Quarter’s Theme: Discovering Spiritual Maturity
Unit 2 Theme: Practicing Spiritual Maturity Essentials (Lessons 4-9)
CONSECRATION & DEDICATION MONTHS
Sunday 4/1/ 2015
THE HABIT OF DAILY DEVOTION
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 202, 203
Devotional Reading: PSALM 91
Topic For Adults
ALONE WITH GOD
Topic For Youths
DWELLING IN THE SECRET PLACE OF THE MOST HIGH
Topic For Intermediates
DEVOTION IS A MUST FOR YOU
JER 15:16; PS. 27:6-8; LK. 10:38-42; EPH. 4:17-32 MK. 1:35
“And He went up on the mountain and called to Him those He Himself wanted. And they came to Him. Then He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him”
(Mk. 3:13-14b) NKJV.
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Devotion Helps Develop Spiritual Fruits
The Christian is like a branch of a vine. The vine branch tends to grow woody and eventually becomes unfruitful. The vine dresser goes through the exercise of cutting away those parts of the branch which will render it unfruitful. Daily devotion submits the Christian to the pruning knife of God, the vine dresser. The Christian needs to abide in Christ and make himself available for this pruning. Pruning is often not pleasant and many want to avoid it. They prefer to be pampered, even when they are rotten. Daily devotion teaches the Christian to follow a lifestyle of obedience and dying to self. The Christian learns to hear from God and to recognise when God is speaking. He is fed with fresh bread of the word as he sits in the presence of God. It is a time of correction, reproof and training in righteousness.
Point of Emphasis: Every Christian is still an unfinished product which God is working on.
Prayer Point: Prune me oh God and make me bear more fruit for Your glory.