RCCG HOUSE FELLOWSHIP LEADERS’ MANUAL 10 JANUARY 2021
TOPIC: GOD’S BLESSING IS WITHOUT SORROW
OPENING PRAYER: Father, help me not to look elsewhere for blessings.
PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: The leader should ask the members to explain why delay is not denial.
A: MEMORY VERSE: “The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.” – Proverbs 10:22
B: BIBLE TEXT: Job 42:12-17
12 – So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.
13 – He had also seven sons and three daughters.
14 – And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Kerenhappuch.
15 – And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.
16 – After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, even four generations.
17 – So Job died, being old and full of days.
C: LESSON INTRODUCTION: “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” (Joshua 1:8). From the above underlined quotation verse, ‘good success’ could inferably mean that there are successes; that can be referred as ‘BAD SUCCESSES’ and this cannot come from God.
What is sorrow (as a verb)?
(i) to feel or express grief.
(ii) to feel grief over; to mourn; to regret.
From the aforementioned meaning of ‘sorrow’, God will not give you a blessing that you will regret at the end.
A: LESSON AIM: To create full awareness in the mind of the members that it is impossible for sorrow to accompany God’s blessings.
B: TEACHING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, members should be able to:
i. Ascertain that God is the giver of all uncontaminated blessings.
ii. Take firm decision not to look for blessing from the devil.
C: TEXT REVIEW: Job 42:12-17
i. God can reverse the irreversible.
ii. Whatever is blessed of God can never be cursed by men.
D: TEACHING METHOD:
Use lecture/teaching method.
E: TIME MANAGEMENT: Share the teaching time using the suggested time schedule.
There are two outlines:
A: THE ENDPRODUCT OF BAD SUCCESS:
1: It will soon fizzle out with time (the magicians of Pharaoh) – Exodus 7:9-12
2: It cannot stand the test of time (the contest between Elijah and the prophets of Baal). – 1 Kings 18:12-40
3: No peace of mind – Isaiah 48:22; (King Ahab killed Naboth so that he could possess Naboth’s vineyard). – 1 Kings 21:15-21
4: It will disappear when it is needed most. – Acts 16:16-20
5: It could cause you and your family members untimely death (Haman was promoted and the promotion intoxicated him). – Esther 2:21-23; 3:1; 7:6-10; 9:6-10.
B: BENEFITS OF WAITING ON GOD FOR SUCCESS:
1: The success will be inherited by other generation/s. – Jeremiah 33:17; 1 Kings 9:5
2: The person will eat the good of the land. – Isaiah 1:19
3: Such a fellow will enjoy allround wellness. – Isaiah 10:3
4: The fellow will not sow and another person will harvest it. – Isaiah 65:22
5: God will satisfy them with long life. – Psalm 91:16
ACTIVITY: What are the essential things to be done to sustain God’s blessings?
SUMMARY: All good blessings come from God. So, wait for them.
CONCLUSION: There is no shortcut to good success or blessing. If you try any other means for success or blessing, you may not live long enough to tell the story. So, please wait upon the Lord and obey His instructions.
1. Thank God for the success story of the RCCG and ask Him to win more souls for us.
2. Father, give us power to make wealth. – Deuteronomy 8:18
3. Father, frustrate every plan of the enemies to sow tares in our parishes.
4. Pray for our General Overseer and his family.
5. Individual prayers.
ASSIGNMENT: Diligently carry out all the daily tasks outlined in the GOLDEN DIET below.
GOLDEN DIET FOR THE WEEK (print or write it out so that you can participate daily):
Pray and claim the blessings of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Never mortage your soul for wealth or position.
Exodus 3:6-8 – Pray for the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to pay you a visit.
Luke 6:38 – Learn to give. It does not matter how small the gift may look.
Proverbs 4:18 – Tell the Holy Spirit to direct your steps every day of your life.
Proverbs 11:30 – Go out for personal evangelism today.
Bless the name of the Lord for the wealth He has given to you.