Family Altar. RCCG House Fellowship Manual.



TOPIC:Family Altar

OPENING PRAYER: Father, please build all homes to fit Your divine purposes.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: Leaders should remind members that there is a provision for the manifestation of the Holy Spirit to everyone who desires the wholesome experience.

MEMORY VERSE: “For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.” – Genesis 18:19

BIBLE TEXT: 2 Timothy 1:5 (KJV)

5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

LESSON INTRODUCTION: An altar is where people congregate to commune with their god. It could be a high place or a table where sacrifices are offered or incense is burned in the worship of a god. There are various altars, for example, the altar of Dagon, 1 Samuel 5:1-4, Genesis 12:7-8, Exodus 17:15, Joshua 8:30. But we shall be talking about the altars unto Jehovah the God of the whole earth -Judges 6:24, Gideon.


LESSON AIM: To have understanding that the family altar is a place of congregating as family to commune with God on daily basis.

TEACHING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, members should be able to:

  • know the basis of family altar.
  • have basic understanding of benefits receive through family altar.

TEXT REVIEW: 2 Timothy 1:5
i. Divine endowment comes from early communion as child .

ii. Family altar triggers development of love for God.


A Family Altar is a place in the home (house) where members of that family congregate to commune with (God) daily. The place where, God is praised and the Bible is taught – 2 Timothy 1:5. It is the key to growing the household in Godliness. Let us begin to raise family Altar in our homes to equip the whole family.


  1. It keeps evil from that family/home. Luke 11:24-26.
  2. It brings about increased spiritual strength . Isaiah 40:31.
  3. It is a great avenue to hear from God. James 4:8-10.
  4. It sustains unity in that family. Psalm 133:1
  5. It promotes love among family members. 1 John 4:8.
  6. It’s a good training ground for the children in that family, Proverbs 22:6.
  7. It activates gifts and potentials in the life of children at early stage .
  8. It makes family members develop unwavering love to God and His works.

ACTIVITY: Ask members whether they have family altar where they congregate.

SUMMARY: Having family altar alters ones lives positively.

CONCLUSION: The family Altar is key to knowing a family that fears and reverences the Most High God and key to oneness in our home which goes to confirm the adage which says that a family that prays together stays together.


  1. Father, help me to raise a family altar from today.
  2. Father, please bless our family altars and visit us daily.
  3. Father, make our family altars a place of signs and wonders .
  4. Father, let RCCG Altar never lack oil for the fire to keep on burning.
  5. Father, please bless Your son Pastor E. A. Adeboye by continuously anointing him with fresh oil on a daily basis.


MONDAY: Family Altar; key to spiritual development, 1 Samuel 7:2-10, Ezekiel 18:2-4.

TUESDAY: The family altar chases evil spirit from your home, Luke 11:24-26.

WEDNESDAY: Family that prays together stays together.

THURSDAY: What a good training for the children! Proverbs 22:6

FRIDAY: Family Altar promote Love.

SATURDAY: “We will come to him and make our home with him”.

SUNDAY: To honour God’s word, develop respect for it, and to live by it.

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

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)

Pastor E.A. Adeboye.
The General Overseer of, The Redeemed Christian Church Of God.

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