RCCG – SUNDAY SCHOOL MANUAL FOR SUNDAY 12/10/2014

LESSON 6: Sunday, 12th October 2014.

DESTINY DEFINED

 MEMORY VERSE: “And the LORD answered me, and said, write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it:” Habakkuk 2:2

 

BIBLE PASSAGE: I Kings I I: I-I I

 

INTRODUCTION: Destiny and divine purpose refer to the same thing. Destiny is an essential part of our Christian journey which has to be maximized.

 

OUTLINES

  1. DESTINY DEFINED 2. DESTINY DISCOVERED 3. ENEMIES OF DESTINY

DESTINY DEFINED

What is destiny? It is God’s purpose for a man’s life. It is a divinely pre-planned destination and designation in life·-Jeremiah 1:5. It is the totality of God’s counsel for a person and what God has decided concernlnq him even before he was conceived -Isaiah 25:1; 46:8-11; 49:1; Ephesians 1:4; 1Pe·ter 2:8. God already destined Abraham for greatness – Genesis 18:16·19. He calls the generation of man from the beginning – Isaiah 41 :4. Jesus Christ was destined for crucifixion – John 7:30, and Jesus knew the hour of the crucifixion – John 13: 1. The plan of God for man is a good one and it is still subject to your attitude and agreement with God – John 15: 5. The birth of Samson was divine by special parents and the plan of God for his life was perfect but he did not achieve his destiny.

 

DESTINY DISCOVERED

Destiny can be broadly categorized into two groups. The first category is the general destiny which is an expression of the thoughts for all of mankin8 He created -John 3:16, 2Peter 3:9. God does not want anyone to perishln their sins . The destiny of every believer is to be His ambassador everywhere he is found – 2Cor. 5:20·21, Mark 16:14·15, Jer. 1:5. He wants everyone to prosper spiritually and physically – 3John 2. God however has specific destinies for some individuals: this is a divine purpose for which such people have been created – Acts 26:15·18, Jeremiah 1:5, 9·10, Acts 9:15.

 

SOME ENEMIES OF DESTINY

  1. Sin – A man who is living in sin cannot fulfill his destiny or attain eternal destination which God has promised -1 John 3: 4; Rom. 6: 16-18; Rom. 6:23.
  2. Prayerlessness. Many Christians do not pray enough. They despise vigils and prayer meetings but Jesus enjoins us to pray like He did to avoid becoming a prey to the enemy – Luke 18:1. Luke 6:12-13. John 6:15; Luke 22:41-44; Matthew 26:38-42.
  3. Pride. Pride is excessive self-esteem and it is dangerous because God resists the proud – Romans 9:15-16; Psalm 138: 6, Jas. 4:6. Pride is a sin. It leads to loss – Daniel4: 28-33, Prov. 21: 4; 16:18; 2Chron. 26: 16; Proverbs 29: 23.
  4. Lack of faith. Lack of faith is also a destiny destroyer – Heb. 4:2; 1Tim. 1:19. lf we have faith, we will take the right steps and possess divine promises – Heb. 11: 1; Isaiah 28:16; James 2: 18; Luke 17:12-14. Joshua 14: 12; 1Sam. 17:37; Hebrews 11: 33-38. Unbelief ends in failure and destruction – Num. 14: 22-24; Matthew 17: 19-20.
  5. Laziness. Being lazy, idle or averse to labour is a destroyer of destiny – In. 5: 17; John 9: 4. Jesus even defied hunger to fulfill an assignment, John 4: 31- 34. Proverbs 18: 9, 16, 22: 29; Titus 2:14; Romans 12: 11.

 

CONCLUSION

Seek the face of God, lift up your faith unto God and run with the vision which the Lord will give to you. Always remember that God will always be there to back you up in your assignment on earth for which He created you – Psalm 139:14-17. By His grace, it will be easy. Deal with enemies of destiny in your life.

 

QUESTIONS

  1. How can you prove from the scriptures that God has a purpose for your life? 2. What will the knowledge of your destiny do for you? 3. Mention enemies of destiny.

 

BLESSED WEEK WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

MONDAY: Psalm 73:26 – God is your portion forever. TUESDAY: Jeremiah 29:11 – God has a purpose for your life. WEDNESDAY: John 15:5 – Without Him you can do nothing. THURSDAY: 2Peter 1:5 – You need knowledge. FRIDAY: Proverbs 8:10 – The value of knowledge is unquantifiable. SATURDAY: Romans 10:17 – To increase your faith, you need the; constant food of the word of God. SUNDAY: Hebrews 11:6 – Without faith, you cannot please God.

