RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL 20TH FEBRUARY 2022

RCCG Sunday School Student’s Manual 20th February 2022 (Lesson 25) – Kingdomnomics 2

 

TOPIC: Kingdomnomics (Part 2)

OPENING PRAYER: Father, help me to understand how to maximise the resources available for my success in life. (Scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 20 February 2022 HYMN)

MEMORY VERSE: “The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts.” – Haggai 2:8

BIBLE PASSAGE: Genesis 13:14-17 (King James Version)

14 And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:

15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.

16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.

LESSON INTRODUCTION: In the previous lesson, we learnt about entities in kingdomnomics which include God, Man (believers) and Resources as well as highlighted some Economic principles in the kingdom. Today, we shall be considering the Biblical position on the basic factors of production, with a view to guiding believers on what their disposition should be towards them.

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT’S MANUAL 20TH FEBRUARY 2022

TEXT REVIEW: Genesis 13:14-17

God spoke to Abram after Lot was separated from him and made an everlasting covenant with Abram.

A. He told Abram to lift up his eyes and look towards the north, south, east and west …..V14.
B. For ….V 15.
C. That He will make Abram’s seed as the dust of the earth ….. V16a.
i. So that if a man …. V16b.
ii. Then shall Abram’s ….V16c.
D. He told Abram to arise, ……V17a.
He will ….V17b.

LESSON OUTLINES

LESSON OUTLINE 1: LAND AND LABOUR

1. LAND
A. Description
i. In a literal sense, land is regarded as soil.
ii. However, in economics, land refers to a natural resource that can be utilised to produce income.
iii. Land is a useful factor of production, but is available in limited quantity.

B. God owns all lands as well as the materials and the forces which nature gives freely for man’s aid, in land, water, air, light and heat (Ps. 24:1; Ex. 9:29; 1 Cor. 10:26).

C. God gave man the land to explore and possess (Gen.13:14-17; Ps.115:16).

D. It is important for believers to:
i. Ask God for the appropriate location to dwell or do business (Gen.2:15: 12:1; 26:2,12).
ii. Put land into profitable use (Prov.12:11).
iii. Appreciate God for making the land fruitful (Ps.67:5-6; Lk.12:16-21).
iv. Understand that no land is barren; every land is created for a purpose (mining, agriculture, tourism, and so on).
v. Know however, that we only have people who are barren in ideas on how to maximise the use of the land (2 Kgs.2:21).

LABOUR
A. Description
i. Labour constitutes one of the important factors of production.
ii. This factor involves human services and efforts for the production of goods or services.
iii. In economic terms, a work, physical or mental, carried out for monetary purpose is called labour.

B. God wants man to work (Gen. 2:15; Eccl.9:10; 1 Thess, 4:11).

C. The benefits are:
i. God promises sweet sleep and rest for a labouring believer (Ex.20:9; Eccl.5:12; Matt.11:28).
ii. In all labour, there is profit (Prov.13:11; Prov.14:23; Eph.4:28).
iii. The labour of the righteous adds value to lives (Prov. 10:16).
iv. The Bible says that there shall be no labour loss (Isa.62:8).
v. When we plant we shall eat of the fruit thereof, when we build, we shall inhabit (Ps.128:2; Isa. 65:21-23).

D. Believers must not rule out God in their endeavours because only God can crown their labour with success (Ps.127:1).

E. Above all, believers should labour to inherit the kingdom of God (John.6:27).

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Proverbs 13:11 says: “Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase”. Class should mention ways people gather wealth by vanities.

LESSON OUTLINE 2: CAPITAL AND ENTREPRENEUR

1. CAPITAL
A. Description: In this context, capital refers to money used for income creation purposes.
B. God owns the gold, silver and every resource that can be converted to money (Hag. 2:8; Ps.50:10).
C. Money is good, the Bible says money answers all things (Eccl.10:19) and it is a defence (Eccl.7:12). However:
i. Believers should guide against excessive pursuit of money (Prov.13:11; 22:1; 1 Tim.6:10).
ii. Money should not be spent anyhow, it should be planned (Luke 14:28-30).
iii. In kingdom economics, believers should put God first (Matt.6:33) in their daily pursuit for money and learn to acquire money legitimately and not at all cost.
iv. Believers must remember that they cannot serve God and mammon (Matt.6:24).

2. ENTREPRENEUR
A. Description: An individual, who creates an enterprise is called entrepreneur.

B. A child of God is expected to be a creator/innovator of good things which include viable business endeavour (Eph.2:10; 2 Tim. 1:7). He/she:
i. Should equally be able to maximise the use of all other factors of production.
ii. ls expected to pay his workers as at when due (Deut. 24:14-15; 1Tim.5:18; Lk.10:7).
iii. Should not be dubious in his/her dealing (Prov.11:1, 3; 28:8; James 5:4).

C. Equally important is the fact that:
i. lt is the blessing of God that enriches (Prov.10:22).
ii. he success or failure of an enterprise depends on the efficiency of the entrepreneur (Prov.22:29; 27:23).
iii. An entrepreneur needs to be focused on adapting himself/herself according to the changes taking place in the national economy, industries, and markets (Acts 16:14a).

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Students should discuss the importance of Land, Labour and Capital to the believer as an entrepreneur.

SUMMARY: The knowledge of the Biblical position on the basic factors of production will guide the believer as an entrepreneur to achieve prosperity.

CONCLUSION: God owns all factors of production (Ps.24:1); put Him first in all your endeavours (Matt.6:33). You shall not only be profitable here you would also lay up treasures in heaven.

EVALUATION: Explain the Biblical position on the basic factors of production.

CLOSING PRAYER: Father, teach me to effectively combine the resources at my disposal for maximum productivity.

ASSIGNMENT: Mention five (5) people in the Bible that gathered wealth by vanity with a scriptural reference each.

HYMN
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.

O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Thy friendship suits me well,
Both young and old will sing Thy song,
We long for Sunday School.

O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Christ was Thy first teacher,
The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
Does manifest in thee.

O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
This testimony is sure,
That God, the Father Almighty,
Poured His blessing on Thee.

O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Though the sun be so bright,
Or if the clouds black with rain,
I’ll be in Sunday School.

O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
I rejoice to see Thee,
Will thou pass over me today?
Without my being blest?

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

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