Restitute Your Ways Before It’s Too Late.

Restitute Your Ways Before It’s Too Late.

 

OPENING PRAYER: Father, Please help me to restitute all my ways.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: Leaders should ask members why Christians or believers fall while rising.

MEMORY VERSE: “And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken anything from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.” – Luke 19:8

BIBLE TEXT: Luke 19:1-10 (KJV)

1 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.

2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.

3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.

4 And he ran before and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.

5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.

6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.

7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.

8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken anything from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.

9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.

10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

 

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LESSON INTRODUCTION: What was is restitution? It’s a way of returning or retracting what was forcefully taken or wrongly said. Today’s memory verse is explicit on this issue. Zacchaeus was a tax collector, and in his line of duty, might have taken people’s properties (those who did not have money or delayed payment) forcefully, and in turn, the properties became his own. For the real salvation to come to him, restitution must be done, which he did.

LEADER’S DIARY.

LESSON AIM: To admonish Christians to constantly restitute their ways.

TEACHING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, members should be able to:
i. know that restitution is very important.
ii. God’s plan for one’s life can be missed because of restitution.

TEXT REVIEW: LUKE 19:1-10.
i. Returning of things collected forcefully.

ii. When you restitute your way, you will be free.

TEACHING METHOD: Use an interactive/ discussion method.

TIME MANAGEMENT: Share the teaching time using the suggested time schedule.

LESSON OUTLINE:

THOSE WHOSE CONSEQUENCE OF REFUSAL TO RESTITUTE CAUGHT UP WITHIN THE BIBLE.

  1. ACHAN: Joshua 7:19:26. Achan, his family and his property were destroyed for late restitution.
  2. DAVID: 2 Samuel 24:14-17. David numbered the Israelites despite the warning, the Lord killed seventy thousand people amidst David’s restitution.
  3. JUDAS ISCARIOT: Matthew 27:3-5. Judas returned the thirty pieces of silver he sold Jesus for; he went and hung himself. Late restitution.
  4. ANANIAS AND SAPPHIRA: Acts 5:1-11. They did not have the opportunity to restitute their ways.

ACTIVITY: Discuss how we can know that we need to make restitution for any wrong thing we have done in the past before and after becoming a believer?

SUMMARY: As a believer, we need to check our life daily so as to make restitution.

CONCLUSION: Zacchaeus immediately restituted his ways when he got the opportunity to do so. However, Ananias and Sapphira were not given such an opportunity. On this note, we advise that to be a copycat is dangerous, for you may not know whether your own will catch up with you while others escape it. Please, restitute your ways before it is too late.

PRAYER POINTS:

  1. Thank You for today’s message in Jesus’ Name.
  2. Father, please from today make me a genuine Christian in Jesus’ Name.
  3. Father, please arise and fight for Daddy and Mummy G.O today in Jesus’ Name.
  4. Father, please send your labourers to RCCG in Jesus’ Name.
  5. Individual request.

GOLDEN DIET FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY: Go to your Pastor today if restitution is one that involves life.

TUESDAY: Return those library individual books that you took.

WEDNESDAY: If your own is adultery meet your Pastor.

THURSDAY: If your own is family land or any property, make restitution now.

FRIDAY: If you live with a lady that you call your wife and have not paid her bride price, please go and pay.

SATURDAY: Whatever you took secretly or forcefully, please go back and restitute your ways.

SUNDAY: After you have done your restitution, you can now give God thanks.

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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