RCCG House Fellowship Leader’s Manual 12 July 2020, Lesson 46 – Christian Relationship Should Adhere Strictly To The Bible

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TOPIC: Christian Relationship Should Adhere Strictly To The Bible (scroll down for RCCG House Fellowship 12 July 2020 Anthem)

PRAYER POINT: Father, Please help me to adhere strictly to Your Word.

Also Read: Open Heaven 17 July 2020 – Walk in the Spirit

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: Leaders should be able to ask members to mention qualities of Christian family.

MEMORY VERSE: “And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy.” – 1 Timothy 6:11

BIBLE PASSAGE: Colossians 3 :1-15, 2 Peter 1:3-9 (KJV)

Colossians 3:1-15;
1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:

7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.

8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

2 Peter 1:3-9;
3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

LESSON INTRODUCTION: Christian relationship can be defined as the behaviour and or feelings between two or more people or groups of people who are Christians. Relationships like these are expected to be built solidly on the tenets cut across all the stages of life, be it under twelve, teenagers, youths, young adults and full grown adults. The Bible is a complete spiritual and powerful book that ensures that, if properly or religiously followed, will guarantee our peaceful co existence here on earth and we would also make heaven, amongst other benefits.

TEXT REVIEW: Colossians 3 :1-15, 2 Peter 1:3-9

i. We must adhere strictly to God’s Word so that we rise with Christ.

ii. Let your motivation be things above

iii. Mortify your body with His Word

iv. Let God’s Word be your final verdict

v. God has a seal; it is ever sure.

LESSON OUTLINES

WHY SHOULD CHRISTIAN RELATIONSHIPS ADHERE STRICTLY TO BIBLE?

  1. The Word of God is God Himself John 1:1
  2. The Word of God is a leading light. Psalms 119:93, Psalms 1:1-3.
  3. The Word of God is reliable and dependable. Isaiah 40:8, Job 22:21, 1 Peter 1:25
  4. The Word illuminates one’s understanding. Psalms 119:130, Proverbs 1:2-9
  5. It helps to avoid pitfalls of others. Ephesians 6:11, Genesis 3:1-7, Matthew 4:1-11
  6. It connects us to the heavenly requirements
  7. It makes us prosper in the way of the Lord.
  8. It guides us through our adolescent period, thus not committing sin via peer pressure.
  9. As parents, it gives direction, in the process of training our children in the ways of the Lord. Proverbs 13:24, Proverbs 22:15, Proverbs 29:15-17, Ephesians 6:1-4
  10. It also helps us spiritually, in overcoming the spiritual challenges associated with the process of bringing up our children.
  11. As Husband and Wife, it helps us to know the extent of our commitment and liabilities to one another. Ephesians 5:21-25
  12. As children, it enlightens us and grants us, the grace to develop the spirit of humility to imbibe the training no matter how difficult or hard it may be. Philippians 2:5-12
  13. The Word of God has the potency to recreate.
  14. It is sharper than two edged sword. Hebrews 4:12

SUMMARY:
God’s Word is the final verdict.

CONCLUSION:
Adhering strictly to Bible is a must as seen from the above reasons, not an option; therefore it must be seen as a commandment that must be Carried out by all that are labelled Christians. Especially for those who are willing not to miss heaven.

ASSIGNMENTS:
Mention the reasons we should adhere to God’s Word.

PRAYER POINTS:

  1. Father, please give me the grace to obey you totally in Jesus Name
  2. Father, open our spiritual eyes into the treasures embedded in Your Words since every of Your Words is to benefit us.
  3. Father, the grace to be truly dead to the World, grant us.
  4. Father, please empower Daddy and Mummy G. O to continue to live according to Your Words.
  5. Personal Prayer Request

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.