RCCG Sunday School Student’s Manual 13th February 2022 (Lesson 24) – Kingdomnomics (1)
TOPIC: Kingdomnomics (1)
OPENING PRAYER: Father, help me to understand and live by the economic principles of the kingdom.
MEMORY VERSE: Genesis 26:12
Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.
BIBLE PASSAGE: GENESIS 26:1-6; 12-22
‘Kingdomnomics’ is a contraction for “Kingdom Economics”. Simply put, economics is the study of the use of scarce resources to satisfy unlimited human wants. The term kingdom, in this context, refers to the realm in which God’s will is fulfilled. It is the domain of God’s operations over His people (those who are born again).
While there are basic economic principles in the world system, people of God are expected to also understand and live by the economic principles of the kingdom which will not only make them profitable in this world but also lay imperishable treasures for them in Heaven.
TEXT REVIEW: GENESIS 26:1-6; 12-22
Location and localisation: God gave divine direction, instructing issac to remain in Gerar despite the famine. Vs 1-2.
Divine promises: on the condition that Issac obeyed the instruction to stay in the land, God’s promised to…………………Vs 3-4.
Covenant blessing: God’s promise to Issac based on…………………..V5.
D. Obedience: ………………..Vs 6 & 12.
E. Reward:……………………….Vs 13-14.
F. Challenges: …………………Vs 15-21.
G. Persistence & success: ………V22.
1. ENTITIES IN KINGDOM ECONOMICS
2. BIBLICAL ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES
ENTITIES IN KINGDOM ECONOMICS
Teacher should list and explain the three key entities in kingdom economics, their relationship in the light of Jesus’ injunction in Matthew 6:24.
i. There are three key entities in kingdom Economics:
ii. God (the Creator),
iv. resources (everything man can use of interact with in this world, including time, talent, and treasure).
B. We can think about each of these entities as being
THE RELATIONSHIP: You relate to God and to your resources, and these circles must relate to each other.
i. Some approach their resources based on their beliefs about God.
ii. Others approach God based on their resources needs.
iii. For some these two circles never even intersect, having nothing to do with each other.
Jesus said that one of these “circles” will actually become the master of the other-you will serve God or money (Matthew 6:24).
How you relate to these two circles will make a far-reaching statement about who you are, how you live, and who you are becoming.
CLASS ACTIVITY 1
Class should discuss how believers should relate with God and their resources.
BIBLICAL ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES
The following are some of the biblical economic principle that believers are expected to live by:
i. Principle No.1: Godliness- The foundation of success in any economic endeavour is godliness (Exodus 23:8; Deuteronomy 16:19; Psalms 37:25; Matthew 6:33; 1Timothy 6:6-11).
ii. Principle No.2: Obedience- Do whatever God lays on your heart to do in line with the word of God (Genesis 12:1-4; Deuteronomy 28:1; Isaiah 1:19; Isaiah 30:21; John 2:5; Hebrews 3:15).
iii. Principle No.3: Creativity-God has given unto everyone gifts/talents, creative abilities and grace to acquire skills (Ex.31:3,6; Ex.35:30-35; Matthew 25:14-15; Luke 19:12-13).
iv. Principle No.4: Giving and Generosity- The more you give the more you get (Psalms 112:9; Proverbs 11:24; Proverbs 19:17; Luke 3:11; Luke 6:38; 2Corinthains 9:7).
v. Principle No.5: Sowing and Reaping- Seed time and harvest time shall not cease (Genesis 8:22; Ecclesiastes 3:2b); the quality and quantity of what you sow determines what you reap (Galatians 6:7; 2Corinthians 9:6).
vi. Principle No.6: Risk and Faith- Those that are afraid of taking risk will not attempt new things (Proverbs 22:13; Proverbs 26:13; Ecclesiastes 11:4-6).
vii. Principle No.7: Investment- Believers should tap into the various investment opportunities around them (Ecclesiastes 11:1-6; Isaiah 32:20).
viii. Principle No.8: Labour/Diligence- There is dignity in labour (Proverbs 6:6, 10-11; Proverbs 10:4; Proverbs 12:24,27; Proverbs 13:4; Proverbs 14:23; Proverbs 18:9; Proverbs 21:5; Proverbs 22:29; 2Thessalonians 3:10).
ix. Principle No.9: Effective time management- Time is irredeemable resource given to man (Ecclesiastes 3:1; Ephesians 5:16).
x. Principle No.10: Favour and Relationship- Favour flavours labour and birds of the same feather flock together (Psalms 102:13; Proverbs 13:20; Ecclesiastes 9:11; Romans 9:16).
CLASS ACTIVITY 2
Student should share their experience of living on some of the economic principles of the kingdom.
To achieve the right relationship with the other entities, a believer must live by the economic principles of the kingdom.
Use your time, talent, and treasure for God’s kingdom. You will not only experience a life of opportunity, impact, and legacy here on earth but you will also be laying up for yourself treasures in the kingdom of Heaven.
Father, please help me to use my time, talent and treasure for you kingdom.
State five (5) kingdom economic principles and their corresponding results.
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