RCCG House Fellowship Leader’s Manual 12 January 2020, Lesson 20 – Study To Show Yourself Approved Unto God

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TOPIC: Study To Show Yourself Approved Unto God (scroll down for RCCG House Fellowship 12 January 2020 Anthem)

PRAYER POINT: Father, help me to show forth your glory by fulfilling your word. (RCCG House Fellowship 12 January 2020)

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BIBLE PASSAGE: 2 Timothy 2:14-19

14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.

15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;

18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.

19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.


One of the simplest definitions of the word “study” is to examine thoughtfully for understanding. A student is one who studies or a pupil learning for scholarship. However, the student is like a learner, and in early learning environment, there must be a teacher. As children of God (Born Again) our most qualified teacher is the word of God (Joshua 1:8). Hence the advice to study to show ourselves approved. One of the major problems in education of people is not to have unqualified learners. You will always have them. The problem is that no teaching – learning environment can make progress with a teacher that does not have mastery of the subject matter. False prophets and teachers have been annoying the children of God since the time of the Old Testament, but their role and effect was made clear to the church during the missionary work of Paul – Deuteronomy 13; Titus 3:10-11; Acts 15:24; 2 Corinthians 11:4; Revelation 2:2.

The bible passage referred above said we should study so as to work out our approval before God and not man. When a person studies, he/she learns the truth and helps the learner not to fall for lies or heresies.

MEMORY VERSE: “If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed.” 2 John 1:10

TEXT REVIEW: 2 Timothy 2:14-19

i. Continuous acquiring of knowledge is a must.

ii. Constant mediation of information is a must.

iii. Committing to other what has been learn is a must.

iv. You learn first to be approved by God not to boast of your knowledge.

v. Do not be ashamed of the sharing God’s word. You are a light.


This is a process of study that helps you to get the truth. It can be classified into three stages:

  1. LEARNING: This process requires you to know all you have never known by learning or experience.
  2. RE-LEARN: This process helps you to emphasize and get mastery of what you have learned.
  3. DE-LEARNING: This is the process of sifting the wheat from the husk. Here the half-truth and untrue concepts are eliminated or removed.


Every educational support of churches, ministries and fellowship make available three learning processes through platforms like Directorate of Christian Education (DCE) in RCCG, Redeemed Christian Bible College (RCBC), School of Disciples (SOD), the Redeemed Christian School of Mission (RECSOM), House Fellowship Leadership Training etc…

A born-again Christian must go through these processes as he/she has to be under studies of the Word of God with the help of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is critical because the bible is only a curriculum, the teacher is the Holy Spirit. No wonder, the way a scripture is revealed to a person, who is spirit filled, is different from the one who looks at it as an ordinary literature book.

SUMMARY: Acquire, practice/live and impact knowledge daily as that is the best way to become relevant to God and Humanity.

You study the word of God intensively with the help of the Holy Spirit. Only then can you discern the truth from falsehood.

Heresies have been predicted over two thousand years ago. No wonder, they are here, however, you can save yourself from being deceived as an elect, when you study to show yourself approved unto God by dividing the word of truth correctly.

ASSIGNMENT: Learn a new skill in the course of the week and share with other brethren. Start a new plan for studying the word of God.


  1. Father, please release your fire to strengthen me for the study of Your word.
  2. Father, you are the word yourself, please reveal yourself to every area of my life.
  3. Father, please make RCCG, always impactful in biblical truth.
  4. Father, please release wisdom for the teaching and learning of the truth in Your word.
  5. Father, please begin to collapse every tabernacle of heresies in our generation in Jesus name.


MONDAY: 1 Chronicles 28:8 – All you need to know about your life and destiny is knowing what God says.

TUESDAY: Psalm 119:125 – The word of God is like medicine. The medicine works only when you apply it to the affected areas of your life.

WEDNESDAY: Psalm 119:89 – Gods word never changes; it endures forever.

THURSDAY: Acts 28:28 – The only clean-up for heresies is to teach and to preach the truth.

FRIDAY: Acts 17:11 – Keep the tradition of always comparing the bible teaching or preaching with the word in the bible (God´s word).

SATURDAY: Psalm 78:1-8 – Christian education should begin at homes / at House Fellowship Centres

SUNDAY: Deuteronomy 11:16-21 – Dividing the word of truth should be a continuous practice.

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


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)