RCCG YAYA SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS' MANUAL SUNDAY 30TH OF JULY, 2023 LESSON FORTY EIGHT (48) TOPIC: BEWARE OF SCOFFERS

 


RCCG YAYA SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS' MANUAL

SUNDAY 30TH OF JULY, 2023

LESSON FORTY EIGHT (48)

TOPIC: BEWARE OF SCOFFERS

*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?

OPENING PRAYER: Father please give me an understanding of who a scoffer is today.

BIBLE PASSAGE: Jude 1:11-18

[11]Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah. Apostates Depraved and Doomed

[12]These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots;

[13]raging waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame; wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.

[14]Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints,

[15]to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.” Apostates Predicted

[16]These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage.

[17]But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ:

[18]how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts.

MEMORY VERSE: “Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts” 2Peter 3:3 (NKJV).

INTRODUCTION: Scoffer, in Greek - ‘empaikt├ęs,’ simply translates to a mocker. A scoffer mocks sin, Christ, twists God’s word for selfish gains, opposes the gospel, and the things of God. The Bible uses scornful, scorner and scoffer interchangeably which all means mocker. Believers are warned to be careful and be on guard.

TEACHER’S DIARY

LESSON AIM: To teach the students to be wary of scoffers.

TEACHING OBJECTIVES:

At the end of the study, students should be able to:  

a. Identify traits of scoffers.

b. Highlight what should be the disposition of believers to scoffers.

TEXT REVIEW:

Jude in his admonition exhorts his reader to beware of scoffers.

A. He describes them saying: woe unto them;

i. For …………………………………………………… V11a.

ii. And …………………………………………………. V11b.

ii. And …………………………………………………. V11c.

B. He goes further to describe their selfishness and vanity…………………. V12a.

i. They are clouds without ..…………….. V12b.

ii. Tree ………………………..……………………….. V12c.

iii. …………………………………………………………… V13.

C. Jude cited Enoch to have prophesied the judgement of God on this people 

The Lord is coming with ten thousands of His saints to: V14.

i. …………………………………………………………... V15.

ii. These (scoffers) are …………….………. V16.

D. He reminds his readers of the predictions of the Apostles of Christ that

i. ………………………………...………………………… V18.

OUTLINES:

1. TRAITS TO OBSERVE

2. THE DISPOSITION OF BELIEVERS

1. TRAITS TO OBSERVE

The following are some peculiar traits of scoffers. 

i. They deny the truths of Scripture and entice others to go along with their error (Jude 4). 

ii. They refuse to believe the word of the Lord and despise God’s ministers (2Chr.36:16). 

iii. They question the second coming of the Lord Jesus pointing out the lapse of time and mock those who still wait and yearn for Jesus’ appearance (2 Pet.3:4). 

iv. They follow ungodly desires and create divisions in the church (2Pet.3:3; Jude 18-19). 

v. They have a form of godliness but deny its power (2 Tim.3:5). 

vi. They present lofty-sounding ideas to lead people astray (2 Pet.2:1). 

vii. They incite violent acts (Prov.29:8). 

viii. They are proud people who make the judgment of God light (Isa.28:14-15).

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Students should check themselves to see which of the traits stated above is in their lives and say what they will do to make things right.

2. THE DISPOSITION OF BELIEVERS

The proliferation of scoffers is one of the signs of the last days. (2 Pet.3:3). Hence, it is critically important that, believers: 

i. Take seriously the commands to study and meditate on God’s word (Ps.1:1-2; Josh.1:8). 

ii. Remain in Christ spotless and blameless (2 Pet.3:14; Eph.5:27). 

iii. Continue to wait for the appearance of the Lord (Tit.2:13). 

iv. Weigh every teaching/preaching with the word of God (Acts 17:11). 

v. Know that God is never slack concerning His promises (2 Pet.3:9). 

vi. Be established on their holy faith (Jude 20) and remain steadfast to the end (1Cor.16:13; 1Tim.6:12). 

vii. Try all spirits (1Jn.4:1).

viii. Grow in grace (2Pet.3:18).

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: How can we protect ourselves from scoffers?

CONCLUSION Beware of scoffers and refuse to be one (Ps.1:1).

EVALUATION: What should be the disposition of believers to scoffers?

CLOSING PRAYER: Father, give me a discerning spirit to be able to know and avoid scoffers.

ASSIGNMENT: Why do you think there are more scoffers these days than ever before? Give five reasons (2x5=10 marks).

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