LESSON 4 27/12/2015
ANANIAS – THE UNSUNG HERO
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 232, 233
Devotional Reading: Acts 22:12-15
Topic For Adults: You May Not Be Recognised
Topic For Youths: Playing The Second Fiddle
Topic For Intermediates: Working Behind The Scenes
Scripture Lesson: Acts 9:10-19; 22:11-16; Matt. 25:20-23; Jn. 12:26; 1 Pet. 1:7
Memory verse: Then a certain Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good testimony with all the Jews who dwelt there. Acts 22:12 (NKJV)
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
The Faithful Servant
Acts 9:17; 22:12-15
Ananias drew strength from the Lord’s commands, and he went to minister to Saul in the house of Judas. Ananias came in and laid his hands on Saul, letting Saul know that he was there, and he spoke to Saul. Ananias called him Brother Saul. Not killer Saul. Ananias accepted the word that the Lord had given him concerning Saul, and that he was a believer. Ananias was faithful in what God had laid out for him to do. The fruits of his faithfulness strengthened and encouraged Saul, who no doubt was wondering just what the Lord would do. Saul sat fasting and praying. One thing that we learn from Ananias’ and Saul’s encounter was his faith in God that involved service and sacrifice towards God.
Point of Emphasis: The Lord rewards faithfulness.
Prayer Point: Lord, make me to be faithful in all you have assigned me to do.