RCCG Sunday School Manual

RCCG Sunday School Teacher’s Manual – October 9, 2022

RCCG Sunday School Teacher's Manual - October 9, 2022

RCCG Sunday School Teacher’s Manual – October 9, 2022

RCCG Sunday School Teachers Manual 9th October 2022 Lesson 6 | Speaking In Unknown Tongues

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS’ MANUAL
SUNDAY 9TH OF OCTOBER, 2022
LESSON SIX (06)

TOPIC: SPEAKING IN UNKNOWN TONGUES

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 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 blessings on me

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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OPENING PRAYER: Father, help me to understand what is available to me by speaking in the Holy Ghost.

BIBLE PASSAGE: Acts 19:1-6
[1]And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,
[2]He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.
[3]And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism.

[4]Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
[5]When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
[6]And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

MEMORY VERSE: “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;” Mark 16:17.

INTRODUCTION
Our Lord Jesus Christ declared that the ability to speak with new tongues shall be one of the signs that follow everyone who believes in Him (Mk.16:17). While every believer receives the Holy Spirit at the point of conversion (Acts 2:38), believers are expected to continue to thirst and hunger for the infilling of the Holy Spirit (Lk.24:29). Speaking in tongues is a divine language manifested when one is baptized with the Holy Spirit.

The ability to speak in an unknown tongue is one of the outward (physical) evidence of the overflow of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer (Acts 2:4). In this lesson, we shall attempt to answer some of the mind-boggling questions about speaking in an unknown tongue and its benefits.

TEACHER’S DIARY
LESSON AIM:
To study speaking in an unknown tongue.

TEACHING OBJECTIVES:
Through this study, students are expected to:
i. Understand the manifestation and distinctions of the new tongue.
ii. Discover the benefits of speaking in an unknown tongue.

TEACHING PLAN:
To achieve the above-stated objectives, the teacher should:
i. Allow the students to recite the memory verse, read the Bible passage, contribute to the discussion, do class activities and assignment.
ii. Allow the Assistant Teacher to see to the well-being of the class, mark attendance and assignment.
iii. Teach the lesson outlines, summarise, conclude, evaluate the lesson and give assignment.

Lesson 6: RCCG Sunday School Teacher’s Manual – October 9, 2022

TEXT REVIEW:
A. Apostle Paul engaged the disciples he discovered at Ephesus in a conversation, about the Holy Ghost baptism. V1.
B. He asked the following:
i. Whether they have been baptised since they believed. v2a.
ii. And they replied…………………………….V2b.
C. He further asked:
i. ……………………………………..V3a.
ii. And they said………….…………………………V3b.
D. Paul explained that…………………………….V4.
E. Having listened to Paul,…………………………V5.
F. Paul………………………………………………….v6a.
i. The……………………………………………………………v6b.
ii. And they………………………………..…………v6c.

TEACHING METHOD:
The Lecture Method.

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OUTLINES:
1. SPEAKING IN AN UNKNOWN TONGUE AND THE GIFT OF DIVERSE KINDS OF TONGUE COMPARED
2. BENEFITS OF SPEAKING IN UNKNOWN TONGUES

SPEAKING IN AN UNKNOWN TONGUE AND THE GIFT OF DIVERSE KINDS OF TONGUE COMPARED
A. The ability to speak in an unknown tongue, as well as the gift of diverse kinds of tongues, is given by the Holy Spirit.
i. It is distinctive of the present dispensation of the Holy Spirit and it began with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4).
ii. It is not to be bought with money or learned.

B. However, we need to distinguish between speaking in an unknown tongue and the gift of diverse kinds of tongues.
i. While every believer is expected to speak in an unknown tongue (Acts 19:1-6) not all may receive the gift of diverse kinds of tongues (1Cor.12:10). Note that both can take place simultaneously for some believers, as it happened to the disciples on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:4-12).

ii. When a believer speaks in an unknown tongue he speaks mysteries (unto God) that cannot be understood by men (1Cor.14:2), however, God can speak through one with the gift of diverse kinds of tongues to men with interpretations where necessary (Acts 2:4-6).
iii. Speaking in an unknown tongue is for self-edification (1Cor.14:4) while diverse kinds of tongues (when interpreted) edify the church or those around (Acts 2:7-10).

The ability to speak in an unknown tongue, as well as the gift of diverse kinds of tongues, is given by the Holy Spirit. It is distinctive of the present Holy Spirit dispensation and it began with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. It is not to be bought with money or learnt.
However, we need to distinguish between the two. While every believer is expected to speak in an unknown tongue (Acts 19:1-6) not all may receive the gift of diverse kinds of tongues (1Cor.12:10).

Note that both can take place simultaneously for some believers, as it happened to the disciples on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:4-12). When a believer speaks in an unknown tongue, he speaks mysteries (unto God) which cannot be understood by men (1Cor.14:2), however, God can speak through one with the gift of diverse kinds of tongues to men with interpretations where necessary (Acts 2:4-6).

Speaking in an unknown tongue is for self-edification (1Cor.14:4) while diverse kinds of tongues (when interpreted) edify the church or those around (Acts 2:7-10).

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Why do you think some people mock those who spoke in unknown tongues according to Acts 2:13?

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BENEFITS OF SPEAKING IN UNKNOWN TONGUES
The following are some of the benefits of speaking in an unknown tongue:
i. It improves a believer’s prayer life: supernatural ability to communicate with God effectively and intercede for others well (Rom.8:26; 1Cor.14:2).
ii. Self-edification: it stirs up a believer’s faith (1Cor.14:4; Jude 20).

iii. It is a means of yielding our tongue to God. No man can tame the tongue but God (Jam.3:8). By the Holy Spirit, the whole body can change, including the tongue.
iv. It is a weapon of spiritual warfare (1Cor.14:2).
v. It assists believers to sing, praise, and give thanks to God (1Cor.14:15).

The following are some of the benefits of speaking in an unknown tongue:
1. It improves a believer’s prayer life: supernatural ability to communicate with God effectively and intercede for others well (Rom.8:26; 1Cor.14:2).
2. Self-edification: it stirs up a believer’s faith (1Cor.14:4; Jude 20).

3. It is a means of yielding our tongue to God. No man can tame the tongue but God (Jam. 3:8). By the Holy Spirit, the whole body can change, including the tongue.
4. It is a weapon of spiritual warfare (1Cor.14:2).
5. It assists believers to sing, praise and give thanks to God (1Cor.14:15).

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: How can speaking in an unknown tongue help believers to witness for Christ according to Acts 1:8?

SUMMARY: Speaking in an unknown tongue and in diverse tongues edify the speaker and the church respectively.

CONCLUSION: Speaking in an unknown tongue is a fulfilment of the promise of God and it is for all believers who would not just desire it but fully tap into the benefits irrespective of their church denominations, tribes or nations.

QUESTION
* Give reasons believers should speak in an unknown tongues.
* Mention four (4) benefits of speaking in an unknown tongue.

EVALUATION: Differentiate between speaking in an unknown tongue and the gift of diverse kinds of tongues.

CLOSING PRAYER: Father, baptise me afresh with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

ASSIGNMENT
Identify and write five (5) differences between speaking in an unknown tongue and the gift of diverse kinds of tongue. (2×5=10 Marks).

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