RCCG HOUSE FELLOWSHIP MEMBER’S MANUAL SUNDAY 14TH JUNE 2020

RCCG HOUSE FELLOWSHIP MEMBER’S MANUAL SUNDAY 14TH JUNE 2020

TOPIC: THE HUSBAND OF ONE WIFE AND ONE THAT CONTROLS HIS 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

MEMORY VERSE: If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. Titus 1:6

BIBLE PASSAGE: 1 Timothy 3:2-13. Titus 1:4-9. Acts 21:7-10

1 Timothy 3:2-13

2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

8 Likewise [must] the deacons [be] grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being [found] blameless.

11 Even so [must their] wives [be] grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Titus 1:4-9

4 To Titus, [mine] own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, [and] peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:

6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;

8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

Acts 21: 7-9

7 And when we had finished [our] course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren, and abode with them one day.

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.

READ >> OPEN HEAVENS 14 JUNE 2020

LESSON INTRODUCTION: God expects every Christian to grow to maturity even to the full measure of the standard of Christ. Ephesians 4:13-14. He expects us not to be spiritually fed with milk longer than necessary as babies in Christ but to progress to feeding on strong meat.

Hebrews 5:12-14. He also expects from those that would lead His people His people that they would meet certain requirements. 2 Timothy 2:21

LESSON OUTLINES

A. GOD’S REQUIREMENTS FOR YOU TO LEAD HIS PEOPLE AT ANY LEVEL:

God does not toy with His children for He sent His son, Jesus to die for them and Jesus purchased His Church with His blood. Acts 20:28.

God has therefore set standards to be met by anyone aspiring to lead His people from the least level to the highest: 1 Timothy 3:2-12

i. A bishop then must be blameless

ii. Vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach.

iii. Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre.

iv. But patient, not a brawler, not covetous

v. One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man knows not how to rule his own house, how shall him take care of the Church of God?)

vi. Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he falls into the condemnation of the devil.

vii. Moreover, he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

viii. Likewise must the Deacon be grave, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre

ix. Holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience.

x. And let this these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.

xi. Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

xii. Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

B. OTHER SCRIPTURES SET THE SAME STANDARDS:

1. God wants leaders or elders appointed to direct His children aright and He would not compromise on His standards. Titus 1:4-9.

2. Acts 6:1-8. Even when seven leaders were to be appointed by the twelve disciples of Christ in the early Church they sought for those with

i. Honest report
ii. Full of the Holy Ghost) i.e. Spirit filled)
iii. Wisdom

C. ARE THESE CONDITIONS ATTAINABLE?
i) Yes, in 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.

ii. Phillip, The Evangelist As Our Template.
a. He was full of the Holy Spirit. Acts 8:5-8, 39-40.

b. He was of Honest report. Acts 6:3

c. He was full of wisdom Acts 6:3

d. A husband of one wife and together they raised godly four daughters all virgins. Acts 21:9

e. He had a spirit filled Home and all his four daughters were prophetesses.

f. Their home was warm, peaceful, disciplined and full of the major reasons why Apostle Paul and his Team spent many days with them and Prophet Agabus equally visited. Acts 21:10

CONCLUSION:
God has high moral and spiritual standards for anyone that would genuinely lead His people because they are very precious to Him, 1 Peter 2:9.

He needs you to direct His flock aright as He doesn’t want them to be scattered without a shepherd. Why don’t you purge yourself of every filthiness and draw closer to Him now 2 Timothy 2:21; James 4:8 and very soon it will be your turn to be used by God. Acts 13:2

PRAYER POINTS:

1. Lord Jesus, thank you for purchasing your Church with Your Blood.

2. Father, please touch all our children to be God fearing and abstain from sin.

3. Father, take away from all RCCG members everything that you hate.

4. Daddy, please make my family spirit filled like that of Philip, the Evangelist.

5. Father, please help us to keep enforcing your standards in our choice of leaders for your Church throughout RCCG.

GOLDEN DIET FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY: James 4-8; 2 Timothy 2:21
Father, let there be genuine repentance in the land.

TUESDAY: James 1:22-25
Be ye doers of The word and not hearers only.

WEDNESDAY: Acts 21:8-10
Phillip the Evangelist combined successfully his Evangelistic Outreach with a spirit filled home of one wife and four daughters – all virgins and profetetesses and capped it with good hospitality.

THURSDAY: Genesis 21: 8-14
Abraham restitute; even-though you are polygamous; God can still use you as a leader if only you will first restitute maritally.

FRIDAY: Proverbs 22:6
Father, help us to train our children in the way of The Lord.

SATURDAY: Titus 1:4-5
God is still looking for who to ordain as centre leaders, coordinators, Pastors, evangelist, teachers, Choir masters etc

SUNDAY: Titus 1:4-9
Father, give us leaders that will feed your church with undiluted Word.

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

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