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RCCG Sunday School Teachers Manual | 19 September 2021 (Lesson 3)

RCCG Sunday School Teachers Manual | 19 September 2021 (Lesson 3)

RCCG Sunday School Teachers Manual | 19 September 2021 (Lesson 3)

RCCG Sunday School Teachers Manual | 19 September 2021 (Lesson 3)

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RCCG Sunday School Teacher’s Manual 19th September 2021 Lesson 3 – Assurance Of Salvation – Written By Pastor E.A. Adeboye (Redeem Christian Church Of God, Sunday Service)

TOPIC: Assurance Of Salvation

OPENING PRAYER: Father, thank You for the gift of salvation. (Scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 19 September 2021 HYMN)

ALSO, READ RCCG Sunday School Teacher’s Manual 22nd August 2021 (Lesson 51)

MEMORY VERSE: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” – Romans 10:9

BIBLE PASSAGE: 1 John 5:11-13 KJV (RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 19 September 2021)

11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

LESSON INTRODUCTION: Many followers of Jesus Christ look for the assurance of salvation in the wrong places. We tend to seek assurance of salvation in the things God is doing in our lives, in our spiritual growth, in the good works and in obedience to God’s Word that is evident in our Christian walk.

RCCG Sunday School Teachers Manual | 19 September 2021 (Lesson 3)

While these things can be evidence of salvation, they are not what we should base the assurance of our salvation on. Thus this lesson centres on the confidence we have now that we are saved.

TEXT REVIEW: 1 John 5:11-13.
Apostle John in his first epistle made some clarifications on the issue of salvation. He says:

  1. God has given us eternal life and this eternal life is in His Son. v11
  2. He goes further to say:
    a. ………….. v12a
    b. ………….. v12b
  3. He emphasised that he has written unto them:
    a….V13a.
    b. V13b.

LESSON OUTLINES

LESSON OUTLINE 1: WHAT IS SALVATION?

  1. The following should be noted about salvation:
    i. Salvation is deliverance from danger or suffering. To save is to deliver or protect. Sometimes, the Bible uses the words saved or salvation to refer to temporal, physical deliverance, such as Paul’s deliverance from prison (Phil.1:1).
    ii. The word “salvation” concerns an eternal, spiritual deliverance. Jesus equated being saved with entering the kingdom of God (Matt.19:24-25).
    iii. Salvation means to be saved from “wrath”, that it, to be exempted from God’s judgement of sin (Romans 5:9; 1 Thess. 5:9) which is death – eternal separation from God (Romans 6:23). Salvation therefore implies “the removal of one’s sin”.
  2. Only God can remove sin and deliver us from its penalty (2Tim.1:9; Titus 3:5). He does this through His son Jesus Christ (John 3:17). Specifically;

    RCCG Sunday School Teachers Manual | 19 September 2021 (Lesson 3)

    i. It was Jesus’ shedding of His blood, His death on the cross and subsequent resurrection that achieved our salvation (Rom.5:10; Eph.1:7).
    ii. Scripture is clear that salvation is the gracious, undeserved gift of God (Eph.2:5, 8-9) and is only available through faith in Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12).
    iii. Salvation is the deliverance, by the grace of God, from eternal punishment for sin which is granted to those who believe and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour having repented of their sins John 1:12).

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Students should describe salvation in their own terms

LESSON OUTLINE 2: ASSURANCE OF SALVATION

The teacher should guide the students through to following truths to assure them of their salvation:

  1. When a sinner hears the gospel of salvation, repents and forsakes his sins, he goes on to confess his sins to Jesus Christ and asks for salvation, he will save be (Rom.10:9-15; Acts 2:21).
  2. We should not live our Christian lives wondering and worrying each day whether or not we are truly saved. A sinner who has just prayed a prayer of salvation must believe what is written in Romans 10:9-10 “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation”.
  3. Believers should trust that they are saved based on the promises God has declared, not because of their subjective experiences or religious activities (Eph.2:8-9).
  4. The assurance of our salvation therefore, comes by faith in God’s word (Rom.5:1).
  5. The Holy Spirit also bears (inner) witness with our spirit (Rom.8:16).

    RCCG Sunday School Teachers Manual | 19 September 2021 (Lesson 3)

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Students should briefly narrate their salvation experience.

SUMMARY: Once you confess your sins to God, repent from them, forsake such sins, surrender your lives to Jesus Christ, ask Him to forgive your sins and declare Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour with faith in your heart, you will be saved (Rom. 9-10)

CONCLUSION: Do not doubt your salvation. Build your assurance in Christ through intimacy with the word of God.

EVALUATION: Teachers should ask the students what gives them the assurance that they are born again.

CLOSING PRAYER: Father, please help me not to lose my salvation in Jesus’ name.

ASSIGNMENT: Check through the Bible, write out five (5) scriptures that assure you of your salvation.

RCCG Sunday School Teachers Manual | 19 September 2021 (Lesson 3)

RCCG Sunday School HYMN

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Christ was Thy first teacher,
    The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
    Does manifest in thee.
  4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    This testimony is sure,
    That God, the Father Almighty,
    Poured His blessing on Thee.

    RCCG Sunday School Teachers Manual | 19 September 2021 (Lesson 3)

  5. 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.
  6. 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 Teachers Manual guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical churches in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC.

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