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Only One God

OPENING PRAYER: Father, help me to serve you as the only one God forever.

BIBLE PASSAGE: Isaiah 43:10-15
10. Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
11. I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.
12. I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God.
13. Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?
14. Thus saith the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships.
15. I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.

MEMORY VERSE : "For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone".Psalms 86:10

LESSON INTRODUCTION : Because we live in a world many competing truth claims and many so-called gods, the identity of the one true God matters. The one true God is distinguished from all the false gods that have been imposed upon mankind by evil spirits and misled men. Gods that are fashioned by the imaginations and hands of men are absolutely worthless (Isaiah 44:9-10), but the one true God is full of glory, grace and truth. John 1:14.

A. The true God declared His identities in the following terms:
i. "I am the Lord" and "there is no saviour". Isaiah 43:11.
ii. "I am God." Isaiah 43:12.
iii. "I am He." Isaiah 43:13.
iv. "The Holy one of Israel." Isaiah 43:14.
v. "I am the Lord, the Holy One." Isaiah 43:15.
vi. "The creator of Israel, your King." Isaiah 43:15.

B. In addition to these declarations the true God affirmed some of His abilities. He said:
i. "I have declared." Isaiah 43:12.
ii. "I have saved." Isaiah 43:12.
iii. "I have showed." Isaiah 43:12
iv. "I am older than the days." Isaiah 43:12.
v. "I am the only deliverer." Isaiah 43:13.
vi. "I will work and who can challenge it?" Isaiah 43:13.

C. Therefore, all His creations and servants must:
i. Know Him. Isaiah 43:10.
ii. Believe Him. Isaiah 43:10.
iii. Understand Him. Isaiah 43:10.
iv. Be His witness. Isaiah 43:10.

D. They must know, believe, understand and bear witness that there is no God before or after Him. That is the truth and the witness. Isaiah 43:9-10.

i. He is sovereign, self-existent, creator of the universe. Isaiah 42:5; Eph. 1:11.
ii. He is spirit. John 4:24.
iii. He is eternal. Psalm 90:2.
iv. He is personal. Deut. 34:10.
v. He has all knowledge. Isaiah 46:10.
vi. He has all power. Matt. 19:36.
vii. He is omnipresent. Psalm 139:7-10.
viii. He is ever constant (unchanging). James 1:17.
ix. He is just. Acts 17:31.
x. He is loving. Eph. 2:4-5.
xi. He is truthful. Numbers 23:19.
xii. He is Holy. Isaiah 6:3.
xiii. He is compassionate. 2 Cor. 1:3.
xiv. He is merciful. Rom. 9:15.
xv. He is gracious. Rom. 5:17.
xvi. He is God of justice (He judges sin). Psalm 5:5.
xvii. He forgives sin. Psalm 130:4.

NOTE: There are many false gods (Hinduism recognizes 330 million gods)

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: What are the characteristics of false gods?

A. Description of idolatry.
i. Idolatry is worshipping objects (Physical or unseen) as god.
ii. Idolatry is sinful and forbidden. Exodus 20:4; Lev 26:1.
iii. Idolatry is very dangerous. Deut. 11:16; Isaiah 42:8; 1 John 5:21.

B. The following are some examples of idol/idolatry in the Bible: Ashtaroth, Baal, Ballpeor, Chemosh, Dragon, Diana and Molech. Judges 2:13; 1 Kings 16:32; Numbers 25:3; 2 Kings 23:13; 1 Sam. 5:2; Acts 19:24.

Heavenly bodies, devil, water spirit and others. Deut. 4:19; Hosea 4:19; 3:4.

C. Some characteristics of idols:
idols are lifeless, inactive, helpless, highly degrading and therefore not worthy to be worshipped. Rev. 1:8; Isaiah 40:20; 45:20; Deut. 4:28; Jer. 10:5; Acts 7:29.

