LESSON 9 30/10/2016
CHRISTIAN RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN THE CHURCH
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 61, 80
Devotional Reading: Ps. 133:1-3
Topic For Adults: Be A Change Agent
Topic For Youths: Be Appreciative
Topic For Intermediates: Be A Good Follower Of Christ
Scripture Lesson: Rom. 8:25-27; Heb. 10:25; Eph. 4:13; Jn. 13:34-35
Memory Verse: A new commandment I give to you that you love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another (Jn. 13:34a-35) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Shun Tribal Sentiment
One of the issues in the body of Christ, which was alien to the Church before, is tribal considerations in the manner of doing some things like attending ceremony and human interaction. Those who are from a certain part of the country and are attending the same church tend to relate more with one another than others from other parts. This is nothing dissimilar to what is obtained in the world where people form “Egbe omo Ilu” (Town Association). In Christ, all members are children of God irrespective of their tribe, race, colour, language, social status, educational attainments, or lack of it. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male or female, but all members are one and equal before God.
Point of Emphasis: No one is superior or inferior among Christians. We are all one.
Prayer Point: God, destroy every spirit of discrimination among believers in Jesus’ name.