Quarter’s Theme: DIVINE DISPLAY OF THE WORD OF KNOWLEDGE
Unit 2 – I Know Thy Works-Time For Critical Self-Examination (Lessons 4-11)

LESSON 5 5/7/2015
SMYRNA: THE PERSECUTED CHURCH
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 222, 226
Devotional Reading: MATT. 10:16-22
Topic For Adults
LOOKING BEYOND SUFFERINGS
Topic For Youths
WHAT REALLY MATTERS?
Topic For Intermediates
MORE TO BEING A CHRISTIAN
Scripture Lesson
REV. 2:8-11
Memory Verse: Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution (2 Tim. 3:12) NKJV

DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Sat. 4/7/2015
Expect Persecution
2 Tim. 3:10-17

Persecution comes in one form or another for those who want to live a godly life (Matt. 5:10-12; Phil. 1:29; 1 Pet. 4:12). Anyone who is loyal to Christ, His truth and His righteous standard must have a constant determination not to compromise. The faithfulness to comply with godly standard may deprive you certain privileges. Also, you may be ridiculed. Ask yourself, have you been persecuted as a result of your determination to live a godly life. Don’t regret the act because the blessing that is awaiting you is greater compared to the measure of the persecution. While going through persecution, look for word of comfort in the Scripture because it is written for your profit that you may be perfect.

Point of Emphasis: Persecution awaits those who will live a godly life in Christ Jesus.

Prayer Point: Help me Oh Lord to continue in the godly things that I have learned in whatever situation I find myself.

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SAMEDI 04/07/2015
ATTENDS-TOI A LA PERSECUTION
2 TIMOTHEE 3 : 10-17

La persécution vient d’une forme ou d’une autre à ceux qui veulent mener une vie pieuse. (Matthieu 5 : 10-12; Philippiens 1:29; 1Pierre 4:12). Quiconque est loyal à Christ, à sa vérité et à sa norme vertueuse doit se déterminer de façon constante à ne pas compromettre. La fidélité à se conformer à la norme pieuse pourrait te priver de certains privilèges. Aussi, tu pourrais être ridiculisé. Pose-toi la question de savoir si tu as été persécuté par suite de ta détermination à mener une vie pieuse. N’en ai aucun regret car la bénédiction qui t’attend est plus grande par rapport à la mesure de ta persécution. Pendant que tu traverses la persécution, cherche à travers l’Ecriture des paroles de réconfort car elle est écrite dans ton intérêt afin que tu sois parfait.

Point essentiel : La persécution attend ceux qui vivront une vie pieuse en Jésus-Christ.

Axe de prière : Aide-moi, Seigneur, à continuer dans les choses pieuses, lesquelles j’ai apprises dans n’importe quelle situation dans laquelle je me trouve.

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