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RCCG YAYA Sunday School Teacher Manual 24 March 2024 Lesson 30 – Shining Forth

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TOPIC: Shining Forth (RCCG Sunday School Manual For Young Adults And Youths (YAYA)

OPENING PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I receive grace to shine brighter for Your glory. (Scroll down for RCCG YAYA Sunday School 24 March 2024 HYMN)

MEMORY VERSE: “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.” – Matthew 5:14 (KJV)

BIBLE PASSAGE: Matthew 5:13-16 (KJV)

13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Also Read:
– RCCG Sunday School Teacher Manual 24 March 2024: Physical Breakthrough
– RCCG Sunday School Student Manual 24 March 2024: Physical Breakthrough


Naturally, light illuminates and sends darkness parking. As believers, Jesus is our light and the source of our uncompromising brightness. As a result, we are expected to shine forth in every sphere of life (Matthew 5:16). We are to establish the rule and reign of our Master in this world and take over territories as we shine as light. We shall examine how to shine and the hindrances to shining.

LESSON AIM: To help believers understand their purpose as the “light of the world.’

TEACHING OBJECTIVES: Through this lesson, students should be able to:

a. Learn how to shine forth.
b. Understand the hindrances to shining forth.

TEXT REVIEW: Matthew 5:13-16.

Jesus’ teaching in the above passage reveals one of our vital identities as believers. He said:

  1. Believers are the salt of the earth ………v13.
  2. Believers are also ……………………………v14.
  3. As the light, believers must give …………v15.
  4. Jesus further admonished believers to ………….v16.




A. As the light of the world, it is expected that we show forth the glory of God in all areas of human endeavours: academics, business, marriage, politics, and more importantly in spiritual matters.

B. Therefore, we must:

  1. Be Distinguished: We must be eminent in everything we do by standing out in the midst of this crooked generation (Daniel 1:8).
  2. Reflect The Light: As believers, we must be a reflection of Jesus – the Light. We must mirror Jesus in everything we do or say (1Peter 2:12).
  3. Be A Natural Light Agent: We must operate in dominion and be an ambassador of peace (Ephesians 6:20; Genesis 1:28; Matthew 5:9).
  4. Stand Firm: We must stand firm in the faith till the end of the age and continue to proclaim the Lordship of Jesus anywhere we find ourselves. (Ephesians 6:13-18).
  5. Register Your Presence: Light signifies God’s presence. As carriers of the light of Christ, we must be positive influencers in our generation. All our social media handles and communication must reflect the presence of God in our lives (Genesis 39:9; Daniel 3:16-18).

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Students should mention at least one thing they are doing that could bring them to the limelight.


Despite God’s awesome plans for believers, there are certain factors that can hinder their full manifestations as the light of the world. These factors include:

  1. Fear (Numbers 13:31);
  2. Laziness and Procrastination (Proverbs 22:13);
  3. Faithlessness (Hebrews 11:6);
  4. Unfaithfulness (2Kings 5:22-27);
  5. Lack of focus (Matthew 6:22);
  6. Lack of intentionality (Luke 9:62).

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Students should mention one habit they have identified that could hinder their shining.

CONCLUSION: Every believer is light that must shine very bright for the illumination of the whole world. Believers must not compromise their faith in the face of darkness but rather expose them (Ephesians 5:11).


  1. How can believers shine forth?
  2. Mention three things that can hinder believers from shining forth

CLOSING PRAYER: Dear Father, I release myself to you, please shine through me.

ASSIGNMENT: Write some of the steps you need to take to shine forth as light next year (No marks).


  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?