RCCG House Fellowship Leader’s Manual 19 July 2020, Lesson 47 – The Good Virtues Of Ruth

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TOPIC: The Good Virtues Of Ruth (scroll down for RCCG House Fellowship 19 July 2020 Anthem)

PRAYER POINT: Father, Please help me to live virtuously all the days of my life.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: Leaders should be able to ask members to discuss why a believer should adhere strictly to The Bible.

Also Read: Open Heaven 25 July 2020 – Dangers of Backsliding II

MEMORY VERSE: “And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman.” – Ruth 3:11

BIBLE PASSAGE: Ruth 1:1-18 (KJV)

1 Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.

2 And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehemjudah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there.

3 And Elimelech Naomi’s husband died; and she was left, and her two sons.

4 And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten years.

5 And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband.

6 Then she arose with her daughters in law, that she might return from the country of Moab: for she had heard in the country of Moab how that the LORD had visited his people in giving them bread.

7 Wherefore she went forth out of the place where she was, and her two daughters in law with her; and they went on the way to return unto the land of Judah.

8 And Naomi said unto her two daughters in law, Go, return each to her mother’s house: the LORD deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead, and with me.

9 The LORD grant you that ye may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband. Then she kissed them; and they lifted up their voice, and wept.

10 And they said unto her, Surely we will return with thee unto thy people.

11 And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters: why will ye go with me? are there yet any more sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands?

12 Turn again, my daughters, go your way; for I am too old to have an husband. If I should say, I have hope, if I should have an husband also to night, and should also bear sons;

13 Would ye tarry for them till they were grown? would ye stay for them from having husbands? nay, my daughters; for it grieveth me much for your sakes that the hand of the LORD is gone out against me.

14 And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.

15 And she said, Behold, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people, and unto her gods: return thou after thy sister in law.

16 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:

17 Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.

18 When she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, then she left speaking unto her.

LESSON INTRODUCTION:

Who can find a virtuous woman? This is a very big question that only God, and those whom He has empowered to solve the riddle, can answer. It seriously takes the grace of God to locate one, because they are very scarce. Ruth exemplified this category of women.

TEXT REVIEW: Ruth 1:1-18
i. A Virtuous Christian is full of patient
ii. A Virtuous Christian is driven by love
iii. There is a reward to those that live virtuously

LESSON OUTLINES

LESSON FROM RUTH’S DECISION

  1. …Your God shall be my God…Ruth 1:16-17. The secret of Ruth’s turn around was her decision to turn over her future to Jehovah, the God of Israel. Nobody heard again about Orpah because she went back to her people to serve their idols. Ruth 1:15
  2. She demonstrated her deep love and total submission to her husband even in death. Ephesians 5:22-24, 1 Peter 3:1-6.
  3. She showed that she was brought up in a godly way. Proverbs 22:6, 1 Timothy 1:2-5, Psalms 4:3.
  4. She was resolute in her decision to follow her Mother In Law back to Israel meaning that she was ready to face whatever challenges that may come up in her decision. Ruth 1:16-17.
  5. She completely obeyed her mother in law. Ruth 3:3-5.
  6. God’s mercy and favour was upon her. Romans 9:15-18, Esther 2:15-17.
  7. God opened the door of another husband unto her. 2 Peter 1:2-9.
  8. All what she lost, she was able to recover through the new husband. Job 42:12
  9. She was hardworking and not lazy. Ruth 2:2.

SUMMARY:
A virtuous life is always led by the spirit.

CONCLUSION:
Ruth made The God of Israel her God for the rest of her life and God ensured that her destiny was perfected. If you do God’s will, He has a way of rewarding His own people for He said that He has not called the house of Jacob to seek Him in vain. Isaiah 45:19.
God is just and faithful and honors His Words more than His Name. Psalms 138:2

ASSIGNMENTS:
Give Biblical examples of those that lived virtuously.

PRAYER POINTS:

  1. Father, please grant unto our women, the grace to possess all the good virtues noted in the life of Ruth.
  2. Father, we pray for the grace to have unshakable faith in You just like Ruth.
  3. Father, we also pray for perseverance in the face of adversity or during our wilderness experience.
  4. Father, using Naomi as a point of contact for all windows in RCCG, please build around them good people like Ruth that will be inseparable.
    Father, we pray for all our mothers, they will never suffer premature death of their husbands and children in Jesus Name.

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.