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RCCG House Fellowship Leader Manual 12 March 2023: Parental Responsibilities

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RCCG House Fellowship Leader Manual 12 March 2023, Lesson 28: Parental Responsibilities

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TOPIC: Parental Responsibilities (Scroll down for RCCG House Fellowship 12 March 2023 Anthem)


OPENING PRAYER: Father, please guide all parents to render godly roles to their children.


PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: The leader should ask members questions on the lesson learnt in the previous lesson on ageing.


MEMORY VERSE: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” – Proverbs 22: 6 (KJV)


BIBLE TEXT: Psalms 127:3, Malachi 2:15, Hebrews 13:7 (KJV)


Psalm 127:3
3 Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.


Malachi 2:15
15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.


Hebrews 13:7
7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.


Also Read:
RCCG Sunday School Teacher Manual 12 March 2023: Christianity And Wealth
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Open Heaven 12 March 2023 – God Can See You
RCCG Sunday School Student Manual 12 March 2023 – Christianity And Wealth


LESSON INTRODUCTION: According to our memory verse, God did not say train up a man. As an adult there are things they cannot learn again, you cannot bend a fish that is already dried. In psalms 127:3, the Bible says children are God’s heritage, they are gifts from God, so being a parent is a blessing from the Lord. Mal. 22:15 says God needs a Godly seed, rising Godly seeds can bring such great joy. Parents have the responsibility to care for the spiritual, physical, material and emotional well-being of their children. The most important biblical duty of a parent is to teach their children about God in action, in word and to lead them in the right path. The biblical role of a parents is to be a good steward of the children God has placed in his/her care.


Therefore, the authority to make decisions concerning and affecting the care, welfare and proper development of the child is known as parental responsibilities. Hence parents have as a duty to protect their children’s rights until they are old enough to make their own way in the world.


LEADER’S DIARY


LESSON AIM: To ensure parents are guided to enforce their godly responsibilities on their children in order to enjoy fruitful future.


TEACHING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, members should be able to:
1 Learn parental principles and responsibilities attached.
2 Understand advantages received from good and godly parenting.


TEXT REVIEW: Psalms 127: 3, Malachi 2: 15, Hebrews 13:7
1 Parents have rule over their children.
2 All seeds from God are godly and avoid treacherous dealing with them.
3 Children are God’s gifts and they should be handled with godly fear.


TEACHING METHOD: Use question and answers method.


TIME MANAGEMENT: Share the teaching time using the suggested time schedule.


LESSON OUTLINE ONE: PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. RAISE THEM AS GODLY CHILDREN.
    We do not own out children; they are the Lord’s. He blessed us with them, he trusts in us to raise them well according to His principles. Ezekiel 18: 4, Psalms 24: 1, 127: 3-5, 22:6.
    Teach them bible truth.
  2. TEACH THEM BIBLE TRUTH, e.g BIBLE commandments with biblical examples and biblical principles. Be a good role model, be a good example of positive influence. Deut. 11: 18-19, Isaiah 54: 13.
  3. DISCIPLINE AND CORRECT THEM.
    Discipline and correct our children. God Himself disciplines, rebukes, chastises and corrects His children through His word and instructs His children in righteousness 2 Timothy 22: 5, 23: 13-14, 29: 17.
  4. PROVIDE AND EQUIP THEM WITH THEIR NEEDS, LOVE THEM AND LEAD THEM TO THEIR CREATOR.
    Be supportive and loving. Protect and give an example of Christ love. Be strong in faith to be able to bring them up, knowing their right from wrong. Children are so important and loved by Jesus that He even compared us to them and said we must be like them to enter His kingdom. Mark 10:14-15, Luke 18:16, Matthew 18:3-5.
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  6. ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILDREN
    Encourage our children, and not provoke them, this will help them grow into Godly men and women as a member of the family of God. Be patient with them, teach them forgiveness and spend quality time with them. Eph. 6:4, Col:3:21, Titus 2:4-6.


LESSON OUTLINE TWO: BENEFITS OF GOOD PARENTING

  1. Peace and rest for the children and parents even at old age. Isaiah 54: 13, Proverbs 29:1.
  2. Wisdom and understanding of God’s way. Proverbs 4:6-7, James 1: 5, Ephesians 5:6-10.
  3. Fear of God and submission to God in all their decisions and absolute trust in God.
    Proverbs 1:7, Psalms 111:10, Proverbs 3: 5-6, Proverbs 9: 10.
  4. Battle axe in the hand of God – Psalm 127: 4-5.


ACTIVITY: Discuss virtues godly parents should possess.


SUMMARY: To have stress free tomorrow, there must be good foundation for our children.


CONCLUSION: The Bible commands that we point our children in the right direction so that when they are old, they won’t be lost. Train a child on how he/she should live and embrace divine principles that will guide them in the journey of life. Catch vision of successful parenting, it is possible to walk in light of what you have not seen. Proverbs 22: 6.


PRAYER POINTS


1 Father, I thank you for giving me a family.
2 Father, help me as a parent to fulfill my parental responsibilities, by Your grace and mercy help me not to fail you as a parent.
3 Father, let me and my children be for signs and wonders, let them enjoy your mercy always.
4 I come against every seed of rebellion; you will not germinate in my children in Jesus name.
5 Father, consume every trap both spiritual and physical set by the enemies against Daddy G.O and his family members in Jesus name.


GOLDEN DIET FOR WEEK


MONDAY: Hebrews 12: 6, if we truly love our kids, we should correct them.


TUESDAY: Prov. 13:24, 22:15, 23:13, let it be a rod of correction and not a rod of abuse. Let us correct our children in love.


WEDNESDAY: Ephesians 6: 4, Ask God to help you not to provoke your children to anger but to bring them up in the admonition of the Lord.


THURSDAY: Let us commit the single parents and widows/ widowers that God will give them the insight, strength and wisdom they need to train their children in the way of the Lord.


FRIDAY: Live each day as a good example to your children.


SATURDAY: Proverbs 18: 21, today do a powerful declaration over the life of all your children both biological and spiritual.


SUNDAY: Pray for all the rebellious children in your family, church and community that the Lord in His mercy would not let them perish.

House Fellowship Anthem


1 I love this family Of God,
So closely knitted into one,
They have taken me into their arms
And ‘am so glad to be
A part of this great family


2 I bless this family of God,
So greatly prospered by the Lord,
They have taken me into their arms
And ‘am so glad to be
A part of this great family


3 I know this family of God,
So deeply rooted in the word,
They have taken me into their arms
And ‘am so glad to be
A part of this great family


4 I see this family of God,
So highly lifted above all,
They have taken me into their arms
And ‘am so glad to be
A part of this great family


5 Come and join this family of God,
So highly favoured by the Lord,
They have taken me into their arms
And ‘am so glad to be
A part of this great family


SUGGESTED TIME SCHEDULE
10 minutes for Opening Prayer, Praise and Worship
10 minutes for Testimonies
15 minutes for Bible Discussion
15 minutes for General Prayers
10 minutes for Questions & Answers
5 minutes for Welcoming New Members
10 minutes for Announcements, Offering, House Fellowship Anthem & Closing Prayers.
Total – 60 Minutes (1 Hour)


AUTHOR:
Pastor E.A. Adeboye.
The General Overseer of, The Redeemed Christian Church Of God.

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