LESSON 2 11/9/2016
GOD’S PATTERN FOR THE FAMILY
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 223, 260
Devotional Reading: Matt. 19:1-12
Topic For Adults: Conform to God’s plan for your family.
Topic For Youths: Decide To Follow God’s Commands For Your Marital Relationship.
Topic For Intermediates: God’s Plan For The Family Is Ideal For You
Scripture Lessons: Gen. 2:22-24; Mk. 10:1-10; Heb. 13:4
Memory Verse: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Gen. 2:24) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Marriage Is Between Male And Female
Homosexuality is becoming widespread in many nations. The so-called Christian nations are in the forefront to legalise and protect homosexuality. Certain church denominations are also panel beating their theology to accommodate it; even some are already appointing homosexuals as priests. Homosexuality is not new; it has been even in the time of Noah. God has declared His judgment on this unnatural form of sexual relationship. God will not be intimidated by sheer numbers to change His declared hatred for a lifestyle which undermines His plan and purpose for mankind. The lifestyle is rebellion against God. Therefore, God’s anger is not only against those that engage in it, but also against those who encourage it. Adam and Eve serve as a prototype of what God planned. He created a female for a male. He did not create John as a marriage companion for Steve, neither Joan as a marriage companion for Sarah.
Point of Emphasis: God gave up men who choose to rebel against Him over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting.
Prayer Point: Father, give us the grace to fully surrender our lives to you, and not to rebel against your laws.