SUNDAY 14TH JUNE 2020
TOPIC: HEALING FOR THE WOUNDED SOLDIER
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, please heal all your children who have been wounded in the fight. Heal all broken hearted, bind up their wounds.
MEMORY VERSE: “He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.” – Psalm:147.3
BIBLE PASSAGE: JOB 1:13-22
Now there was a day when his sons and daughters [were] eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house;
and a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them,
“when the Sabeans raided [them] and took them away — indeed they have killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you!”
While he [was] still speaking, another also came and said, “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them; and I alone have escaped to tell you!”
While he [was] still speaking, another also came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three bands, raided the camels and took them away, yes, and killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you!”
While he [was] still speaking, another also came and said, “Your sons and daughters [were] eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house,
“and suddenly a great wind came from across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people, and they are dead; and I alone have escaped to tell you!”
Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped.
And he said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked shall I return there. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; Blessed be the name of the LORD.”
In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong.
A wounded soldier can be described as a Christian who has been a victim of unfavourable circumstances of life, trails of faith or satanic attacks, sometimes, as a result of carelessness, sin or unexplainable factors, leaving such Christian with a wounded spirit.
Sometimes, a wounded spirit comes to a result of a reaction to negative words, event, action or a violation of one’s person or rights. It generates a reactions that crushes one, knocks one down, from which one cannot seem to rise. Hence, such a Christian needs divine healing in order to stand and fight on, as a soldier of Christ.
TEXT REVIEW: JOB 1:13-22
“And the Sabean’s fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee”. Job 1:15.
The above quoted Bible passage was the first “big-bang” that fell upon Job’s oxen and asses. His servant too were not spared in the Sabeans’ devastating raid. Job 1:14-15.
Teacher should identify other calamities which Job suffered as a true God’s soldier of righteousness as indicated in the Bible passage and indicate Job’s response to them.
- SOME BIBLICAL INSTANCES OF WOUNDED SOLDIERS
- WHAT TO DO IF ARE WOUNDED
SOME BIBLICAL INSTANCES OF WOUNDED SOLDIERS
i. Teacher should call for five names to be volunteers (Male/Female)
ii. Teacher should give names to the volunteers as follows:
Job, Samson, Elijah, Peter, Judas Iscariot
iii. Teacher should give the following passages to the volunteers and ask them to read and illustrate, or enact how the characters they are representing were wounded.
- Mr/Mrs Job (Job 1;13-22).
- Mr/Mrs Samson (Judges 16:18-21).
- Mr/Mrs Elijah (1Kings 19:2-4).
- Mr/Mrs Peter (Luke 22:54-62).
v. Mr/Mrs Judas Iscariot (Matthew 27:3-5).
NOTE1: If the characters are described, one person will be needed for each of the characters. If they are to be enacted, more than one person will be required to enact each role.
NOTE 2: Teacher should make corrections where necessary.
Participants/Contributors to score 10 marks each.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE WOUNDED
i. Trace the source of the wound and be courageous to face the pain. Deal with the root of the wound, not just the symptoms (Job 2:7; Luke 4:5-8).
ii. Stand your ground and be ready to engage in spiritual warfare by putting on the whole armour of God (Ephesians 6:10-11).
iii. Repent in areas where sin has caused the damage and make up your mind to live holy (Proverb 28:13; James 5:16).
iv. Shun unbelief or doubt. Believe that Jesus really wants and desires to heal you cry unto Him (James 1:6; Psalm 50:15; Jeremiah 8:22).
v. Avoid negative people and abusive relationships (1Corinthains 15:33; 2Corithains 6:14).
vi. Avoid impulsive decisions, take comfort and strength in God’s word (1Kings 19:4; 2Kings 2:23-24; 2Kings 6:25-29).
vii. Forgive any human agent you can trace as the cause of the wound, forgive yourself also and be ready to let go (Job 42:10; Ephesians 4:32).
viii. Afterward, watch against further attacks (1Peter 5:8).
How do we know that we have fellowship with God?
Right from the Bible time to our days, believers had been and would continue to be wounded for several causes but there is always hope for the wounded.
There is still ‘balm in Gilead’ for the wounded soul (Jeremiah 8:22). God is the greatest physician. Call on Him today, believe His word and act your faith now.
Father, let all manners of wounds be healed now in Jesus’ name.
Give reasons true believers of Christ are wounded in the Battle front.