(Rccg Teens Teacher’s Manual Sunday 17 March 2019)
RCCG TEENS TEACHER’S MANUAL
DATE: SUNDAY 17TH MARCH, 2019
TOPIC: DOMINION THROUGH OFFERING
1 Kings 3:1-15
1. And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh’s daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of the LORD, and the wall of Jerusalem round about.
2. Only the people sacrificed in high places, because there was no house built unto the name of the LORD, until those days.
3. And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places.
4. And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar.
5. In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.
6. And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
7. And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.
8. And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.
9. Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?
10. And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
11. And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;
12. Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.
13. And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.
14. And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.
15. And Solomon awoke; and, behold, it was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and offered up burnt offerings, and offered peace offerings, and made a feast to all his servants.
Rccg Teens Teacher’s Manual Sunday 17 March 2019 Memory Verse
MEMORY VERSE : Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
LESSON AIM : To encourage the teens to give offerings so that they can be blessed.
CENTRAL TRUTH : Solomon got his dominion through offering.
INTRODUCTION : Solomon made a very wise decision to offer a thousand burnt offerings unto the Lord at Gibeon. At that time there was no sanctuary built for worship. They had a designated place referred to as high place where the people go to offer sacrifices unto God. Solomon did not give an excuse of no place to worship, he made the best use of what was available and God blessed him. From our text, Solomon did not only give offerings to God, he also gave to the people.
Rccg Teens Teacher’s Manual
Sunday 17 March 2019 STUDY GUIDE:
*What is an offering*:
1. The act of one who offers.
2. Something offered; especially a sacrifice ceremonially offered as a part of
3. A contribution to the support of a church.
What can you give as offering?
3. Material possessions
4. Love and affection
Who can you give offering to?
2. Needy, sick, poor, less privileged
3. God’s work: being part of crusades, outreaches, building projects, welfare schemes etc.
How can one then have dominion through offering?
In Solomon’s case, the Lord appeared to him and asked him to ask for anything. This means your offering can speak for you. The kind of blessing God gave Solomon was such that none can fathom. God said there was none like him before him and neither after him shall any arise like unto him. This is dominion.
DISCUSSION : From verses 11-15, list out all the blessings Solomon got from God.
CONCLUSION : Offerings do not have to be given only in church. Give to the needy. Blessed are the merciful for they too shall obtain mercy. Matthew 5:7, Luke 6:38
DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK
#SUNDAY : Luke 14:25-34 – Leaving all to follow Christ.
#MONDAY: John 7:37-39 – The promise of the Holy Spirit.
#TUESDAY: 2 Timothy 1:13-18 – Be loyal to the faith.
#WEDNESDAY: Galatians 3:26-29 – Sons and Heirs.
#THURSDAY: Mark 6:45-52 – Jesus walks on the sea.
#FRIDAY: Romans 12:1-2 – Living sacrifices to God.
#SATURDAY: Jeremiah 46:27-28 – God will preserve Israel.