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(28 April 2019 RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual)

28 April 2019 RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual

RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 28 April 2019 – Beware of Modern Day Idolatry

TOPIC: Beware of Modern Day Idolatry

OPENING PRAYER: Father, please save my home and church from all forms of modern day idolatry. (Scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 28 April 2019 HYMN)

MEMORY VERSE: “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” – Matthew 22:37 (scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 28 April 2019 HYMN)

BIBLE PASSAGE: Exodus 20:3-5 KJV (RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 28 April 2019)

3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

LESSON INTRODUCTION:

An idol is anything that replaces the one true God in our lives. It can be anything that appeals to our own heart more than God does, and anything that takes significant amount of our time leaving us with little or no time to spend with Him. While the scriptures condemn idolatry in strong terms (Jer. 25:6: Exodus 20:5), many Christians engage in idol worshipping today without knowing it.

TEXT REVIEW: EXODUS 20:3-5 – “WARNING”

I. The Mosaic law refers to as “Torah” in Hebrews which means “teaching” is divided into three (3), namely:

i. The moral law dealing with God’s standard for Holy living. Exodus 20:1-17.

ii. The civil law dealing with Israel’s legal and social life. Exodus 21:1-23.

iii. The ceremonial law dealing with ceremonies of worship/sacrifices. Exodus 24:12-31.

II. God forbids idol worshipping out rightly with the following instructions:

i. Thou shall have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:3.

ii. Thou shall not make no graven image of any likeness be it in heaven, earth or underneath the earth. Exodus 20:4.

iii. Thou shall not bow to them. Exodus 20:5a.

iv. Thou shall not serve them. Exodus 20:5b.

III. God gave reasons for these directives to show how serious they are:

i. He is the Lord thy God (Sufficient to be followed and worshipped). Exodus 20:1.

ii. He is the deliverer from bondages of Egypt (and any forms of bondages or captivities). Exodus 20:1b.

iii. He is a jealous God and would punish perpetrators who violate the commandment to the third and fourth generations. Exodus 20:5b.

iv. He is a merciful God and would show mercy to those who keep the commandments and love him. Exodus 20:6.

2 LESSON OUTLINES

LESSON OUTLINE 1: FORMS OF MODERN DAY IDOLATRY

i. Modern day idolatry is all pursuit and craving of man to leave the God out of their equation or lives. Isaiah 42:8.

ii. It is the act of portraying and painting God in unbiblical precepts to suit personal values and ideologies. 2 Tim. 4:3.

iii. Self worship expressed through aggressive pursuit and realization of goals and dreams without God.

iv. Materialism i.e. excessive regards for worldly possession. 1 Cor. 7:31; Col. 3:5.

v. Pride and ego i.e. forms of obsession with careers, business or job in order to raise social status. Eccl. 2:21-23; Prov. 8:13.

vi. Idolizing fellow humans i.e. referencing renowned individuals like musicians, actors, footballers, ministers of God, politicians, spouse, etc.

vii. Naturalism and the power of sciences i.e. illusion that man is the lord of his world due to scientific and technological breakthroughs. 2 Peter 3:10-13.

viii. Self indulgence i.e. this is expressed through alcohol, drugs, devotion to television programmes, social media, etc.

ix. Clubbing/partying, pornography, gambling and so on. 1 Cor. 10:31.

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Differentiate between traditional or conventional idol worshipping and modern day idol worshipping.

LESSON OUTLINE 2: CONSEQUENCES OF MODERN DAY IDOLATRY

i. Divine curse on the perpetrators. Daniel 4:30-33.

ii. It leads the perpetrators away from the law and teachings of the Lord. 2 Tim. 4:3-4; 3:1-4.

iii. Those who are involved lose their zeal for things of God. 2 Tim. 4:10.

iv. It has grievous consequences of eternal separation from God. 1 Sam. 2:29-36.

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Identify other consequences of getting involved in the modern day idolatry.

SUMMARY: Flee modern day idolatry.

CONCLUSION: The worship of ‘self’, is the basis of all modern day idolatry. God warns against it (Exodus 20:30). It is a lifelong battle in Christian life that must be resisted. Eph. 6:11; 2 Tim. 2:3.

EVALUATION: Identify forms and consequences of getting involved in modern day idolatry.

CLOSING PRAYER: Father, liberate your Children from all forms of modern day idolatry.

ASSIGNMENT: Mention ten (10) things which have gradually taken the position of God in some peoples’ lives and their consequences (either physical or spiritual).

RCCG Sunday School 28 April 2019 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.
  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?

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