RESTITUTION – RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL

​RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL, 2016/2017 SESSION
LESSON TWELVE



RESTITUTION



Memory Verse:And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.” – Luke 19:8



BIBLE PASSAGE: Leviticus 6: 1-7
INTRODUCTION: Restitution is an act of putting right what has been done wrongly, restoring what has been taken wrongly and repairing or giving any equivalent to loss or damage. It is strictly enjoined in Scripture, and is a necessary evidence of true repentance. This is also a very important step for every believer for a clear conscience and good testimony.
—-Lesson Outlines—-


1. Restitution at various dispensations

2. The blessings of restitution



RESTITUTION AT VARIOUS DISPENSATIONS
The doctrine of restitution has been taught at various dispensations. Before the law, Jacob restituted his ways (Genesis 32:9-32). It was in operation under the law (Leviticus 6:2-5; Numbers 5:6-8; Exodus 22:1-5), and during the period of the kings and the prophets as well (2Samuel 12:1-6; 2Kings 8:1-6). This principle of the unchanging Lord is operative at this dispensation of grace as well, right from the times of Jesus Christ and the apostles until now (Luke 19:8-10; Philemon 7-21).
THE BLESSINGS OF RESTITUTION
Dangerous as it may be, if one fails to restitute his or her ways before the Almighty God and his fellow men, the blessings are however numerous and diverse if one obeys. Examples include Abraham (Genesis 13:14-18); Joshua and the conquest of Ai, which initially looked impossible despite its small size until the sin of Achan was restituted (Joshua 7 Compare this with God’s promises to Joshua at his commissioning in Joshua 1:1-4.).
Other blessings include open heavens (Malachi 3:8-11). God promised to destroy every devourer on behalf of every honest and faithful tithe payer and release blessings through open heavens. There shall be health for the true believer (James 5:14-16). Heaven, the abode of God, shall become the inheritance of the faithful keeper of the doctrine. Heaven is clean and no unclean thing will enter it (Hebrews 12:14).
CONCLUSION
Much as restitution like any other doctrine of Christ is worth contending for by every Christian, Godly wisdom is, however, needed for the purposes of guidance, right timing and peace. We need to be humble enough forthis guidance of the Holy Spirit.
QUESTIONS
1. Justify restitution at various dispensations.

2. Mention some of the blessings of restitution.
Blessed Week with the Holy Spirit.

VICTORY OVER SIN

VICTORY OVER SIN – RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL

Memory verse: “Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.” – Romans 6:13
BIBLE PASSAGE: Romans 6:8-14 
INTRODUCTION: After salvation, the deep cry of every heart should be for holiness, to be like Christ, to overcome sin and to live a blameless and holy life. Some Christians try to be holy and at times they do not succeed so they become discouraged. They become fearful of preaching holiness lest they be seen as preaching something they cannot practice. Some Christians have never even heard of the victorious life of holiness so they continue sinning and confessing from day to day. The Bible teaches glorious victory over sin for every believer. In 1John 5:4, John was not speaking about victory in Heaven but of victory on earth; daily victory over the world and the lusts thereof.
—-Lesson Outlines—-


1. Claiming the promises of God

2. The choice to make


CLAIMING THE PROMISES OF GOD
Did God promise victory over sin for believers? Yes, He asked us to be holy as He is holy (1 Peter1 :15-16). He, however, added that without Him we can do nothing (John 15:5). That is, without His assistance we cannot live a holy and victorious life. Therefore, He decreed that sin shall not have dominion over us (Romans 6:14), that we shall conquer sin through Him (Romans 8:37), for He will cause us to triumph always through Christ (2Corinthians 2:14).
When God promises anything, He will do it. I am to believe the following facts that are established in the word of God:
1. I died with Christ (Galatians 2:20). Death frees a man once and for all from the power and dominion of sin (Romans 6:7). A dead man cannot steal, fornicate, covet or commit any other sin.

2. I was buried with Him (Romans 6:4). All that is evil in me should remain permanently buried.

3. I rose with Christ (Romans 6:5). Christ rose with a glorified body, a body over which sin can have no power or dominion. Since I rose with Him, sin can no longer have dominion over me.

