RCCG House Fellowship Leader’s Manual 9 August 2020, Lesson 50 – Can Men Live Without Sickness?

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TOPIC: Can Men Live Without Sickness? (scroll down for RCCG House Fellowship 9 August 2020 Anthem)

PRAYER POINT: Father, Please help me to live a healthy life.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: Leaders should ask members to mention how they can identify a right company.

Also Read: Open Heaven 15 August 2020 – Search The Scriptures

MEMORY VERSE: “And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.” – Exodus 15:23

BIBLE PASSAGE: Mark 2:2-12 (KJV)

2 And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them.

3 And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four.

4 And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.

5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.

6 But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,

7 Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?

8 And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?

9 Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?

10 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)

11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.

12 And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.

INTRODUCTION:

Sickness is a condition of being ill. It is a state of being unstable in health. The will of God for us is in 3 John 1:2. God always wants us to be in good health, we are majorly the architect of our ill health. God gave us through Adam and Eve, in the garden of Eden, everything we needed to live a hassle-free life, but man’s gullibility and inordinate ambitions and disobedience made man to fall into the devil’s deceit. The consequence of man’s disobedience was the judgement of God upon man.

TEXT REVIEW: MARK 2:2-12

i. Sickness can be avoided
ii. To your faith add work
iii. God wishes us a healthy life

LESSON OUTLINES

A. SIN; THE PRINCIPAL CAUSE OF SICKNESS IN MAN

  1. Disobedience: Exodus 15:26; 2 Kings 5:27
  2. Covetousness / greed: 2 Kings 5:20-27; Mark 7:22-23
  3. Living a promiscuous life: 2 Corinthians 12:21
  4. Backbiting / Gossiping: 2 Corinthians 12:19-20; Proverbs 25:23; Psalm 101:5
  5. Gluttonous: Proverbs 23:21
  6. Sinful living: Romans 7:12-15
  7. Curse: Proverbs 26:2; Genesis 3:14-24; Genesis 4:11-13; Joshua 6:26; Genesis 49:3-4
  8. Pride: King Nebukadnezzar. Daniel 4:29-37; Zephanja 2:9-10; Proverbs 16:18

B. ABUSE AND LACK OF ADEQUATE CARE OF THE BODY CONSTITUTES OTHER MAJOR CAUSES OF SICKNESS:

  1. Overwork / Stress
  2. Worry / Anxiety
  3. Medical neglect
  4. Drug abuse
  5. Living a promiscuous life
  6. Indulging in alcohol and smoking

C. HOW TO LIVE ABOVE SICKNESS

1. SPIRITUALLY: a. Be genuinely born again. John 3:3-22; 1 Peter 1:14-25

b. Be in total obedience to God’s instruction.
Isaiah 1:18-20; Psalm 51:10-14

c. Pay your tithe adequately and regularly as at when due.
Malachi 3:8-12; Proverbs 3:9-10

d. Be a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:6-8; Romans 12:8

e. Give sacrificially

f. Be prayerful and watchful.
Mark 13:33-37

g. Pursue peace with all men.
Hebrews 12:14; Matthew 5:9; Psalm 34:14

h. Meditate daily on the Word of God.
2 Timothy 2:15-16; 2 Corinthians 6:4-7; Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:1-3

i. Develop a Father-and-Son relationship with God.
1 John 3:8-9

2. PHYSICALLY:

a. Go for medical check-up regularly

b. Eat wisely

c. Exercise regularlyRegulate your work rate

d. Say NO to abuse of drugs

e. Be not involved in promiscuous living

f. Do not indulge in alcohol and smoking

SUMMARY:
Everything we need to be healthy has been given to us. Live a healthy lifestyle.

CONCLUSION:
Can man live without sickness? Yes, it is absolutely possible.

ASSIGNMENT:
State the causes of sickness and how they can be avoided

PRAYER POINTS:

  1. Father, thank You for assuring us once again that we can live without sickness.
  2. Father, please forgive us of every sin that has put us into one sickness or the other.
  3. Father, please give us the grace to live sin-free. Give us the grace to live a holy life.
  4. Father, we pray for Daddy G.O. and his family. Please give them the grace to live without sickness.
  5. Father, we pray for the grace to live without sickness for all members od RCCG throughout the world.

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.