RCCG HOUSE FELLOWSHIP MEMBERS’ MANUAL 17 JANUARY 2021
TOPIC: THE POWER OF VISITATION
HOUSE FELLOWSHIP ANTHEM:
MEMORY VERSE: And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? – Luke 1:43
TEXT: Luke 1:39-56
INTRODUCTION: Visitation has been the top plan of God to humanity right from the garden of Eden. God always visited Adam and Eve for fellowship and that legacy has been followed by our Lord Jesus Christ and even His disciples practiced it, especially Apostle Paul and his team in Acts 15:36.
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A: IMPORTANCE AND POWER IN VISITING BRETHREN:
-God Himself does it (Genesis 3:8). Our heavenly Father Himself laid the foundation by regularly visiting Adam and Eve to have close fellowship with them.
-In Luke 1:40-41, when Mary visited Elizabeth, there was excitement. Even the baby in her womb was excited.
-It helps the brethren to be strong in the Lord.
-It encourages brethren to look up to Jesus as the author and finisher of their faith.
-It gives them a sense of belonging.
-It brings changes in the lives of the weak vessels.
B: THOSE THAT FOLLOWED THE MINISTRY OF VISITATION:
-We should know as Christians that visitation is a ministry which we must not joke with because our master Jesus Christ did it on a daily basis.
-Apostle Paul was so incurable in visitation and follow up that he took it upon himself to visit towns, cities, homes and individuals for the sake of the gospel and for sharing the love of Christ in the early church. – Acts 15:36; Acts 20:18-21
-Peter visited Cornelius (Acts 10). He also visited Dorcas (Acts 9).
-John visited the home of Gaius many times (3 John 1:12-14)
C: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN JESUS VISITS?
The bible recorded a lot of things associated with Jesus’ visitation, namely miracles, healing, deliverance, blessings etc.. Jesus visited the house of Peter and healed his mother in law.
-Jesus visited Capernaum and the paralysed man was healed.
-Jesus visited the pool of Bethesda and the cripple man was healed of 38 years of sickness.
-Jesus visited the house of Zacchaeus and there was salvation.
CONCLUSION: Involve yourself in the ministry of visitation and follow up because our heavenly Father has set the example.
1. In Jesus name, Father, visit every sick person and heal them.
2. In Jesus name, as from today, any family I visit shall experience a great turnaround.
3. Father, please visit the family of Daddy and Mummy G.O. in a special way.
4. Visit RCCG mission fields in a special way.
5. Your personal prayer request.
GOLDEN DIET FOR THE WEEK (print or write it out so that you can participate daily):
Luke 1:43 – Divine visitation.
John 5:1-12 – The visitation that ended sickness.
John 9:25 – The visitation that changes story.
Luke 1:13 – The visitation that brings good news.
John 5:1-10 – Jesus visited the pool of Bethesda.
Genesis 3:8 – Constantly fatherly visitation in the garden of Eden.
Acts 15:36 – Draw a plan on visitation and follow up, just like Paul did.