LESSON 10 6/11/2016
CHRISTIAN RELATIONSHIP WITHIN THE COMMUNITY
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 37, 38
Devotional Reading: Matthew 5:13-16
Topic For Adults: Be Perfect As Your Heavenly Father
Topic For Youths: Let Others See Jesus In You
Topic For Intermediates: Love Your Neighbour
Scripture Lesson: Lk. 10:25-37; 1 Pet. 2:9-12; Matt. 10:16-26
Memory Verse: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven (Matt. 5:16) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Don’t Put Up Self-Righteousness
On many occasions Christian put up a holier-than-thou attitude toward unbelievers. We usually forget that our lives were dirtier and stinking more than the lives of some unbelievers before we were saved by the grace and mercy of God. Instead of seeing unbelievers as people who need that grace, we tend to see them as enemies and people we shouldn’t relate with. It is self-righteousness for a Christian to be comparing his or her life with others just like the Pharisees in our passage. The Bible says those comparing themselves with others are not wise (2 Cor. 10:12). Remember also that our righteousness is like a filthy rag (Isa. 64:6). Therefore, look on the unbelievers with compassion not with condemnation.
Point of Emphasis: Humble yourself before God so that you will be exalted.
Prayer Point: Help me Lord to see unbelievers the way God sees them as people needing help for salvation.