Special thanks to DAILY DEVOTION of THE RCCG on Facebook

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Barrister Akintewe Olajide O is a year older today!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARRISTER AKINTEWE OLAJIDE O.!

You’re celebrated today as always, as the merciful God has kept you to witness another of your birthday.

Looking back, you have so many reasons to give thanks to God.

From conception to delivery. And on to Adekunle Ajasin University, in Akungba Akoko, where I knew you.

Through the rigours of reading and studying. We thank God.

You were several times on ‘Akungba Igbeyin’, *smiles*, yet, God remained faithful.

You also on several occasions used those youthful exuberances to do some funny things, yet, God still smiled on you. *smiles*

On your several journeys in life, where others were involved in ‘major’ and ‘minor’ accidents, and lost their lives, God kept you safe.

You & us can’t exhaust our reasons to thank God on this occasion of your birthday.

All we’re seeing is: #Ore ofe sha!
Uhmn.

In all, we say thank God for you bro.

Happy birthday. Many happy returns.

(From all of us at old Barristers’ Lodge & Olalekan Sam’s family)

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHING – THE DISCERNING SPIRIT

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL

LESSON FIVE – Sunday, 5th October 2014

THE DISCERNING OF SPIRITS

MEMORY VERSE: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. I John 4: 1

BIBLE PASSAGE: Acts 16: 16-19

INTRODUCTION: There are different types of spirits in the world today. Some of them are seducing spirits -1Timothy 4: 1, wicked spirits – Matthew 12:45, unclean spirits – Mark 5:13, ministering spirits, Hebrews 1:14 and lots more. For us not to fall victim of satanic manipulations, we need to discern every spirit through the gift of the discerning of spirits. May God bestow on us this gift as we study in Jesus’ name,

OUTLINES

1. THE GIFT OF THE DISCERNING OF SPIRITS
2. OUR SPIRITUAL WARFARE IS NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD

THE GIFT OF THE DISCERNING OF SPIRITS

The gift of the discerning of spirits is given to edify the body of Christ and to ensure that the body of Christ suffers no loss through the operation of satanic spirits. God has given us the gifts of spirit to profit His Kingdom – I Corinthians 12:7, and among these numerous gifts at our disposal is the gift of the discerning of spirits as recorded in 1Corinthians 12:10. Therefore, we need to desire and possess this gift so that we can operate excellently in the vineyard of God, 1Corinthians 12:31.

OUR SPIRITUAL WARFARE IS NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD

Since we wrestle not against flesh and blood, we need to be active in the spirit and put on the whole amour of God -Ephesians 6:12-17. We need to be alive in the spirit by engaging the fruit of the spirit to discern, detect and discover the types of spirits operating around us – Acts 16:16. Our inability to discern these spirits exposes us to dangers, attacks, discouragement and fruitless efforts. Jesus discerned that Satan was speaking through Peter and He rebuked him. – Matthew 16:23. Also in Mark 1:23-25, Jesus also rebuked an unclean spirit.

CONCLUSION

God has placed the gift of the discerning of spirits at our disposal and we have no excuse for falling victim of the operation of unclean spirits. Desire and acquire this gift today.

QUESTIONS

1. What is the gift of the discerning of spirits?
2. Why do we need the gift?

Blessed Week with the Holy Spirit

MONDAY: 1Cor. 12 :4·7 – Pray that God will make you profitable to His Kingdom.
TUESDAY: 1Corinthians 12:8·10 – Ask for the specific gifts you desire now, God will give them to you.
WEDNESDAY: 1Corinthians 12:31 – Covet earnestly the best gift today.
THURSDAY: 1John 4:1 – Try to test all spirits whether they are of God.
FRIDAY: Acts 16:16·19 – Rebuke every satanic spirit of divination operating around you.
SATURDAY: Mark 5:13 – Command every unclean spirit around you to give way now.
SUNDAY: Hebrews 1:14 – Pray that the ministering spirits from the Lord Jesus Christ will strengthen you.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: This post was copied from ‘Daily Devotion’ page of The REDEEMED CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD.