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: Father, help me to achieve Your own desire for my life in Jesus name.


PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: Leader should remind members what it means to walk in God’s covenants and examples of those who walked in God’s covenants.


MEMORY VERSE: “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and ordained thee aprophet unto the nations. ” Jeremiah 1:5


BIBLE TEXT: Luke 5:1-11


[1]And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,


[2]And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.


[3]And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.


[4]Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.


[5]And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.


[6]And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.


[7]And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.


[8]When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.


[9]For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:


[10]And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.


[11]And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.


LESSON INTRODUCTION: God always has a more excellent purpose for our lives which is greater than our own personal Wishes, ambitions, occupation or even our happiness. To know why we exist, we must first personally know the CREATOR through His word (Bible). For example, prophet Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1:5 reveals to us that God’s plans and programme for us have been ordained and divinely sanctioned.


LESSON AIM: To ensure members aim at God’s purpose first for their lives.


TEACHING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, members should be able to know:

• what God’s purpose is.

• that following your purpose has irreconcilable consequences.


TEXT REVIEW: Luke 5:1-11

– Following God’s purpose starts with total surrender.

– Your purpose can be found in the present job you are doing.

– For every purpose fulfilment, there is commitment. No room for laziness.




God created us for His pleasure:

– To worship HIM. Worship should not only take place in the church or Christian gatherings rather, it should be a lifestyle – Rev. 4:11.

– To love one another as He loves us – Matt. 22:37-39.

– To become like Him in holiness and godly walk with Christ – Hebrews 12:1-3.

– To be His witness to the end of the world – Mark 16:15; Matt. 28:19-20.

– To utilise all His provisions for us and reach our expected end Jer. 29:11.

– To remain steadfast, unmovable till His appearing.

– To put the devil and his cohort where they belong – Luke 10:19; Acts 10:38.




When your purpose contradicts divine purpose, there is serious repercussion. Let’s use Jonah as case study.

– Walking out of God’s presence – Jonah 1:3.

– Exposure to serious danger – Jonah 1:4.

– Putting other members of your household into serious danger.

– Loss of vision and dreams.

– Inability to hear from God again – Jonah 1:7.

– Defeat to the devil i.e. loss ofauthority.

– Untimely death- Judges 16:29-30.


ACTIVITY: What is God’s purpose for your life, career, marriage, parisk etc.?


SUMMARY: There is God’s purpose for everyone but the act of following your own purpose has serious implication.


CONCLUSION: God’s purpose is the key to our lives. Once you missed out on your destiny, you are doomed except God in His merey intervenes.




1. Father, let Your purpose for my life be established without delay.


2. Father, link me to every factor required for my destiny fulfilment.


3. Father, let every evil pattern militating against my divine purpose die.


4. Father, withdraw my step to journey against Your purpose for my life.


5. Father, release fresh grace on Daddy G.O. for more glorious heights.


ASSIGNMENT: Share your experience of last week’s lesson with new Converts.



MONDAY: God can stop man from executing his purpose – Job 33:17.


TUESDAY: Without counsel, purposes are disappointed – Prov. 15:22; 20:18.


WEDNESDAY: There is time to every purpose. Be sensitive – Eccl. 3:1;8:6


THURSDAY: To God’s purpose, there’s no annulment – Isaiah 14:27.


FRIDAY: A child of God should not play with God’s plan – Acts 19:21.


SATURDAY: All things work perfectly to those that function in God’s plans – Rom. 8:28.


SUNDAY: There is an eternal purpose for believers – Eph. 3:11.

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