4. I now have power to live triumphantly with Him (Romans 6:8).
THE CHOICE TO MAKE
As a Christian, I still have my own free will. I can choose or reject a life of victory over sin. If I choose victory, I certainly may have it as a gift from the Lord. If it is true that I am dead to sin with Christ, then, there is only one thing for me to do and this is to yield myselfto God (Romans 6:13). If Ido this, then I can assume my new position byfaith as someone who is “alivefrom the dead.” It is no longer a question of fighting sin but a matter of yielding to a more powerful force, the power of the resurrected Christ. The choice, however, is entirely mine to either yield to sin or to Christ (Romans 6: 16). If I yield to Christ, I shall be free from the power of sin (Romans 6:18). If I yield to sin, I shall go down from iniquity to iniquity (Romans 6:19).
CONCLUSION
Probably you have tried to live victoriously before and you have failed. What should be done now? 1John 1: 9 is still true. Jesus has never failed. Your failure has not weakened Christ. Obey the commands of the Spirit as He directs you in your daily routine.
QUESTIONS
1. Is it possible to live a life of victory over sin? How?

2. Name two promises of God on the issue.
Blessed Week with the Holy Spirit.

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL: ADULTERY AND FORNICATION: DANGERS AND ANTIDOTES

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 10
ADULTERY AND FORNICATION: DANGERS AND ANTIDOTES
for: SUNDAY, 6th NOVEMBER 2016.
OPENING PRAYER: [ Father,do not let me fall into the snares of adultery and fornication in Jesus’ name].
MEMORY VERSE: If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy which temple ye are. I Corinthians 3:17 
BIBLE PASSAGE: Proverbs 6:23-29, 32-33 (KJV)
23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
24 To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
25 Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.
26 For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.
27 Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
28 Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?
29 So he that goeth in to his neighbour’s wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.
32 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.
33 A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.
LESSON INTRODUCTION : Adultery and fornication are not just sins against God [ I Corinthians 6:19-20), but also against one’s soul ( I peter 2:11) and body ( I Corinthians 6:18). Having known the meaning of fornication and adultery and as well as their causes, we shall proceed to consider the inherent dangers or consequences of these sins. We need to also find out the antidotes to and /or remedies for adultery and fornication.
LESSON OUTLINES
1. DANGERS/CONSEQUENCES
2. ANTIDOTES/REMEDIES
DANGERS/CONSEQUENCES
1. Loss of dignity and honor ( Proverbs 6:32-33).
2. Exposure to and transfer of curse and affliction ( Gen. 49:3-4; Judges 16:1-31).
3. Exposure to deadly diseases and unwanted pregnancies ( I Corinthians 3:16-17)
4. Untimely death ( Judges 16:6, 30).
5. Eternal destruction and separation from God ( I Corinthians 6:9; Revelations 21:8; Hebrews 13:4b).
ANTIDOTES/REMEDIES
1. Have a consciousness of sin and fear God ( Genesis 39:9; Romans 6:12-14).
2. Make a covenant with your eyes and flesh not to commit adultery or fornication ( Job 32:1).
3. Abstain from all appearances or resemblance of sexual immorality ( I Thessalonians 5:22).
4. Do not stay at the corridor of adultery and fornication hoping to resist the temptation. Run away as far as your legs can carry you. Lean from Joseph do not be like Samson ( I Corinthians 6:18; Genesis 39:10-12; Judges 16:1).
5. Get married as soon as you are mature to do so ( I Corinthians 7:2; Hebrews 13:4a).
6. Married should strive to mutually satisfy each other in all things and guard against infiltration of strange women and men ( I Corinthians 7:3-5; Proverbs 5:18, 20).
7. Always mediate on the word of God and depend on the strength of the holy Spirit ( Philippians 4:8, 13).
8. Pray for grace to exercise self – control and be sanctified at all times and in all things ( I Corinthians 7:9; I Corinthians 9:25).
9. Glorify God in your body ( I Corinthians 6:20).
CONCLUSION
Run away from every appearances of evil ( I Thessalonians 5:22). Adultery as well as fornication kills.
QUESTIONS
1. Mention and discuss the dangers of adultery and fornication.
2. Discuss four antidotes of and remedies to adultery and fornication.