RCCG House Fellowship Leader’s Manual 26 July 2020, Lesson 48 – Abortion Is A Sin

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TOPIC: Abortion Is A Sin (scroll down for RCCG House Fellowship 26 July 2020 Anthem)

PRAYER POINT: Father, Please create in me a new heart and purify me of all sin

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: Leaders should ask members to discuss what they learnt in the previous lesson.

Also Read: Open Heaven 2 August 2020 – Behold, He Cometh

MEMORY VERSE: “Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:” – Matthew 5:21

BIBLE PASSAGE: Genesis 1:26-28 (KJV)

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

LESSON INTRODUCTION: What is abortion? Abortion is the ending/termination of pregnancy due to removal of an embryo or fetus before it can survive outside the uterus.

When deliberate steps are taken to end the pregnancy, it is called an induced abortion.
Every seed planted in the womb of a woman is a blessing from God waiting for the time and place for the manifestation. This seed refers to a new life that begins at conception. Therefore, every abortion ends (kills) the life of an innocent human being. Exodus 20:13.

TEXT REVIEW: Genesis 1:26-28
i. Forms abortion is carried out.

ii. Why God is against all forms of abortion.

iii. No man has the power to create

iv. Abortion is against God’s command of multiplication

v. Abortion is a sin

LESSON OUTLINES

1. COMMON REASONS FOR ABORTION
Various reasons have been adduced for abortion some of which are:

A. To get rid of unwanted pregnancy arising from:

i. Extra-marital affairs David and Bathsheba. 2 Samuel 11:1-5

ii. Fornication: Sexual activities between unwanted people/singles.

iii. Rape: AM on and Tamar. 2 Samuel 13:10-19

iv. Incest: Genesis 19:30-38

B. Birth Control: Married couples terminate unwanted pregnancy on the ground of birth control. This might be due to lack of finance.

C. Health Challenges: On medical ground, some pregnancies are terminated when the life of the pregnant woman is at risk.

2. CONSEQUENCES OF ABORTION
The consequences of abortion may include:

i. Damages to the womb

ii. Untimely death James 1:15, Romans 1:28-32.

iii. Guilt and Shame. Isaiah 47:1-3

iv. Separation from God. Isaiah 59:1-3

v. God’s wrath and judgment. Matthew 5:21, Colossians 3:5-6

3. BIBLICAL STANPOINT ON ABORTION
i. God commands us not to kill. Exodus 20:13

ii. It is also a command of God that man should be fruitful and multiply on the surface of the earth. Genesis 1:28

iii. Children are the heritage of God and blessings from Him. Psalms 127:3

iv. Children from God are source/s to man and not sorrow. Psalms 127:5a

v. Every child no matter the issues surrounding the conception has a destiny to fulfill. Jeremiah 1:5, Matthew 18:21.

SUMMARY:
Abortion is a sin and it is not justifiable.

CONCLUSION:
Poverty, rape, health, challenges and other circumstances are not sufficient to justify the killing of human beings before birth.

ASSIGNMENTS:
Mention ways is carried out.

PRAYER POINTS:

  1. Father, please have mercy on us over millions of abortions carried out globally.
  2. Father, please create your new spirit in us that would make us hate abortion.
  3. Father, please people all over the world that champion stoppage of abortion.
  4. Father, instill your fear in the hearts of the adulteresses as well as fornicators to stem the high rate of unwanted pregnancies in the land.
  5. Father, every damage done by past abortions, please repair and prevent this from affecting our tomorrow.

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.