DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU EXPECT FROM THEM

Church : The Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT)

GOFAMINT SUNDAY (BIBLE) SCHOOL

LESSON 10: DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU EXPECT FROM THEM

MEMORY VERSE:
"Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the law and the prophets." (Matt. 7:12) NKJV

DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING For Sunday 04/02/1018
Do More Than The Pharisees
Read Luke 6:30-38

Jesus has set a standard for us higher and by far better than the standard and principle of the world but it takes spiritual insight and deeper understanding to appreciate and practice it. It is not extraordinary to be kind to those who were at one time or the other kind to you. But like Jesus who came to die for humans and was also rejected and killed by humans, we must be kind also to those from whom we have received injuries. We must not only love our enemies and bear goodwill to them, we must also do good to them. Do they curse us, speak ill of us, and wish ill to us? Do they despitefully use us, in word or deed? Let us bless them, and pray for them, speak well of them, and do the best we can. It is when you do what sinners will not do and which natural or social principle cannot understand or approve to be sane, then the name of the Lord your God is praised just for the life change He has achieved in you as His child that stuns the world and her system of values and ideas. This should strongly engage us to be merciful to our brethren, even such as have been injurious to us, just as God has been to us, though we have been, and are, evil and unthankful; it is of his mercies that we are not consumed.

Point Of Emphasis: We must not only love our enemies and bear goodwill to them, we must also do good to them.

Prayer Point:Help me, Oh Lord, to live by Your standards and not by the standards of the world.

BACKGROUND:
     Citing from the account of Howard Strickland in his piece titled, “What kind of fruit is on the tree?” is an intriguing story that is very important to our lesson of today. “For over 40 years, East Berlin was controlled by the communists. West Berlin was free. One day some people who lived in East Berlin took a truck-load of garbage and dumped it on West Berlin side. The people of West Berlin could have retaliated by doing the same thing. But instead they took a truckload of canned goods, bread, milk and neatly stacked it on the East Berlin side. On top of this stack of food they placed the sign; “Each gives what he has.” So what do you have to give? If the soldier gives strength, the merchant goods, the teacher instruction, the farmer food and the fisherman fish, then the Christian; being a regenerated being should give Christ’s characters. This week’s lesson encourages believers to do exactly what they expect from others so that the name of God will be glorified.

FOR MORE ON THIS TOPIC AND MANY OTHER QUESTIONS, WHERE QUESTIONS LIKE:
1. What should a person who becomes regenerated witness in his or her life?
2. What does God’s standard on our actions stipulate for others?
3. Why is David counted as a man after God’s heart?
4. What is your opinion about the popular prayer in our days that the enemy must die?

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