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RCCG Sunday School Teens Teacher’s Manual 8 December 2019 Lesson 15 – Opposite of Glory – Shame & Reproach

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TOPIC: Opposite of Glory – Shame & Reproach

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BIBLE TEXT: Ruth 1:8-22

8 And Naomi said unto her two daughters in law, Go, return each to her mother’s house: the LORD deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead, and with me.

9 The LORD grant you that ye may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband. Then she kissed them; and they lifted up their voice, and wept.

10 And they said unto her, Surely we will return with thee unto thy people.

11 And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters: why will ye go with me? are there yet any more sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands?

12 Turn again, my daughters, go your way; for I am too old to have an husband. If I should say, I have hope, if I should have an husband also to night, and should also bear sons;

13 Would ye tarry for them till they were grown? would ye stay for them from having husbands? nay, my daughters; for it grieveth me much for your sakes that the hand of the LORD is gone out against me.

14 And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.

15 And she said, Behold, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people, and unto her gods: return thou after thy sister in law.

16 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God

17 Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.

18 When she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, then she left speaking unto her.

19 So they two went until they came to Bethlehem. And it came to pass, when they were come to Bethlehem, that all the city was moved about them, and they said, Is this Naomi?

20 And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.

21 I went out full, and the LORD hath brought me home again empty: why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the LORD hath testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted me?

22 So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law, with her, which returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest.

MEMORY VERSE: “O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.” – Psalms 25:2

LESSON AIM: To teach them the opposite of glory.

CENTRAL TRUTH: Glory can turn into shame and reproach if we do not maintain our relationship with God.

INTRODUCTION: When something is no more glorious, it becomes shameful and a reproach.

Shame is a regrettable or unfortunate situation or action. It is a painful feeling of humiliation caused by consciousness of foolish behaviour.

Reproach is an expression of disapproval an occasion of blame, discredit or disgrace.

Children of God must make sure they do not allow Satan to turn their glory into shame and reproach.

STUDY GUIDE:

A. Naomi as Case Study

Naomi’s life was glorious but things later turn upside for her.

1 She was married

2 She had children

3 When there was famine in their land, the family moved to another county

4 Her two sons grew up and got married

5 Things were going on well until suddenly Satan struck

6 Her husband died

7 Her two sons also died

8 The devil turned her glory into shame and reproach.

B. What can turn glory to shame?

1 Satan – He deceived Eve and Adams – Genesis 3

2 The works of our hands – sins – Proverb 14:34

3 When we forget God our source

4 Generational curse – Walking in the counsel of the ungodly.

5 Over familiarity with God – Eli refused to correct his sons because he was so familiar with God. 1 Sam.3:11-14

C. Examples of people whose glory turned into shame and reproach:

1 Samson – Judges 16:30

2 Saul – 1 Sam 15:26-28

3 Demas – 2 Timothy 4:10

4 Eli – 1 Samuel 4:12-18

INVITATION/APPLICATION: David experienced shame and reproach when he committed adultery with Bathsheba. He went before God in repentance and God restored his glory. But note that David never went into such again.

ACTIVITY: Give a practical of someone who his/her glory turned ton shame.

CONCLUSION: It can be very disheartening when something that is glorious suddenly turns into shame and reproach. Do not let this be your portion at any time in your life. It is not a palatable experience. What you need to is not to relent in loving and serving the Lord. And peradventure you are experiencing shame and reproach at this moment, all hope is not lost. Run to God the Father and ask for help. He is able to turn your shame into glory.

PRAYER: Father, turn my shame and reproach to glory in Jesus’ name.

DEVOTION FOR THE WEEK

SUNDAY: Amos 5:16-27 – The Day of the Lord

MONDAY: Galatians 1:11-17 – Call to Apostleship

TUESDAY: Genesis 11:1-19 – The Confusion of languages

WEDNESDAY: 1 Peter 3: 18-22 – Christ’s Suffering and Ours

THURSDAY: Psalm 70:1-5 – Prayer for Relief from Adversaries

FRIDAY: Revelation 22:20-21 – I am coming Quickly

SATURDAY: Job 2:11-13 – Job’s Three Friends.

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 friend 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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