Quarter’s Theme: CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE CHURCH

UNIT 2 – Preventing Conflict In The Church (Lessons 4-7)

LOYALTY CAMPAIGN MONTHS

Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 195, 208

Devotional Reading: PROV. 18:1-5

Topic For Adults

AVOID PARTIALITY IN JUDGMENT

Topic For Youths

DON’T BE BIASED

Topic For Intermediates

JUDGE RIGHTEOUSLY

Lesson Scriptures

EPH. 6:9; PS. 18:24-26; ROM. 2:11; 1 TIM. 5:21; LEV. 19:15; DEUT. 1:17; JAM. 2:1-10

1/10/2017 LESSON 5

ENCOURAGE EQUITY, AVOID PARTIALITY

MEMORY VERSE

For there is no partiality with God (Rom. 2:11) NKJV

DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING

Tue. 26/9/2017

Sons, Not Bastards

Heb. 12:6-12

A father has the moral justification to correct his child whenever he or she goes wrong. The African tradition permits a parent to discipline his or her child either by the use of cane in flogging the child or by employing any other form of punishment. Rebuking a child or chastising him, when done in love, is expected to bring about positive changes in the character of the child. This in-turn molds the child’s character into what is acceptable in the society. Likewise, God loves each of His children and wants them to be like Him in all ways. Whenever we derail or go astray, He has His way of bringing us back to Himself; chastising us in love according to the measure He knows we can bear. It is only a bastard that will revolt against his father when being corrected. As children of God, we are encouraged to take every chastisement and rebuke from God with joy and see it as a means of molding us to be like Him in righteousness. We must learn to surrender ourselves to God for tutoring.

Point of Emphasis: Sons respect the rebuke of their parents and accept it in good fate, but bastards rebel.

Prayer Point: Father, form me and mold me after Your will till I become like You.

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