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RCCG House Fellowship Leader Manual 10 April 2022 – Agape Love In The Church

RCCG House Fellowship Leader Manual 10 April 2022, Lesson 32 – Agape Love In The Church

TOPIC: Agape Love In The Church (Scroll down for RCCG House Fellowship 10 April 2022 Anthem)

OPENING PRAYER: Father, please give us grace to love one another sacrificially.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: The leader should ask members what they understood from the last topic.

MEMORY VERSE: “34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. ” – John 13:34-35

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BIBLE TEXT: 1 John 2:5-11 (KJV)

5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

7 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.

8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.

9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.

10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.

11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

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LESSON INTRODUCTION: The church of Christ is founded on LOVE, when Jesus was on earth and even at his closing days he emphasised the importance of a new commandment of LOVE for believers but unfortunately many are in church and out of church for something else, apart from the Agape Love Christ left for us. Love is an intense feeling of affection and care towards another person; but can this definition be found.

There are three kinds of love; these are Agape, Filial and Eros, but the kind of love that brought Christ to the world, and which he preached for the church is Agape type of love. Sometime called the Unconditional Love.This was the type of love seen in Antioch church that made item call the disciples Christian and in our memory verse today it is what makes outsiders call us the true disciples of Christ.

LEADERS DIARY.

LESSON AIM: Teach members what Agape Love is and the importance of Agape Love in the church.

TEACHING OBJECTIVES: At the end of lesson, members should be able to:
i. Understand what Agape Love is
ii. Understand the importance of Agape Love

TEXT REVIEW: 1 John 2:5-11
i. Obedience to God’s commandment is true lover.
ii. Anyone who hate a fellow believer is not working or living in lost.

TEACHING METHOD: Use interactive/discussion method.

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

LESSON OUTLINE:

WHAT IS THE NATURE OF AGAPE LOVE IN THE CHURCH?

Agape Love is not simply warm feelings; it is instead an attitude that reveals itself in Action. It’s loving other in the church as christ loves us as follows:

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  1. By helping when it’s not convenient
  2. By giving when it hurts
  3. By developing energy to others welfare rather than our own
  4. By absorbing hurts from others without complaining of fighting back

CONCLUSION:

Contemporary churches seem to be carried away by lust and not LOVE. Lust is also a strong desire a person have but merely for pleasure unlike lust God’s type of love age is directed outwards, towards others and not inwards to ourselves.

ACTIVITIES:

i. Which kind of love existed in the early church in the Act of The Apostles?
ii. Is Agape Love present in this present church? If No, Members should explain how it can be restored and If yes Members should pray that it continue to burn forever.

SUMMARY: Believers should love one another just as Christ loved the church

PRAYER POINTS:

  1. Father thank you for loving me, please reveals to me the secrets of Agape Love in the church.
  2. Father help me today to begin to show love even when I am hated, this is pure love.
  3. Father, please help your church to seeks the good of other in the Mighty Name.
  4. Father please let your love take root in your church and uproot every source of hate in our churches in Jesus Mighty Name.

ASSIGNMENT: Diligently carry out all the daily tasks outlined in the Golden diet below.

GOLDEN DIET FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY: Tap into the eternal love of God and live a life full of Agape Love.

TUESDAY: Serve others out of gratitude to Christ, Mathew 8:14-15

WEDNESDAY: Learn today what Jesus taught on loving in the church, Luke 10:29-37

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THURSDAY: Ask God to help you exercise a servant heart,1Cornth.10:29-33

FRIDAY: Agape Love is made manifest when you care for the troubled heart, Job16:5

SATURDAY: Love is a fruit of the spirit, practice it today Gal.22

SUNDAY: Be selfless Ruth 1:8

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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