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RCCG YAYA Sunday School Teacher Manual 30 October 2022 – Politics: Be Involved (Part II)

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Topic – Politics: Be Involved (Part II) (RCCG Sunday School Manual For Young Adults And Youths (YAYA)

OPENING PRAYER: Father, please let all those who rule over us be just, ruling in the fear of God. (Scroll down for RCCG YAYA Sunday School 30 October 2022 HYMN)

MEMORY VERSE: “The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.” – 2 Samuel 23:3 (KJV)

BIBLE PASSAGE: 2 Samuel 23:1-4 (KJV)

1 Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said,

2 The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.

3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

4 And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.

INTRODUCTION: In our previous lesson, we highlighted some misconceptions held by some Christians in some circles. We also examined some of the reasons Christians should be involved in politics from a biblical perspective. In today’s lesson, we shall attempt to guide Christians with genuine intentions on how to be practically involved in politics and avoid pitfalls.

TEACHING REVIEW: 2 Samuel 23:1-4

When David was about to depart to eternity, he gave the following instructions to those who aspire to lead others: Vs1-2
i. Such fellow must be …… V3a
ii. He/she must …… V3b
iii. He/she must be like ….. V4




Teacher should treat his Outline understand two sub-outlines.

A. Getting involved:

i. It is your Civic right and responsibility under the law to vote and be voted for (Titus 3:1, 1Peter 2:13-14;Deuteronomy 1:13).
ii. Eligible Christian should registered with the relevant electoral bodies
iii. Be ‘card-carrying’ members of any political party of your choice.
iv. Wield your influence on the of representative for the elective positions (Exodus 18:21).
v. Go out and vote rightly during the election.

B. How to join a political party of your choice. In addition to other possible information:

i. Visit the website of the parties
ii. Visit the secretariat of your chosen party
iii. Study the party ideology and manifesto.
iv. Fill out a party registration form
v. Supply/provide necessary document as required.
vi. Make necessary payment as stipulated
vii. Obtain your membership card
viii. Attend party meetings regularly
ix. Actively participate in discussion and strengthen your voice in
x. Have the burden or passion to serve the people and solve problems (1Samuel 17:29; 34-37; Nehemiah 2:1-5).
xi. In order to succeed in politics, Christians should read books and attend seminars/conference on leadership/politics (Proverbs 16:16).
xii. It is also important to be mentored by a seasoned Christian political leader (Proverbs 1:5).
xiii. You can prayerfully join or support and advocacy group (Esther 4:8,13-14)
xiv. You can Form a political party with people of like-minds (1Samuel 22:2; Daniel 2:49).

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Do we need money to form a political party or to be actively involved in politics? Discuss.


Christians, who are into politics, or aspiring to hold political post, should be prayerful and watch out for pitfall to avoid soiling their garments (1 Corinthians 15:33). They should therefore:

i. Desist from any thoughts or act of wickedness. Politics is not a do-or-die affair (Proverbs 16:12).
ii. Avoid prayerlessness (James 5:16b-18; Psalm 91:15, Daniel 6:10). our adversary is not resting, be sober and vigilant (1 Peter 5:8).
iii. Shun all foolishness: get the necessary qualifications or experience (James 15:1; 1 Samuel 17:34-37) and act wisely (Matthew 10:16).
iv. Never dabble into politics without a godly burden or passion (Nehemiah 2:1-5).
v. Avoid compromising: stand By Your godly virtues and principles (1 Corinthians 10:31).
vi. Distinguish yourself and do not be hypocritical (1 Corinthians 6:17; Romans 12:2).
vii. Do not be lured into cultism or bad caucus in the name of ‘belonging’, seeking relevance or power to outwit others (1 Corinthians 15:33).
viii. Beware of the negative influence of political godfathers (Proverbs 12:5; 25:26).
ix. Be resolute in the face of persecution and propaganda. (Nehemiah 4:3,6; Nehemiah 6:5-7; Daniel 6:11-14).
x. Avoid abuse of power do not be tyrannical (2Chronicles 26:16-18).

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Why should Christians be prayerful in their political aspirations?

CONCLUSION: Join a political party today and be a Christian of influence.


  1. Mention ways to be involved in politics
  2. List five things to watch out for in politics.

EVALUATION: Why should Christians be prayerful in their political aspirations?

CLOSING PRAYER: Father let your children in politics shine as light to dispel every work of darkness

ASSIGNMENT: Mention ten (10) things you will do if you become a Governor (No Mark)


  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?