God Has Substitutes. RCCG House Fellowship.

God Has Substitutes. RCCG House Fellowship.

 

OPENING PRAYER: Father, let your Church grow possibly.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: Father, please help to be active and obedient so that I will not be substituted.

MEMORY VERSE: “And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.” – 1 Samuel 16:1

BIBLE TEXT: 1 Samuel 16:1-13 (KJV)

1 And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.

2 And Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul hear it, he will kill me. And the Lord said, Take an heifer with thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the Lord.

3 And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will shew thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I name unto thee.

4 And Samuel did that which the Lord spake, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, Comest thou peaceably?

5 And he said, Peaceably: I am come to sacrifice unto the Lord: sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.

6 And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the Lord’s anointed is before him.

7 But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.

8 Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither hath the Lord chosen this.

9 Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither hath the Lord chosen this.

10 Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The Lord hath not chosen these.

11 And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.

12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the Lord said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.

13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.

 

LESSON INTRODUCTION:

What is a substitute? Several meanings have been postulated but we think this meaning will fit into our write-up. “Someone who serves as a replacement for another person.”
Any position given to man by God, He (God) must have prepared someone else, peradventure there is any misconduct by the original occupier of the position. For example, when the prophet Elijah requested that he be killed by God from the life threat of Jezebel, 1 King 19:1-4. God told him (Elijah) to choose Elisha in his stead,1 Kings 19:14-16. Also, King Saul disobeyed God. God immediately told Prophet Samuel to anoint David as Saul’s replacement, 1 Samuel 16:1.

 

TEXT REVIEW: 1 SAMUEL 16:1-13.

i. God can reject or replace a man
ii. God can replace a man with someone lower than the person to be replaced.

 

LESSON OUTLINES:

THOSE THAT WERE REPLACED BY GOD IN THE BIBLE AND THEIR OFFENSE.

  1. ADAM AND EVE: They disobeyed God and ate the fruit that God instructed them not to eat. They were replaced with Jesus Christ. Genesis 3:14-15.
  2. VASHTI: She disobeyed her husband, and Esther became her replacement. Esther 1:11-12; 2:15-17.
  3. ELIJAH: He was afraid of Jezebel. Elisha became his replacement. 1Kings 19:14-17.
  4. KING SAUL: He disobeyed God’s instructions and he was replaced with David. 1Samuel 16:1.
  5. JUDAS ISCARIOT: He sold Jesus to the Jews and he was replaced with Mathias. Acts 1:20-26.

 

AS A CHRISTIAN WHAT SHOULD I DO TO AVOID REPLACEMENT?

  1. Always acknowledge the saving grace of Christ in your life. Romans 1:28.
  2. Eschew sin completely. Romans 6:12-13.
  3. Give yourself wholly to fasting and prayer. 1Thessalonians 5:17.
  4. Don’t be a person of many words. Matthew 12:36.
  5. Make God your centre focus in your worship. John 4:23-24.

 

ACTIVITY: Mention things that can lead to replacement.

 

SUMMARY: God is a respecter of no man and can replace anyone who does not comply with His will and plans.

CONCLUSION: Nobody is above replacement by God, “Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth, I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
But in every nation, he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness is accepted with him.” Acts 10:34-35.

 

FEAR THE LORD AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENT. This is how to escape being substituted.

 

PRAYER POINTS:

  1. Father, I thank You for this great insight from Your Word, in Jesus’ Mighty Name.
  2. Father, I refused to be replaced by You, please help me in Jesus Mighty Name.
  3. Father, please quench Daddy and Mummy G.O fear today in Jesus Mighty Name.
  4. Father, RCCG is named by You, please flush out every bad element in Your Church in Jesus Mighty Name.
  5. Individual requests.

ASSIGNMENT: Diligently carry out all the daily tasks outlined in the Golden diet below.

GOLDEN DIET FOR THE WEEK:

MONDAY: Command every opposition to your enthronement to melt today. Psalms 68:1

TUESDAY: Take authority against the power of darkness over the unbelievers. 2 Corinthians 4:1-6.

WEDNESDAY: I will bear fruit from now on so that the Lord will not replace me. John 15:1-2; 16.

THURSDAY: Evangelize your neighbourhood or your workplace today. Mathews 28:18-20.

FRIDAY: Take a tangible or ample time today to pray for souls Luke 18:1.

SATURDAY: Commit yourself and family to God’s hand. Proverbs 4:18.

SUNDAY: Do thorough thanksgiving today. John 11:41-42.

 

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.
Total – 60 Minutes (1 Hour)

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

 

 

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