24/7/2016 LESSON 8
HAVING PEACE WITH GOD
Quarter’s Theme: BASIC CHRISTIAN DOCTRINES
Unit 2 – The Believers’ Justification And Admonition To Sinners (Lessons 5-9)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 79, 206
Devotional Reading: MATT. 11:25-30
Topic For Adults
RECONCILED TO GOD, ADOPTED AS HIS CHILD
Topic For Youths
ADOPTED SO AS TO ENJOY GOD’S WONDERFUL LOVE
Topic For Intermediates
LIVE TO PLEASE GOD
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose (Rom. 8:28) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Manifestation of The Sons Of God
Over the centuries the church has undergone persecution – as congregations and also as individuals. The suffering has made many to turn back from following Jesus. We need to put the sufferings we go through in correct perspective – the sufferings are not weighty and they are for a brief moment. In comparison, God has prepared for us a glory that far outweighs the suffering – the glory is very great and is for eternity. While we go through the momentary afflictions what we shall be when the glory is revealed is not apparent. God intentionally decided not to make us too comfortable in life here so that we will not lose focus of heaven. In fact, it is the whole creation that has been subjected to frustration right from the fall in the Garden of Eden. The whole of creation is waiting for us to manifest as sons of God. We manifest as sons of God in a little way while on this side of eternity, the full manifestation will be in the world to come.
Point of Emphasis: The suffering of this present time are not to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Prayer Point: Father, manifest Your glory through me that the whole of creation around me may realise I am Your child.