14/8/2016 LESSON 11
PRATICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING (PART 1)
Quarter’s Theme: BASIC CHRISTIAN DOCTRINES
Unit 3 – Israel And Believers’ Benefits From The Book Of Romans (Lessons 10-12)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 225, 236
Devotional Reading: COL. 3:1-15
Topic For Adults
GLORIFY GOD IN YOUR BODY
Topic For Youths
YOUR BODY IS THE TEMPLE OF GOD
Topic For Adults
BE TRANSFORMED COMPLETELY
ROMANS 12:1 – 13:7
(STEWARDSHIP AND ACCOUNTABILITY MONTH)
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service (Rom. 12: 1) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Obey Civil Authorities
The Christian is sometimes faced with the dilemma of obeying the government, especially those government under dictators who came to power through the barrel of the gun and oppress the people. The issue in our days concerns breaking the laws of the land under the pretext that those in government are corrupt and unjust. Most of the laws, codes and constitution of a country are just and are meant to ensure there is peace and order in the land. For a Christian to break the law and become lawless, as if he were an unbeliever, under any pretext, is therefore unacceptable to God. There are those who do not pay tax and duties. They give the excuse that those in government squander or steal the money in government purse. This excuse is un-Christianly. If there is injustice, the Christian should seek lawful avenues of redress, for example civil peaceful unrest, active participation in voting to elect leaders, etc.
Point of Emphasis: Render to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs are due.
Prayer Point: God, grant us the leaders that will run in the knowledge and fear of You.