RCCG HOUSE FELLOWSHIP LEADER’S MANUAL LESSON EIGHTEEN(18) 30TH OF DECEMBER/2018: YOUR HOSPITALITY CAN HARVEST MIGHTY BLESSINGS

RCCG HOUSE FELLOWSHIP LEADER’S MANUAL LESSON EIGHTEEN(18) 30TH OF DECEMBER/2018: YOUR HOSPITALITY CAN HARVEST MIGHTY BLESSINGS

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.

PRAYER POINT: Father, help me to be hospitable.

BIBLE PASSAGE: Genesis 18:1-5
1. And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
2. And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
3. And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:
4. Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:
5. And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.

Genesis 19:1-3
1. And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;
2. And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.
3. And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

Hebrews 13:1-2
1. Let brotherly love continue.
2. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

INTRODUCTION: God wants His children to be hospitable. The hospitable have a way of attracting divine visitors such as God, angels or even men of God that can command God’s blessing upon them.

Hospitable people are generous; the little they have is presented with love and all their hearts. Hospitable people are homely and humble.

They are prepared to sacrifice for the maximum comfort of their guests. Jesus Christ taught that His followers should be hospitable and kind hearted and generous.

He said to them in Matthew 10:42 that “And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward”

MEMORY VERSE: Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
Romans 12:13

TEXT REVIEW: Gen. 18:1-5, Gen. 19:1-3, Hebrew 13:1-2
i. Your helper can appear in form not expected.
ii. Never hesitate meeting new people when identified.
iii. Respect everyone irrespective of age, gender or position.
iv. Be hospitable unto all.
v. Let your hospitality be love driven.

LESSON OUTLINE
1. Abraham (Gen. 18:1-14) entertained heavenly visitors and promises of many years were fulfilled.
2. Lot (Gen. 19:1-22) received the angels who came in the form of men and made them a feast. Through this, God delivered him and his immediate family from the fire that fell from heaven on Sodom.
3. The woman of Zarephath in 1 Kings 17:10-24, who shared her last meal with a man of God, Elijah, received divine provision of meals to feed her family and Elijah for many days. God also used Elijah to bring the widow’s dead son back to life.
4. The Shunammite woman. 2 Kings 4:8-37. God replaced her reproach of barrenness with the joy of a baby boy. God also restored her dead son back to life through Prophet Elisha.
5. Tabitha, who by interpretation means Dorcas, in Acts 9:36-40, that was sick and later died, was brought back to life because of hospitality.
6. Cornelius in Acts 10:1-48, was hospitable and he feared God. He and his family were saved.

Benefits of Hospitality
a. Hospitable people will not suffer a permanent loss. 1 Kings 17:17-24.
b. There are treasures laid down in heaven for them. 1 Tim 6:18-19.
c. By doing this, we are preaching Christ to the people. Rom. 15:25-27.
d. God rewards the hospitable. Matt. 25:34-46
e. God answer the prayers of the hospitable. 2 Kings 4:8-17

SUMMARY: Be hospitable to all.

CONCLUSION: Through hospitality, the Gospel can be preached without actually uttering a word and souls of visitors can be won.

If your hospitality cannot draw your visitors to Christ, you are probably not doing it right. Always be prepared to make your guest, even unexpected guests comfortable.

ASSIGNMENT: State, with examples, the benefits of being hospitable.

PRAYER POINTS:
1. Father, thank you for my life and family.
2. Father, please give me a heart of compassion and love.
3. Father, give me the grace to love my neighbour as myself.
4. Father, please letter there be love in my family and in your church.
5. Father, let tour love reign supreme in the life of Daddy and Mummy G.O. and their family.
6. Father, let your love permeate every strata of RCCG, worldwide.
7. Father, you commanded the widow of Zarephath to receive Elijah, please don’t let me ever send my angels and destiny helpers away.

GOLDEN DIET FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY: Prov. 3:27-28. Father, help me not to withhold or postpone anything that is in my possession to give to my neighbour

TUESDAY: Rom. 15:25-27. Care for thy brethren.

WEDNESDAY: Hebrews 13:2. Be hospitable.

THURSDAY: Colossians 3:18. Be a peace maker.

FRIDAY: John 3:16. God is love.

SATURDAY: Luke 6:35. Love everyone.

SUNDAY: Luke 10:30-37. There is reward in showing mercy to the needy.

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