24 May 2020 RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER'S MANUAL

24 May 2020 RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER'S MANUAL

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER'S MANUAL
LESSON THIRTY-NINE (39)
SUNDAY 24TH OF MAY, 2020
TOPIC: THIRD QUARTER REVIEW

SUMMARY OF LESSONS 27 - 38
LESSON TWENTY-SEVEN (27)
TOPIC: OVERCOMING BARRENNESS
BIBLE PASSAGE: Deuteronomy 7:11-14
MEMORY VERSE: "Thou shall be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle." Deuteronomy 7:14
INTRODUCTION:
God wants us to experience fruitfulness in every area of our lives - spiritually, physically, mentally, financially, relationally, etc. To be fruitful, we need to deal with barrenness. Barrenness means being unfruitful, unproductive, unprofitable, sterile, infertile, etc. It is the opposite or absence of fruitfulness. When you are in a state of barrenness, you have certain feelings such as shame, disgrace, forsaken, deserted or grieved in spirit ( Isaiah 54:4,6). God has good plans for us, if we will be opened to Him. It is to take us from barrenness to fruitfulness (Jeremiah 29:11).
OUTLINES OUTLINES:
LESSON OUTLINE 1: AREAS OF BARRENNESS
A. Teacher should ask the students what barrenness is to test the contemporary knowledge of of the lesson
B. Teacher should ask the students to explain the meaning of the following form of barrenness according to the Bible passages:
i. *Spiritual Barrenness*: according to Matthew 25:18, 24-28, Luke 13:6-9, Gal. 5:22-23.
ii. *Physical Barrenness*: according to Luke 16:20-21; 2Kings 4:1-2.
iii. *Marital Barrenness*: according to Isaiah 34:16; Gen. 11:30; Exodus 23:26.
iv. *Mental Barrenness*: according to 1Cor. 8:2; Hosea 4:6.
C. Teacher should check the students responses against the answers below:
i. *Spiritual Barrenness*: Spiritual dryness, emptiness, loss of zeal for God, disconnection from God, lack of souls winning, unfruitfulness, etc
ii. *Physical Barrenness*: Lack of fund, begging, lack of food, poverty ailments, indebtedness, emptiness, etc.
iii. *Marital Barrenness*: Lack of mate or spouse, lack of child, miscarriages, etc.
iv. *Mental Barrenness*: Ignorance, poor knowledge, lack of idea, peril, etc.
*LESSON OUTLINE 2: FROM BARRENNESS TO FRUITFULNESS*
Class should discuss how the following can relocate the people from barrenness to fruitfulness:
i. Faith in God. James 1:6-8; Hebrews 11:11.
ii. Prayers. 1Samuel 1:9-11, 20.
iii. Prayer in the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:26; James 5:16b.
iv. Appropriate use of the word of God 2Corinthians 1:20; Psalm 19:14; 49:3.
v. Giving to God or Sowing Genesis 26:1,12; 1 Sam.1:11.
vi. Submission to God's timing Ecclesiastes 3:1-3, 11a
vii. Patience, Hebrews 10:36, Job 14:14.
*SUMMARY*: God hates barrenness and loves fruitfulness. God's children can break barrenness by applying the Bible principles of faith, prayer, sowing, Patience, and right words
*CONCLUSION*: *Barrenness is not in the plan and programme of God for our life. You can overcome it by the grace and mercies of God*.

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