RCCG Sunday School Teacher’s Manual 2nd January 2022 Lesson 18 – Baptism Of the Holy Spirit
OPENING PRAYER: Father, give me an understanding of the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
MEMORY VERSE: “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” – Acts 2:38
BIBLE PASSAGE: Luke 11:9-13 (KJV)
9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
The baptism of the Holy Ghost is the experience of the Holy Spirit coming into a person’s life. The word that is translated baptism means “to be immersed; to be totally covered” and can be understood by looking at the physical demonstration of water baptism.
When we come to be baptised in water after we have been saved, we go down into the water and the water completely covers us. we are immersed, totally under the water. When we receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost, we are totally immersed and covered and filled with the Holy Ghost. Jesus also used the word baptism in connection with the outpouring of the Holy Ghost.
He explained to His disciples that just as John was baptised with water, they would be baptised with the Holy Ghost. The word, baptised, gave His followers an idea of what they were to expect – that they would be immersed in the Spirit.
TEXT REVIEW: Luke 11:9-13.
A. Jesus in Verses 9-10, admonishes believers to:
B. Jesus further gives an illustration that:
i. If a son.V11a.
ii. Or if …. V11b.
ii. Or if …V12.
iv. If ye then ..V13a.
V. How much more….V13b.
LESSON OUTLINE 1: HOW TO RECEIVE THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
A. The following steps will guide any sincere candidate for the baptism of the Holy Ghost:
- Be born again (Jn.3:3; Acts 3:19).
- Be desirous and thirsty for the baptism of the Holy Spirit (Ps.37:4; Ps.42:1; Isa.55:1).
- Believe that the promise of the baptism of the Holy Ghost is for you and all believers. (Acts 2:33).
- Identify the Lord Jesus Christ as the right source of the baptism in the Holy Ghost (Matt. 3:11).
- Have confidence also in His word, which will never fall to the ground but is forever settled in Heaven (Jn.7:37-39; Ps.119:89).
- Then ask Him and He will answer (Lk. 11:10).
- Praise and thank God in advance for your baptism because He is the giver of good gifts. (James 1:17; 11Thess.5:18).
CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Teacher should ask students who have received baptism of the Holy Spirit to share their experience with the class.
LESSON OUTLINE 2: THE BAPTISER, THE ACTUAL BAPTISM AND THE EVIDENCE
A. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Baptiser (Matt.3:11).
B. The process of baptism in the Holy Ghost involves:
i. Finding time to come before the presence of God, our Maker, in worship, praise, thanksgiving and with a right mind (Ps.100:4; Ps.66:18).
ii. The focus of attention at this time should be Jesus, who is the Author and the Finisher of our faith and the Rewarder of the faithful and the diligent (Heb.12:1-2; Heb.11:6).
iii. After asking prayerfully and in faith, the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance which is evidenced in the speaking of tongues (Acts 2:1-4 Acts 10:44-46).
C. This baptism initiates the believer into POWER, the divine ability to do exploits, “greater works than these” as Jesus prophesied (Lk.24:49; Jn.14:12).
CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Class should share the experience of the manifesting power of the Holy Ghost in them after the baptism.
The baptism of the Holy Spirit is what empowers a believer to do greater works than Christ did.
The baptism in the Holy Ghost is for you to make you strong, ride high in God and be perfect as God intends you to be. If you are born again then ask for the baptism in the Holy Ghost and the Baptiser will do it now, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Highlights the steps in receiving the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
Father, baptise me with Your Holy Spirit and empower me fully to do
Students should identify five (5) things that can hinder one from being baptised in the Holy Spirit.
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