Quarter’s Theme: ORDERLINESS IN THE CHURCH
Unit 1 – Maintaining Unity In The Church (Lessons 1-4)
LESSON 1 8/3/2015
A DIVIDED CHURCH
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 236, 243
Devotional Reading: PROV. 6:16-19
Topic For Adults
DON’T BE A DISSENTING PERSON IN THE CHURCH
Topic For Youths
MAKE NO “GOD” OF ANY MINISTER
Topic For Intermediates
DON’T CAUSE DIVISION
1 COR. 1:10-17; 3:1-9
Memory Verse: Now I say this, that each of you says “I am of Paul,” or “I am of Apollos”, or “I am of Cephas” or “I am of Christ”. Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptised in the name of Paul? (1 Cor. 1:12-13) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Don’t Sow Discord Among Brethrens
A Christian that will be acceptable to God, and that will not be abominable, will have to work on himself or herself after conversion. All parts of his body – eye, tongue, mouth, hands, hearts, feet etc. – must be consecrated to the Lord and used for godly things. The Lord highlights six things He hates that we can do with parts of the body in this passage. The seventh one which is regarded as an abomination is the person that sows discord among brethrens (verse 19). These are people who trouble the peace of the family of God either by spreading rumors, talking sides, bearing tales, bearing false witness, or by being bitter against fellow brethrens. You must desist from such vices.
Point of Emphasis: As a loving child of God, hate what God says He hates.
Prayer Point: Lord, help me not to trouble the peace of the church of God and never to sow discord and disaffection among brethren.