RCCG Sunday School Students Manual 12th September 2021 (Lesson 2)

RCCG Sunday School Student Manual September 12th, 2021 (Lesson 2)

THE RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT’S MANUAL
SEPTEMBER SUNDAY 12, 2021
LESSON TWO (2)

LESSON TWO TOPIC: BE THANKFUL

RCCG Sunday School Student Manual September 12th, 2021 (Lesson 2)

MEMORY VERSE: “Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms” Psalms 95:2

BIBLE PASSAGE: Psalms 100:1-5
[1](A Psalm of praise.) Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
[2]Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
[3]Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
[4]Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
[5]For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

RCCG Sunday School Student’s Manual 12 September 2021 (Lesson 2)

LESSON INTRODUCTION: To be thankful literally means to be full of thanks or appreciation. It is an expression of gratitude to someone. Thankfulness in this context is an act of thanksgiving or a show of gratitude to God. Though some people are ungrateful for various reasons, we must not be ingrates because of its attendant dangers.

LESSON OUTLINES
1. REASONS AND BENEFITS OF THANKSGIVING
2. DANGERS OF INGRATITUDE

REASONS AND BENEFITS OF THANKSGIVING
Thanksgiving is a command (1Chron.16:8).
The request of a believer should start and end with thanksgiving. We thank God for victories over battles of life. (Jonah 2:9). It is important to thank God for for His mercies and divine provisions (Ps. 68:19; Mic. 7:18-20). Thanksgiving is offered to God for His miracles and restoration of hope. (1Sam.2:1-5; Ps 126:1-2). The primary reason God created us in His image is for fellowship, thanksgiving, praise and joyful heart (Isa.43:21).

If you will cultivate the habit of showing gratitude to God, you will compel overflowing blessings from Him. These blessings include: answered prayers (John 11:41-44); abundant provision (Mk.8:6-8); deliverance from bondage (Acts 16:25-26). Thankful people are peaceful and joyful (Phil.4:6-7). They enjoy divine presence (Ps.22:3; 95:2), complete restoration, wholeness (Lk.17:16-19) and victory without a fight (2 Chron. 20:21-23).

DANGERS OF INGRATITUDE
Ingratitude is the result of vain imagination and a darkened heart. Sometimes your thanksgiving is senseless to the ordinary person but it is more profitable to be thankful than to grumble or complain (Rom.1:12; Prov.15:8). There are several reasons people are ungrateful to God. Sin or spiritual blindness (Eph.4:17-18). Refusal to take account what God has done (Romans 1:21). Pride (Acts 12:21-23).

Every acts of ingratitude comes with its own attendant danger. Risk of losing the existing blessing, salvation and Heaven. (Matt. 25:24-25&30). Limiting one’s blessings or answered prayers (Lk.17:12-16,19). It could result in emptiness and sorrow (Pro.15:13; 17:22) thereby, making practically restoration difficult.

CONCLUSION: Showing of gratitude to God ensures continuous divine presence and fellowship.

QUESTION
1. Mention some of the reasons for thanksgiving.
2. Why is ingratitude dangerous?

FURTHER READINGS:

MONDAY: Psalm 50:14
Offer to God thanksgiving,
And pay your vows to the Most High.

TUESDAY: Psalm 67:3
Let the peoples praise You, O God;
Let all the peoples praise You.

WEDNESDAY: Psalm 92:1
It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;

THURSDAY: Psalm 103:2
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:

FRIDAY: Psalm 137:5
If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
Let my right hand forget its skill!

SATURDAY: Isaiah 17:10
Because you have forgotten the God of your salvation,
And have not been mindful of the Rock of your [a]stronghold,
Therefore you will plant pleasant plants
And set out foreign seedlings;

SUNDAY: Hosea 8:14
“For Israel has forgotten his Maker,
And has built [a]temples;
Judah also has multiplied fortified cities;
But I will send fire upon his cities,
And it shall devour his [b]palaces.”

ASSIGNMENT: Mention five (5) people who
gave thanks to God with reference from the Bible.

Open Heaven Today 12 September 2021 Sunday – The God of Abundance!

SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMN (RCCG Sunday School Students Manual 12th September 2021 (Lesson 2)
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

5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Though the sun be so bright,
Or if the clouds be 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?

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