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RCCG House Fellowship Leader’s Manual 3 January 2021, Lesson 18 – Delay Is Not Denial

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TOPIC: Delay Is Not Denial (Scroll down for RCCG House Fellowship 3 January 2021 Anthem)

OPENING PRAYER: Father, please fulfill all Your promises to me in this new year, 2021

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: The leader should ask one of the members to explain the word ‘greed’.

MEMORY VERSE: For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.. – Habakkuk 2:3

BIBLE TEXT: 1 Samuel 1:5-20 (KJV)

5 But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the LORD had shut up her womb.

6 And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb.

7 And as he did so year by year, when she went up to the house of the LORD, so she provoked her; therefore she wept, and did not eat.

8 Then said Elkanah her husband to her, Hannah, why weepest thou? and why eatest thou not? and why is thy heart grieved? am not I better to thee than ten sons?

9 So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk. Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a post of the temple of the LORD.

10 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.

11 And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.

12 And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli marked her mouth.

13 Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.

14 And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee.

15 And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD.

16 Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.

17 Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him.

18 And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad.

19 And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before the LORD, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the LORD remembered her.

20 Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the LORD.

LESSON INTRODUCTION: The bible is full of stories of people that were waiting upon God’s promises to be fulfilled. Some saw it as being unusually delayed so they decided to help themselves by doing what God would ordinarily not expect them to do. While some took God by His word and waited till God’s set time, and their joy both within and without was unspeakable. Statistics in the bible have explicitly shown that God always fulfills His promise(s) especially when it appears to man to have been delayed.
God has His own timetable and at the time appointed by Him, He will fulfill His promises. – Psalm 102:13


To encourage those who are waiting upon the Lord for their miracles not to be despondent/hopeless.

TEACHING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, members should be able to:
i. Trust God for their miracles regardless the length of time of waiting for it.
ii. Fully understand that God cannot lie.

TEXT REVIEW: 1 Samuel 1:5-20
i. God’s timing is the best time.
ii. God’s faithfulness is ever sure.

TEACHING METHOD: Use lecture/teaching method.

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

LESSON OUTLINES: There are two outlines:


1: HANNAH: She was mocked as barren and God gave her a national Prophet – Samuel and five other children. – 1 Samuel 1:1-21
2: JOSEPH: God made all his dreams to come to pass in Egypt. – Genesis 37:2-10; Genesis 41:37-40
3: ZACHARIAS AND ELIZABETH: At their old age God gave them John the Baptist. – Luke 1:13-20; 57-64
4: Despite God’s promises, Abraham waited for twenty five years before God gave him Isaac. – Genesis 12:2; 15:4-6; 21:1-5
5: Before David became King of Judah and later the King of Israel, he waited for about 15-17 years despite Samuel’s anointing. – 1 Samuel 16:1-13; 2 Samuel 2:4


(i) Put all your trust on God (Proverbs 3:5). Know that He cannot lie or fail (Numbers 23:19).
(ii) Have faith in God always (Hebrews 11:1).
(iii) Live holy (1 Peter 1:15-16; Matthew 5:48).
(iv) Pray and thank God always (Philippians 4:6).
(v) Do not listen to alternative advices from people (Matthew 24:23; Luke 17:23).

ACTIVITY: Is God a liar?

SUMMARY: Have the assurance that whatever God promises you, He will surely fulfill same.

CONCLUSION: Be resolute that whatsoever God has said He will do. That is exactly what He will do no matter the delay. Please do not take any alternative route.


  1. Father, thank You for Your word of encouragement today.
  2. Father, every root of delay in my life, I command it to be uprooted now, in Jesus name.
  3. Father, anything that is causing delay in marriage among our youth, be destroyed now in Jesus name.
  4. Father, please fulfill all your outstanding promises to RCCG.
  5. Pray for Daddy G.O. and his family.

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):

Genesis 12:1-5; 15:3-4; Genesis 17:15-16; 21:1-5 – Abraham waited for twenty five years to have Isaac.

1 Samuel 16:1-13; 2 Samuel 2:4 – David waited for about 15 years after his anointing before becoming King of Judah and subsequently King of Israel.

Genesis 39; Genesis 40; Genesis 41 – Joseph waited patiently for his time.

Habakkuk 2:3 – God has an appointed time for you. Wait for it.

Pray in tongues for one hour.

1 Samuel 30:1-5 – Follow the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

Worship God for one hour.

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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