RCCG House Fellowship Leader’s Manual For May 3, 2020, Lesson 36 : Topic – Don’t Despise Little Beginning

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RCCG House Fellowship Leader’s Manual For May 3, 2020, Lesson 36 : Topic – Don’t Despise Little Beginning


 

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TOPIC: Don’t Despise Little Beginning

PRAYER POINT: Father, help me to grow from little to exceedingly great.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: Leader should ask members what they understand by Christian Social Responsibility.

MEMORY VERSE: “Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.” – Job 8:7

BIBLE PASSAGE: Luke 2:4-9

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

LESSON INTRODUCTION:

The birth, not the prophecy of the birth, of Jesus Christ was lucidly described in the Gospel according to Saint Luke. We were told that Jesus Christ was born in the Manger, because there was no space to accommodate the Mother and Father of Jesus Christ even though it was obvious that Mary was about to deliver.

A Manger is a place where troughs containing livestock feeds are kept for animals to eat. Ordinarily, a common person belonging to the lowest class of people cannot even consider this place for delivery of a baby. But this written off place was where Jesus Christ was born. The Saviour of the whole world came into this World in a very lowly manner. From this humble beginning Jesus Christ went on to fulfill the mandate of God for his life.

TEXT REVIEW: Luke 2:4-9

i. We must have a great mindset towards everything around us even it looks little.

ii. Greatness and littleness is a state of the mind.

iii. God can make that little resources /gifts in you great in the sight of men.

iv. God’s glory can make a lot difference.

LESSON OUTLINES

LESSONS FROM THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST INCLUDE

  1. Starting our lives from a very humble beginning was not against God’s will, it allows God to fulfill His plans for us right from that age.
    Jeremiah 1:4-5, Matthew 23:12
  2. It teaches us about the need to imbibe humility as a way of life. 1 Peter 5:5, Romans 12:10, Proverbs 15:33
  3. God appoints ministering angels for all children, and they guide them to accomplish their destinies, because at that stage in life, they have not committed any sin coupled with the fact that they do not know their right hand from the left. Matthew 18:10,Luke 1:9, 1 Corinthians 3:9
  4. God is always ahead of the enemy and so He will not allow us to be harmed when we are still small. Matthew 2:13-14
  5. When we are growing up, trials and temptations will come, and if we do not loose focus of Him and we keep all His statutes and Commandments, then we will be great in life. Hebrews 12:2, Isaiah 43:2 & 3, Matthew 4:1-11, Philippians 2:12-14
  6. If we live a life that is pleasing to God, He will fight our battles and give us victory. Job 42:12, Romans 8:37
  7. We need to humble ourselves and allow God to exalt us. 1 Peter 5:6, Philippians 2:6-11

SUMMARY:
God can lift the humble from littleness to greatness and so also, keep the proud to a state of nothingness.

CONCLUSION:
Our Lord Jesus Christ started from a very humble beginning and ended great even within the limited space of time that He was here on earth. He fulfilled the purpose for which He came into His world. If God had made provisions for us to be protected at our small age, then it shows that the ALMIGHTY GOD wanted us to start our lives that way. He has made provisions for us to also end great provided we Key in into His plans for us. I pray our latter end shall be greatly increased than our beginning in Jesus Name. Amen

ASSIGNMENTS:
Discuss other lesson you can derive from the little beginning of our Lord Jesus.

PRAYER POINTS

  1. Father, thank you for the privilege given us to learn at your feet.
  2. Father, from a very humble background, please take us to the mountain top.
  3. Father, clothe us with the spirit of humility so that we can end great.
  4. Father, continue to enlarge the coast of RCCG.
  5. Father, command greatness into the lives of all members of our House Fellowship Centre.

GOLDEN DIET FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY: Psalms 34:7.
Father, please charge all my ministering angels to always be on duty for me in Jesus Name. Amen.

TUESDAY: Job 42:12, James 5:11, Isaiah 43:2
Father, as we go through the wilderness of life, please do not allow us to be consumed.

WEDNESDAY: Hebrews 12:2
Being focused on Jesus Christ is a necessity.

THURSDAY: Luke 2:40 & 45
Father, wisdom to do the needful grant us oh Lord.

FRIDAY: Psalms 1:1-3, Ezekiel 47:12
Meditating on the Word of God is also a necessity to end great.

SATURDAY: Isaiah 1:19
Obedience is key to end well.

SUNDAY: 1 Peter 5:5-7
Be clothed with humility, be prayerful and cast your care on Him.

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)

AUTHOR:
Pastor E.A. Adeboye.

The General Overseer of, The Redeemed Christian Church Of God.

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