RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT’S MANUAL 17TH FEBRUARY 2019 –DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (PART 2)

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT’S MANUAL 17TH FEBRUARY 2019 – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (PART 2)

*SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMN*

*1.* O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
O how I love Thee well,
I am happy, it makes me glad
To rejoice at Thy birth.

*2.* O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Thy friendship suits me well,
Both young and old will sing Thy song,
We long for Sunday School.

*3.* O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Christ was Thy first teacher,
The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
Does manifest in thee.

*4.* O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
This testimony is sure,
That God, the Father Almighty,
Poured His blessing on Thee.

*5.* O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Though the sun be so bright,
Or if the clouds be black with rain,
I’ll be in Sunday School.

*6.* O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
I rejoice to see Thee,
Will thou pass over me today?
Without my being blest?

MEMORY VERSE: “The LORD trieth the righteous, but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth”. — Psalms 11:5

BIBLE PASSAGE: Romans 12:9-12

Romans:12.9
[Let] love [be] without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.
Romans:12.10
[Be] kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;
Romans:12.11
not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
Romans:12.12
rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;

INTRODUCTION:
Having discovered the forms and causes of domestic violence, it is important that we critically examine the consequences as well as the remedies for domestic violence. Read – Open Heavens 17 February 2019

It should be noted that regardless of the forms or causes of violence, God hates those who love violence (Psalms 11:5). Believers are encouraged to abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good, be kindly affectionate one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another. (Romans 12:9-10). Read – Open Heavens 17 February 2019

LESSON OUTLINES
1. Consequences of domestic violence
2. Remedies for domestic violence

CONSEQUENCES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Domestic violence is in stark opposition to God’s plan for families. While discipline is important, it is distinctly different from violence and abuse. Domestic violence usually births unpleasant consequences. Some of which are:

1. Sin and divine rejection. Genesis 4:7

2. Hindered or unanswered prayer.1Peter 3:7

3. Contradiction of doctrines. 1Timothy 6:3-4.

4. Shame and condemnation. Obadiah 10.

5. Depression and psychology stress. Genesis 32:7-8

6. Guilt, hatred and trauma.
2Samuel 13:15, 18-20

7. Loss of self-esteem/confidence
2Samuel 13:19-20.

8. Isolation, dissociation and absent mindedness. Genesis 13:7-9

9. Decreased productivity.

10. Broken homes (separation, divorce etc) Malachi 2:16

11. Health related issues. Proverbs 17:22.

12. Loss of life (suicide or murder). and property. 2Samuel 13:28; Genesis 4:8

REMEDIES FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

When domestic violence is on-going, safety is the first step to avoid injury or loss of (1Thess. 5:21-22). The underlying factor(s) causing the violence must be thorough dealt with after which those involved must be willing to forgive wholeheartedly. Victims of domestic violence will likely need the support of well-trained Christian counselors to journey with them through the healing process. The parties involved should be made to know that:

1. Following God involves serving others, not manipulating and controlling them. (Matthew 20:26-28). Apply wisdom in dealing with members of your household. (Proverbs 24:3-6; 1Peter 3:7).

2. Christians are called to sacrificially love others, especially those in their own families. (John 13:34; Ephesians 5:1-2).

3. Be positive about one another. (Philippians 2:3; 1Thessaloninians 5:13b;).

4. Communicate deeply at all times but avoid corrupt languages. (Proverbs 25:9; Colossians 4:6; Ephesians 4:29). Do not go to bed without settling disputes. (Ephesians 4:26).

5. Pray against/about conflict (Matthew 26:41)..Be sober and vigilant against satanic strategies.(1Peter 5:8).

CONCLUSION

Domestic violence hurts the heart of God. Family is meant to reflect God’s love. It saddens Him when a home turns into place of pain. God’s desire for those involved in domestic violence, both the victims and abusers, is healing and wholeness.

QUESTIONS

1. Mention 5 consequences of domestic violence

2. What are the remedies to domestic violence?

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