RCCG Sunday School Student’s Manual 1st May 2022 – Lesson 35.
TOPIC: The Christian Family
MEMORY VERSE: “In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works:…” – Titus 2:7a
BIBLE PASSAGE: Titus 2:1-14 (KJV) (RCCG Sunday School Student Manual 1 May 2022)
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.
LESSON 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.
- DUTIES OF EACH MEMBER
- COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARENTS
1. DUTIES OF EACH MEMBER
It is ordained by God that the husband should be the head of the home (Eph.5:23). This is not to say that the wife is a slave but a help meet taken from the man’s side to remain a companion. It is the duty of the husband to love his wife as himself (Eph.5:25; Col.3:19). This is the love expressed in 1Corinthians 13, i.e. loving in health, sickness, poverty and prosperity. The husband is required to be faithful to his wife. It is the husband’s duties to comfort his wife in times of sorrows (1Sam. 1:8). He ought to consult with his wife on business matters and issues that affect the home, for they are one (Mk.10:8). The Christian husband would always put God first in his life (Luke 14:26). He is the priest of the home and he is responsible to establish a family altar for daily worship. He is to listen and lead his wife with wise counsel (2Kgs.4:8-10, Eccl.4:9-11).
Wives are tremendous assets, hence, the major duty of a wife is to support and submit to her husband (Eph.5:22). Sarah is a good example to follow (1Pet. 3:5-6). Wives are not only to respect their husbands but they are to love them too (Titus 2:4). Wives are to exhibit good works, including modesty and sobriety, meekness and a quiet spirit (1Pet.3:4-5). A Christian wife must be trustworthy, hardworking and be an early riser (Prov.31:11,13,15). The responsibility of the wife is great but Jesus will give grace to those who ask Him.
Children are to honour their parents (Ex.20:12), obey them – (Lk.2:51), and pray for them. They must also return their parent’s love, for love is a two way traffic. They must be sober and show good examples in all things (Titus 2:6-7). Children must constantly remember that the children of today shall be the parents of tomorrow.
2. COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARENTS
Parents are to realise that their children really belong to God (Ps.127:3-5). Therefore, parents who love their children shall find favour with God – (Titus 2:4). Parents should bring their children to the Lord at an early age (Matt.19:13-14) to train and discipline them for the Lord (Prov.22:6). One way of making their task easy is to bring the children to Sunday school and church. Teach them Bible stories at home and give them a part in family prayers. Teach them to obey God and the law of the country (Deut. 32:46). Parents are to provide for their children (1Tim.5:8) – and should be careful not to provoke their children to wrath (Eph.6:4). Above all, let godly parents pray for their children. Pray that they would be saved and that would overcome sin. The secret of a successful Christian home is in the family altar, where Christ is crowned the Head of the home. Love is the second secret.
CONCLUSION: Parents should always remember that they are also children with a loving heavenly Father.
- What are the duties of the children in the family?
- Mention the duties of fathers in the home.
Monday: Matthew 22:37 (KJV)
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Tuesday: Mark 12:31 (KJV)
And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
Wednesday: 1 John 4:7 (KJV)
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
Thursday: Hebrews 13:1 (KJV)
Let brotherly love continue.
Friday: John 3:16 (KJV)
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.
Saturday: Ephesians 5:25 KJV)
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
Sunday: Titus 2:2 (KJV)
That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
Mention two (2) or three (3) duties of the following people in the family.
RCCG Sunday School manual is used in Sunday School Classes in the RCCG.
The RCCG Sunday school manual is written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye and is available online for easy access. See the previous RCCG Sunday school Manual for 2021 here