RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL 10TH OCTOBER 2021, LESSON 6.
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TOPIC: BEATITUDES: THE POOR AND THE MOURNER
OPENING PRAYER: Father please make my life lovely inside-out.
MEMORY VERSE: Psalms 51:17
“The sacrifices of God are a damaged spirit: a damaged and contrite coronary heart, O God, thou wilt not regardless of”.
BIBLE PASSAGE: Matthew 5:1-Four
1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up right into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples got here unto him:
2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
Three Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the dominion of heaven.
Four Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
In case you are terribly glad, you may describe what you feel as beatitude. The noun, beatitude, refers to a state of nice pleasure. Being Blessed, or not less than feeling blessed, is commonly linked to beatitude. Beatitude is from the latin phrase ‘beatus’ which means ‘wealthy’, ‘glad’ and ‘blessedness’. The corresponding phrase within the authentic Greek is ‘makarioi’ with the identical which means.
Within the Bible, the beatitudes are a sequence of eight blessings spoken by Jesus in Matthew 5. Within the sermon on the mount, Jesus used the phrase to greater than a superficial happiness. On this context, ‘blessed’ discuss with a state of religious wellbeing and prosperity. The beatitudes describe the perfect disciple and his rewards, each current and future.
TEXT REVIEW: Matthew 5:1-Four.
A. The beatitude is among the vital sermons Jesus preached throughout his earthly ministry.
B. When Jesus noticed the multitude:
i. He went on the mountain and his disciples additionally joined him on the mountain……..V1.
ii. Jesus started to say:..V2a.
a. Blessed are……….V3a.
b. Blessed are…………..V4a.
LESSON OUTLINE 1: BLESSED ARE THE POOR IN SPIRIT
‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the dominion of Heaven’ (Matthew 5:Three).
• Query 1: Who’re the poor ‘in spirit’?
• Reply: The ‘poor in spirit‘ are those that really feel a deep sense of religious want and perceive their vacancy earlier than God (Isaiah 66:2).
i. They’re humble and lowly in their very own eyes. (Isa. 66:2).
ii. They see their need, bewail their guilt, and thirst after a Redeemer (Psalms 51:17).
iii. There should be vacancy earlier than there might be fullness, and so poverty of spirit precedes riches and Grace within the kingdom of God (John 12:24).
i. We’re to be emptied of our egocentric delight, self-reliance, sinful ideas and actions.
ii. We’re to die each day to ourselves and be emptied second by second.
iii. Emptying just isn’t the tip however reasonably, the start. We’re emptied so as to be crammed.
Subsequently, When Jesus says, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the dominion of heaven,” He’s declaring that, earlier than we will enter God’s kingdom, we should recognise our worthlessness and the shortcoming of our personal works to avoid wasting us.
• Query 2: Why is the dominion of heaven for ‘the poor within the spirit’?
• Reply: The dominion of heaven is for ‘the poor in spirit’, as a result of they search it, and, subsequently, discover and abide in it.
i. To this advantage is opposed the delight of a Pharisee in (Luke 18:10-14) This triggered a sure Pharisee to thank God that he was not as different males, and to despise and reject the dominion of heaven.
ii. The “Kingdom of heaven” primarily refers to salvation.
iii. The dominion of heaven is each eternity in heaven with God after dying (Romans 6:23) and the everlasting high quality of life with God earlier than dying (John 10:10).
iv. God affords us salvation as a present, although the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross, the the total cost for sin’s penalty. Earlier than we will obtain this present, we should perceive that we can’t make ourselves worthy of it.
v. Salvation is by grace by means of religion, not of works (Ephesians 2:Eight-9).
a. We should acknowledge our sinfulness earlier than we will perceive our want for a saviour.
b. We should admit our religious poverty earlier than we will obtain the religious riches God affords (Ephesians 1:Three). We should, in brief, be “poor in spirit”
CLASS ACTIVITY 1: What’s the principal blessing for ‘the poor within the spirit’
LESSON OUTLINE 2: BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO MOURN
‘Blessed are they that mourn:for they shall be comforted’ (Matthew 5:Four).
• Query 1: Who’re these mourn?
• Reply: That is able to two meanings:
i. These with the lack of mates or possessions;
ii. Those that mourn over sin.
iii. As Christ got here to evangelise repentance, to induce males to mourn over their sins, and to forsake them, it’s possible that he had the latter significantly in view (2 Corinthians 7:10).
iv. On the identical time, it’s true that the gospel solely may give true consolation to these in affliction (Isaiah 61:1-Three; Luke Four:18).
v. The time period ‘mourn’ means “to expertise deep grief.” In line with His theme of religious blessedness, Jesus appears to point that this mourning is because of grief over sin.
• Query 2: Why are these blessings for individuals who mourn?
• Reply: The individuals who agree with God concerning the evil of their very own hearts can attain an ‘enviable state of blessedness,’ because of the consolation they obtain from communion with the Holy Spirit. Jesus referred to as the Holy Spirit the comforter (John 14:16,26; 15:26; 2 Corinthians 1:Four).
i. The holy spirit comforts those that are trustworthy about their very own sin and humble sufficient to say sorry and therapeutic.
ii. Those that conceal their sin or attempt to justify it earlier than God can by no means know the consolation that comes from a pure coronary heart, as Jesus talks about in Matthew 5:Eight (Proverbs 28:13; Isaiah 57:15).
iii. The blessing just isn’t upon all that mourn however upon those that mourn in reference to sin.
iv. They shall be comforted by the invention and appropriation of God’s pardon.
v. We could take it, subsequently, that in its widest sense the beatitude covers all those that are led by mourning to a discerning of sin, and who so deplore it’s results and penalties on the planet as to yearn for and search the deliverance which is in Christ Jesus.
CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Class ought to focus on the correct strategy to present regret for doing one thing unsuitable.
Those that are empty themselves in order that God can fill them and those that are fast to repent from their sins are blessed.
God has chosen the poor in spirit and those who mourn for his or her sins to be wealthy in religion, comforted and grow to be the heirs of His kingdom.
Give an outline of those that morn.
Father, please give a damaged and contrite coronary heart, all the time looking for to please you.
Pray and work on your self to hunt God each day
RCCG Sunday School manual is utilized in Sunday College Courses within the RCCG.