HOUSE FELLOWSHIP LEADERS’ MANUAL SUNDAY 6 AUGUST 2023

HOUSE FELLOWSHIP LEADERS’ MANUAL SUNDAY 6 AUGUST 2023

TOPIC: TRIBULATION

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, 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.
OPENING PRAYER: Father, preserve and uphold all believers going through tribulation period.
PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: The leader should remind members of their basic tasks of winning souls to God’s kingdom.
MEMORY VERSE: These things I spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33
BIBLE TEXT: Matthew 24:21-29
[21]For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
[22]And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
[23]Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
[24]For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
[25]Behold, I have told you before.
[26]Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
[27]For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
[28]For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
[29]Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
LESSON INTRODUCTION: Dictionary definition tribulation means distress/suffering resulting from oppression/ persecution, Bible dictionary tribulation is trouble/affliction of any kind or being hated.
Both definitions are synonymous. Persecution and trials are used synonymously with tribulation – Matthew 13:21. The great tribulation is end time event.
LESSON AIM: To let members understand the difference between tribulation and GREAT TRIBULATION.
TEACHING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, members should:
– Understand that tribulation they are facing now is temporary.
– Know that there are benefits accrued to temporary tribulation.
TEXT REVIEW: Matthew 24:21-29.
– During end time, there will be trouble on a scale beyond comprehension that will need God shortening the duration.
– This time a lot of false prophets will emerge.
– Be watchful and be prepared, count down has started. The BRIDEGROOM will soon be here.
LESSON OUTLINE ONE
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TRIBULATION AND THE GREAT TRIBULATION
A. Tribulation – trouble facing God’s children for bearing the name of Jesus.
B. The great tribulation – end time event. Mark 1:19
C. Can a child of God suffer tribulation?
YES, John 16:33. Jesus said, in the world ye shall have tribulation.
D. Why a child of God suffers tribulation?
– For Jesus sake, believing in Jesus, bearing His name. Matthew 24:9, Luke 6:22.
– He is not of this world – John 15:19 and he is obedient to God’s word.
LESSON OUTLINE TWO
POSITIVE TRIBULATION AND POSITIVE EFFECTS 1 PETER 3:13-14
A. Positive tribulation: one suffers for righteousness sake but is happy. 1 Peter 3:1
B. Jesus Overcame and gave us victory. John 16:33b
C. Tribulation builds patience. Romans 5:3, Romans 12:12
D. Passing through tribulation enables one to comfort/counsel anyone in similar tribulation.
LESSON OUTLINE THREE
NEGATIVE TRIBULATION AND NEGATIVE EFFECTS
A. The face of God is against evildoers. 1 Peter 3:12
B. The attitude of a child of God when he suffers”tribulation” justly
– Rejoice because it produces fruit of patience. Romans 5:3
– Should be patient and not backslide because of tribulation. Romans 12:12; 8.35
– Keep and maintain faith in God. 1 Thess. 1:4
– Be companions with those in tribulation (Rev. 1:9) because we are members of the same body.
ACTIVITY: Mention few of those who won trials in the Bible.
SUMMARY: But be of good cheers; I have overcome the world”. John 16:33
CONCLUSION: Tribulation should not separate us from God, as we suffer for Christ.
5 PRAYER POINTS
1. Father, lead me not into temptation but deliver me from evil.
2. Father, rid me of sins/unrighteousness so that I do not suffer tribulation because of sins/unrighteousness.
3. Father, deliver the saints suffering from tribulation.
4. Father, do not let any member of RCCG backslide because of tribulation.
5. Father, keep Daddy and Mummy G. O’s faith in You when in tribulation.
GOLDEN DIET FOR THE WEEK
MONDAY: Pray for RCCG missionaries going through tribulations on the mission fields.
TUESDAY: Romans 8:35-39, read and meditate on this
WEDNESDAY: 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, what is your attitude in tribulation?
THURSDAY: 2 Cor. 4:17-18, look not at the present tribulation but the eternal glory.
FRIDAY: Colossians 1:27b
SATURDAY: Philippians 4:4, rejoice despite the tribulations.
SUNDAY: Pray for Christians going through tribulations in hostile nations.

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