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.

PRAYER POINT: Father, help me to be a good example to others to follow.

BIBLE PASSAGE : 2 Kings 4:8-20
8. And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread.
9. And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, which passeth by us continually.
10. Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.
11. And it fell on a day, that he came thither, and he turned into the chamber, and lay there.
12. And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite. And when he had called her, she stood before him.
13. And he said unto him, Say now unto her, Behold, thou hast been careful for us with all this care; what is to be done for thee? wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host? And she answered, I dwell among mine own people.
14. And he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no child, and her husband is old.
15. And he said, Call her. And when he had called her, she stood in the door.
16. And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid.
17. And the woman conceived, and bare a son at that season that Elisha had said unto her, according to the time of life.
18. And when the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers.
19. And he said unto his father, My head, my head. And he said to a lad, Carry him to his mother.
20. And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died.

INTRODUCTION: The Bible contains more than two hundred names if women and they are of different characters. While some were of good virtues like the Shunammite woman that hosted Elisha and Gehazi.- 2 Kings 4:10, some were totally wicked like Jezebel- 1 Kings 19:1-2; 21:1-24 and Herodias- Luke 3:1,19-20, some were very proud, pompous and unsubmissive to their husband like Queen Vashti. OPEN HEAVEN 1 JULY 2019

We shall be studying the life of the Shunammite woman in the Bible, may the Lord open our eyes to see the lessons meant for us in Jesus’ name. Amen.

MEMORY VERSE: A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. Proverbs 12:4

TEXT REVIEW: 2 Kings 4:8-20
i. If you are great by your works, people will call you great.
ii. Hospitality is a virtue of great people.
iii. Virtuous women are always sensitive to their environment.
iv. Virtuous women are never discouraged but are always source of inspiration to others.
v. Virtuous women are people of great faith.

The Shunammite Woman (2 Kings 4:8-37; 8:1-6).
a. Thus woman epitomizes a woman of virtue.
b. A woman that was submissive to her husband. Though she was wealthy and could have built Elisha the chambers without her husband’s input but she convinced her husband and made it a joint decision to build the chambers and they accommodated Elisha.
c. She enjoyed her old husband’s trust despite their state of childlessness; she brought home Elisha for a meal and made it regular whenever Elisha visited Shunem. She did not cheat on her old husband. 2 Kings 4:14. Neither did she divorce him on account of childlessness.
d. She must have heard a little about Elisha that made her to invite him for a meal. Having observed Elisha was a special prophet. Meanwhile, Elisha had assumed the position of the father to the community of the sons of prophets.
e. She went the next step of her hospitality by seeking and obtaining her husband’s approval and they built for Elisha; a guest chamber in their home and furnished it with a bed, table, stool and a candlestick.
f. All her hospitality were done in good faith without expecting any rHannah

SUMMARY: Get ready to be a source of inspiration to others.

CONCLUSION: There are many virtuous women in the Bible such as Abigail, Ruth, Hannah, Deborah, Sarah, Esther, Mary-the mother of Jesus; Elizabeth, Dorcas, the four virgin daughters of Evangelist Philip who were also prophetesses (Acts 21:8-9). Esther 1:8-22, Luke 3:1, 19-20, 1 Kings 19:1-3; 21:1-23.

ASSIGNMENT: Mention other biblical examples of virtuous women.


1. Father, thank you for the opportunity to learn from the mistakes of others. Please, hep us to love our neighbors as ourselves.
2. Father, please give our women your divine revelation and wisdom to attract their angels. Like the Shunammite woman and her angel, Elisha.
3. Father, please deal with every storm in our marriages today in Jesus’ name.
4. Father,please provide good life partners for every RCCG member desiring to settle down.
5. Father, please continue to make Mummy G.O. the beat companion, home and the ministry builder to your son- Daddy G.O.

MONDAY: Esther 1:8-22. Lord, please give our women the grace to make the difference where ever you place them.

TUESDAY: 1 Kings 19:1-3; 21:1-23. I reject the type of Jezebel as my wife and as wife for my cjlhildren and grandchildren in Jesus’ name. If King Ahab’s parents had prayed this prayer, he might not have married the devilish woman.

WEDNESDAY: Herodias – Luke 3:1, 19-20. Father, save us from blood thirsty and life waster women.

THURSDAY: 2 Kings 4:8-17. Father, give me compassion for hospitality

FRIDAY: 2 Kings 4:8-10; 3 Samuel 6:10-12. Hosting the Ark of God releases God’s overflowing blessings
Try God today and see His faithfulness.

SATURDAY: Acts 21:8-9. Evangelist Philip always on the move to share the Gospel and his four daughters were all virgins and prophesying. His wife must be a supportive virtuous woman and home builder.

SUNDAY: 2 Kings 4:16-17. “And he said, About thus season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son……..”2 Kings 4:16a

For as many as are looking unto the Almighty God for children; Receive your own son as well in Jesus’ mighty name.

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