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
Are You Canal Or Spiritual?
1 Cor. 3:1-4
The Church comprises of both carnal and spiritual Christians. Carnal Christians are those who are still largely being influenced by fleshly desires. They have not dealt with their old natures seriously. Their ungodly or unbiblical principles are still being held onto even after their conversion. These people have not really worked on their characters, behaviours and attitudes these in turn are bringing discord among some church members. Spiritual Christians are those who walk in the Spirit. They have the Spirit of God and release themselves to the leading of the Spirit. These are people that the Bible calls God’s children (Rom. 8:14). Which one are you in the Church – carnal or spiritual?
Point of Emphasis: Don’t be carnal, be spiritual.
Prayer Point: Lord, remove all traces of carnality from my life.