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RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 5 July 2020 – Lesson 45

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TOPIC: Sychar Ministry (Part 2) [RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 5 July 2020]

MEMORY VERSE: “And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?” – Acts 8:30

Also Read: Open Heaven 2 July 2020 – Watch Your Words at all Times II

BIBLE PASSAGE: Acts 8:27-35 KJV (RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 5 July 2020)

27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,

28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.

29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.

30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?

31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.

32 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:

33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.

34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?

35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.

INTRODUCTION: Having understood the “Sychar Ministry” as personal evangelism, involving the believer and a person in need of salvation, it is important to know who the subject is, how to approach him/her and the caution to exercise. Luke 19:1-5, John 3:1-5. Surely, there are rewards for soul winners.

LESSON OUTLINES

1. APPROACH THE SUBJECTS:

The subjects of personal evangelism consist of all human beings. However, for the purpose of convenience, they will be categorised as follows:
i. The Careless: These are people commonly found in the society having business life, homes and their pleasures as their limited fields of operation (Luke 12:19). God is never in their thoughts or agenda (Psalms 10:4)
ii. The Deceived: These are victims of false doctrines/prophets (1 Tim. 4:1; Jeremiah 14:14; Matt. 24:11, 24)
iii. The Objectors: These categories of people question the authority of the Bible and announce that it is full of contradictions. They usually oppose the truth (Acts 13:8; 18:6; 2 Tim. 3:8)
iv. The Skeptics and Atheists: The skeptics are in doubt of the existence of God and the authenticity of the Bible, while the atheists, foolishly and flatly deny the existence of God (Job 21:15; Psalms 14:1)
v. The Excusers: These highlight circumstances surrounding their failure to do what they know they ought to have done (Gen. 3:10-13; Luke 14:18-20)
vi. The Heathen: These are completely ignorant of the living God l, His word, the Lord Jesus Christ or His Gospel (Acts 17:23)
vii. The Anxious: These are people who have a conviction of their sins and the need for help, but do not know how to go about it (Acts 2:37, 8:30-31, 16:30)
viii. The Backsliders: These were once joyous Christians who are now miserable because they have lost the joy and possibly the assurance of their salvation (Psalms 137:1-4; Prov. 14:14a; Heb 6:4-6)
ix. The Discouraged Christians: These are Christians who have lost their confidence in the Lord, due to the adversities of life- failure in business, ill health, bereavement in the family or any other trial (Prov. 24:10)

No two individuals are exactly the same. It follows, therefore, that the approaches to personal evangelism will be vary according to individual differences and the leading of the Holy Spirit

Some people may be reached through their zeal (Acts 9:4-6), intellectual ability (Acts 8:27-30; John 3:1-3, 10), inquisitiveness (Luke 19:1-5); an appeal to the conscience (Acts 16:27-31)

2. CAUTION AND REWARDS

In personal evangelism, the soul winner must beware of the following pitfalls:

Avoid advertising self (John 3:30); avoid dealing with more that one person at a time. (John 3:1-4); be moderate in appearance. (Phil. 4:5); allow for a two-way communication and watch against monopolizing the conversation (John 4:7:26); dealing cautiously with those of opposite sex (1 Cor. 10:12); do not be drawn into argument unnecessarily (2 Tim. 2:23); do not impose your experience of salvation (Acts 15:1); and avoid over familiarity.

The rewards for soul winning are clearly stated in the Bible. Soul winning produces overflowing joy for the soul winner (Luke 20:17-20). The soul winner shines as a star (Daniel 12:3). There is crown of rejoicing (1 Thess. 2:19).

CONCLUSION:
Soul winning is the heart beat of God (Ezekiel 33:11). Be an Ardent soul winner!

EVALUATION:
Identify the characters of some of the would be believers and the cautions required of them?

QUESTIONS:

  1. How can a believer approach the subject of evangelism?
  2. What are the pitfalls to be avoided in soul winning?

ASSIGNMENT: Identify five (5) consequences of being an unguarded soul winners.

RCCG 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?



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