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RCCG House Fellowship Leader Manual 21 May 2023, Lesson 38: Ye Are The Temple Of God

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TOPIC: Ye Are The Temple Of God (Scroll down for RCCG House Fellowship 21 May 2023 Anthem)

OPENING PRAYER: Father, please don’t let me ever defile myself as Your temple.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: The leader should ask members the Almighty God’s stand on swearing and cursing.

MEMORY VERSE: “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” – 1 Corinthians 6:19 (KJV)

BIBLE TEXT: 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 (KJV)

16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

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LESSON INTRODUCTION: A temple is a building, a place for worship or dwelling place for God or gods. It is the place where God dwells in, where the spirit of God dwells, the house of God and not necessarily a house built up with bricks or cement.

When you accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour, God’s spirit comes into you and you become God’s spiritual house, His temple. You are added as a living stone to the temple of God, His dwelling place set up to offer acceptable sacrifices unto Him daily. 1 Peter 2:5, Ephesians 2:20. As God’s temple, your sacrifices must be done in holiness because God cannot behold sin. Romans 12:1, Habakkuk 1:13

LESSON AIM: To inform members that every true believer is a temple of the Holy Spirit.

TEXT REVIEW:1 Corinthians 3: 16-17

1. Believers should know that they are the temple of the Holy Spirit.

2. Defilement of God’s temple will bring destruction of such people.



I. Temple of Purity And Power: As God’s temple, you are to consecrate yourself so that God can continually dwell in you. Romans 12:1-2. Psalm 4:3. Only consecrated things are deemed pure and to be used for sacred purposes-2 Tim. 2:19-21. Then God will release His power on you – Luke 10:19 for God is delighted to manifest His great power in and through you. Colossians 2:9-10. God wants to touch and heal through you – Acts.5:15-16, Mark 16:18.

II. Temple of Prayer: God’s temple is the place of prayer where we commune with God. As
God’s children, we should dedicate time to prayer daily. This reveals the measure of our understanding and faith in God. When we pray, we are acknowledging the supremacy of God in our lives by surrendering all at His feet so that He can step in and take over. Luke 18:1, 1 Thess. 5:17. To commune effectively, we cannot afford to toy with sin. Isaiah 59:1-2

III. Temple of Praise: As God’s temple, we are to offer the sacrifice of praise to God
continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.Hebrews 13:15.

The gates to His presence can only be open by praise – Psalm 100:4-5 and everything we desire in life is available in His Presence. Psalm.16:11

We must therefore ensure we offer God praise every day of our lives to enjoy His blessings daily. Psalm 150


i. Diligently carry out all daily tasks outlined in the Golden Diet for this week.
ii. Check the activity to be done’ for the end of this quarter and plan ahead.

SUMMARY: As God’s temple, you possess divine power to effect positive changes.

CONCLUSION: God’s grace is available and is sufficient for us, 2 Corinthians 12:9. Every Christian should therefore ask and depend on God’s grace daily to be God’s temple indeed. Matthew 7:7


  1. Father, thank You for choosing to dwell in me in Your fullness.
  2. Father, please take away from my life everything that will not allow
    You to dwell in me.
  3. Father, please sanctify me with Your word daily and by Your spirit.
  4. Father, please make me a carrier of Your power.
  5. Father, please let all members, workers, ministers of RCCG be carriers of Your glory.


MONDAY: Offer God quality praise for at least an hour. (You are a temple of praise)

TUESDAY: Many claim to love God but don’t love righteousness, but anyone who loves righteousness loves God. Such is God seeking to be His temple. Hebrews 1:9

WEDNESDAY: Pray in tongues for at least an hour.(You are a temple of prayer)

THURSDAY: Mark 16:18b, pray for the sick and lay hands. (You are a temple of power)

FRIDAY: Let your light shine always as God’s temple. Matthew 5:16

SATURDAY: Be holy because you are God’s temple. 1 Corinthians 3:17

SUNDAY: You are bought with a price. 1 Corinthians 6:20.

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.