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RCCG YAYA Sunday School Students Manual 23 October 2022 – Involved Part 1

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RCCG YAYA Sunday School Students Manual 23 October 2022 Lesson 8 — Involved Part 1

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TOPIC: Involved Part 1 (RCCG Sunday School Manual For Young Adults And Youths (YAYA)


MEMORY VERSE: “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” – Proverbs 29:2 (KJV)


BIBLE PASSAGE: Nehemiah 5:14-19 (KJV) (Scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 23 October 2022 HYMN)


14 Moreover from the time that I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah, from the twentieth year even unto the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that is, twelve years, I and my brethren have not eaten the bread of the governor.


15 But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable unto the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, beside forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants bare rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God.


16 Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered thither unto the work.


17 Moreover there were at my table an hundred and fifty of the Jews and rulers, beside those that came unto us from among the heathen that are about us.


18 Now that which was prepared for me daily was one ox and six choice sheep; also fowls were prepared for me, and once in ten days store of all sorts of wine: yet for all this required not I the bread of the governor, because the bondage was heavy upon this people.


19 Think upon me, my God, for good, according to all that I have done for this people.


Also Read:
RCCG Sunday School Teacher Manual 23 October 2022: Political Dominion
RCCG Sunday School Student Manual 23 October 2022 – Political Dominion
RCCG YAYA Sunday School Teacher Manual 23 October 2022 – Be Involved Part 1
Open Heaven 23 October 2022 – The Word V


INTRODUCTION: Generally, politics can be described as the methodology and activities associated with running a government, an organisation or a movement. Politics is all about influence. It is this influence that further birth positive or negative changes in the lives of the people. The involvement of Christians in politics is neither circular, beyond the ideologies of Christianity because it is the desire of God that believers take charge and have influence here on earth (Genesis 1:28 Matthew 5:13-16).


LESSON OUTLINE

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  1. MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT POLITICS
  2. WHY SHOULD CHRISTIANS BE INVOLVED IN POLITICS?


1. MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT POLITICS


Some Christians believe that, since our Kingdom is not of this world, we do not have to be involved in any political activity in the world we presently live in (John 17:14). This is not the whole truth but a misconception aimed at robbing us of our Godly heritage of Dominion (Psalm 8:6; 1Peter 2:9; Revelation 5:10).


Here are some reasons for the misconception or wrong notions about the involvement of Christians in politics;

  1. Politics is a dirty game and a worldly affairs
  2. Politics involvement will take one to hell
  3. All politicians are liar, corrupt and promiscuous
  4. It is an opportunity to embezzle money or amass wealth unlawfully
  5. Most politicians are fetish or occultic.


2. WHY SHOULD CHRISTIANS BE INVOLVED IN POLITICS?


In order to disabuse our minds as Christians about our active involvement in politics, we need to consider the following reasons objectively:

  1. It is the desire of God that believers take charge and have influence here on earth (Deuteronomy 28:13). We are to take the lead and allowed Kingdom values to shape our society (Matthew 5:13-16).
  2. The leaders we elect or failed to elect, have a great influence on our freedom, well-being and the fulfillment of our God-given mandate. They can choose to protect our rights to worship and spread the gospel or prevent us from exercising such rights (Esther 4:14; Daniel 6:7).
  3. Politics like other sectors of national developments (health, finance, e t c), should be explored to “teach all nations” in order to demonstrate the exemplary life and flavour of godliness (Daniel 6:1-3; Matthew 28:19-20)
  4. The involvement of godly Christians in politics will reduce corruption, disorderliness, mischief and other social economic vices in the society (2Corinthians 14:1-6; Proverbs 29:2)
  5. To effect positive and lasting changes that will benefit society (Genesis 41:33-40; Proverbs 14:34).


CONCLUSION
God is still looking for the righteous few in order to uplift our Nations (Genesis 18:33)


QUESTIONS

  1. Mention four (4) misconceptions believers have about politics.
  2. Why should Christians be involved in politics?


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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