RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL 6TH FEBRUARY 2022

RCCG Sunday School Student’s Manual 6th February 2022 (Lesson 23) –

 

TOPIC: Christians And Politics (Part 2)

OPENING PRAYER: Father, please let all those who rule over us be just, ruling in the fear of God.

MEMORY VERSE: 2 Samuel 23:3

 “The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.”

BIBLE PASSAGE: 2 Samuel 23:1-4 (KJV)

1 Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said,

2 The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.

3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

4 And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.

LESSON INTRODUCTION:

In our previous lesson, we highlighted some misconceptions held by some Christians in some circles. We also examined some of the reasons Christians should be involved in politics from biblical perspective. In today’s lesson, we shall attempt to guide Christians with genuine intentions on how to be practically involved in politics and avoid the pitfalls.

TEXT REVIEW: 2 Samuel 23:1-4.
When David was about to depart to eternity, he gave the following instructions to those who aspire to lead others: Vs 1-2.
(i) Such fellow must be….V3a.
(ii) He/she mus…V3b.
(iii) He/she must be like… V4.

LESSON OUTLINES

LESSON OUTLINE 1: HOW TO BE INVOLVED IN POLITICS

Teacher should treat his outline under two sub-outlines.
A. Getting involved:
(i) It is your civic right and responsibility under the law to vote and be voted for. (Titus 3:1; 1 Pet. 2:13-1 4; Deut.1:13).
(ii) Eligible Christians should get registered with relevant electoral bodies.
(iii) Be a card carrying member of any political party of your choice.
(iv) Wield your influence on the choice of representative for the elective position. (Ex.18:21).
(v) Go out and vote rightly during election.

B. How to join political party of your choice
In addition to other possible information:
(i) Visit the website of the parties, or
(ii) Visit the Secretariat of your choice party.
(iii) Study the party ideology and manifesto
(iv) Fill a party registration form.
(v) Supply/provide necessary document as required.
(vi) Make necessary payments as stipulated.
(vi) Obtain your membership card.
(vii) Attend party meeting regularly.
(ix) Actively participate in discussion and strengthen your voice.
(x) Have burden/passion to serve the people and solve their problems. (Neh.2:1-5; 1 Sam. 17:29, 34-37).
(xi) In order to succeed in politics, Christians should read books and attend seminars/conferences on leadership/politics (Prov 16:16).
(xii) It is also important to be mentored by a seasoned Christian political leader (Prov.1:5; 11:14).
(xiii) You can prayerfully join or support advocacy group. (Esther 4:8, 13-14).
(xiv) You can form a political party with people of like minds. (1 Sam.22:2; Dan. 2:49).

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Do we need money to form political party or to be actively involved in politics? Why or why not?

LESSON OUTLINE 2: THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN POLITICS

(i) Desist from any thought or act of wickedness. Politics is not a do or die affair. (Prov.16:12).
(ii)Avoid prayerlessness (James 5:16b-18; Ps.91:15; Dan.6:10). Our adversary is not resting, be sober a vigilant. (1 Pet.5:8).
(iii) Shun all foolishness: Get the necessary qualifications or experience (James 1:5; 1Sam. 17:34-37) and act wisely. (Matt. 10:16)
(iv) Never dabble into politics without a godly burden or passion. (Neh.2:1-5)
(v) Avoid compromise: stand by your godly virtues and principles (1 Cor.10:31).
(vi) Distinguish yourself and do not be hypocritical (1 Cor.6:1Z; Rom.12:2).
(vii) Do not be lured into cultism or bad caucus in the name of ‘belonging’, seeking relevance or power outwit others (1Cor.15:33).
(viii) Beware of the negative influence of political god-fathers (Prov.12:5; 25:26).
(ix) Be resolute in the face of persecution and propaganda. (Neh.4:3, 6; Neh.6:5-7; Dan. 6:11-14).
(x) Avoid abuse of power. Do not be tyrannical. (2 Chron.26:16-18).

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Why should Christians be prayerful in their political aspiration?

SUMMARY: Be involved in politics and don’t soil your garment. (1 Cor.15:33).

CONCLUSION: Join a political party today and be a Christian of influence.

EVALUATION:
(i) How can you be involved in politics?
(ii) What are the cautions to beware of?

CLOSING PRAYER: Father, let Your children be truly involved in politics.

ASSIGNMENT: Mention ten (10) things you will do if you become a Governor.

RCCG Sunday School 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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