RCCG House Fellowship Leader’s Manual 27 December 2020, Lesson 17 – Greed Is Destructive

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TOPIC: Greed Is Destructive (Scroll down for RCCG House Fellowship 27 December 2020 Anthem)

PRAYER POINT: Father, please uproot every seed of greed in my life.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: Does God use hard working believers? If yes, give examples.

Also See: Open Heaven 27 December 2020

MEMORY VERSE: And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. – Luke 12:15

BIBLE TEXT: 2 Kings 5:20-27 (KJV)

20 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, as the LORD liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him.

21 So Gehazi followed after Naaman. And when Naaman saw him running after him, he lighted down from the chariot to meet him, and said, Is all well?

22 And he said, All is well. My master hath sent me, saying, Behold, even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments.

23 And Naaman said, Be content, take two talents. And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid them upon two of his servants; and they bare them before him.

24 And when he came to the tower, he took them from their hand, and bestowed them in the house: and he let the men go, and they departed.

25 But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no whither.

26 And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants?

27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.

LESSON INTRODUCTION: Greed is a selfish or excessive desire for more than is needed or deserved, especially for money, wealth, food or other possessions. It is not a virtue and it is more dangerous and destructive for believers to possess this character. Today’s bible text is crystal clear by exposing this stigma in the character of GEHASI, the servant of the great prophet Elisha (the one who received the double portion of Prophet Elijah’s anointing). Gehasi would have automatically succeeded his master, but on the account of greed he lost the opportunity of becoming Prophet Elisha’s successor. What a monumental loss!

To clearly explain the consequences of greed, even among Christians.

TEACHING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, members should be able to:
i. Explain in simple terms what greed is.
ii. Explain its end results.

TEXT REVIEW: 2 Kings 5:20-27

i. Greediness is a sin. Stop running after shadows.
ii. Every act of greediness has its consequence.

TEACHING METHOD: Discussion method.

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

LESSON OUTLINES: There is one outline:


1: Greed can lead its victim to an untimely death by committing suicide (- a good example in the bible is Judas Iscariot who was offered money to betray his master, Jesus Christ- Matthew 27:1-5).
2: It can bring an incurable disease upon such an individual and it may transfer to his/her generation yet unborn (- Gehasi left the presence of Prophet Elisha with leprosy and brought the curse to his children – 2 Kings 5:26-27).
3: God’s anger can come heavily upon such a person (- Prophet Balaam had a negative encounter with the Angel of God on his (Balaam’s) way to curse the Israelites for King Balak – Numbers 22:21-32; Jude 1:11).
4: It can lead to a rejection as a leader by God – King Saul went for the spoil or booty of the war that God instructed him not to spare anything in the land of Amalek – 1 Samuel 15:18-26).

ACTIVITY: What is greed? Mention some of its consequences.

SUMMARY: Please eschew greediness.

CONCLUSION: Man became selfish after the fall. So, from that time till now, man is not free from greediness. Except a regenerated man who has gone to the cross of Jesus Christ to dip himself/herself in the blood. God never ceases to mete down punishment on any person(s) who indulges in this scourge. Please repent immediately and make restitution like Zacchaeus – Luke 19:8.


  1. Father, thank You for the salvation of my soul.
  2. Father, please from today I repent from any act of greediness in me.
  3. Father, please uproot every seed of greediness in the lives of all RCCG workers and ministers.
  4. Pray for Daddy G.O. and his family.
  5. Individual requests.

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):

Numbers 22:21-32; Jude 1:11 – Pray against greediness in your life.

1 Timothy 6:10 – “For the love of money is the root of all evil…” – Draw from Gehazi.

1 Samuel 8:3 – Samuel’s sons derailed because of greed, bribes and perverted justice.

Matthew 27:1-5 – Judas Iscariot lost out because of greed.

Luke 18:1-8 – Pray for your centre members, parish and RCCG.

1 Timothy 6:6-10 – But godliness with contentment is great gain. Pray for these virtues.

James 4:8 – Repent of all your sins and draw close to God.

AUTHOR: Pastor E.A. Adeboye

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