RCCG HOUSE FELLOWSHIP LEADER’S MANUAL 21 FEBRUARY 2021
TOPIC: IDLE YOUTHS ARE VULNERABLE TO VICES AND TEMPTATIONS
HOUSE FELLOWSHIP ANTHEM
OPENING PRAYER: Father, please provide jobs for our youth and occupy them for Your glory.
PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: The leader should ask the members what they have learned from last week topic.
MEMORY VERSE: “The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.” Proverbs 12:24
BIBLE TEXT: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-16
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LESSON INTRODUCTION: There is a popular adage that says ‘an idle mind is the devil’s workshop’. No one was created a non entity by God. Everybody has a talent embedded in him or her. Our today’s text is in consonance with it.
Today you can bear witness that some physically challenged people are displaying their talents and skills in various vocations. So, any youth or anybody who says he/she has nothing to do should refrain from being idle and check inward.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE ‘VULNERABLE’ (see today’s heading)? It is when someone is exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally. Then, what are ‘vices’ ? Vice or vices mean bad habit. It therefore means that if you are idle, there is that tendency of being prone or exposed to some habits that will be hazardous to the society.
TEXT REVIEW: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-16
i. Be occupied and never be weary in good deeds.
ii. The glory of the youth is in their strength.
LESSON OUTLINES: There are two outlines:
A: SOME YOUTH WHO DISTINGUISHED THEMSELVES THROUGH HARD WORK IN THE BIBLE:
1: DAVID: He was an instrumentalist and this took him to the palace. – 1 Samuel 16:16-23
2: JOSEPH: Even as a slave, his master recognised his hard work and handed over his properties to Joseph to manage. – Genesis 39:1-4
B: IDLE YOUTH WILL BE EXPOSED TO MANY EVIL THINGS SUCH AS:
1: Hard drugs: Drug barons may lure them to carry drugs for them.
2: Armed robbery: They may be lured to join armed robbery gangs.
3: Hired assassins: They may be recruited into a killer squad.
4: Kidnapping and banditry: They may induce them to become their members.
5: Lesbianism, gay etc.: Satan dangles huge money to lure idle people into his kingdom.
6: They may be lured to join secret cults for quick wealth and fame.
7: Male and female prostitution. Etc..
ACTIVITY: In this period of high rate of unemployment, how can a youth engage himself/herself?
SUMMARY: Please youths engage yourselves in any legitimate work to avoid social vices.
CONCLUSION: Idleness is a destructive weapon in the hand of the devil against his victims. Please look for any legitimate and profitable venture to do. Then you will be surprised how God will bless the work of your hand.
1. Father, thank You for the salvation of my soul.
2. Father, deliver our youth and the unemployed from the spirit of idleness today.
3. Genesis 16:19 – Father, please open my eyes to see that talent you deposited in me.
4. Father, please answer Daddy G.O.’s prayer over our children that they will be greater than their parents.
5. Individual prayers.
GOLDEN DIET FOR THE WEEK:
MONDAY: Take your time to list out what you can effortlessly and joyfully do.
TUESDAY: Start to do them without any financial gain, even in Church.
WEDNESDAY: With fasting, pray for God to open your eyes to see opportunities around you.
THURSDAY: Study David and Daniel and start to do what they did for their talents to manifest
FRIDAY: Ask God to please send your destiny helper(s) to you.
SATURDAY: God, please help me to grow in Your love.
SUNDAY: Thank God throughout today.