RCCG HOUSE FELLOWSHIP LEADERS’ MANUAL 22 OCTOBER 2023

RCCG HOUSE FELLOWSHIP LEADERS’ MANUAL 22 OCTOBER 2023

LESSON EIGHT (08)
TOPIC: DRESS CODE AND LIFESTYLE

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: Lord, grant me the required grace to be modest in all my lifestyle and to dress to glorify God in Jesus name.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: Leaders should ask members for last week assignment and how they feel afterwards. By this, previous lesson would be revised.

MEMORY VERSE: “Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand ” Philippians 4:5

BIBLE TEXT: Exodus 2:16-25

[16]Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.

[17]And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

[18]And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to day?

[19]And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock.

[20]And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread.

[21]And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

[22]And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.

[23]And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.

[24]And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

[25]And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

LESSON INTRODUCTION: There are reasons why we, the Christians must dress as believers. We dress to cover our nakedness as seen in Genesis 3:10 and 21. We are not permitted as believers to wear transparent clothes which expose our nakedness. We also dress to keep our bodies protected. We are to dress beautifully and gloriously not to kill – Exodus 28:2,40.

LESSON AIM: To equip members with the mindset of living and dressing decently.

TEACHING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, members should be able to know:
– that believers are to dress decently.
– that believers’ lifestyle must be for God’s glory.

TEXT REVIEW: Exodus 2:16-25
– Your reflection outside starts from the culture of modesty at home.
– Moses was able to assist the daughters of Reul based on what he saw in them
– Moses dressing made the daughters of Jethro believe he was an Egyptian.
– Everything you do will always bring back rewards.

LESSON OUTLINE ONE
DRESS CODE
Dress code means a set of rules specifying the required manner of dress at a particular office, place or event. It is very important to have dress code in schools, offices, events, church gatherings, etc. In order to:
– promote professionalism.
– enhance decency and stops immorality.
– promote employer’s rights and individual freedom.
– terminate ungodliness and sinful habits amongst men and women.
– uproot totally the old man – Ephesians 4:22.
– enhance modesty -I Timothy 2:9.
All sensitive parts in our bodies are not to be revealed. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 6:19 that we are the temple of the Holy Ghost, meaning our bodies are sacred to God and not to be defiled or used as an instrument of unrighteousness but for God’s use only.

LESSON OUTLINE TWO
LIFESTYLE

Lifestyle means a style of living that reflects the attitudes and values of a person. Simply put, it is the way or manner in which a person lives. There are different types of lifestyle; active or extroverted lifestyle, healthy lifestyle which is eating a balanced diet, getting regular exercise, getting plenty of rest but in our discussion we are emphasising on unhealthy lifestyle such as partying, clubbing and betting which supposed not to be part of believers.

Partying means a social gathering for unhealthy entertainment or fun which negates biblical principles. It always ends in shame, reproach, the entering of evil covenant and curse. For example Noah went on partying till it resulted to his being naked and placing a curse on his son – Genesis 9:21-25.

Clubbing means the activity of going to nightclubs, especially to dance to popular music, drink and socialize. This is not right for believers- I Corinthians 15:33.

Betting means the action of gambling money on the outcome of a race, game, or other unpredictable event. Many are enjoying gambling through betting but the end result is not glorious.

ACTIVITY: Dressing does not make a monk. Discuss.

SUMMARY: Though we don’t judge a book by its cover, but one’s dressing speaks volume about one’s personality.

CONCLUSION: Partying, clubbing and betting negate divine principles, can jeopardize godly relationship and truncate heavenly vision of making heaven at last.

PRAYER POINTS

1 Father, please deliver everyone suffering from this menace.

2. Lord. purify the hearts of those under the influence of these vices by Your fire.

3. Lord, touch the hearts of all our youths so that they can live for You.

4. Father, uphold all Your vessels in RCCG so that their moderation will be seen by all men.

5. We pray most especially for our daughters and sisters that they will glorify God in their dressing.

ASSIGNMENT: Counsel anyone you know is a victim of today’s lesson.

GOLDEN DIET FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY: Your lifestyle should be different – 2 Cor. 6:14-18.

TUESDAY: Do not stop counselling the youths – Psalms 119:9.

WEDNESDAY: Psalms 119:11

THURSDAY: 1 Peter 3:3-5, I Tim. 2:9.

FRIDAY: Your dressing determines the way you will be addressed.

SATURDAY: Everyone dresses like that, doesn’t meant it is right – 1 Corinthians 6:19.

SUNDAY: Pray that God will deliver this generation from betting (gambling).

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Iwari Young-Arney
Iwari Young-Arney
5 months ago

This is a great resource