RCCG HOUSE FELLOWSHIP LEADER’S MANUAL 13 DECEMBER 2020
TOPIC: WILL YOU GIVE GOD YOUR ISAAC?
OPENING PRAYER: Father, please help me not to withhold my Isaac from You.
PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: The leader can ask the members of their experience on praying at home and on the mountain.
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A: MEMORY VERSE: “And He said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.” – Genesis 22:2
B: BIBLE TEXT: Genesis 22:1-14
C: LESSON INTRODUCTION: “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?” – Jeremiah 32:27. The name Isaac means laughter. Abraham was commanded by God to sacrifice Isaac, and Isaac was the son of promise he had waited for; at long last, Isaac was born. If you were to be Abraham, what would you have done? Please, before you answer this question, let us look at what Isaac was to Abraham.
A: LESSON AIM: To examine Isaac symbolically from the aspect of giving to God.
B: TEACHING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, members should be able to:
i. Examine who Isaac was to Abraham
ii. and how we should handle God’s demand.
C: TEXT REVIEW: Genesis 22:1-14
i. God is the giver of all.
ii. Whatever to God, He is faithful to keep.
D: TEACHING METHOD: Use discussion method.
E: TIME MANAGEMENT: Share the teaching time using the suggested time schedule.
LESSON OUTLINES: There are two lesson outlines, namely:
A: WHO WAS ISAAC TO ABRAHAM?
1 Isaac was a covenant son, promised to Abraham by God. – Genesis 15:1-6
2. Isaac was Abraham’s legitimate heir. Without Isaac, Abraham’s properties will be plundered by strangers. – Ezekiel 28:7
3. To fulfill the covenant of making Abraham a father of many nations, Isaac must not die. – Genesis 17:1-18
These and many more were the promises that God made to Abraham concerning Isaac, yet, God demanded that the same Isaac should be killed as a sacrificial lamb by his father (Abraham).
When God demands for your Isaac, He wants to test your love and obedience to Him. You must love God to the extent of giving Him anything He demands from you. After all He is the giver of that gift in the first place.
God rewards handsomely anyone that passes this hard test and surrenders his Isaac. – Genesis 22:17-18
B: WHAT IS YOUR ISAAC?
What you treasure most may be your Isaac. Can you let go of it to the hands of the Lord?
ACTIVITY: Will you give your Isaac to God?
SUMMARY: Abraham became a friend of God because he offered Isaac to God.
CONCLUSION: Those who fear God and obey Him completely like Abraham to the point of giving God their Isaac will experience an overflowing blessing from God. – Genesis 22:12-18
1. Father, thank You for giving us Your only son Jesus Christ, our saviour.
2. Father, please make me a giver that will let go anything for you.
3. Father, please give us the grace in RCCG to obey you completely.
4. Father, please strengthen Your son Daddy G.O. and help him to finish well.
5. Present your individual prayer request/s before God.
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):
Psalm 1:1-3 – Take your time and begin to meditate on the main topic.
Genesis 22:1-19 – Please study painstakingly this bible passage.
Ephesians 1:17-18 – Pray that your eyes of understanding be enlightened.
Acts 13:22 – Pray that God’s purpose for your live will be fulfilled.
Deuteronomy 6:4-6; Matthew 22:37-40; Luke 10:27; Mark 12:30-31 – Pray that your love for God from now on should be uncommon.
Genesis 22:1-18 – Pray for strong faith to obey God as demonstrated by Abraham.
Psalm 111:10; Proverbs 1:7; Proverbs 9:10; Proverbs 15:33; Job 28:28 – The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
AUTHOR: Pastor E.A. Adeboye
THE REDEEMED CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD.