RCCG HOUSE FELLOWSHIP LEADER’S MANUAL 8 NOVEMBER 2020
TOPIC: EVERY DAGON WORKING AGAINST YOUR LIFE MUST BOW
PRAYER POINT: Father, let every power of darkness bow before Your presence in my life now.
MEMORY VERSE: And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him. – 1 Samuel 5:4
BIBLE TEXT: 1 Samuel 5:1-12 (KJV)
Dagon was the chief deity of the Philistines, he was the fish god represented as a half-man, half-fish creature. It was with great ceremony that the Philistines carried the arc of God into the temple of Dagon after defeating the Israelites in battle.
They boasted as if they had defeated God Himself who was unable as they thought to protect His people not knowing that our God is a consuming fire and even a jealous God (Deuteronomy 4:24). What a shock, the idol (Dagon) of the Philistines fell twice before the Arc of God and was irreparable broken into pieces.
TEXT REVIEW: 1 Samuel 5:1-12
i: Bring everything to obedience in Christ.
Ii. God is over everything all the time
LESSON OUTLINES: There are two outlines.
A: THE FOLLOWING DAGON (IDOLS) WORKING AGAINST YOUR LIFE MUST BOW:
Pride. – Isaiah 2:11
Lust. – Matthew 5:27-28
Other gods. – Exodus 20:3-5a
Bitterness and hatred. – Ephesians 4:26-27
Self. – Placing what you want ahead of what God wants for you. – Matthew 6:33
The love of the world. – 1 John 2:15
Fear and worry: Giving room to fear and worry is another Dagon that controls your life – Philippians 4:16
Demonic manifestations, etc.
B: WAY OUT:
We need to receive a new heart (Ezekiel 36:26-27). We are dead in our sins and we need to be made alive with Christ (Ephesians 2:1-5). Also, placing our desires and affections on the things above as Apostle Paul said in Colossians 3:1-3 will make all this Dagons (idols) working against our lives bow.
ACTIVITY: Mention the different types of Dagon and the way out.
SUMMARY: Sooner or later Dagon must bow to the name of Jesus, so don’t give up.
Every heart has a throne and on that throne sits something or someone (Romans 6:16). Find out the Dagon (idol) that has sneak into your life that make you to bow to fear, worry, sadness, lust and so on and dethrone him today and put God back on His throne. He is the supreme ruler of the universe, the one to whom every Dagon must submit.
Thank God for all He has done for you.
I command every Dagon (idol) working against my life to bow in the mighty name of Jesus.
Pray for the rapid growth of RCCG spiritually, numerically and materially.
Pray for Daddy G.O. and his family intensively.
Personal prayer requests.
ASSIGNMENT: Diligently carry out all the daily tasks outlined in the GOLDEN DIET below.
GOLDEN DIET FOR THE WEEK
MONDAY: Acts 16:18 – Every demon must bow.
TUESDAY: Matthew 16:18 – The gates of hell shall not prevail against you.
WEDNESDAY: John 10:10 – Take back what the devil has stolen.
THURSDAY: Exodus 15:13 – Your God is a man of war.
FRIDAY: Exodus 20:3-5 – Beware of modern day Idolatry.
SATURDAY: Luke 12:5 – Be not afraid of them.
SUNDAY: Exodus 14:14 – The Lord shall fight for you.
15 minutes for General Prayers
10 minutes for Questions & Answers
5 minutes for Welcoming New Members
10 minutes for Announcements, Offering, House Fellowship Anthem & Closing Prayers.
Total – 60 Minutes (1 Hour)