Do Not Return To Your Vomit : RCCG House Fellowship 07/03/2021

return to your vomit
>TOPIC: Do Not Return To Your Vomit 

 

 

OPENING PRAYER: Father, please help me not to return to my vomit.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: The leader should ask the youth in the centre, how many of them have though of legitimate work they will like to engage themselves in?

MEMORY VERSE: As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly. – Proverbs 26:11

BIBLE TEXT: 2 Peter 2:20-22 (KJV)

 

20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog has turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

 

LESSON INTRODUCTION:


In this teaching we shall explain the following three terms:

a. “Do Not” – as used here is a command of a prohibition. Do not do such a thing.
b. “Return” – means to go back; to come/take back to an old place or to an old thing.
c. “Vomit” – is any stomach content disgorged through the mouth.

So literally returning to one’s vomit is simple going back or taking back that which was once rejected, abandoned and forsaken openly and willingly. Spiritually, vomit in all forms of ungodliness, sins, all ungodly behaviour or activities. Do not return to your vomit to a Christian means: do not go back to your old sinful life.

LEADERS DIARY:
LESSON AIM: To enable the members to explain what God means by ‘don’t go back to your vomit ‘.

TEACHING OBJECTIVES:
At the end of the lesson, members should be able to:

i. Explain the terms ‘returning to your vomit’ and ‘do not return to your vomit ‘.
ii. Give some examples of those who did not go back to their vomit and benefits.

TEXT REVIEW: 2 PETER 2:20-22
i. We are enjoined by the bible text not to return to our sin after being redeemed by the blood of Jesus.

ii. The bible calls such people ‘DOGS’
iii. It is possible that there may not be another chance for repentance.

TEACHING METHOD:
Leader should use the interactive/discussion method.

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

LESSON OUTLINES: There are two outlines:

A. WHAT SHOULD A BELIEVER DO IN ORDER NOT TO RETURN TO HIS/HER VOMIT?

  • True repentance is required.
  • Living a new life in Christ will prevent you. 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • Emptying the old man in you.
  • Encourage oneself to be steadfast in the Lord
  • Embrace Christ fully
  • Pray without ceasing
  • Then resist the devil
  • Flee every appearance of evil (flee bad company, corrupt company etc.)

B. CONSEQUENCES OF RETURNING TO YOUR VOMIT:

  • You will be cut off from the presence of the Holy Spirit
  • Shame and disgrace. – Isaiah 30:3
  • Sin takes over
  • Death
  • Rejection. – 1 Samuel 16:1
  • Demotion
  • Total fall from grace

Bible Texts

2 Peter 2: 20-22

2Pe 2:20  If people have escaped from the corrupting forces of the world through their knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and then are again caught and conquered by them, such people are in worse condition at the end than they were at the beginning. 
2Pe 2:21  It would have been much better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than to know it and then turn away from the sacred command that was given them. 
2Pe 2:22  What happened to them shows that the proverbs are true: “A dog goes back to what it has vomited” and “A pig that has been washed goes back to roll in the mud.” 

 

Is 30:3 

Isa 30:3  But the king will be powerless to help them, and Egypt’s protection will end in disaster. 

 

1 Sam 16:1

1Sa 16:1  The LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you go on grieving over Saul? I have rejected him as king of Israel. But now get some olive oil and go to Bethlehem, to a man named Jesse, because I have chosen one of his sons to be king.” 

 

ACTIVITY:
How can a believer go back to his/her vomit?

SUMMARY: Don’t go back to the world !!

return to your vomit

CONCLUSION:
Please encourage yourself in the Lord and remain steadfast in Christ in the face of storm, persecution, temptation etc. – Galatians 5:1

PRAYER POINTS:

  1. Father, please help me to remain in You forever.
  2. Pray for the new believers not to return to their vomit.
  3. Pray for every member of RCCG to keep soaring in faith.
  4. Pray for the growth of RCCG – numerically, financially, materially and spiritually.
  5. Pray for the family of Daddy and Mummy G.O.
  6. Your Personal prayer request.

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):

MONDAY:
Isaiah 19:14 – ask God for the grace not to stagger to your vomit.

TUESDAY:
Kill the pleasure of sin. – Proverbs 23:8

WEDNESDAY:
Do not remember your former life. – Isaiah 48:18

THURSDAY:
Putting up the new man. – Ephesians 4:2

FRIDAY:
Putting off the old man in you. – Ephesians 4:22

SATURDAY:
Renew your mind through God’s word. – Romans 12:2

SUNDAY:
Continually praise Him. – Psalm 150:1-6.

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)

 

 

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