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
Open Your House To The Ministers Of God
Acts 16:13-15, 40
In today’s text again, we have seen another great woman, Lydia, constraining (compelling) men of God she met to come and stay in her house. Paul, Silas and Luke yielded to this call and they stayed with the woman. After the events (vs16-39), they returned to the house of Lydia where they met other brethren. She, like others, opened her house twice to the Apostle and it is strikingly stated of her that “she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul” (Vs. 14b). What an example for us! Providing accommodation for ministers of God is of great blessings. In the past, that used to be the practice when churches had guest ministers. Members opened their houses to such ministers but today, that is hardly done as guest ministers prefer staying in hotels thereby denying members of blessings that accompany accommodating ministers of God. Let us consider this old and rewarding practice again
Point of Emphasis: Open your house to the ministers of God.
Prayer Point: Lord, help our church to go back to that which was highly rewarding in the past
by opening our houses to ministers of God.