RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL SUNDAY 16 JUNE 2019
TOPIC: KNOW WHO YOU BELIEVE
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 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: “Who is like unto thee, O Lord , among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?” — Exodus 15:11
BIBLE PASSAGE: Psalms 103:1-14
[A Psalm] of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, [bless] His holy name!
Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
Who satisfies your mouth with good [things,] [So that] your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
The LORD executes righteousness And justice for all who are oppressed.
He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.
The LORD [is] merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
He will not always strive [with us,] Nor will He keep [His anger] forever.
He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor punished us according to our iniquities.
For as the heavens are high above the earth, [So] great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
As far as the east is from the west, [So] far has He removed our transgressions from us.
As a father pities [his] children, [So] the LORD pities those who fear Him.
For He knows our frame; He remembers that we [are] dust.
INTRODUCTION TO RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL 16 JUNE 2019
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The fact of God’s existence is so conspicuous, both through creation and through man’s conscience, that the Bible calls the atheist a “fool” (Psalm 19:1-3).
Accordingly, the Bible never attempts to prove the existence of God; rather, it assumes His existence from the very beginning (Gen. 1:1). What the Bible does is to reveal the nature, character, and work of God.
1. Who is God?
2. His character and works
WHO IS GOD?
Having a right thinking about God is of utmost importance since a false/perverted knowledge of Him could lead to idolatry (Psalm 97:7; Rom. 1:21-24). Also Read – Prayer Points For Open Heavens 16th June 2019
Here is a good summary of who God is: the “Supreme Being”; the “Creator and Ruler” of all that is; the “Self existent One” who is perfect in power, goodness and wisdom. God, at different dispensations, introduced Himself to His people.
For example, He is the Almighty God (Genesis 17:1), I AM THAT I AM (Exodus 3:13-14), the God of ALL flesh (Jeremiah 32:27). the ALPHA and OMEGA (Revelations 22:13).
God is spirit, by nature, intangible (John 4:24; 2Corinthians 3:17). God is One, but exists as three Persons- God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit (1 John 5:7). God is infinite (1 Timothy 1:17), incomparable (2 Samuel 7:22), unchanging (Malachi 3:6).
God exists everywhere – omnipresent (Psalm 139:7-12), knows everything- omniscient (Psalm 147:5; Isaiah 40:28), and has all powers and authorities- omnipotent (Revelations 19:6). Also Read – Daily Declarations Sunday 16th June 2019
We must consider it great mercy indeed for God to reveal Himself to us as the true God. (John 17:3; 1Corinthians 8:5-6).
HIS CHARACTERS AND WORKS
Here are some of God’s characteristics as revealed in the Bible: God is just (Acts 17:31), loving (Ephesians 2:4-5), truthful (John 14:6), and holy (Revelations 4:8; 1Pet. 1:15-16).
God shows compassion (2Corinthians 1:3; Lamentations 3:22), mercy (Romans 9:15), grace (Romans 5:17; Titus 2:11-12). God judges sin (Psalm 5:5) but also offers forgiveness (Psalms 130:4).
We cannot understand God apart from His works, because what God does flows from who He is. Here is an abbreviated list of God’s works, past, present and future: God created the world (Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 42:5); He actively sustains the world (Colossians 1:17); He is executing His eternal plan (Ephesians 1:11); which involves the redemption of man from the curse of sin and death (Galatians 3:13-14); He draws people to Christ (John 6:44); He disciplines His children (Hebrews 12:6); and He will judge the world (Revelations 20:11-15; Acts 17:31).
CONCLUSION RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL 16 JUNE 2019
In Jesus “all the fullness of the deity lives in bodily form” (Colossians 2:9). So, to really know who God is, all we have to do is look at Jesus.
1. Give a summary description of God.
2. Mention 2 characters and works of God each.