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    Saturday, 23 September 2017

    24th September RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER'S MANUAL LESSON FOUR (4)

    24th September RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER'S MANUAL LESSON FOUR (4)

    LESSON FOUR (4): SALVATION EXPERIENCE [SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2017]


    OPENING PRAYER: Father, please save souls today through this lesson, in the name of Jesus

    BIBLE PASSAGE:  John 3:3-8Amplified Bible (AMP)

    3 Jesus answered him, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless a person is born again [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified], he cannot [ever] see and experience the kingdom of God.”

    4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter his mother’s womb a second time and be born, can he?” 5 Jesus answered, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot [ever] enter the kingdom of God. 




    RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER'S MANUAL LESSON FOUR (4)


    6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh [the physical is merely physical], and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

    7 Do not be surprised that I have told you, ‘You must be born again [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified].’

     8 The wind blows where it wishes and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it is coming from and where it is going; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”


    RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER'S MANUAL LESSON FOUR (4)


    MEMORY VERSE:  Titus 2:11Amplified Bible (AMP)

    11 For the [remarkable, undeserved] grace of God that [a]brings salvation has appeared to all men.

    LESSON INTRODUCTION - The Hebrew and Greek words translation of ‘Salvation’ are ‘Yashuwah’ and ‘Soteria’ respectively. This word is used for the deliverance of the Israelites from the Egyptians {Ex 14:13} and for deliverance generally from evil or danger. In the New Testament, it is specially used with reference to the great deliverance from the guilt and the pollution of sin wrought out by Jesus Christ, ‘the great salvation’ (Heb 2:3).

    TEXT REVIEW : JOHN 3 : 3-8 KJV

    1.The issue of salvation is not as trivial as some people might think or posit. In the view of Nicodemus, it simply meant entering into the mother’s womb and be re-born. John 3 : 4 No, Jesus disapproved this human-based proposal.

    ¡¡.Salvation also goes beyond mental draft of scenario and it is not evasive. Jesus said the wind bloweth where it listeth John 3 : 8a. It is not customised or limited to a particular person, group or association. It is purely a show of mercy from the Lord to whoever accepts it .John 3 : 8b.

    ¡¡¡. Salvation is not factored to age or years or positions in the society or church otherwise one would have persumed that people like Nicodemus, a Pharisees and ruler of Jew, would have been saved. But he was ignorant of the subject. The Lord Jesus too was surprised at his ignorance. John 3 : 1, 10. Find the following truth about salvation

    a. It is real. Verily, verily I say unto you” John 3 : 3, 11.

    b. It is a mandatory visa to heaven. “Except a man be born again, he can not see the kingdom of heaven. John 3 : 36.

    c. It is spiritual. “That which is born of the spirit is spirit” John 3 : 6.

    d. It is available for those who want it. “Whosoever” John 3 : 16.

    e. It is obtained through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ” whosoever believeth in him (Jesus) shall have eternal life” John 3 : 16.

    LESSON OUTLINE 1: DESCRIPTION OF SALVATION

    i. Salvation means to be born again .i.e returning to the sinless origin of man at the creation. John 3:3

    ii. It is having incorruptible seed planted in us. I Pet 1:23

    iii. It is changing of status from son of man to son of God. John 1:11-12; Romans 8:15

    iv. Salvation implies experiencing divine health through the blood of Jesus which flows in us. It is being alive to God. John 14:19; John 10:10.

    v. It is a life full of spiritual power to do greater work for God. John 14:12

    vi. It is becoming a new creature. II Corinthians 5:17

    vii. It is cleansing of all sins. I John 1:7

    viii. It is destruction of yokes and obtaining a peculiar nature. I Peter 2:9

    ix. It is becoming a member of God’s family. I John 3:9

    x. It is replacement of sinful nature with new culture of love, unity, prayer, joy, faith, power and greatness. John 13:35; Eph 2:8

    Class Activity: What is not salvation?

    RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER'S MANUAL LESSON FOUR (4)

    LESSON OUTLINE 2: INSTANT AND ULTIMATE SALVATION

    A. INSTANT SALVATION:

    i. The individual hears/listens to the message of the gospel and accepts it. Romans10:17

    ii. The Holy Ghost convicts the individual

    iii. The sinner/individual confesses his/her sins.

    iv. The sinner asks for forgiveness and mercy

    v. The individual accepts the Lord Jesus Christ as Lord. Romans 10:10; Acts 4:12;10:31.

    vi. The individual is saved by grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. Eph 2:8-9

    B. ULTIMATE SALVATION [MEANING AND REQUIREMENTS]

    1. MEANING

    The individual who has been saved endures to the end. Matthew 10:22; 2 Pet 1:10-11

    2. REQUIREMENTS

    To endure to the end means/requires:

    i. Enduring the hardship of the race and battle of faith

    ii. Enduring storms, mockery, fake accusation, temptation, persecution, trials, etc. 1Cor 9:24-27; Heb 12:1-4; 2 Tim 2:3-5; John 16:33

    iii. Working out our salvation with fear and trembling. Philippians 2:12

    iv. Putting on the whole armour of God. Eph 6:12-18

    v. It requires some work, prayers and watchfulness. 1Pet 5:8; Matthew 26:41

    vi. Patience, being lawful and confession of victory over the devil. Heb 12:1; 2 Tim 2:15

    Class Activity 2: what are the requirements for the ultimate salvation?

    SUMMARY:

    You must be saved. It is the only condition not to perish.

    CONCLUSION:

    The Holy spirit is both active in order to save and to endure to the end.

    CLOSING PRAYER:

    i. Holy Spirit, help me to endure to the end, in the name of Jesus

    ii. Holy Spirit, help me and quick me always, in the name of Jesus

    RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER'S MANUAL LESSON FOUR (4)

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