RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT’S MANUAL 3RD MARCH 2019 – COMPLETE EYESIGHT

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT’S MANUAL 3RD MARCH 2019 – COMPLETE EYESIGHT

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?

MEMORY VERSE: “Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law”. Psalms 119:18

BIBLE PASSAGE: 2Kings 6:13-17

2 Kings:6.13
So he said, “Go and see where he [is,] that I may send and get him.” And it was told him, saying, “Surely [he is] in Dothan.”
2 Kings:6.14
Therefore he sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city.
2 Kings:6.15
And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?”
2 Kings:6.16
So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who [are] with us [are] more than those who [are] with them.”
2 Kings:6.17
And Elisha prayed, and said, “LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain [was] full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

INTRODUCTION:
A man is incomplete without his eyesight. He finds it difficult to dominate or fulfill purpose(s). Gen 1:28. The eye is a very important part of the body because it is the body’s camera. In addition to vision, the eye also provides depth perception and contributes to the man’s balance. — Matt. 6:22.

LESSON OUTLINES
1. Types and usefulness of the eyes
2. Dangers of not having complete eyesight

TYPE AND USEFULNESS OF THE EYES

The eyes can be categorised into three. The first is the physical eyes attached to the body. Anyone without the physical eyes is seriously handicapped because the eye is the light of the body (Luke 11:36; John 9:1).

The second is the eye of the soul, also known as ‘the eyes of understanding’ (Ephesians 1:18). These eyes are so vital that they could make the difference between salvation and perdition.

When the Gospel is preached, many people find it difficult to understand how the death of ‘someone’ over 2000 years ago could secure eternity in Heaven for them. To believe that salvation is not by works but free is because your eyes of understanding is enlightened. Read – Open Heavens 3 March 2019

The third category is the spiritual eye which enables you to see into the realm of the spirit. It makes you see what no ordinary eye can see (2Kings 2:11-12). Those who see into the realm of the spirit receive impartation and get what they desire.

Usually, the physical eye sees problems, while the spiritual eye sees the solution (2Kings 6:15-17, John 11:22-23). If you are always seeing in the physical but never see in the spiritual, you will be far from solutions (Job 2:9). Those whose spiritual eyes are opened always see solutions right within the problem (Job 19:25).

In 2Kings 2:11, Elisha would not have received the double portion of anointing from Elijah if his spiritual eyes were not opened. Any believer who is spiritually blind will not be able to see into the realm of the spirit and have a glimpse of Heaven (Isaiah 6:1-6, Luke 9:32-33).

DANGERS OF NOT HAVING COMPLETE EYESIGHT

It is dangerous to be without physical sight like the man in John 9:1-7. The blind cannot enjoy the beauty of nature. Walking is seriously hampered and collision is inevitable. Many times blind people remain on the same spot (Mark 10:46, John 9:8).

They may be hindered from fulfilling the purpose for which they were born. When the gospel is preached, those whose eyes of understanding are darkened will find it difficult to believe that Jesus is God and through Him they can find everlasting life (Acts 28:26-28, Ephesians 1:18). Their end is death.

CONCLUSION
Without a complete eyesight, you cannot have total vision. The race of such a Christian will be tedious and unexciting. If your spiritual eyes are always open, not only will your problems be solved, you will become an answer to the problem of others.

QUESTIONS
1. Mention the types and usefulness of the eyes.
2. What are the dangers of incomplete eyesight?

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