Child Abuse. RCCG Sunday School Teachers

Child Abuse. RCCG Sunday School Teachers



Opening Prayer: Almighty Father, grant all parents the grace to please You in their relationship with their children. 

Previous Knowledge: The teacher should allow a student to review the previous week’s lessons. 

Memory Verse: “But whoso shall offend one of those little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a milestone were hanged about his neck and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea”– Matt. 18:6.


Bible Passage: Mark 10:13-16.



According to Merriam Webster Dictionary, a child is a “young person especially between infancy and youth”. Child abuse is any maltreatment of a child which causes him/her harm . Such action can also take the form of child neglect or failure to protect a child from danger especially by a parent or other caregivers. The Bible tells us that whosoever harm a child is asking for God’s anger (Mark 9:42). 

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LESSON AIM: To study about child abuse. 
TEACHING OBJECTIVES: Through the lesson, students should be able to:
a. Understand the forms and signs of child abuse concept. 
b. Discover the ways to prevent child abuse. 

TEACHING PLAN: To achieve the above-stated objectives, the teacher should:

a. Explain why the sentence “I am sorry” is not enough. 

b. Explain the correct way to apologise. 

c. Allow the Assistant Teacher to see to the well-being of the class, and mark attendance and assignment. 

d. Teach the lesson outlines, summarise, conclude, evaluate the lesson and give assignments to the students. 


TEXT REVIEW: Mark 10: 13-16. 

Identify five treatment from the passage which the Lord Jesus give to the children and expect believers to emulate:







Teaching Method: Discussion teaching Method. 

Time Management : The teacher should spend 60% of the teaching time on Lesson Outline 1 and 40% on Lesson Outline 2. 






The teacher should group child abuse into three broad categories as follows: 

i. Physical abuse. 

ii. Sexual abuse.

iii. Emotional abuse. 

The teacher should allow each element of the child abuse under each category to students to discuss. The forms and elements of child abuse are stated below: 


Physical Abuse

i. Excessive beating of a child

ii. Throwing objects at a child, poising , child labour (trafficking , hawking).

iii. Neglecting to give the child basic necessities of life such as food , clothing, shelter, education , health care etc.

iv. Use of drugs , alcohol or any substance that will cause the child distress 


The teacher should use 1 Kings 3:19; 25-26; Mark 9:42.


Sexual Abuse: The teacher should identify the following elements of sexual abuse and call students to discuss their impacts on the affected child. 

i. Fondling a child sexual organ.

ii. Pornography

iii. Rape.

iv. Defilement of the child.


The teacher should use 2 Sam. 13:10-15 to buttress the points.



iii. Emotional/Psychological abuse

a. Teasing and bullying.

b. threat.

c. verbal abuse/ cursing.

d. Belittling.

e. Blaming and finding faults.


The teacher should use 1 Samuel 17:26-28; Col. 3:21 to buttress points. 



These are some of the signs that a child is being abused: aggressive behavior, low self-esteem, sleeping difficulties, unexplained bruises, burns or swellings, lack of concentration, and criminal inclination. Child abuse may eventually leads to deformation or death. 


Prevention of Child Abuse may take the following forms: 

  1. Early education , identification and intervention. 
  2. Break the silence, report any abuse.
  3. Train a child in a godly way. (Prov. 22:6).
  4. It is not every wrong that should be met with capital punishment. 


SUMMARY: No child abuse of any form is allowed. 

CONCLUSION: Child abuse is a menace that must be dealt with holistically in the fear of God. 

EVALUATION: Identify the forms and solutions to child abuse. 

CLOSING PRAYER: God, please save our children from child abuse. 


Give five (5) reasons people abuse children. (2×5=10 Marks). 



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