kingdom of God on earth. Get involved now.

QUESTIONS

1. Is paying tithes an Old Testament principle and practice alone? Discuss.
2. What is your understanding of Matthew 23:23?
3. How do we give an offering that will be acceptable to God?
4. What are the blessings of paying tithes?

BLESSED WEEK WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

MONDAY: Proverbs 3:9 – What you think is yours actually belongs to God.
TUESDAY: Luke 11:42 – Do not get mixed up with or confused by false teachers. Pay your tithes and give offerings.
WEDNESDAY: Romans 16:3-4 – There is no self-sacrifice too great for the Lord’s sake
THURSDAY: Deuteronomy 12:5-6 – Failure to pay tithes and offerings is gross disobedience to God’s command.
FRIDAY: Matthew 6:19-21-Your heavenly account will be full of treasures if you will load it now with things of heavenly value.
SATURDAY: Luke 12:33-34 – Give because it has a heavenly impact.
SUNDAY: Luke 6:38 – We are serving a faithful God, who will not only reward diligence but also simple obedience to His command.

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RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 15

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL:

LESSON FIFTEEN Sunday, 14th December 2014

HONOUR GOD

MEMORY VERSE: “Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase” Proverbs 3:9.

BIBLE READING: Exodus 13: 1, 12-15

INTRODUCTION: Firstfruits are given to honour God. Firstfruits are in various types. Our God asks us to give Him all and we have to submit all. In this lesson, we want to know what firstfruits are, how to give them and benefits of giving first fruits.

OUTLINES

1. WHAT ARE FIRSTFRUITS AND HOW ARE THEY GIVEN?
2. BENEFITS OF GIVING FIRSTFRUITS

WHAT ARE FIRSTFRUITS AND HOW ARE THEY GIVEN?

Firstfruits are in three categories:

a.) The firstfruit of increase – Proverbs 3:9-10. For example, increase in salary (the difference between the old and new salary).

b.) The firstfruit sacrifice – Genesis 22. God told Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, his only son. This means the entire January salary, for instance. The difference between the firstfruit of increase and the firstfruit sacrifice is in divine response. In the firstfruit of increase, God promised that your barn will burst while in the first fruit sacrifice, your blessing will become global, they will be irreversible and they will extend to your generations yet unborn -Genesis22:15-18.

c.) Redemption of the first male child – Exodus13:13; 34:20; Numbers 18:15-19. The first child belongs to God. You can redeem him with a price. The firstfruit is for the Chief Priest. Dedicating firstfruits to God is a way of thanking Him for providing them.

BENEFITS OF GIVING FIRSTFRUITS

Our perfect example is Abraham – Genesis 22:15·18. When he kept the commandment according to Proverbs 3:9, God lifted him. So He promised to lift as many as will keep or obey His voice on the matter of first fruits as on every other commandments. Abraham honoured God and he was mightily blessed – Genesis 24:35.36. Hannah honoured God with Samuel and she had five more children -1SamueI2:21. Solomon honoured the Lord with a thousand burnt offerings at the beginning of his regime as the king of Israel. For this, God visited him and blessed him with what money could not buy -1Kings 3:3-14.

CONCLUSION

A firstfruit of every type is what God asks from His children and this is a way of declaring our love for Him, and to thank Him for His blessings. To pay our firstfruits is to be established more firmly in His covenants with us.

QUESTIONS

1. What are firstfruits?
2. How can we payor offer our firstfruits?
3. What are some benefits from paying our firstfruits?

Blessed week with the Holy Spirit

MONDAY: Isaiah 1:19 – No compromise. You are either an obedient child or a disobedient one.
TUESBAY: Luke 6:38 – Only giving can make one to receive.
WEDNESDAY: Ephesians 6:6 – Our total obedience must be from the heart.
THURSDAY: Jeremiah 32:27 – Our God is the Lord of all flesh and there is no impossibility with Him.
FRIDAY: 1Chronicles 17:20 – Our God never changes.
SATURDAY: 2Peter 3:9 -The Lord is not slack concerning Hiswords.
SUNDAY: James 1:18 – You are God’s choice possession.

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