LESSON 12 21/2/2016
THE SUPPORTERS OF APOSTLE PAUL
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 61, 214
Devotional Reading: Acts 16:11-15
Topic For Adults: Support Your Ministers
Topic For Youths: Your Ministers Need You
Topic For Intermediates: Don’t Be Stingy Towards Your Ministers
Scripture Lesson: Lk. 10:7; 1 Cor. 9:7-14; Acts 16:13-15, 40; 2 Tim. 1:14-18, 4:16; Rom. 16:1-9; Phil. 4:10-19
Memory verse: Whoever goes to war at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat of its fruit? Or who tends a flock and does not drink of the milk of the flock? (1 Cor. 9:7) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Identify And Meet The Needs Of Your Ministers
2 Kgs. 4:8-17
This rich woman in Shunem was a natural giver who constrained Elisha to eat bread in her house. She literally begged the man of God to be eating in her house. As times went on, she told her husband that they should provide accommodation for the man of God. We have lots of lessons to learn from this woman. We should study our ministers and their families to identify whatever needs they have and meet such needs. It is not proper for ministers to suffer while they are serving in congregation while there are well- to- do members in such a church. To the glory of God, because this woman identified and met the need of the man of God, her own need of barrenness was also met by God.
Point of Emphasis: Identity and meet the needs of your ministers.
Prayer Point: Lord, help me to wake up to my responsibility in the areas of caring for our