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 friend 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 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?
Father, let me win the world for you.
MEMORY VERSE: “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.”– Proverbs 11:30
BIBLE PASSAGE: JOHN 4:5-29
So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from [His] journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.
A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.”
For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.
Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.
Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water?
“Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?”
Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again,
“but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw.”
Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.”
The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’
“for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.”
The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet.
“Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you [Jews] say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.”
Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father.
“You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.
“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
“God [is] Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will tell us all things.”
Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am [He.”]
And at this [point] His disciples came, and they marveled that He talked with a woman; yet no one said, “What do You seek?” or, “Why are You talking with her?”
The woman then left her waterpot, went her way into the city, and said to the men,
“Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?”
Everyone who has received the gift or salvation should have a desire to share that gift with others (2Corithains 5:17-18). We have received something precious because of the kindness and generosity of other. We ought to be ready to pass it on to others who have not yet heard or received the good news. The Lord Jesus Christ showed us this through His encounter with the woman be the well in Sychar. John 4:5.
TEXT REVIEW: JOHN 4:5-29.
The lord Jesus, on His journey to Galilee, passed through Samaria and came to a city called Sychar where He met a woman fetching water from Jacob’s well. Having travelled and was tired, He asked the woman to give Him some water to drink pending when His disciples would bring food. Then, the discussion began.
Teacher should identify those things which the woman did to the Lord Jesus Christ and those things which the lord did to the woman from the passage.
- SYCHAR MINISTRY DESCRIBED
- IMPORTANCE AND REQUIREMENT
SYCHAR MINISTRY DESCRIBED
STEP 1: Teacher should prepare two students (preferably a man and a woman). One representing the woman with a bucket of water and the other representing a traveler who had travelled and had become tired and asked for water.
STEP 2: Teacher should allow the woman to study and act the following verses. John 4:9, 11-12, 15, 17, 19-20, 25, 28-29.
STEP 3: Teacher should allow the man, representing Lord Jesus to study and act the following Bible passages. John 4:7, 10, 13-14, 16, 17-18, 21-24, 26.
STEP 4: Teacher should allow some class members to act as members of the community who were invited by the woman. Vv. 28-30.
STEP 5: Teacher should give the following explanations to summarise lesson outline 1.
i. A Christian should show sinners the need for a Saviour. Romans 3:23, 6:23.
ii. The Saviour needed by a sinner is the lord Jesus Christ. Acts 4:12.
iii. Through personal evangelism, the sinner would be guided step by step to accept the Saviour. Prov. 28:13, 1John 1:9, John 3:16, 2Cor. 5:17.
iv. The one being preached to should be told that the Saviour provides answers to life-challenging matters, enquiries, difficulties and objections. John 5:39, 2Tim 3:16-17, Romans. 15:4
IMPORTANCE AND REQUIREMENT
i. The Bible support personal evangelism both by precept and by example. John 1:45-46; Psalm 19:7.
ii. God desire it and sent his son for it. John 3:16.
iii. Christ commanded it and was involved in it. Mark 3:14; Matthew 28:19-20.
iv. The early church practiced it (Acts 8:27-35).
v. The present day church needs it for continuity. Romans 10:14.
vi. The Bible describes soul winners as wise (Proverbs 11:30).
vii. God places great value on souls (Mark 8:36).
viii. Soul winners shall shine in God’s kingdom as sun. Matthew 13:41-43.
ix. God honours the personal work of evangelism. Dan. 12:3; Luke 10:17-18.
B. REQUIREMENTS FOR PERSONAL EVANGELISM
i. The soul winner must be saved (be sure of his/her own salvation). Matt. 7:3-4, John 1:12, 1John 1:1-3.
ii. The soul winner must demonstrate genuine love for Christ by obeying God’s commandments. John 14:15, 23-25.
iii. The soul winner must be equipped with the adequate word of God. 2Timothy 2:15; Hebrews 4:12.
iv. The soul winner must be spirit-filled and have godliness as lifestyle. Zech. 4:6; Ephesians 5:18; Romans 12:1-3.
v. The soul winner must be courageous, strong in faith, possess divine wisdom for guidance Joshua 1:9; Psalm 27:1.
What are the requirements of soul winners?
Win a soul at least each day.
Believers must be un-repentant soul winners.
Father, help me to win a soul each day.
Mention five (5) attitudes which the soul-winners must avoid.