LESSON 1 4/9/2016
LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR THE FAMILY
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B 22, 32
Devotional Reading: Deut. 6:4-9
Topic for Adults: Allow God to be in control of your family.
Topic For Youths: Lay The Foundation Of Your Future Home On Jesus Christ.
Topic For Intermediates: Jesus Is The Sure Foundation For A Happy Family
Scripture Lesson: 1 Cor. 3:9-17; Prov. 24:3-4; 18:22
Memory Verse: For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (1 Cor. 3:11) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Becoming A Member Of God’s Family
God initiated the institution of marriage with the purpose of making man enjoy a fulfilled life on earth. But man chose to disobey God and follow the desires of his own heart thereby forfeiting all the blessings God had in plan for him; including the blessing of joy in marriage. The only way back into these blessings is by accepting the death of Jesus Christ on the cross as payment for sin, and by committing oneself to obedience to God’s commands. This brings man to be spiritually born into God’s family and to have assurance of God’s backing. The surest foundation one needs to lay in order to have an enjoyable family life is to first be born-again. There will be serious challenges that the family will face. Without God’s backing, many families crumble in the face of these challenges.
Point of Emphasis: God gives the right to those who accept Jesus to become His children.
Prayer Point: Father, open the eyes of those families who are struggling with challenges outside of your will so they can turn to you.