The Christian Missionary. RCCG Sunday School Teachers 13/06/2021

The Christian Missionary. RCCG Sunday School Teachers 13/06/2021

 

TOPIC: The Christian Missionary
OPENING PRAYER: My Father, please use me to take the message of the gospel to anywhere I go. 

MEMORY VERSE: “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” – Mark 16:15

 

BIBLE PASSAGE: Matthew 28:19-20 KJV
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

 

LESSON INTRODUCTION: The business of missions includes the Almighty God, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and the Church. The mission is a must and all real Christians should be interested.

 

TEXT REVIEW: Matthew 28:19-20.
her should identify the tri-podal mandate of the believers as contained in Matthew 28:19-20.
i. ………………………………………………….
ii. …………………………………………………
iii. ………………………………………………..
iv. ………………………………………………..
v. …………………………………………………

LESSON OUTLINES

LESSON OUTLINE 1: CHRISTIAN MISSIONS AND HOME SUPPORT

Question: Who is a Christian missionary?
Answer: The believer who is sent across geo-political and cultural boundaries to proclaim the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Question: Who sent them?
Answer: The established Church of Christ from a geographical location.
Question: Whose responsibility is it to take care of the missionaries?
Answer: The members of the home church who send the missionaries abroad.
Question: Why is it the responsibility of the home church to care for the missionaries?
Answer: It is because the Scripture says that believers (home or abroad) are co-labourers. Therefore, if one believer suffers, others must share in the pain. 1 Cor. 12:25-26; 1 Cor. 3:8-9.
Question: What types of support can Christians at the home church give the missionaries?
Answers:
i. Prayer support.
ii. Provision of physical and material necessities.
Question: Why are these supports necessary?
Answer:
i. To enable the missionaries to concentrate on their primary assignment. Matthew 6:20-21.
ii. To avoid distraction.

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Mention any ten countries where The Redeemed Christian Church of God as missionaries.

 

LESSON OUTLINE 2: YOU CAN BE PERSONALLY INVOLVED

Question: What did the woman of Shunem and her husband do to support Elisha who was a missionary in their country?
Answers:
i. They provided a furnished apartment for him. 2 Kings 4:9-11.
ii. They provided food (bread) for him. 2 Kings 4:8.
Question: What did the brethren from Macedonia do to support the Apostle Paul on his missionary journey according to 2 Cor. 11:9?
Answer: They supplied the need of Apostle Paul. 2 Cor. 11:9
Question: What did the Philippians do to support Apostle Paul’ missionary activities in Thessalonica, according to Philippians 4:16-18?
Answer: They sent provisions to meet his necessities.
Question: Would you say that the couple, Aquila and Priscilla, were relevant to Apostle Paul’s missionary activities? If yes, how according to Romans 16:3-4.
Answer: Yes.
i. They gave so much to support Paul and those who were with him in the journey
ii. They risked their lives for the missionaries (Living Bible Translation).
Question: Can we do the missionary work by proxy?
Answer: Yes. As much as we send our support regularly, we are part of the missionary work.
CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Students should mention at least one location or place or country where they would like to take the missionary work and state the reason for their choice.

SUMMARY: Christian missionaries must be supported directly or by proxy
CONCLUSION: God is still calling today. Whoever is willing should respond. You can decide to begin to support a missionary, at least.

EVALUATION: How can the home church support Christian missionaries abroad?
CLOSING PRAYER: Father, help the home churches to support the missionaries.

ASSIGNMENT: Mention five things that may discourage people from going into the mission field or becoming a missionary.

 

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