RCCG HOUSE FELLOWSHIP LEADER’S MANUAL 20 DECEMBER 2020
TOPIC: GOD USES HARD WORKING MEN AND WOMEN
OPENING PRAYER: Father, please give me good health so that I will work hard for You.
PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: The leader should ask any of the members to explain what ‘giving your Isaac to God ‘ means.
A: MEMORY VERSE: “Proverbs 6.6 – Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.” – Proverbs 6:6
B: BIBLE TEXT: 1 Kings 19:15-21
C: LESSON INTRODUCTION: Our God is not lazy. The bible records that He created the whole world in six days then rested in just one day. And this same God created us in His image, so we must resemble Him by being hard working. For God to use anybody, such a fellow must have been a very committed worker, it does not matter the level of responsibility you are given or how little or menial it is. What matters is how you apply yourself to it. The narrative from our today’s text is a food for thought.
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A: LESSON AIM: To explicitly show how God hates laziness.
B: TEACHING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, members should be able to:
i. Explain what laziness means.
ii. Mention some of those who were called by God because they were hard working people.
C: TEXT REVIEW: 1 Kings 19:15-21
i. God reserves the best from the rest.
ii. God does not work with mediocrity.
D: TEACHING METHOD: Discussion method.
E: TIME MANAGEMENT: Share the teaching time using the suggested time schedule.
LESSON OUTLINES: There are two outlines:
A: PROPHET ELISHA AS A CASE STUDY:
God told Prophet Elijah to ordain Elisha in his (Elijah) stead, because Elijah will soon be taken away. And this Elisha was a farmer, – not a lazy farmer. Elijah met him (Elisha) on his farm working.
Some lessons to learn:
i. Farming was Elisha’s occupation.
ii. He had employees under him.
iii. He was always with his employees in the farm.
Remember the bible says “whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might…” – Ecclesiastes 9:10a.
Also the Holy Spirit admonishes us in 2 Thessalonians 3:10 that anybody who would not work, neither should he eat.
B: OTHER EXAMPLES OF MEN WHOM GOD USED MIGHTILY FOR THEIR GENERATION ARE:
a- David. – 1 Samuel 16:11-12
b- Joseph – Genesis 40:1-4; 41:38-40
c- Jephthah – Judges 11:1-3
d- Moses – Exodus 3:1-10
e- Joshua – Exodus 17:9-13
f- Paul – Acts 8:1-4; 9:1-9; 15
ACTIVITY: Why do you think God always uses hard working men and women for His kingdom assignment?
SUMMARY: Be hard working.
CONCLUSION: God is still searching for hard working men and women in our present days. So find something meaningful to occupy yourself, it does not matter how menial it may look. Be hard working and gain respect from God and men.
1. Father, thank You for today’s housefellowship meeting.
2. Father, please provide jobs for those who do not have one in this centre.
3. Father, as many youth who are waiting on You for work, please answer them speedily.
4. Father, continue to use Daddy G.O. mightily.
5. Individual requests.
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):
1 Thessalonians 5:18 – If you are already working, thank God for it.
Matthew 7:7 – If you do not have work, thank God first, then ask Him to provide for you.
Proverbs 6:1-10 – Look for something to do. Don’t be idle.
Proverbs 6:1-10 – Disassociate yourself from idle people in your environment.
2 Kings 7:1-10 – Pray against the spirit of limitation.
John 6:1-10 – Network with people by telling them your present state.
Proverbs 18:24 – Be friendly with people.
AUTHOR: Pastor E.A. Adeboye
THE REDEEMED CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD.