Make God The Chief Cornerstone Of Your Relationship/Family
OPENING PRAYER: Father, please be the chief cornerstone of my life.
PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: The leader should ask the members to compare Noah’s generation and this generation to know the difference.
MEMORY VERSE: “Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.” – 1 Peter 2:6
BIBLE TEXT: Ephesians 2:20-22 (KJV)
20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
LESSON INTRODUCTION: Simply put, a cornerstone is that capstone which gives firmness to a building or house. Figuratively, that which is prominent, fundamental, noteworthy or central. On this note, as a Christian, Jesus Christ should be our Chief cornerstone in our families and relationships. Furthermore, the Holy Spirit speaks expressly in Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
LESSON AIM: To make all and sundry understand that Christ is the Chief cornerstone that cannot fail if we allow Him into our lives.
TEACHING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, members should be able to:
i. Explain what and who is the Chief cornerstone.
ii. And the benefits of making Him your chief cornerstone.
TEXT REVIEW: Ephesians 2:20-22
i. Jesus Christ is the Chief cornerstone.
ii. All buildings (i.e.) the gospel must fitly frame on Him.
iii. Anything else will not stand the test of time.
TEACHING METHOD: The leader should use the discussion method.
TIME MANAGEMENT: Share the teaching time using the suggested time schedule.
LESSON OUTLINES: There are three outlines:
A: DANGERS OF NOT MAKING GOD THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE IN YOUR FAMILY / RELATIONSHIP:
- Errors and mistakes. – Joshua 9:14
- Wastefulness. – (The prodigal son in Luke 15:11-19)
- Struggles in life.
- Unfruitfulness or fruitless efforts.
- Untimely death – (the rich fool in Luke 12:16-20)
B: BENEFITS OF MAKING GOD YOUR CHIEF CORNERSTONE:
- Fruitfulness. – Genesis 1:28
- A life of peace and harmony. – John 14:27
- Answers to prayers. – 2 Chronicles 7:14
- Greatness. – Deuteronomy 28:1-14
- You will win every battle of life. – 1 Samuel 17:45-50
C: THOSE IN THE BIBLE THAT MADE GOD THEIR CHIEF CORNERSTONE:
1 In family (David. – 1 Samuel 30:1-8).
2 In a relationship (Abraham’s Chief servant. – Genesis 24:2-15).
ACTIVITY: Why must we make Christ our Chief cornerstone?
SUMMARY: The foundation of the Lord is still standing sure.
CONCLUSION: Every decision of life without God will lead to frustration and regret. There is a popular saying that ‘HAD I KNOWN, IS THE LAST STATEMENT OF A FOOL’. So, for us not to be seen or called fools, wisdom demands that we must make God the Chief cornerstone on everything of our life endeavour.
- Father, please help me to make my family to accept You as our cornerstone.
- Father, please give our family the needed courage to focus on You.
- Father, please grant RCCG the grace to please You at all times, in Jesus name.
- Father, strengthen Daddy G.O. to finish well and strong.
- Personal requests.
ASSIGNMENT: Diligently carry out all the daily tasks outlined in the GOLDEN DIET below.
GOLDEN DIET FOR THE WEEK (print or write it out so that you can participate daily):
Isaiah 28:16 – Father, please give us the grace to believe in You.
Psalm 118:22, Mark 12:10 – Father, please help our inner spiritual man to identify and accept You as the cornerstone.
Genesis 49:24, Job 29:20 – Father, please empower our hands and strengthen us through Your mighty hands.
Revelations 21:14 – Father, please help us to serve You with our families.
1 Corinthians 3:9-10 – Father, please empower us to be a good co-labourer with You.
Joshua 24:15 – Father, please help us to always say like Joshua ‘AS FOR ME AND MY FAMILY…’
Galatians 2:9 – Father, please help us to become a pillar in Your house.
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