21/8/2016 LESSON 12
PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING (PART 2)
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. 243, 244
Devotional Reading: jude 20-23
Topic For Adults
LIVE YOUR LIFE RESPONSIBLY
Topic For Youths
YOUR ACTIONS AFFECT OTHERS POSITIVELY OR NEGATIVELY
Topic For Adults
ALWAYS DO THE RIGHT THING
ROM. 14: 19 – 15:2; 15:22-33; 16:17-20, 25-27
(STEWARDSHIP AND ACCOUNTABILITY MONTH)
For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s (Rom. 14:8) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Don’t Destroy Others By Your Lifestyle
Some of the customs put in place by a denomination are conducts designed to influence how the life of one Christian affects the lives of others around him. In the epistle to the Romans, Paul addressed the issue of what a Christian feels he has the right to eat without affecting his spirituality. The Christian may feel he can eat anything and that what he eats does not make him holy or sinful. But the Christian must also take into consideration the spiritual stand of others around him, so that his freedom does not make others to fall. In our own society, the issue that is of relevance is that of dressing. The Christian should not only dress to please himself or herself, but should also be sensitive to the effect his or her dressing has on others. This consideration arises out of the realisation that God has raised one up to positively influence others for Him. One should, therefore, avoid whatever can diminish that influence.
Point of Emphasis: Let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.
Prayer Point: Grant me the grace to avoid things that can diminish my being useful in Your hand, God.