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RCCG House Fellowship Leader Manual 13 June 2021, Lesson 41 – Thou Shall Not Kill

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TOPIC: Thou Shall Not Kill (Scroll down for RCCG House Fellowship 13 June 2021 Anthem)

OPENING PRAYER: Father, please give me the grace to keep Your words.


PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: The leader should ask the members to mention some causes and consequences immorality.

MEMORY VERSE: “Thou shalt not kill.” – Exodus 20:13

BIBLE TEXT: Genesis 4:3-15, Luke 18:20 (KJV)

Genesis 4:3-15;
3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.

4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:

5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?

7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

9 And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper?

10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.

11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand;

12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

13 And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.

14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.

15 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.

Luke 18:20;
18 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.

LESSON INTRODUCTION: To kill means to murder. It also means to put an end to a life, to terminate life or to prevent what is living from living again. We pray that as many that are into this act of killing, today’s message shall ignite their true repentance in Jesus’ name. The sanctity of life is gradually being eroded by men and women who are into hired assassination, ritual killing, serial killing, kidnapping, armed robbery, occultism, banditry, terrorism, suicide bombing, cannibalism etc.

LESSON AIM: To reiterate God’s stance on shedding of innocent blood.

TEACHING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, members should be able to:
i. Explain why God commanded that we should not kill.
ii. Be aware of the impending judgement that will be meted to those who kill.

i. Killing is forbidden by God who created all things.
ii. Cain was punished seriously by God for killing Abel, bis brother.
iii. Jesus still emphases it in the new testament.

TEACHING METHOD: The leader should use the discussion method.

TIME MANAGEMENT: Share the teaching time using the suggested time schedule.

LESSON OUTLINES: There are two outlines:


  1. God uses this commandment to create in us the sanctify of life. – Exodus 20:13
  2. We are created in His own image and are precious in His sight. – Genesis 1:26
  3. No killer or murderer will make heaven. – 1 John 3:15
  4. God hates hands that shed innocent blood. – Proverbs 6:16-17
  5. The killer will be judged. – Leviticus 124:17, Matthew 5:21
  6. Cain was cursed by God because he killed Abel, his brother. – Genesis 4:11-12
  7. God’s weighty punishment may vary on the killers. – Genesis 4:11-12, 15, 23-24

Despite the prohibition of killing by God and humanity, man still indulges in it. Reasons are:

  1. Hatred for one another and lack of love. – 1 John 3:15
  2. Envy. – (Cain and Abel in Genesis 4:4-12)
  3. Lack of knowledge of the word of God and the fear of God. – Hosea 4:6
  4. Love of money, power and position.
  5. Addiction to alcohol and hard drugs often hardens the killers’ emotions.

ACTIVITY: Why would God punish those who kill others?

SUMMARY: Please stop this killing.

CONCLUSION: Killers will be hiding from God (Genesis 4:14). Fellowship with God has ended. They shall become fugitive and vagabond. They shall become agents of the devil (John 10:10a). The devil will use them to kill and would finally waste their lives. We should forgive one another and sow mercy so that we can reap mercy. We are to love one another because our God is love. – 1 John 4:7-8


  1. Thank God for your salvation and for His word that daily molds us.
  2. Father, restore genuine repentance to those that shed innocent blood.
  3. Father, fill the world with the spirit of forgiveness and love, in Jesus name.
  4. Pray for Daddy and Mummy G.O. and their family.
  5. Individual prayers.

ASSIGNMENT: Diligently carry out all the daily tasks outlined in the GOLDEN DIET below.

GOLDEN DIET FOR THE WEEK (print or write it out so that you can participate daily):

He will not spare the wicked. – Exodus 23:7

The killer will not go unpunished. – Leviticus 24:17-18

Do not shed an innocent blood. – Proverbs 6:17-18

Do not oppress. – Jeremiah 7:6

“Do not kill” is one of God’s commandments. – Luke 18:20, Exodus 20:13

Matthew 5:21 – Remember that judgement awaits killers.

Genesis 4:11-16 – The punishment of killers is always heavy. Cain could not hide it. – Genesis 4:13

House Fellowship Anthem

  1. I love this family Of God,
    So closely knitted into one,
    They have taken me into their arms
    And ‘am so glad to be
    A part of this great family
  2. I bless this family of God,
    So greatly prospered by the Lord,
    They have taken me into their arms
    And ‘am so glad to be
    A part of this great family
  3. I know this family of God,
    So deeply rooted in the word,
    They have taken me into their arms
    And ‘am so glad to be
    A part of this great family
  4. I see this family of God,
    So highly lifted above all,
    They have taken me into their arms
    And ‘am so glad to be
    A part of this great family
  5. Come and join this family of God,
    So highly favoured by the Lord,
    They have taken me into their arms
    And ‘am so glad to be
    A part of this great family

10 minutes for Opening Prayer, Praise and Worship
10 minutes for Testimonies
15 minutes for Bible Discussion
15 minutes for General Prayers
10 minutes for Questions & Answers
5 minutes for Welcoming New Members
10 minutes for Announcements, Offering, House Fellowship Anthem & Closing Prayers.
Total – 60 Minutes (1 Hour)

Pastor E.A. Adeboye.
The General Overseer of, The Redeemed Christian Church Of God.