LESSON 4 25/9/2016
DUTIES OF FAMILY MEMBERS
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 244, 245
Devotional Reading: Col. 3:18-25
Topic For Adults: Make Your Family A Successful One
Topic For Youths: Prepare To Make Your Family A Happy One
Topic For Intermediates: Do Things That Will Make Your Family Succeed
Scripture Lesson: Eph. 5:25; Col. 3:18,19, 20,21; 1 Pet. 3:1; Eph. 6:1-3
Memory Verse: Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. (Eph. 5:33) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Parents To Protect Their Children
In the olden days marauding armies invade towns to kill and carry away goods. The duty of protecting women and children lay on the shoulder of the men. Marauding armies still destroy youths and children today. The weapons are in form of destructive lifestyles and ungodly philosophies – pornography on the internet, seduction and rape of children, use of hard drugs, alcoholism, cultism, gangs, etc. Parents have to be eagle-eyed to detect the invasion of these forces in the lives of their children. Parents should care about what the children watch on the TV, the sites visited on the internet, the kind of friends they keep. Above all, the parents have to engage in spiritual warfare through prayer to sanitize and protect the atmosphere surrounding the children. Unless the Lord keeps a city, the watchmen wake in vain.
Point of Emphasis: There is urgent need for parents to guard their children from destructive forces.
Prayer Point: Father, be a wall of fire around our children to protect them against destructive forces.