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RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS' MANUAL SUNDAY 1ST OF MAY, 2022 TOPIC: THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS' MANUAL

SUNDAY 1ST OF MAY, 2022

LESSON THIRTY FIVE (35)

TOPIC: THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY

RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual

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?

BIBLE PASSAGE: Titus 2:1-14.

[1]But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:

[2]That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

[3]The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

[4]That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

[5]To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

[6]Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.

[7]In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

[8]Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

[9]Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;

[10]Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

[11]For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

[12]Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

[13]Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

[14]Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

MEMORY VERSE:

“In all things shewing thyself is a pattern of good works:..” Titus 2:7a.

INTRODUCTION: A Christian family is an institution where parents are bound together by Christian love and where children are happy and spiritually instructed. It is a home where the Lord Jesus is the supreme head. A Christian family is one that radiates Christ, welcomes strangers and dispenses hospitality. A Christian family consists of God-fearing parents and children. The Christian family is the bedrock of the nation and the glory of the Christian church. May God grant us Christian families.

TEXT REVIEW: Titus 2:1-14.

Teacher should identify two role/duties each for the following categories of members of the family

i. Aged Men:

a. ------------------------------------------------------------

b. ------------------------------------------------------------

ii. Aged Women:

a. ------------------------------------------------------------

b. ------------------------------------------------------------

iii. Young Men:

a. ------------------------------------------------------------

b. ------------------------------------------------------------

iv. Young Women:

a. ------------------------------------------------------------

b. ------------------------------------------------------------

NOTE: Teacher should apply points to the teaching as appropriate.

LESSON OUTLINES:

LESSON OUTLINE 1: DUTIES OF EACH MEMBER

LESSON OUTLINE 2: COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARENTS

LESSON OUTLINE 1: DUTIES OF EACH MEMBER

i. What they do as member of the family.

ii. What their fathers and mothers do in the family.

B. Teacher should explain the under listed positions or duties of the members of the family as indicated below:

I. Husband:

i. He is the head of the family (and the wife is the help meet not servant or slave). (Eph. 5:23).

ii. He must love the wife as himself in health, sickness, poverty and prosperity. (Eph. 5:25; Col. 3:19).

iii. He must be faithful to her and comfort her in times of sorrows. (1Sam. 1:8).

iv. He should communicate and discuss/consult with wife on all matters and issues which affect the home because the twin are one. (Mark 10:8).

v. He is the Priest of the family and should lead the family to love, fear and worship God always. (Luke 14:26).

II. Wife:

i. She must support and submit to her husband like Sarah. (Eph.5:22; 1Pet. 3:5-6).

ii. She should respect and love the husband. (Titus 2:4).

iii. She should exhibit good works, show modesty and sobriety, be meek and of quiet spirit. (2Pet.3:4-5).

iv. She should be trustworthy, hardworking, dutiful and responsible. (Prov.31:11,13,15).

III. Children:

i. They must honour their parents. (Ex.20:12).

ii. They must obey their parents. (Luke 2:51).

iii. They must love their parents, be sober and show /good example in all things. (Titus 2:6-7).

LESSON OUTLINE 2: COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARENTS

Students should mention those things which they feel that both the father and the mother should do together to ensure a better upbringing of their children.

Teacher should explain the following points to students:

i. Both should love and care/provide for their children. (1Tim.5:8).

ii. Both should introduce God to their children in their early age. (Matt.19:13-14).

iii. Both should train and discipline them in the way of the Lord. (Prov.22:6).

iv. Both should take the children to church, Sunday School, buy Christian literature for them, allow them to participate at the family altar.

v. Teach the children to be law abiding and respect the government. (Deut.32:46).

vi. Gentle with the children by not provoking them to wrath. (Eph.6:4).

vii. Pray for their children and bless them at all times. (Ps.128:3).

SUMMARY: Parents should take care of God’s heritage in their care as well as themselves. (Ps.127:3-5).

CONCLUSION: Parents should always remember that they are also children with a loving heavenly Father.

EVALUATION: Mention duties of members of the family.

CLOSING PRAYER: Almighty Father, please help each members of the family to do what is good in Your sight.

ASSIGNMENT: Mention two (2) or three (3) duties of the following people in the family.

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