RCCG Sunday School Student Manual 5 September 2021 – Lesson 1

RCCG Sunday School Student Manual 5 September 2021 – Lesson 1
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TOPIC: The Essence Of Praise (RCCG Sunday School Student Manual 5 September 2021)

MEMORY VERSE: “I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.” – Psalms 9:1

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BIBLE PASSAGE: Psalms 67:3-7 (RCCG Sunday School Student Manual 5 September 2021)

3 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.

5 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.

7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

RCCG Sunday School Student Manual 5 September 2021 – Lesson 1

INTRODUCTION: In our day to day dealing with ourselves, thanksgiving and praises are considered very important especially when we receive any help from anyone. This show of appreciation usually acts as impetus to receiving similar assistance or gifts in future. We as Christians should know that God who is our Father loves us even more than our earthly father does. The only thing we can do in order to show our appreciation is by praising Him no matter the circumstances that come on our way. We must cultivate the habit of praising God and thanking Him all the days of our lives. The first principle a Christian should learn, should be how to develop the habit of praising God (Psalm 105:1-3)

LESSON OUTLINES:

WHY SHOULD WE PRAISE GOD?
ACCEPTABLE PRAISE
1. WHY SHOULD WE PRAISE GOD?

If we want our lives to be full of miracles and wonders, it is necessary for us to know that the formula is in praising God. The attributes of God are sufficient reasons for us to praise Him. That is one reason the angels praise God continuously (Isaiah 6:3). God’s holiness is linked with His glory. He is glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders (Exodus 15:11). When we praise God, we have victories over our enemies (Ps. 18:3). We should praise God for His goodness and His wonderful works (Ps. 107:8). If we praise God, He will take note and this will gladden His heart (Ps. 22:3). God is righteous and His righteousness demands that we should praise Him (Ps.7:17). God is a jealous God and His Jealousy demands that we must show His sovereignty over all things by praising Him (Exodus 34:14). He is the only One and demands for Himself alone worship and praises to which He has a right (Ex.20:3-4). Praise is an acceptable sacrifice before God (Heb.13:15).

2. ACCEPTABLE PRAISE

Even though God is universal for all mankind, yet, he accepts praise from those who draw God. We must confess our sins and repent from them (1 John 1:8-10; 2 Cor. 5:17). It is after this that your sacrifice of praise can be acceptable to God.

CONCLUSION: Praising God is the only thing we can do for Him. It is an inevitable aspect of worshipping God.

QUESTIONS

Give five of the reasons believers should praise God
How can we offer acceptable praise to God?
FUTHER READINGS:

Monday: Acts 3:8-9 (KJV)
8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. 9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:

Tuesday: Psalm 148:1-14 (KJV)
1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise him in the heights. 2 Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts. 3 Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light. 4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens. 5 Let them praise the name of the Lord: for he commanded, and they were created. 6 He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass. 7 Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps: 8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his word: 9 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars: 10 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl: 11 Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth: 12 Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children: 13 Let them praise the name of the Lord: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven. 14 He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the Lord.

Wednesday: Psalm 150:1-6 (KJV)
1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. 2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. 3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. 4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. 5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. 6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.

Thursday: Psalm 145:11 (KJV)
11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;

Friday: Proverbs 27:2 (KJV)
2 Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

Saturday: Isaiah 60:18 (KJV)
18 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.

Sunday: Luke.2:13 (KJV)
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

ASSIGNMENT: Give five (5) reasons some people find it hard to praise God.

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