Sweet Sleep. RCCG Sunday School Teachers. 29/06/2021

Sweet Sleep

Sweet Sleep. RCCG Sunday School Teachers. 29/06/2021

 

 

 

Opening Prayer: Father, give me sweet sleep whenever I want to do so according to your word.

 

Previous Knowledge: Teacher should allow the assistant to review the previous lesson.

 

Bible Passage: Prov: 3:21-24

Memory Verse: “The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.”

 

Lesson Introduction: Sleep is a state of natural muscle relaxation and periodic suspension of consciousness (reduced interactions with surroundings). Like everything else God has made, sleep is good but can also be greatly abused. Can we sleep too much? , too little, and how important is sleep?

 

Teacher’s Diary

Lesson Aim: To study the significance of sleep according to the word of God.

 

Teaching objectives: Throughout the lesson, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the position of the Bible on sleep.
  2. Discover the importance of sleep to the well-being of individuals.

Teaching Plan

  • Enumerate the scriptural basis of sleep
  • Enumerate the importance of sleep to the well-being of the individual.
  • Allow the students to make contributions to the subject.
  • Summarise, conclude, evaluate and give assignments.
  • Allow the assistant teacher to review the previous week’s lesson, conduct the class, take the closing prayer and mark the assignment.

 

Text Review

Teachers should identify any five things according to the Bible Passage that could keep a person safe and sound.

  1. Sweet Sleep. Prov 3:24
  2. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
  3. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
  4. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
  5. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Teaching Method: Lecture and Discussion / Participatory method.

Time Management: Two lesson outlines teaching time.

 

Lesson Outlines

Point to discuss:

  • Sweet sleep is the reward of faith and trust in God. Psalm 4:8, Psalm 127:2
  • Sweet sleep is a reward for good labour. 5:12, Prov. 3:24
  • God and right sleep is a reward from God. Prov 3:24, Psalm 4:8.
  • God communicate with man through sleep. 1 Kings 3:5
  • God forbids love for sleep. Prov. 20:13.
  • Too much sleep is wrong. Prov. 6: 9-11
  • Sleep at the wrong time is bad. 3:1, Matt 26: 40-46.
  • Failure to sleep is inappropriate. 8:16; Psalms 127:1-2

 

Teachers should distribute the above stated eight points to eight students and ask them to explain, give insight or share experience on them. The remaining students can add to the explanations while the Teacher make necessary corrections.

 

Lesson Outline 2: Why is Sleep Important?

Points to discuss:

  • Sleep indicates that we are creations, not a creature
  • Sleep allows our physical bodies to replenish for proper functioning.
  • Good sleep makes us healthy and improves our immune system.
  • The Lord Jesus demonstrated the need to sleep by sleeping. Luke 8:23, Mark 1:35.
  • It improves productivity and concentration.
  • God reveals Himself through dreams and vision. 2:13, 19; 1 Kings 3:5.

 

Teachers should allow students to make contributions to any of the stated points. The contributions could arise out of knowledge acquired (e.g medical person), experience or story.

 

NOTE: The lesson outlines are highly participatory. Therefore, they do not require separate class activities.

 

SUMMARY: Good and rightful sleep is good for the body, soul and spirit.

Conclusion: Sleeping at the right time and in the right position is good for the health of every believer.

Evaluation: Why do you think sleep is important?

Closing Prayer: Father, please make my sleep pleasant. Appear to me in my sleep, send evil dreams far away from me.

 

Assignment: Mention five points why some people have problems with sleep.

 

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