RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL 1 SEPTEMBER 2019

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL 1 SEPTEMBER 2019

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?

MEMORY VERSE: “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.” –Matthew 6:9

Read – Open Heaven 1 September 2019

Read – Prayer Points On Open Heavens 1 September 2019

BIBLE PASSAGE: Psalm 89:5-7 KJV (RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 1 September 2019)

5 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.

6 For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD?

7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

LESSON INTRODUCTION:

What does it means to ‘hallow’ God’s name? The word ‘hallow’ is the Greek word ‘hagiography’ which is the word for ‘holy’.

‘Hallow’ therefore means ‘to set apart as holy, to sanctify or to treat as holy. The best modern word perhaps is ‘reverence’.

When we pray ‘hallowed be Your name: we are saying let God’s name be holy and reverenced on earth as it is in head end (Ps. 9:1; 89:5); let His name be given the unique reverence that is due His character and nature as the Heavenly Father(Ps. 92:2).

It means to ascend to the very heart of God by recognising who He is and what He has done (Ps.136:1-4).

We show reverence to God by learning how to truly worship Him (John 4:24).

OUTLINES

WHY AND HOW TO HALLOWED GOD’S NAME

BENEFITS OF REVERENCING GOD’S NAME

WHY AND HOW TO HALLOWED GOD’S NAME.

WHY SHOULD WE HALLOW GOD’S NAME?

We reverence God’s name because of His awesome power and majesty (Lev. 19:30).

It is a prompt response to one’s encounter with God’s splendour (Num.20:6; Judge 13:20). The idea of reverence for God started with God. (Deut.5).

It is a means of demonstrating our death to self and obedience to His commands (Gal.2:20).

God’s name stands for His person and each of His names reveals some aspects of His character (1Chron.16:29).

Jesus also reminded His disciplines to properly reverence God when He taught them how to pray (Matt. 8:9).

Reverencing God’s name makes the presence of God real in our hearts.

An important way to demonstrate reverence for God is by the way we live (Rom.12:1).

We should reverence God by taking seriously God’s hatred for sin and the coming judgment on those who refuse to repent. (Col.3:5-6; Rom.1:18).

BENEFITS OF REVERENCING GOD’S NAME

There are numerous blessings attached to reverencing God’s:

It keeps us close in fellowship with God and rescues us from distress, troubles, sorrow and pain (Ps.34:1; Ps.116:3-4).

We become partakers of God’s mercy and are filled with God’s Spirit (Ps.86:5; Acts 2:17a).

We also enjoy the riches of the Lord (Rom.10:12) and get immediate attention/solution from God (Lk.18:38-40; John 11:41-42).

We receive deep and secret things from God (Dan. 2:20-23).

CONCLUSION: We hallow the name of God when we trust, reverence, obey and glorify Him.

QUESTIONS:

Why and how should we hallow God’s name?

What are the benefits of reverencing God’s name.

FURTHER READING:

Monday: Psalms 19:1

Tuesday: Romans 1: 20

Wednesday: John 17:6

Thursday: Hebrews 13:15

Friday: Colossians 3:17

Saturday: 1 Corinthians 10:31

Sunday: Romans 12:1

ASSIGNMENT: Give five (5) reasons some people find it difficult to reverence God’s name.

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