RCCG Sunday School Teacher’s Manual 15th May 2022 (Lesson 37) – Conflict Management In The Family
TOPIC: CONFLICT MANAGEMENT IN THE FAMILY
OPENING PRAYER: Almighty Father, we pray that Your children in all nations of the world would be honest before God and before all men. Help all Your children to eschew evil in the name of Jesus. (Scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 15 May 2022 HYMN)
Teacher should allow students to review the previous week’s lesson.
MEMORY VERSE: “Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.” – Romans 12:17
BIBLE PASSAGE: Genesis 13:7-9 (King James Version)
7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdmen of Lot’s cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.
8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.
9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
LESSON INTRODUCTION: A family is defined as a group of people related by blood, marriage, adoption or custom. Generally, conflict can be defined as strong disagreement between persons or groups that often results in heated arguments. Conflict management is the practice of being able to identify and handle conflicts sensibly, fairly and efficiently. Conflict is inevitable. No relationship is perfect or conflict free, but conflict when managed biblically can serve as a catalyst for change and opportunity for a good family growth.
TEXT REVIEW: Genesis 13:7-9
Teacher should connect/relate the Bible passage to today’s lesson in five points.
- CONFLICT IN THE FAMILY AND ITS CAUSES
- BIBLICAL WAYS OF MANAGING CONFLICT WITHIN THE FAMILY
LESSON OUTLINE 1. CONFLICT IN THE FAMILY AND ITS CAUSES
i. Teacher should allow the students to mention those things which cause conflicts in the family (either in their family or other people’s family).
ii. Teacher should explain the points stated below as major causes of conflict in the family:
a. Misunderstanding among members of immediate or extended family.
b. Contradictory interest among family members. (Amos 3:3).
d. Unresolved disagreement. (Eph. 4:26-27).
e. Lack of trust. (Prov.31:11).
f. Forgiveness. (2 Cor.2:10-11).
g. Communication gap. (Heb. 13:16).
h. Unfaithfulness. (Gen.39:7-12).
i. Financial challenges. (1 Tim.6:8-10)
j. Lack of genuine love. (Col.3:19; 1 Pet. 1:22).
CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Class should spend a few time to pray for peace in the family?
LESSON OUTLINE 2. BIBLICAL WAYS OF MANAGING CONFLICT WITHIN THE FAMILY
i. Teacher should request students to mention ways through which families solve their conflicts.
ii. Teacher should explain points stated below to students:
a. Examine yourselves. (Ps.26:2; 2Cor.13:5).
b. Love God and put Him at the centre of your family. (Deut.6:4-5).
c. Forgive one another. (Lk.17:3; Eph.4:26).
d. Communicate effectively and resolve all conflicts as fast as possible. (Rom.12:17-18).
e. Maintain openness and sincerity with one another. (Gen.2:25).
f. Live a life of humility. (Prov.29:23; Jer.13:18).
g. Love one another. (1Pet.1:22).
h. Revenge not yourself for wrongs done against you. (Rom.12:19).
i. Commit your ways to the Lord. (Ps.37:5).
j. Take every matter to God in prayers. (James 5:16).
CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Class should pray that the causes of conflict would be completely destroyed in Jesus name.
SUMMARY: Members of every family should give peace chance.
CONCLUSION: According to the word of God, all old conflicts must be resolved while there should not be occasion for a new one for God to accept our worship. (Matt. 5:23-25).
EVALUATION: Mention some causes of conflict in the family and how to manage them?
CLOSING PRAYER: Oh God, please give us peace in every family.
ASSIGNMENT: Mention any five (5) things which the devil does to bring conflict to the family or church.
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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 2022 here