OPENING PRAYER: Father, please, because I am Yours, don’t let me backslide.
PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: The leader should ask the members to list some of the activities that will be taken place after the rapture despite satanic full influence.
MEMORY VERSE: Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: – Hebrews 12:14
BIBLE TEXT: Luke 14:15-27 (KJV)
15 And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.
16 Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:
17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
20 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
21 So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.
23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
24 For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.
25 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,
26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
In the second part of this series we learnt that as soon as the Anti-Christ declares himself as a god, a new man will arise to help him organise his religion. This new man is called the false prophet and through him and the world church, Christians who are left behind as well as the Jews will be sorely persecuted. The sufferings of this period will be so much that Israel will finally repent and Jesus will return with His saints to wipe out the army of the Anti-Christ at Armageddon. Then the reign of Christ for thousand years will start. Satan will be out of the way and the Kingdom of God on earth will be wonderful.
A: LESSON AIM: To list out the conditions to meet before someone gains access into the Kingdom of God.
TEACHING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, members should be able to:
i. Understand that nobody is permitted to enter into God’s Kingdom except those who fulfil the conditions.
ii. Understand that to enter into the Kingdom of God is sacrificial.
TEXT REVIEW: LUKE 14:15-27
i. God has prepared the meal ready for us.
ii. All that was invited gave one excuse or the other.
iii. God was not disappointed, rather He sent for other people.
TEACHING METHOD: The leader should use the teaching/lecture method.
TIME MANAGEMENT: Share the teaching time using the suggested time schedule.
LESSON OUTLINES: There are two outlines:
A. THERE ARE CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY INTO THE KINGDOM AND HINDRANCES TOO:
To be part of those who will reign with Christ, the following are some of the conditions you must satisfy:
(i) you must be born again
(ii) you must have a child-like spirit
(iii) you must have a forgiving spirit
(iv) you must be holy and
(v) you must witness all the time.
The things that could prevent you from entering the Kingdom include:
a. Love of money
b. Lack of clear-cut decision
c. You may refuse the invitation to enter
d. You may lose the opportunity to enter
e. The privilege to enter may be taken away from you
f. You may refuse to do the will of God. –
John 3:3, 5, Matthew 18:1-4, Hebrews 12:14, John 15:2, 6, Luke 19:15-19, Luke 9:61-62, Luke 14:15-24
B. TO ENTER THE KINGDOM IS WORTH ANY SACRIFICE:
The Kingdom belongs to the poor in spirit and whoever wants to enter must submit to God’s wisdom, power and mercy. Men are advised to seek the Kingdom desperately and be willing to pay any price or make any sacrifice to enter. It is surely better to be in the Kingdom than to be left behind. Please, do not be left behind. – Matthew 5:3, 1 Corinthians 1:25-28, Psalm 73:22-24, Matthew 6:33, Matthew 11:12, Mark 9:43-48
ACTIVITY: Mention some conditions for entering into the Kingdom of God.
SUMMARY: Please give it all that it takes to enter into the Kingdom of God.
CONCLUSION: Beloved, ‘for what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?’ – Mark 8:36.
Please meditate on this.
- Father, thank You for the salvation of my soul.
- Thank God for all the members of your house fellowship centre.
- Father, please make all the members of RCCG rapturable.
- Father, uphold Daddy G.O. and Mummy G.O. to the end.
- Individual prayer.
ASSIGNMENT: Diligently carry out all the daily tasks outlined in the GOLDEN DIET below.
GOLDEN DIET FOR THE WEEK (print or write it out so that you can participate daily):
Every obstacle on my way to glory, take it away oh Lord.
Father, please don’t let me fall into any temptation.
Father, please help me to remain holy unto You always.
Thank God for answering your prayer.
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