RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT'S MANUAL 16TH FEBRUARY 2020

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT'S MANUAL 16TH FEBRUARY 2020

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT'S MANUAL LESSON TWENTY-FIVE SUNDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2020

TOPIC: MENTORSHIP
  
RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT'S MANUAL

MEMORY VERSE: "Be ye followers of me even as I also am of Christ." -- 1Corinthians 11:1
BIBLE PASSAGE: 1TIMOTHY 1:1-4
1 Timothy:1.1
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the commandment of God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ, our hope,
1 Timothy:1.2
To Timothy, a true son in the faith: Grace, mercy, [and] peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Timothy:1.3
As I urged you when I went into Macedonia -- remain in Ephesus that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
1 Timothy:1.4
nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith.
INTRODUCTION
Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. The mentor may be older or younger than the person being mentored, but he or she must have a certain area of expertise. Christian mentoring is largely about modelling a mature Christian life and being there for the student when questions arise. This does not mean that the teacher is perfect, but that he has more knowledge and experience with the word of God and is seeking to live a victorious Christian life. So many characters defects and deviation from biblical principles can be traced to absence or failure of mentorship.
OUTLINES OUTLINES
1. BIBLICAL CONCEPT OF MENTORSHIP
2. BENEFITS OF CHRISTIAN MENTORSHIP
BIBLICAL CONCEPT OF MENTORSHIP
Mentorship is a process that always involves communication and it is relationship-based. It is a learning and development partnership between someone with vast experience and someone who want to learn (2Kings 2:2-6). Scripture does give us numerous examples of mentoring. Moses was mentored by his father-in-law Jethro, first as son-in-law and then as a leader (Exodus 18). Moses in turn mentored Joshua (Numbers 27:18). The mentoring relationship between Eli and Samuel prepared Samuel for the tasks and responsibilities that were his after Eli's death (1Samuel 3:7-10). Jesus mentored His disciples (Luke 9), and both Barnabas and Paul excelled in mentoring (Acts 9:15). Paul had a clear mentoring relationship with Timothy (1Timothy 1:1-4) and Titus (Titus 1:4).
Mentorship also has a serious link with the personality trait of a mentor. A godly mentor is expected to be a genuine believer and follower of Christ (1Cor. 11:1), spirit filled (Isaiah 11:2) and full of wisdom (Deut. 34:9). Patience is an indisputable quality (1Thess. 5:14). A mentor must have a thorough knowledge of the word of God (2Timothy 2:15), bold (2Cor. 10:1) and of good report (1Timothy 3:1-7).

BENEFITS OF CHRISTIAN MENTORSHIP

One of the numerous benefits of mentorship is psychological/emotional support. When a mentee, (the person being mentored), is troubled in life he/she should be able to approach his/her mentor for psychological/emotional comfort (2Kings 6:1-7). Guidance is another benefit of mentorship: the mentee will be guided to live a responsible and accountable life in order to fulfil God's purpose (1Samuel 3:7-9), Godly counsel is an added value through the acquisition of doctrinal knowledge that can be passed unto others (2Timothy 2:2). The mentee will also learn from the experience of the mentor, follow the good steps and avoid the mistakes made by the mentor thereby saving the mentee from avoidable errors (Exodus 18:13-19; Proverbs 11:14). Mentorship helps establish the mentee in the faith for proper spiritual maturation (1Thess. 3:2-6; 1Thess. 4:9, 10; 1Thess. 5:11-15).
Believers should know that for every feild of life (ministry, business, academics, relationship, career/profession, etc.), there are experienced believers who can mentor them to succeed in a godly way.
CONCLUSION
The Christian race is a process that needs the grace of God and support of godly mentors. Prayerfully consider having a mentor today.
QUESTIONS
1. What is the scripture concept of mentorship?
2. Identify Five benefits of Christian Mentorship.

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?

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