CLASS ACTIVITY 2 : Mention some idols in your locality and what they claim they stand for.

SUMMARY : Flee from idolatry.

CONCLUSION : Acknowledging God as the Almighty, the only true One undoubtedly qualifies a Christian life that operates in the miraculous. It is therefore wise to do so now, knowing full well that God will not share His glory with another.

EVALUATION : Mention some identities of the true God.

CLOSING PRAYER : Pray that the power of God will uproot idolatry in your locality.

ASSIGNMENT: Give five (5) reasons why believers must worship only true God and flee from idolatry.
Sunday Class



OPENING PRAYER: Father, give me breakthrough quickly.

BIBLE PASSAGE: Genesis 26:1-14
1. And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar.

2. And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:

3. Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;

4. And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;

5. Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

6. And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:

7. And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon.

8. And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife.

9. And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her.

10. And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us.

11. And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

12. Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.

13. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:

14. For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.

MEMORY VERSE : "And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the Lord hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land".Genesis 26:22

LESSON INTRODUCTION : Generally, a breakthrough is a major progress; such as great innovation or discovery that overcomes significant obstacles. In other words, it is overcoming something challenging and having an achievement. A breakthrough usually gives a miraculous result. Breakthrough is often associated with prosperity though it means different things to different people. We can therefore talk about physical (financial, scientific, academic, etc.) and spiritual breakthrough.

i. Gos has breakthrough in the creation of light, water and all other things that He made. Gen. 1:1-30.
ii. The breakthroughs are very good and enduring till date. Gen. 1:31.
iii. God continues to give different breakthroughs to His children in substance and in promise sealed in oaths. Gen. 26:3-4.
iv. God gave another dimension of breakthrough to His children through restoration of their values and assurance of their safety. Gen. 26:7-11.
v. God give breakthrough through bumper harvest. Gen. 26:13.
vi. God give breakthrough in terms of material possession to the extent of envy. Gen. 26:14.
vii. God give all round breakthroughs until His children becomes very great. Gen. 26:13.
Two (2) things launched Abraham into breakthrough:
i. Obedience to God's voice. Gen. 26:5.
ii. Keeping of God's charge, commandment, statutes and laws. Gen.
Believers who want breakthroughs must do the same.

i. Breakthrough in warfare e.g. David. 2 Sam. 23:15-16.
ii. Miracles, breakthrough in food and material wealth e.g. Lepers. 2 Kings 6:25; 2 Kings 7:1, 8, 15-16.
iii. Breakthrough in wealth and greatness in foreign land e.g. Isaac. Gen. 22:15-18; 26:13-14.
iv. Scientific breakthrough in animal production e.g. Jacob. Gen. 30:28-43.
v. Multi dimensional breakthrough in wisdom and prosperity e.g. King Solomon. 2 Chron. 1:6-12.
vi. Generational breakthrough (through obedience to God's commandments) e.g. Abraham. Gen. 18:18-19; 26:5
CLASS ACTIVITY 1 : Identify why so many people do not experience breakthrough.

The following people experienced a positive trend from negative circumstances. Breakthrough usually launches people from negative or nothing condition to a positive/favourable condition.
i. Obededom: from apparent nothingness to unimaginable blessings. 1 Chron. 13:13-14.
ii. Jabez: from sorrow to success. 1 Chron. 4:9-10.
iii. Peter: from emptiness to abundance. Luke 5:4-7.
iv. Widow of Zarephath: from hopelessness to miraculous supplies. 1 Kings 17:10-18.
v. Naaman: from affliction to wholeness. 2 Kings 5:1-14.
vi. Elizabeth: from barrenness to fruitfulness. Luke 1:5-7, 57.
vii. Widow: from indebtedness to wealth. 2 Kings 4:1-7.

SUMMARY : Obedience to the word of God is a key requirement to divine breakthrough in the physical realm.

