RCCG Sunday School Student Manual 26 December 2021 – Lesson 17

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RCCG Sunday School Student Manual 26 December 2021 – Lesson 17

RCCG Sunday School Student Manual 26 December 2021 – Lesson 17

TOPIC: Bearing Fruits That Abide (RCCG Sunday School Student Manual 26 December 2021)

MEMORY VERSE: “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.” – John 15:16

BIBLE PASSAGE: Acts 16:1-5 (KJV) (RCCG Sunday School Student Manual 26 December 2021)

1 Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father was a Greek:

2 Which was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium.

3 Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and took and circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those quarters: for they knew all that his father was a Greek.

4 And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem.

5 And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.

INTRODUCTION: The Lord’s command is that all born again Christians should bear fruits and more importantly that the fruits should abide. Therefore, there is the need for extra spiritual efforts on souls saved to get established, localised in a church fellowship and mobilised until they too become soul winners. The Master did not just command us to bear fruits but that the fruits may abide (John 15:16). There is nothing compared to the worth of a soul won into the kingdom of God (Luke 15:4-7).

LESSON OUTLINES:

Fruit-Bearing Is A Most For The Believer
Abiding Fruits is Christ’s Command
1. FRUIT-BEARING IS A MUST FOR THE BELIEVER

The primary purpose of our election into the family of God is to bear fruits (Jn.15:16; Rom.7:4). Failure to carry out this instruction may be disastrous in that it may lead to an eternal loss of fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ (Jn.15:1-2; Matt.3:10).

It is wise, therefore, to watch on possible causes of unfruitfulness which may include: wiles and devices of the wicked one (Eph.6:11), tribulations and persecution and worldliness (Matt. 13:18-22). It is important to note that. These causes may not be due to a personal fault, yet, this type of attitude may incur the Lord’s disappointment for failing to invest life’s resources (Lk. 13:6-9; Lk.19:20).

2. ABIDING FRUITS IS CHRIST’S COMMAND

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Jesus ordained the believers not only to bear fruits but also to ensure that the fruits last (abide) (Jn.15:16). In order to achieve this, efforts must be geared towards conceiving maturing and multiplying of the fruits (Col.1:28). An essential tool in the hand of the Holy Spirit to achieve this is the man/woman sold out to the ministry of follow-up of the souls. Biblical examples include the early Apostles particularly Paul (Acts 2:46; Acts 15:36; Acts 16:5; Acts 18:18-23; Eph.1:15-18; Phil.2:19-20). The principles adopted include spending quality time in prayers and Bible study with the souls as led by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is pleased to increase the work of grace in a life when our trust and confidence in God is expressed in the new convert to suitable and appropriate truths in the Holy Bible (Acts 2:41-47).

CONCLUSION:
Having examined some basic principles, it is only worth it to put into practice all taught in this lesson.

QUESTIONS:

What is the Lord’s command concerning fruits bearing?
Mention some dangers of fruitlessness.
FURTHER READINGS:

Monday: 1 Corinthians 9:16-18 (KJV)
16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! 17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me. 18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

Tuesday: Matthew 24:9-14 (KJV)
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

Wednesday: Matthew 28:18-20 (KJV)
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

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Thursday: Mark 13:10 (KJV)
10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.

Friday: Luke 24:4 (KJV)
4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:

Saturday: Acts 1:8 (KJV)
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Sunday: Colossians 4:12-18 (KJV)
12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. 13 For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis. 14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you. 15 Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house. 16 And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea. 17 And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it. 18 The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.

ASSIGNMENT: Students should mention five (5) things they can do to ensure that the souls they have won abide.

RCCG Sunday School HYMN
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.
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.
O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Christ was Thy first teacher,
The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
Does manifest in thee.
O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
This testimony is sure,
That God, the Father Almighty,
Poured His blessing on Thee.
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.
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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