RCCG House Fellowship Leader’s Manual 22 November 2020, Lesson 12 – Praising God Until He Manifests

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TOPIC: Praising God Until He Manifests (Scroll down for RCCG House Fellowship 22 November 2020 Anthem)

PRAYER POINT: Father, please give me the stamina and grace to praise You till You show up for me.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: The leader should ask the members, if any of them has been able to raise the dead since the last session.

Also See: Open Heaven 22 November 2020 – God’s Direction: How Sensible?

MEMORY VERSE: But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. – Psalm 22:3

BIBLE TEXT: Acts 16:22-28 (KJV)

22 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them.

23 And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:

24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.

27 And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.

28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.

INTRODUCTION: This topic is an age-long message and because it has been preached often, most Christians these days are no longer taking it serious. By so doing, they are still struggling with their problems. These problems would have been long settled, if they have heeded and strictly adhered to this instruction and admonition from God.

LEADERS DIARY:

LESSON AIM: To show believers what they stand to benefit when they praise God in truth and in spirit.

TEACHING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, members should be able to:
i. Have more insight and understanding on how God should be praised.
ii. And the benefits that follow when God is praised according to His pattern.

TEXT REVIEW: Acts 16:22-28
i. Make praising God a lifestyle. Then His manifestation will know no bound.
ii. God is ever committed to worshippers.

TEACHING METHOD: Discussion method.

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

LESSON OUTLINE:

THE BENEFITS OF PRAISING GOD:

There are a lot of benefits attached when we decide from the depth of our hearts to praise God, not paying lips service (i.e. not praising Him in spirit. – John 4:23-24), then God will inevitably show up. – 2 Chronicles 20:22

THESE ARE THE BENEFITS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THESE ALONE:
(i) God will discomfit all your enemies. – 2 Chronicles 20:23-24
(ii) Wealth immediately changes hands. – 2 Chronicles 20:25
(iii) Prison’s gates and doors open on their own accord. – Acts 16:25-26
(iv) You will increase in all sides. – Psalm 67:5-6
(v) Unbelievers around you will begin to surrender their lives to Jesus Christ. – Acts 16:28-31 etc.

ACTIVITY: Mention those in the bible who praised God and miracle took place.

SUMMARY: As a believer in Christ don’t stop praising God.

CONCLUSION:
Our today’s memory verse says that God inhabits the praises of His people. What is ‘inhabits’? The meaning is that God ‘dwells’ where His people are praising Him. Inferably, this means that when you praise God, your life immediately and automatically becomes God’s dwelling place (it is heaven on earth). However this will not happen if you are not living holy. – 1 Peter 1:15

PRAYER POINTS:

  1. Thank Him for the salvation of your soul.
  2. Father, in anyway I have been doubting your word, please show me Your mercy.
  3. Let sacrifices of praise fill the air in all our parishes.
  4. Father, make the walls of Daddy G.O. praise and make his gates praise salvation.
  5. Our individual prayer today is: Lord, fill my lips with Your praises.

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):

MONDAY: 1 Samuel 16:1 – Take ample time to study about ‘DAVID’ the psalmist.
TUESDAY: 2 Chronicles 20:17-25 – Meditate on this bible passage.
WEDNESDAY: Psalm 34:1 – Praise God for one hour.
THURSDAY: Psalm 34:1-5 – Praise God for another one hour.
FRIDAY: 2 Samuel 6:14-16 – Develop a passion for praising God like David did.
SATURDAY: Psalm 147:1-7 – Call those difficulties by names and praise Him.
SUNDAY: Exodus 15:11, 1 Samuel 2:2, Revelation 4:11, etc. – Praise God like never before today with these and other songs.

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

SUGGESTED TIME SCHEDULE
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)

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