CONCLUSION : There Connor be a physical breakthrough without divine intervention. Therefore, if you are expecting a breakthrough in any facet of your life, you must turn to God for help. Debut 8:18; 28:8.

EVALUATION : Give some instances of those who experience breakthrough and thereby moved from negative to positive conditions.

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 old 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?

CLOSING PRAYER : Father, give my and church multi dimensional breakthroughs.

ASSIGNMENT : Find out ten (10) illustrations of breakthroughs in the bible with bible passages.


Effective Soul Winning

OPENING PRAYER: Father, help me to be an effective soul winner.

15. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

MEMORY VERSE: "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise". Proverbs 11:30

LESSON INTRODUCTION: Jesus Christ told his followers that they would be his witnesses to "the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8) and to "go and make disciples of all nations" (Matt. 28:19), which is the essence of winning souls. Believers need to understand that it is not about just preaching the gospel, but more so, about winning souls. This is usually called fruitful evangelism. Effective soul winning is not just about telling but winning. John 15:8.

The following key words could be extracted from the ultimate and final instruction and assignment to the believers before the Lord Jesus returned to heaven:
i. Go v.15: If you are born again then you are to respond to the unconditional command. Age or year of salvation wasn't part of the command. Go without fear, food and friend.
ii. All the world v.15: "All the world" here means all nations, countries, cities, towns, villages, settlements, etc.
iii. Preach the gospel v.15: "Preach" here means speaking about Jesus, teaching His commandments (Matt. 28:19) baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost, teach the doctrine of Jesus Christ as presented by the Apostles and as revealed by the Holy Spirit. 1 Cor. 2:10-12
iv. Every Creative v.15: all race, tribes, languages, people, culture, personalities, bound, free, rich, poor, strong, weak, male, female, adult, children, etc.
v. The benefit of accepting the gospel is eternal life through salvation v.16.
vi. The consequences of rejecting the gospel is second death through damnation.

           2 LESSON OUTLINES
The following guidelines will enable believers to be effective in soul winning:
i. Maintain a strong personal relationship with God by praying and meditating on the word of God. James 4:8a; 2 Tim 2:15.
ii. Stand out and be peculiar, don't join the world pattern of life. You cannot be part of the perversion of values and priorities. Rom.12:2; James 4:4; 2 Cor.6:17; 1 Peter 2:9.
iii. Put your gifts, talents and resources into efficient use for God. Be result-oriented. Prove that your God is a God of success and not failure. 1 Tim.4:14-15.
iv. Be relevant. Solve the problems of others. Conceive your dream and interpret the dream of others. Be creative with your gift, talents and knowledge for helping mankind. Matt. 5:16.
v. Speak boldly to others about Jesus and their need to get saved. 2 Tim.1:7-8

CLASS ACTIVITY 1:  Identify other resources or activities that are essential for effective (result-oriented) soul winning.


i. Divine beautification. Daniel 12:3.
ii. Divine presence. Matt. 28:20b.
iii. Answered prayers. John 15:16.
iv. Soul winners are always celebrated and will always be celebrated here and beyond because they bring joy to God's presence always. Luke 10:1, 17; 15:7
v. Rewards in heaven. Matt. 19:27&29.
vi. Manifestation of spiritual gifts and protection. Mark 16:15-18.
vii. Eternal life. Luke 10:20.

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: What are the dangers of not winning souls to the Kingdom of God?

SUMMARY: Believers must be effective soul winners to enjoy divine benefits.

CONCLUSION: God does not want anyone to perish (2 Peter 3:9). All Christians should therefore, be eager to heed the call to soul-winning.

EVALUATION: Differentiate some requirements and benefits of effective soul winners.

CLOSING PRAYER: Father, use me to attract numerous souls to your kingdom.

ASSIGNMENT: Identify methods by which soul winners can preserve the soul won for God.

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 old 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?

  • Reference : RCCG Sunday School Teacher's Manual , Lesson 29 , for Year 2018/2019.