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RCCG YAYA Sunday School Teacher Manual 3 April 2022 – The Christian Entrepreneur

RCCG Sunday School Manual 3 April 2022 Lesson 31: The Christian Entrepreneur

Topic: The Christian Entrepreneur (RCCG Sunday School Manual For Young Adults And Youths (YAYA)

OPENING PRAYER: Father, please open my heart and my eyes to profitable business. (Scroll down for RCCG YAYA Sunday School 3 April 2022 HYMN)

MEMORY VERSE: “Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.” – Proverbs 22:29

BIBLE PASSAGE: Acts 16:14-15 (KJV)

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15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.

Also Read: RCCG Sunday School Teacher Manual 3 April 2022: Holy “Matri-Money” (Part 1)

INTRODUCTION: Entrepreneurship has been described as the capacity and willingness to develop, organise and manage a business venture along with any of its risk in order to make a profit. Christian entrepreneurs are needed to live out a Christ-like ethic in the business world. The Bible has many examples of entrepreneurs who in their time exhibited godly characters. It is important to know what should characterise an ideal entrepreneur.

TEXT REVIEW: ACTS 16:14-15

A. The Apostle Paul did recognise the acts of a generous business woman – Lydia.
i. She was an outstanding cloth merchant from thyatira. V14a.
ii. She was………………………… V14b.
iii. Her heart was……………….. V14c.
B. After the baptism of Lydia, she:
i. ……………………………………. V15a.
ii. …………………………………… V15b.

LESSON OUTLINES

  1. BIBLICAL EXAMPLES OF ENTERPRENEURS
  2. CHARACTERISTICS OF AN IDEAL ENTREPRENEUR

1. BIBLICAL EXAMPLES OF ENTREPRENEURS

A. There are many biblical entrepreneurs within scripture. For instance

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  1. Abraham was a prosperous business man trading in livestock, silver and gold (Genesis 13:1-3).
  2. Isaac was an outstanding farmer that grew mightier than a whole nation (Genesis 26:12-16).
  3. Jacob was a creative livestock manager (Genesis 30:31-43).
  4. Elisha was a successful farmer before he was called into full time ministry (1 Kings 19:19).
  5. The Apostle Peter was a commercial fisherman. He was in partnership with his brother Andrew building a fishing business (Matthew 4:18).
  6. The Apostle Paul had a tent making business (Acts 18:3).
  7. Lydia, the first convert to Christianity in Europe, was a self-employed merchant, selling purple-expensive clothing materials (Acts 16:14-15).
  8. Job was a very industrial farmer. The livestock, Job had in his Enterprise would have allowed him to launch many business ventures (Job 1:2-3).

B. The epitome of biblical entrepreneurship is the Saviour of humanity, Jesus the Christ.
i. Jesus used his entrepreneurial passion in the social area of life (Acts 10:38). Today, we call this area the “not-for-profit industries”.
ii. Jesus employed his purpose to transform humanity.
iii. Jesus was a change catalyst in the life-transformation industry.

CLASS ACTIVITY 1
Students should mention some businesses they would like to start in order to create value for their communities.

2. CHARACTERISTICS OF AN IDEAL ENTREPRENEUR

  1. Ability to recognise opportunity:
    i. Entrepreneurs try their hands on opportunities that are by-passed to others. These opportunities may include:
    a. meeting the demand that is not currently met,
    b. pushing up a product that is much better than what is currently in the market;
    c. solving a problem or annoyance that consumer have.
    ii. Entrepreneurs recognise opportunities where they are and they utilise them by producing products or rendering service that will fill the vacuum identified.
  2. Desire for independence: One of the consistent characteristics of an entrepreneur is his desire for independence. What it means is that an entrepreneur would want to:
    a. work for himself/herself rather than work for others.
    b. Take decision on their own (Proverbs 18:1).
  3. Self-confidence: There are two characteristics of an entrepreneur that leads him into having self-confidence (1 Samuel 17:32-37).
    a. Self-motivation: Entrepreneurs set their own goals rather than having them set by their bosses. Since these goals are set by entrepreneurs, it means that they will be motivated to achieve those goals.
    b. Self-discipline: Every entrepreneur should have self-discipline, if not, the business will fail. These are confident people who believe in what they are doing and believe that the job is worth doing.
  4. Willingness to take risk: Any entrepreneur is a risk taker:
    a. they take calculated risks weather formally or informally.
    b. Mostly they take risk informally because they make calculation within their brain or what to buy, keep and sell Later.
    c. They equally try to figure out the probability of success of their business.
    d. Once they are convinced that it is high, they will go into such business.
    e. Entrepreneurs are not tired of trying. If they invest in a business and they fail, they can try again or venture into another business so that they can succeed (Proverbs 24:16; Ecclesiastes 11:1).
  5. Constantly learning: There is always something you do not know and something else that has just been discovered. Both are essential for entrepreneurs.
    a. You cannot build a business around something you do not know about.
    b. you cannot improve products and services using outdated methods.
    c. Entrepreneurs are always on the prowl to learn more about what they do and what they, competitors are working on.
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CLASS ACTIVITY 2
Students should mention some skills they have acquired that could help them start up a business venture.

SUMMARY
Entrepreneurship is running Your business. There are biblical examples of entrepreneurs that Christian can emulate. It is equally important for Christian entrepreneurs to learn and imbibe the characteristics of an ideal entrepreneur.

CONCLUSION
God wants his children to have Dominion in the business world. Make up your mind to be a godly young entrepreneur. It is only a man that is diligent in his or her business that is permitted to stand before kings and not ordinary men. Be exceptional in your chosen business.

CLOSING PRAYER
Father, please prosper the work of my hands.

More Devotionals:::  RCCG Sunday School Teacher Manual 3 April 2022: Holy “Matri-Money” (Part 1)

ASSIGNMENT
Students should mention five (5) benefits of having one’s personal business.

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?

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