December 19th, 2021 RCCG Sunday School Student’s Manual – Lesson 16
RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ MANUAL
SUNDAY 19TH OF DECEMBER, 2021
LESSON SIXTEEN (16)
TOPIC: SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE (PART 3)
December 19th, 2021 RCCG Sunday School Student’s Manual
MEMORY VERSE: “Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all. 1 Timothy 4:15
BIBLE PASSAGE: 1 Timothy 4:13-16
Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
December 19, 2021 RCCG Sunday School Student’s Manual – Lesson 16
LESSON INTRODUCTION: Last week, we considered three of the ways by which one
can obtain spiritual knowledge. Searching, seeking and studying. Apart from obtaining
spiritual knowledge, we also learnt that studying the word of God leads to divine approval, holy living and learning from the mistakes of others. However, some mysteries of God cannot be known through mere searching, seeking or studying. Therefore in this third part of our series we shall learn other ways of obtaining spiritual knowledge.
2. WAITING ON THE LORD
Meditation is deeper than studying. Meditating on the word involves ‘eating,
chewing’ and regurgitating’ the word, so that it becomes part and parcel of our spirit and
life. This is what God Himself recommended to Joshua (Josh.1:8), and the Bible confirms
it as a sure way of being blessed by God (Ps.1:1-3). Meditation takes time but then all
good things take time and the sweetness which comes from meditating on the word of
God compensates more for the time spent (Ps.104:34). One of the best times to medi-
tate on the word is at night, (Ps.63:6).
Meditate on the works of God (Ps.8:3-4) and the lessons of nature (Matt.6:28-22)
and you begin to get a glimpse of the mystery of the new birth as you realise how mighty the King of kings is and how nothing shall be impossible unto Him. Meditate on the sufferings of Christ (Heb.12:3) and you may stop asking questions of the mystery of the Bride of Christ and just march on, being grateful that you are a part of it. Meditate on
the end of life (Deut.32:7) and you will be grateful that when you enter into eternity you
will be with Jesus Christ.
WAITING ON THE LORD Not all truths can be known by searching or seeking (Eccl.3:11). However, what you can- not obtain by searching or seeking you con
get by simply waiting on the Lord (lsaiah 40:28-31). Seeking and searching may be
tiresome. Waiting is refreshing and renewing.
Moreover, the Lord promises to teach those who wait on Him (Ps.25:5). Even if you do not deserve the information, He will give it to you out of His abundant mercy (Ps.123:2)
Therefore learn to wait on the Lord and as you wait on Him, do so with the expectation
of learning something mysterious, something deep, and something beneficial. He will
not disappoint an expectant waiter (Ps.62:5-6)
CONCLUSION: A combination of waiting on the Lord and meditating on His Word will
surely open many locked spiritual doors and usher you into the secret rooms of spiritual
knowledge (lsa.8:17). The ways of the Lord are marvellous, yet, simple.
1. Name some of the things you could meditate on?
2. What are the benefits of waiting on the Lord?
FURTHER READINGS: MON: Ps.77:12. TUE Ps.119:15, 99. WED: Ps.4:4. THUR: Job 37:14. FRI: Hag.1:5-6. SAT: Ps.27:14. SUN Prov.24:14
ASSIGNMENT: Students should identify five (5) ways of overcoming distractions when studying the Word of 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 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.
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