RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL
LESSON FORTY-TWO Sunday, 19th June 2016
MEMORY VERSE: “And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire” – Matthew 3:10
BIBLE PASSAGE: Luke 13:6-9
INTRODUCTION: God is never happy with fruitlessness (Matthew 21 :19) because it is against His wish and command (Genesis1:28). If any branch of the vine is not bearing fruit it will wither or be detached from the vine (John 15:2).
—– LESSON OUTLINES —–
1. CAUSES OF FRUITLESSNESS
2. DANGERS OF FRUITLESSNESS
CAUSES OF FRUITLESSNESS
1. Ignorance and disobedience to God’s word (Genesis 1:28; Hosea 4:6a; Matthew 21 :28-31 a).
2. Lack of genuine repentance from sin and other vices (Acts 3:19; Matthew 3:8).
3. Pre-occupation with the affairs of this world (Matthew 13:22; 1John 2:16-17).
4. Failure to evangelise and win souls (Romans 1:13;16; John 15:16).
5. Inadequate understanding of the accompanying blessings of fruitfulness (Romans 10:15; 1Thessalonians 2:19; Proverbs 11:30).
DANGERS OF FRUITLESSNESS
1. Condemnation, loss and pain (Matthew 25:24-30).
2. Reversal of blessings (1SamueI2:30-34; Mark 11:12-13).
3. Separation between God and the fruitless (Revelations 2:4-5).
4. Self-exposure to attacks (Jonah 1:1-4,15).
5. Total destruction ofthe fruitless (Luke 13:6-9).
Just as there are rewards for fruitfulness, there are also consequences of fruitlessness (Revelations 22:11-12). How prepared are you against fruitlessness?
1. Mention some causes of fruitlessness?
2. How does fruitlessness bring about a reversal of blessings?
Blessed Week with the Holy Spirit
o MONDAY: Matthew 3:8 – Do those things that will show that you have turned away from sin.
o TUESDAY: John 15:2 – Bear fruit, less you will be cut off.
o WEDNESDAY: Proverbs 11:30 – He that wins soul is wise
o THURSDAY: John 15:4 -Abide in God so as to bear more fruits.
o FRIDAY: John 15:18 – Fruitfulness is a sign of true discipleship.
o SATURDAY: Psalm 1:2 – Meditate and obey God’s word to remain fruitful.
o SUNDAY: Matthew 7:16- Your fruit shows who you are.
Ononowo Ayobami Olusegun
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