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THE HOLY SPIRIT IN ACTION

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS'' MANUAL

 

SUNDAY 9TH OF JANUARY, 2022

LESSON NINETEEN (19)

TOPIC: THE HOLY SPIRIT IN ACTION

 

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 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.

 

MEMORY VERSE: “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Acts 1:8

 

BIBLE PASSAGE: Acts 1:1-8

[1] The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,

[2] Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

[3] To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

[4] And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.

[5] For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

[6]When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

[7] And he said unto them, it is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

[8]But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

 

LESSON INTRODUCTION:

 The creative power of the Holy Spirit was first seen in action at the creation when the Holy Spirit (God’s Spirit) began to move upon the face of the deep (Gen.1:2) and when the mortal man was transformed through God’s impartation of His Spirit. (Gen. 2:7)

 

OUTLINES:

1. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

2. THE MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is the seed of God's power planted in a believer when such believer is baptised in the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8). The power of the Holy Spirit strengthens believers to witness for Christ. The fearful and timid Peter was supernaturally turned to a fearless and bold preacher.

He preached the immovable word of God with power (Acts 2:14-47; Acts 4:10-20).The Holy Spirit is the consuming fire of God. It is the fire of the Holy Spirit that distinguishes a true believer from a false believer (Matt. 3:11-12). The Holy Spirit is the divine wind of God's Church and the enabling grace behind a fruitful Christian life (Ezek.37:1-10, 1Cor.2:4, Lk.4:14-18).

 

THE MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit, among other things, quickens our mortal bodies (Rom.8:11). This makes it illegal for any sickness or disease to dwell there; instead He turns it to partakers of God's divine nature (Matt.3:12; 2 Pet.1:4). He guides into all truth (Jn.16:1213) by enlightening the believers' understanding on all issues of all life. He is, therefore, our only insurance against the deadly and enslaving grip of ignorance. By this divine guidance, we will always have solutions every problem that may confront us. He reveals things to come. (Acts 21:4, 10-12).

He reminds of things taught (Jn.14:26) especially in the times of need e.g. the Lord Jesus in His encounter with the tempter (Matt.4:4). He reproves the world of sin. The sinner gets conviction not by gimmicks but by the Holy Spirit (Zech.4:6). He reproves the world of righteousness by making them to live righteous in the midst of a perverse generation. He reproves the world of judgment

(Jn.16:11). He testifies of the truth, which makes it easier, for a true believer to decree a thing, and established unto him (Jn 15:26; Job.22:28). He intercedes for the saints (Rom.8:26-27). He gives spiritual gifts unto spiritually hungry men and women who earnestly covet them (1 Cor.12:4, 11).

 

CONCLUSION: We need the Holy Spirit to run our Christian race.

QUESTIONS:

1. How significant is the Holy Spirit?

2. What is the ministry of the Holy Spirit?

 

FURTHER READINGS: MON: Acts 21:4. TUE: Acts 21:10-12. WED: Zech.4:6. THUR: Jn.14:26. FRI: Jn.16:11. SAT: Jn.15:26. SUN: Job 22:28

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