RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT’S MANUAL SUNDAY 21ST APRIL 2019 – ONLY ONE GOD

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT’S MANUAL SUNDAY 21ST APRIL 2019 – ONLY ONE GOD

*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 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 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: ‘’For thou art great and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.” – Psalm 86:10

BIBLE PASSAGE: Isaiah 43:10-15

Isaiah:43.10
“You [are] My witnesses,” says the LORD, “And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, And understand that I [am] He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me.
Isaiah:43.11
I, [even] I, [am] the LORD, And besides Me [there is] no savior.
Isaiah:43.12
I have declared and saved, I have proclaimed, And [there was] no foreign [god] among you; Therefore you [are] My witnesses,” Says the LORD, “that I [am] God.
Isaiah:43.13
Indeed before the day [was,] I [am] He; And [there is] no one who can deliver out of My hand; I work, and who will reverse it?”
Isaiah:43.14
Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel: “For your sake I will send to Babylon, And bring them all down as fugitives — The Chaldeans, who rejoice in their ships.
Isaiah:43.15
I [am] the LORD, your Holy One, The Creator of Israel, your King.”

INTRODUCTION:

Because we live in a world with many competing truth claims, and many so-called gods, the identity of the one true God matters. The one true God is distinguished from all the false gods that have been imposed upon mankind by evil spirits and misled men.

Gods that are fashioned by the imaginations and hands of men are absolutely worthless (Isaiah 44:9-10), but the one true God is full of glory, grace and truth (John 1:14).

LESSON OUTLINES
1. The one true God
2. Idolatry is terribly dangerous

THE ONE TRUE GOD

The Bible says that the one true God is the sovereign, self-existent Creator of the universe (Isaiah 42:5; Ephesians 1:11). He is a Spirit (John 4:24), He is eternal (Psalm 90:2), and He is personal (Deuteronomy 34:10).

The one true God possesses all knowledge (Isaiah 46:10) and all power (Matthew 19:26), is present in all places (Psalm 139:7-10), and is unchanging (James 1:17).

There are many false gods – Hinduism alone supposedly recognises as many as 330 million gods – but none of them possesses the attributes of the one true God.

The Bible also says that God is just (Acts 17:31), loving (Ephesians 2:4-5), truthful (Numbers 23:19), and holy (Isaiah 6:3). God shows compassion (2Corinthians 1:3), mercy (Romans 9:15), and grace (Romans 5:17).

God judges sin (Psalm 5:5), but He also offers forgiveness (Psalm 130:4). Any god that is not just, loving, truthful, holy, compassionate, merciful, gracious and forgiving is not the one true God.

IDOLATRY IS TERRIBLY DANGEROUS

Idolatry is simply the worship of a physical object as a god or immoderate attachment or devotion to something.

As far as God is concerned, this is a sinful act and it is forbidden and very dangerous to do so too (Exodus 20:4; Leviticus 26:1; Deuteronomy 11:16; Isaiah 42:8; 1John 5:21). Also Read – Open Heaven 21 April 2019

They go by various names in the days of the Bible – Ashtaroth, Baal, Baalpeor, Chemosh, Dagon Diana and Molech – (Judges 2:13; 1Kings 16:32; Numbers 25:3; 2Kings 23:13; 1Samuel 5:2; Acts 19:24).

In almost every nation of the world, there are numerous of such gods and by various names too (you can name some). Some have worshipped heavenly bodies, devil etc. (Deuteronomy 4:19; Hosea 4:19; Hosea 3:4).

Unlike the Almighty God who is full of life, idols are inactive, perishable, helpless, highly degrading and, therefore, unworthy of worship (Revelations 1:8; Isaiah 40:20; Isaiah 45:20; Deuteronomy 4:28; Jeremiah 10:5; Acts 17:29).

CONCLUSION
Acknowledging God as the Almighty, the only true One undoubtedly qualifies a Christian life that operates in the miraculous. It is, therefore, wise to do so now, having the knowledge that God will not share His glory with another.

QUESTIONS
1. Justify with scriptures that there is only one God.

2. How is idolatry dangerous?

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