RCCG House Fellowship Leader’s Manual 27 September 2020, Lesson 4 – Life Without Christ Is Vanity

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TOPIC: Father, please give me the grace to live for you alone. (scroll down for RCCG House Fellowship 27 September 2020 Anthem)

PRAYER POINT: Father, please give me the grace to live for you alone.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: The leader reviews the previous lesson with the members.

MEMORY VERSE: For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? – Mark 8:36.

BIBLE PASSAGE: Ecclesiastes 2:1-11, 24-26 (KJV)

1 I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity.

2 I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it?

3 I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.

4 I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards:

5 I made me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in them of all kind of fruits:

6 I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees:

7 I got me servants and maidens, and had servants born in my house; also I had great possessions of great and small cattle above all that were in Jerusalem before me:

8 I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces: I gat me men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men, as musical instruments, and that of all sorts.

9 So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.

10 And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour.

11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 2:24-26

24 There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.

25 For who can eat, or who else can hasten hereunto, more than I?

26 For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.

TEXT REVIEW: Ecclesiastes 2:1-11, 24-26

i. Without Christ, all is vanity.

ii. Take a stand for Christ.


The book of Ecclesiastes is widely accepted to have been written by King Solomon Ecclesiastes 1:1, the King that experienced it all. His wealth and royal opulence was unrivaled 2 Chronicles 9:22, His passion for women was legendary with a record of seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines 1 Kings 11:1-3. Above all, God endowed him with rare wisdom such that other Kings and Queens travelled long distances to learn from him 2 Chronicles 9:6, 23. He rightly observed that “all is vanity” Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12:8.

However, He concluded by admonishing that man should “…. Fear God, keeping His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13. Anything that excludes God is vanity. All the world has to offer without Christ is an empty life. Matthew 6:33 says “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”. 2 Chronicles 8:22 – wealth, wisdom..etc.


There is one lesson outline.


  1. Working without Jesus brings failure, disappointment and discouragement. Luke 5:4-5. Philippians 4:13 says “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me”. We should have faith that He can do all things. Luke 5:5, Colossians 1:16-17.
  2. We should be willing to forsake all things for Him (Submission). Luke 5:11, Luke 14:13.
  3. A good Shepherd leads, guides and protects his sheep. When we follow Him completely, He will lead us as the good Shepherd. John 10:27-29.

What is the difference between a life without Christ and a life in Christ?

There is a great gain to have Christ.

In our materialistic world, we spend our lifetime pursuing the transient and ephemeral things of life which only gives temporary happiness, they don’t give genuine peace, can crumble and fade-off at any time. 1 Peter 1:24. Without Christ, you are lost forever, your material opulence will be of no benefit to you, it will not save you. Mark 8:36-37 “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”


  1. Thank God for this end time message sent directly from His Throne.
  2. Ask God to grant you the grace to give your life completely to Him
  3. Pray for the rapid growth of RCCG spiritually, numerically and materially.
  4. Pray for Daddy G. O. and his family intensely.
  5. Personal prayer requests.

Diligently carry out all the daily tasks outlined in the Golden diet below.


MONDAY: Acts 4:12, John 14:6.
Jesus, the only way

TUESDAY: 2 Corinthians 5:17.
New life in Christ.

WEDNESDAY: John 15:13-14
What a friend we have in Jesus.

THURSDAY: Jeremiah 9:24
Knowing Him is life

FRIDAY: John 14:27
The benefits of salvation

SATURDAY: Luke 12:16-21
Accept Jesus into your life as your Lord and Saviour

SUNDAY: John 3:16-18.
Jesus has not come to condemn you but to give you life.

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

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)

Pastor E.A. Adeboye.
The General Overseer of, The Redeemed Christian Church Of God.

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