RCCG House Fellowship Leaders’ Manual 28 January 2024

RCCG House Fellowship Leaders’ Manual 28 January 2024
RCCG House Fellowship Leaders’ Manual 28 January 2024

RCCG House Fellowship Leaders’ Manual 28 January 2024

HOUSE FELLOWSHIP LEADERS’ MANUAL
SUNDAY 28TH OF JANUARY, 2024
LESSON TWENTY TWO (22)

TOPIC: THE MIND OF CHRIST

OPENING PRAYER: Father, possess my heart with heavenly thoughts and treasures.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: Leader should remind members that they should be possessed with the WORD and intentionally avoid distractions.

MEMORY VERSE: “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”. Phil. 2:5

BIBLE TEXT: John 4:31-34
[31]In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.
[32]But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.
[33]Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?
[34]Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

LESSON INTRODUCTION: The mind of Christ is the divine ability to be aware of happenings, to focus one’s thoughts and proffer solutions to human challenges. In Luke 7:11-15, there was a funeral procession of a young man, the only child of a widow, Jesus knew that this woman needed immediate intervention which He provided by bringing her child back to life. That is the mind to help and to bear burdens.

LESSON AIM: To explain to members the need for them to have the mind of Christ that inclines to people’s sufferings and agitations.

TEACHING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, members should be able to know:
* what the mind of Christ is.
* how believers’ mind have to be renewed.

TEXT REVIEW: John 4:31-34
a. Believers ought to understand the urgency of divine assignments.
b. Doing God’s will must be our daily target.
c. Know that the harvest is ripe but labourers are few.

LESSON OUTLINE ONE

THE MIND OF CHRIST
Every believer’s attitude should be the same that Christ Jesus had. Our purpose of living must be channeled towards Christ’s mandate,
The Mind of Christ is the mind of;
i. compassion towards people – Luke 7:14.
ii. bearing other’s burden – Galatians 6:2.
iii. rescuing people from suffering and pain – Matt. 8:1-3; Mark 5:30-34; Jn. 5:5-9.
iv. restoring wasted years – Joel 2:28.
v. effecting believers’ dominion over evil powers – Col. 2:14-15; Luke 10:19.
vi. seeing believers through the journey of life – Heb. 13:5; John 14:16.
vii. establishing His covenant with the believers – Ezekiel 16:60.
viii. paying of a costly price to effect believer’s freedom-1 Cor.6:20, 7:23.

LESSON OUTLINE TWO

HOW DO YOU RENEW YOUR MIND?
To renew means to make new again, to restore to original condition, to begin afresh. To renew your mind, you have to;
1. be born again – John 3:16.
2. crucify the old nature – II Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20.
3. disconnect yourself totally from worldly things – Philippians 2:15.
4. quit worldly behaviour and customs – Romans 12:2.
5. be transformed by changing the way you think and have a godly lifestyle.
6. study the Word of God-II Timothy 2:15.
7. make new friends – Ephesians 5:11.

ACTIVITY: Members should mention those things required to renew one’s mind.

SUMMARY: Renewal of mind starts with daily communion with God through study of the scripture, fellowship with other believers and total cleansing with the shed blood at Calvary.

CONCLUSION: “Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the Holy City: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee uncircumcised and the unclean” Isaiah 52:1

PRAYER POINTS:
1. Father, please help us to have the mind of Christ always.
2. Awake my glory, no more shame for me in Jesus name.
3. Everything that is dried in my life is terminated now.
4. Father, let every effort of enemy against our lives be terminated.
5. Father, lead me to the source of my breakthroughs this week Father, please, renew my mind in Jesus name.

GOLDEN DIET FOR THE WEEK
MONDAY: Read and meditate on Romans 12:1-2.
TUESDAY: Show compassion and kindness to someone today.
WEDNESDAY: The Lord hath been mindful of us, He will bless us – Psalms 115:12.
THURSDAY: Read and meditate on Col. 3:12.
FRIDAY: To be spiritually minded is life and peace – Romans 8:6
SATURDAY: Because the carnal mind is enmity against God Rom. 8:7.
SUNDAY: Thy words were found, and I did eat them – Jer. 15:16

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