RCCG HOUSE FELLOWSHIP LEADER’S MANUAL 5TH JULY 2020

RCCG HOUSE FELLOWSHIP LEADER’S MANUAL 5TH JULY 2020

TOPIC: MODEL OF A CHRISTIAN FAMILY

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

 

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PRAYER POINTS: Father, Please help me to be a good example to other families of the world.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE:
Leaders should be able to ask members to beware of the lust of the flesh.

MEMORY VERSE: And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy.
Acts 21:9

BIBLE PASSAGE: 2 PETER 1: 1-15; ACTS 21:8-10

2 Peter 1: 1-15

1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:

2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make [you that ye shall] neither [be] barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know [them], and be established in the present truth.

13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting [you] in remembrance;

14 Knowing that shortly I must put off [this] my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.

15 Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.

Acts 21:8-10

8 And the next [day] we that were of Paul’s company departed, and came unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, which was [one] of the seven; and abode with him.

9 And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy.

10 And as we tarried [there] many days, there came down from Judaea a certain prophet, named Agabus.

LESSON INTRODUCTION:

A family is a set or group of people that is related to one another by blood. A Christian Family can be defined as group of people consisting of Father, Mother, Children and any other person related by blood.

And they must believe in the teaching and practice of the doctrines of Jesus Christ.
Being a model entails being able to offer or display exemplary good qualities/virtues of Jesus Christ for other Families to emulate.

TEXT REVIEW: 2PETER 1:1-15; ACTS 21:8-10

i. A Christian family has good way of communicating with God.
ii. A Christian family is expected to live Holy
iii. A Christian family tarries with God in prayer and supplication.
iv. A Christian family will live in peace with all men.

LESSON OUTLINES

1. QUALITIES OF A CHRISTIAN FAMILY

Please note that these include but not limited to the underlisted:
1. They eschew violence and other forms of evil 1 Peter 3:11
2. They fear God. Psalms 25:11
3. They are prayerful Luke 18:1, Ephesians 6:18-19
4. They live holy and righteous life. Psalms 45:7, Leviticus 20:7, 1 Peter 1:14-25.
5. They live in complete obedience to the Word of God. Leviticus 20:8
6. Within their Closet and outside, they are always an embodiment of Jesus Christ personified, that is, not hypocrites. Mark 7:6, Job 15:34a
7. The husband loves his wife and the children just like Jesus loves The Church and gave His life. Ephesians 5:25, Ephesians 6:4, Genesis 18:19, 1 Peter 3:7
8. The wife shows exemplary lifestyle by submitting to her husband just like Sarah, when she used to call her husband Abraham as “Lord”. 1 Peter 3:5-7
9. The Parent must be ready to chastise the children in love. Ephesians 6:4
10. They also correct the children physically and spiritually when necessary. Proverbs 23:13-15.
11. The children, through the help of the Holy Spirit, display exemplary character of obeying their parents in totality. Colossians 3:20, Hebrews 12:11
12. Peace reigns in such home. John 14:27

2. HOW TO BECOME MODEL OF A CHRISTIAN FAMILY

1. By imbibing all the Christian virtues, as exemplified in Jesus Christ
2. By having a family alter for the prayer
3. The Father must be able to provide the lead in being the chief Priest
4. By exhibiting all the fruits of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23
5. Must all be genuinely born again. John 3:3-6, 1 Peter 1:23
6. Must all put off the old man. Ephesians 4:22-25
7. Must not grieve the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 4:30
8. Must be in one mind. 1 Peter 3:8-10
9. All the members must live holy. 1 Peter 1:15-16
10. They must make the Bible their only constitution. Joshua 1:8

SUMMARY:
A Christian family must be a good example to other families of the world

CONCLUSION:
Acts 21: 8-10. Philip, the Evangelist had a Christian home with a very supportive wife and they both raised godly children; four daughters, all virgins and they were all prophetesses. What a family? What a role model of a Christian family!

A Christian role model Family must be heavenly focused. May the Almighty God make our families Christian role models too in Jesus Name. Amen.

ASSIGNMENTS:
Mention other qualities that should be seen in a Christian family

PRAYER POINTS:

1. Thank God for His grace to make your family a role model for other Christians to study.

2. Father, please help me and my family members to stand for You all the days of our lives in Jesus Name

3. Father, please release the grace to be Christian family role models to all the RCCG families all over the world.

4. Father, You have made Daddy and Mummy G. O and their Children our role model of a Christian family; please support them to the end.

5. Daddy, virginity was a virtue among the four daughters of Philip the Evangelist, please correct every moral decadence in our families. Acts 21:8-9.

AUTHOR:
Pastor E.A. Adeboye.
The General Overseer of:
The Redeemed Christian Church Of God.

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