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RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 22 November 2020 – Lesson 12

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TOPIC: Overcoming Temptation [RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 22 November 2020]

MEMORY VERSE: “For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.” – Hebrews 2:18

BIBLE PASSAGE: Hebrews 4:14-16 (RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 22 November 2020)

14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

INTRODUCTION: Just as we cannot stop birds from flying over our heads but can stop them from nesting in our hair, so also can we not stop temptation from coming. However, we need not accept them or allow them to take a stronghold. The consequence of yielding to temptation can be disastrous whereas resisting it births victory.

LESSON OUTLINES:

  1. The Results Of Temptation
  2. How Can One Overcome?

1. THE RESULTS OF TEMPTATION

There are two possible outcomes of temptation. We either yield to it or we resist it and overcome. If a Christian yields to temptation, it becomes sin (1Timothy 6:9). The result then is that the Christian’s testimony is badly affected and he becomes spiritually weak (Matthew 26:41). If the temptation is resisted, the Lord is glorified and the Christian grows spiritually stronger (in faith and maturity) and will be able to resist other temptations in the future (James 1:2-4). God is happy because the determination of the Christian to obey Him is confirmed (Genesis 22:15-18).

2. HOW CAN ONE OVERCOME?

There are several ways of overcoming temptations. We shall mention some of them:

  1. We can rely on God’s faithfulness (1 Corinthians 1:9, 1 Corinthians 10:13) and on Jesus Christ who is constantly praying for us (Luke 22:31-32).
  2. By memorising, meditating and recalling the word of God like Jesus did in Matthew 4.
  3. By constant prayer and carefulness (Matthew 26:41).
  4. By fleeing (2 Timothy 2:22). When Joseph found himself cornered by Potiphar’s wife, he fled.
  5. By resisting (James 4:7). Stay strong in the lord and do not yield to sin Ephesians 6:10).

CONCLUSION: Avoid falling into temptation whenever it comes. To fall is easy but the scars often remain. Remember, we can do all things through Christ, including resisting temptations.

QUESTIONS:

  1. List four possible ways of escape from temptation?
  2. What are the results of temptations?

FURTHER READING:

MONDAY: 1 John 2:16
TUESDAY: Numbers 22:17
WEDNESDAY: Job 2:9
THURSDAY: Matthew 4:6
FRIDAY: Matthew 4:9
SATURDAY: Rev. 3:10
SUNDAY: 2 Peter 2:9

ASSIGNMENT: Students should share their experiences on how they overcame a particular temptation

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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