RCCG HOUSE FELLOWSHIP LEADER’S MANUAL 24TH OCTOBER 2021

RCCG HOUSE FELLOWSHIP LEADER MANUAL 24TH OCTOBER 2021, LESSON 8 – I AM JESUS, WHOM THOU ARE PERSECUTING.

 

TOPIC: I Am Jesus, Whom You Are Persecuting

OPENING PRAYER: Father, please don’t let me hurt or prosecute you in anyway.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE:

The leader should ask members what they understood about the last topic.

MEMORY VERSE: Matthew 25:40

“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”

BIBLE TEXT: ACTS 9:1-5 (KJV)

And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,

2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.

3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:

4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

LESSON INTRODUCTION:

Persecution is defined as pursuing in a manner to injure, grieve or afflict; other synonyms for this word include oppress, harass, distress, worry and annoy.

Saul of Tarsus was in one way or the other advantaged by being intelligent to have graduated under Gamaliel but he ended up using this God’s given advantage/opportunity to afflict the church of Christ until he was divinely arrested on his way to Damascus, that was his last duty in oppressing, afflicting and putting the church of Christ grieving.

Beloved what special gift of advantage has God freely given you and you are using it to oppress, afflict and annoy the church. I pray that today you will repent in the Lord Jesus’ name.

LEADER’S DIARY

LESSON AIM: Teach members about people who prosecuted God, and advice them to withdraw from every action they are taking that is a prosecution to Christ and His body.

TEACHING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, members should be able to:
i. Know that God can also be prosecuted
ii. Be ointment and not a torn to Christ or His body.

TEXT REVIEW: ACTS 9: 1-5

And Saul, yet breathing out threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,
And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.
And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:
And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

TEACHING METHOD: Use interactive/discussion method.

TIME MANAGEMENT: Share the teaching time using the suggested time schedule

LESSON OUTLINES

WAYS WE MAYBE PERSECUTING JESUS UNKNOWINGLY

Our Riches.
Our God’s given talents.
Our properties.
Our Education.
Our Position
Our Family reputation
Our Spiritual gifts and Ministries.

ACTIVITY:

Which other ways can we prosecute Christ unknowingly?

SUMMARY:

Physical acquisition of wealth can make a man proud and a proud man will certainly prosecute Christ in any way.

CONCLUSION:

The church invariably is described as the body of Christ, if in any way you have done or still doing any of these things; just like our memory verse says as long as you do it to the least of the person in the church, you have done it or prosecuted Jesus Himself.

PRAYER POINTS

Father, thank you for the grace to hear this message in the mighty name of Jesus.
Father, in any way I have abused my gift or position to oppress your church, please have mercy on me.
Father, from today, open my eyes to help others with the gift given to me in Jesus’ name.
Everlasting Father, please release upon me the grace to always respond to the needs of your Church in Jesus’ name.
Pray for Daddy G.O and his family.

ASSIGNMENT:
Diligently carry out all the daily task outline in the Golden diet below.

GOLDEN DIET FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY: Father help me to obey every instruction in my journey with you – Jonah 1:3

TUESDAY: Don’t fear and withdraw from God’s work, trust God. – Proverbs 29:25

WEDNESDAY: Forgiving others usually brings joy, stop the hate now – Luke 15:30

THURSDAY: Are you truly a friend of gospel of Christ – Proverbs 18:24

FRIDAY: Don’t circulate evil report about the brethren or the church- Exodus 23:1

SATURDAY: Your prosecution of Jesus or the church is NOT beyond forgiveness ‐ 2 Corinthians 33:12

SUNDAY: Turn back to God NOW before it is too late – Judges 16:28

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 and 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

SUGGESTED TIME SCHEDULE
10 minutes for Opening Prayer, Praise and Worship
10 minutes for Testimonies
15 minutes for Bible Discussion
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)

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