RCCG Sunday School Teacher’s Manual 22nd May 2022 (Lesson 38) – King Solomon
TOPIC: King Solomon
OPENING PRAYER: Almighty Father, please grant Your children wisdom, exceeding understanding and largeness of heart to do what is pleasing to You at all places and times in the name of Jesus. (Scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 22 May 2022 HYMN)
Teacher should allow students to review the previous week’s lesson.
MEMORY VERSE: 1 Kings 4:29
“And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.”
BIBLE PASSAGE: 2 Chronicles 9:22-28 (King James Version)
22 And king Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.
23 And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.
24 And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and raiment, harness, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.
25 And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; whom he bestowed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
26 And he reigned over all the kings from the river even unto the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt.
27 And the king made silver in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar trees made he as the sycomore trees that are in the low plains in abundance.
28 And they brought unto Solomon horses out of Egypt, and out of all lands.
LESSON INTRODUCTION: Solomon was born in Jerusalem 1000 BC to King David and Bathsheba. He was David sixteenth son. Solomon was a fabulously wealthy and wise king of a united kingdom of Israel who succeeded his father king David. He was one of the most powerful kings of the eastern lands. He is the author of 3000 proverbs and he composed 1005 songs (1 Kings 4:32).
TEXT REVIEW: 2 Chronicles 9:22-28.
In addition to the fact that the Almighty God granted exceeding understanding to King Solomon. Teacher should find out five (5) other things which God granted King Solomon.
CHARACTER AND HIS ACHIEVEMENTS
LESSONS FROM HIS LIFE
LESSON OUTLINE 1. CHARACTER AND HIS ACHIEVEMENTS
Question 1: What are those things which characterized the reign of King Solomon between 970BC to 930BC?
Answers: i. There was peace (No war). (1Kgs.4:24).
i. There were riches and honour in his kingdom. (1Kgs. 3:13).
ii. His administration was guided with divine wisdom. (2Chron. 9:22).
iii. There was justice. (1Kgs.3:16-28).
iv. Sacrifices were offered to God abundantly. (1Kgs.3:4).
Question 2: What were the achievements of King Solomon?
Answers: i. He built the house of the Lord, the temple of the Lord on mount Moriah. (2Chron.3:1).
ii. He married 700 wives and 300 concubines. (1Kgs.11:3) (which later became a big problem to him).
iii. He had exceeding understanding and wisdom above any other persons. (1Kgs.3:12).
iv. He had riches and honour beyond any king in his days. (1Kgs.3:13).
v. He sacrificed one thousand burnt offerings to the Lord at one time in Gibeon. (1Kgs.3:4).
vi. He asked for a wise and understanding heart, where as other king in his position might have asked for riches and the lives of his enemies. (1Kgs.3:11-12).
CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Compare and contrast the societies in the days of Solomon and in our days.
LESSON OUTLINE 2. LESSONS FROM HIS LIFE
Teacher should allow each student to mention:
A. Lesson(s) they learn from the person and reign of King Solomon
B. Teacher should explain the four lessons listed below to the students.
i. If you need wisdom, ask God for it and He will give it to you. If you believe and do not waver. (James 1:5-8).
ii. Do not take things of the world unto yourself, or they may become a snare to you. Keep yourself separate from them. (1Jn.2:15-17).
iii. Riches and wisdom will not keep you spiritually safe if you insist on disobeying God. (Col. 3:5-6).
iv. We should not just know what is right, but do what is right. (James 4:17).
CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Discuss the challenges of King Solomon according in the light of achievement, character and lesson from his life.
SUMMARY: Divine wisdom and fear of God are important keys to prosperity. (Eccl. 12:13).
CONCLUSION: Solomon was human just like all of us and everyone makes mistakes. Thankfully, if we genuinely repent, we serve a redeeming God whose grace and love are unmatched.
EVALUATION: What are the achievements, characters and lesson from King Solomon.
CLOSING PRAYER: Almighty Father, please fill all Your children with pure wisdom from above.
ASSIGNMENT: Identify any five (5) possible problems of wealth.
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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