RCCG JUNIOR ZEAL (ages: 9-12) ACTIVITIES MANUAL   DATE: April 26th, 2020 LESSON: 35

RCCG JUNIOR ZEAL (ages: 9-12) ACTIVITIES MANUAL DATE: April 26th, 2020 LESSON: 35

RCCG JUNIOR ZEAL (ages: 9-12) ACTIVITIES MANUAL

DATE: April 26th, 2020
LESSON: 35

TOPIC: LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE THROUGH PRAISE

MEMORY VERSE:
Psalm 107:31 – “Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!”

BIBLE TEXT:
Acts 16

1 Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father was a Greek:

2 Which was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium.

3 Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and took and circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those quarters: for they knew all that his father was a Greek.

4 And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem.

5 And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.

6 Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,

7 After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.

8 And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas.

9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.

10 And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.

11 Therefore loosing from Troas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, and the next day to Neapolis;

12 And from thence to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, and a colony: and we were in that city abiding certain days.

13 And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither.

14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.

15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.

16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:

17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.

18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

19 And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers,

20 And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city,

21 And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans.

22 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them.

23 And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:

24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.

27 And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.

28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, o thyself no harm: for we are all here.

29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,

30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.

33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.

34 And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.

35 And when it was day, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those men go.

36 And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace.

37 But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out.

38 And the serjeants told these words unto the magistrates: and they feared, when they heard that they were Romans.

39 And they came and besought them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the city.

40 And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.

CENTRAL TRUTH: God is worthy of our praise

INTRODUCTION: Paul and Silas were put in prison because of the preaching of the gospel that put deliverance to a slave girl. But they never complained, rather they were singing and praising the Lord. The prison doors opened, and their chains loosed

STUDY GUIDE:

A. WHAT IS PRAISE?
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B: WAYS TO PRAISE GOD:

1. Singing – Psalm 100:2; 126:2
2. With musical instrument – Psalm 150:3-5
3. With dancing – 2Samuel 6:16
4. Studying the word of God
5. Through prayer

C. BIBLICAL EXAMPLES OF THOSE THAT ENGAGE IN PRAISE:
  1. ……………………………………………2Chronicles 20:20-23
  2. ……………………………………………Exodus 15:1-21
  3. Paul and Silas – Acts 16:25
  4. Jesus Christ – Matthew 15:36, John 11:41-42
  5. King David

D. BENEFITS OF PRAISING GOD:

  1. …………………………………………….Psalm 16:11
  2. …………………………………………….Psalm 67:5-7
  3. …………………………………………….2Kings 3:14-17
  4. …………………………………………….Matthew 15:36
  5. …………………………………………….Habakkuk 3:17-19

LIFE APPLICATION: You can develop interest in singing praises to God by listening daily to songs of praise. With the time you will get used to the songs and you will begin to sing along. Let us offer the sacrifices of praise to God continually. Your life can be filled with the praise of God and that is His will for you.

CONCLUSION: Man was created to praise God. God inhabits the praise of His people – Psalm 22:3. You need to make “praising God” your lifestyle. Determine to praise God all the time and enjoy an inward joy that will radiate God´s glory all over you.

INVITATION: If you want to wear the garment of praise, you need to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour – Acts 16:31

PRAYER POINT: Lord, make me a fervent worshipper.

DAILY DEVOTIONAL:

  1. SUNDAY Romans 8:1-8
  2. MONDAY Romans 8:9-17
  3. TUESDAY Romans 8:18-27
  4. WEDNESDAY Romans 8:28-39
  5. THURSDAY Romans 9:1-12
  6. FRIDAY Romans 9:13-29
  7. SATURDAY Romans 9:30-33

AUTHOR: Pastor (Mrs.) Folu Adeboye
THE REDEEMED CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD

DEVOTIONAL GUIDE:
Set aside a regular, definite time: You may want to do it before you leave for school each morning. You may have it when you come from school or you may have it at bedtime.
Find a quiet place, free from disturbances, where you can be alone with God. The Lord Jesus often got up very early in the morning to be alone with God. But He found other times in the day or night when He could do this too (Matthew 14:23; Mark 1:35; Luke 6:12).
You should choose a time that best suits you and it is the e time each day, so that it becomes a good important in your life.

  1. PRAY: Begin with a short prayer. Ask God to help you understand what He wants to say to you. “Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law.” Psalm 119:18
  2. READ: read the bible passage for the day.
  3. THINK: think about what you have just read.
  4. PRAY: pray about what you have read.
  5. WRITE: write something down in your note book.
  6. LEARN: learn something from the bible passage.
  7. OBEY: obey what you have learnt.

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