LESSON 1 4/9/2016
LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR THE FAMILY
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B 22, 32
Devotional Reading: Deut. 6:4-9
Topic for Adults: Allow God to be in control of your family.
Topic For Youths: Lay The Foundation Of Your Future Home On Jesus Christ.
Topic For Intermediates: Jesus Is The Sure Foundation For A Happy Family
Scripture Lesson: 1 Cor. 3:9-17; Prov. 24:3-4; 18:22
Memory Verse: For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (1 Cor. 3:11) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Keeping Oneself Pure
We live in an age where pre-marital sex and extra-marital sex have become acceptable. The society has shifted its moral grounds so as to accommodate fornication and adultery. Some churches have also modified their theology to make fornicators and adulterers feel welcomed. God has not altered His standard concerning family relationship and sex. He has declared that He will judge fornicators and adulterers. One of the weapons that Satan uses to undermine family life is sex outside of marriage. Premarital sex destroys the foundation of the family – unwanted pregnancies culminating sometimes in abortion; sexually transmitted diseases brought into the family; distrust between family members and agony of separation; etc. God’s command is for each person to keep himself pure and free of sexual impurity.
Point of Emphasis: To avoid problems in marriage, flee all forms of sexual immorality.
Prayer Point: Holy Spirit, help our youth to long to keep themselves pure before marriage.