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RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 23 September 2018 Lesson Four – Jesus: The Only Way

RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 23 September 2018 Lesson Four

RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 23 September 2018 Lesson Four – Jesus: The Only Way

TOPIC — Jesus: The Only Way

OPENING PRAYER: Father, help me to follow You, the true way to the end. (Scroll down for RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL 23 SEPTEMBER 2018 HYMN)

MEMORY VERSE: “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” – John 14:6 (scroll down for RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL 23 SEPTEMBER 2018 HYMN)

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John 3:1-21 (RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 23 September 2018) RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 23 September 2018 Lesson Four

1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 23 September 2018 Lesson Four

5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?

10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?

11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.

12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

LESSON INTRODUCTION: Many people are lost and aimlessly wandering in the wilderness of life. Unfortunately, they may not realize their states of helplessness and hopelessness because the devil has blindfolded them. John 12:40; 2 Corinthians 4:4. Thank God! There is a way out for you.

TEACHER’S DIARY

LESSON AIM: To study the truth that Jesus is the only way to help

TEACHING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, students should be able to:
(a) Discover signs that indicate that someone needs help
(b) Understand the truth that Jesus is the only way to true help

TEACHING PLAN: To achieve these objectives, teacher should:

(a) Allow the Assistant Teacher to review the previous week’s lesson, conduct the class, mark attendance and grade performance and take the closing prayer
(b) Allow students to recite memory verse, read bible passage and make contributions during the lesson, etc. (c) Teacher should teach the lesson outlines, conclude, evaluate and give assignment.

TEXT REVIEW JOHN 3:1-21 – NICODEMUS ENCOUNTER.

Nicodemus, a significant personality engaged Jesus Christ in some down-to-earth questions and the following truth about the personality of Jesus and His father’s kingdom were revealed:
(i) To see his father’s kingdom, salvation is the entry visa. John 3:3.
(ii) To enter the kingdom, you must pass through the gate of the word and fire of the Spirit. John 3:5, 8. (iii)You have no portion in the kingdom if you are born by the flesh. John 3:6.
(iv)Faith is the foreign language to understand happenings in the kingdom. “We speak what we know” but you don’t receive it”. John 3:11-12.
(v) Because Jesus alone came down from heaven, he knows the way back to heaven, his father’s kingdom. John 3:13.
(vi)Those who are doomed for death now have hope of escape from the kingdom of perdition to the kingdom of life provided that they can enter through the lifted eternal door. John 3:14-15,17.
(vii) Jesus is the light that came from heaven into the world. To be liberated from the confusion of darkness is to come to the true light. John 3:19-21.

TEACHING METHOD: Teacher to use question and answer method.

TIME MANAGEMENT: Teacher to spend more time on lesson outline two (2).

LESSON OUTLINES – RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 23 September 2018 Lesson Four

LESSON OUTLINE 1: SIGNS THAT SHOW YOU NEED HELP

Question: When does someone need help?

Answer:
(I) When you are desirous of something more in life especially spiritual desires. John 6:35, Isaiah 55:1-2.
(ii) When you are confused and you seem not to know what next. John 8:12; 9:5.
(iii)When you feel all doors around you are locked and you are looking for entrance into fulfillment. John 10:7, 9; Isaiah 22:22.
(iv)When you are disappointed and your relationship seems, to be a mere shadow and emptiness. John 10:11,14.
(v) When you are hopeless and tired of living or tired of being lost forever. John 11:25-26; John 14:1-2,18

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Students should relate their experiences in the following instances of life: (i) Unquenchable hunger. (ii) Confusion. (iii)Closed door experience. (iv)Disappointment and hopelessness.

LESSON OUTLINE 2: JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY OUT

Question 1: How does a human being miss his/her spiritual ways?

Answer:
(i) When we commit sin. Romans 3:23; Ecclesiastes 7:20.
(ii) When we allow sin to break our relationship from the one who is the way. Isaiah 59:1-2.
(iii)When we became separated. Isaiah 59:2.
(iv)Gradually, we are lost. Romans 6:36. (Do we get lost gradually?)

Question 2: How did Jesus become the way out of our predicament?

Answer:
(I) Jesus took our sins upon himself. Isaiah 53:4-5; 2 Corinthians 5:21.
(ii) Jesus took the punishment we deserve.
(iii)Jesus died in our place. Romans 5:8.
(iv) Jesus rose from the dead.
(v) Jesus had victory over sin and death. Romans 6:4-5.
(vi) His death gave us life. John 15:13. • .

Question 3 What happens when we follow Jesus, the true way?

Answer:
(i) Our faith in him brings forgiveness to our sins.
(ii) Our spiritual hunger will be satisfied. Matthew 5:6.
(iii)The light will shine again. 1 John 1:5-7.
(iv)We will have access back to God and live a fulfilled life. Jeremiah 29:11.
(v) We will be reconnected to the good shepherd. John 10:14. (vi) We shall have life after death Le. resurrect into eternal life. John 3:16.

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: What are the °tier ways people are following?

SUMMARY: Jesus is the way. John 14:6.

CONCLUSION: The hunger that you feel is a spiritual hunger, and can only be satisfied by Jesus. He is Life in this world and the next, Jesus is the way to God for salvation!

EVALUATION: Mention signs which indicate that people need Jesus, the true way.

CLOSING PRAYER: Father, don’t let me struggle with you.

ASSIGNMENT: Mention five (5) other ways (without Christ) which people are following and their consequences. 2 marks for each pair of related answer.

Question: Can someone know or have address and still miss the way

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RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 23 September 2018 Lesson Four 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 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?

RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 16 September 2018 Lesson Three – Ingratitude

RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 16 September 2018

TOPIC: Ingratitude (RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 16 September 2018)

OPENING PRAYER: Father, help me to show gratitude to you for your mere to me in Jesus name. (Scroll down for RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL 16 SEPTEMBER 2018 HYMN)

MEMORY VERSE: “And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?” – Luke 17:17

BIBLE PASSAGE: Luke 17:11-19 (RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 16 September 2018)

11 And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 16 September 2018

12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:

13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.

14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.

15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,

16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.

17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.

19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

Click HERE to read Open Heavens 16 September 2018 – Knowledge of Good or Evil?

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LESSON INTRODUCTION:

Ingratitude negates the will of God (1 Thess. 5:18). It is a sign of backsliding. Though people are ungrateful for various reasons, we must not be ingrates because of its attendant dangers (Romans 1:21-22). RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 16 September 2018

TEXT REVIEW: Luke 17:11-19 – “THE PRIEST AND LEPROSY”
Leviticus 13:1-59 clearly spells out details of how to declare a person as leprous. It explains the stages of leprosy while the immediate treatment is to quarantine the fellow for the number of days ranging from 7 days and 14 days and so on. The leper so identified would have to cry “Unclean! Unclean!!” all the days of his leprosy. Leviticus 14:1-57 details out the procedures and sacrifices before the priest could declare the “unclean” person as “clean”. One of the procedures is to offer a male lamb, oil, etc, as sin/trespass offering by the Priest. Leviticus 14:12-13. The priest would atone for the sin of the leper. Other requirements and long procedures are stated. Jesus carried out the 57 verse procedures in one statement “Go, show yourselves unto the Priests”, Luke 17:14, and as they went, they were cleansed. The fearful misdeed of these lepers was that they did not appreciate what was given to them FREELY by a special priest who did not charge them a dime. The same way Jesus saved thousands from sin which would have quarantined them forever, yet, they did not see good reason to return and worship him. Luke 17:16-18. Sin is more grievous than leprosy but our High Priest’s blood has atoned for it and we are “cleaned”. Hebrew 9:11-12. Therefore, we need to be grateful to our High Priest for cleansing our spiritual leprosy. Hebrew 13:12-13. RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 16 September 2018

TEACHING METHOD: Teacher to use question and answers teaching method. VI. TIME MANAGEMENT: Apply two (2) lesson outlines teaching time and avoid distraction.

LESSON OUTLINES

LESSON OUTLINE 1: REASONS FOR INGRATITUDE

(I) Teacher should explain ingratitude as lack or absence of giving thanks. It is un thankfulness or thanklessness. 2 Timothy 3:2.
(ii) Teacher should ask students to identify reasons why some people are unthankful to their benefactors.
(iii)Teacher should give reasons while people show unthankful attitude to God as follows:

(a) Sin occasioned by spiritual blindness. Isaiah 29:16; Romans 1:21-22, 28.
(b) Failure to take account of what God has done. Psalms 103:1-3.
(c) Ignorance, foolishness and slowness of heart. Luke 17:17; 24:25; Deuteronomy 32:6.
(d) Spiritual immaturity and insensitivity. Luke 24:13-16; Psalms 106:7.
(e) Keeping of bad company./ Corinthians 15:33.
(f) Pride, as in the case of Nebuchadnezzar. Dan. 4:22-25, 30-31

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: How can Christians constantly show gratitude to God?

LESSON OUTLINE 2: DANGERS OF INGRATITUDE

(i) Teacher should find out how the students feel when their good deeds were not recognized.
(ii) Teacher should identify and explain the dangers of being ungrateful to God as follows:

(a) The ungrateful person can lose his/her blessing, salvation/heaven. 2 Sam. 6:20-23; Luke 12:16-21.
(b) The ungrateful fellow can attract divine curses. Proverbs 3:33.
(c) He/she stands the risk of blocking personal blessing
(d) The ungrateful cannot access the presence of God. Psalms 100:3.
(e) The knowledge of the unthankful can become reprobate and their hearts become foolish and darkened. Romans 1:21, 28.
(f) They can attract God’s wrath including death. Numbers 14:2-12.
(g) Ingratitude to God could be regarded as an act of wickedness which attracts severe punishment. Psalms 9:17.

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: How can we remember God’s goodness always?

SUMMARY: Be grateful to God at all times.

CONCLUSION: Repent and return to God with a heart of thanksgiving. Make thanksgiving a lifestyle. RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 16 September 2018

EVALUATION: What are the dangers of ingratitude?

CLOSING PRAYER: Father, let me remember to thank you at all times.

ASSIGNMENT: Find out five (5) persons in the Bible who demonstrated ingratitude. State what they did.

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RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL 16 SEPTEMBER 2018 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 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?

RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 16 September 2018

Sunday School STUDENT Manual RCCG 16 September 2018, Lesson 3

Sunday School STUDENT Manual RCCG 16 September 2018, Lesson 3

TOPIC: Ingratitude [RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 16 September 2018]

MEMORY VERSE: “And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?” – Luke 17:17 (scroll down for RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL 16 SEPTEMBER 2018 HYMN)

BIBLE PASSAGE: Luke 17:11-19 (RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 16 September 2018)

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11 And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.

12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:

13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.

14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.

15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,

16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.

17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.

19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

Click HERE to read Open Heavens 16 September 2018 – Knowledge of Good or Evil?

INTRODUCTION:

Ingratitude negates the will of God (1 Thessalonians 5:18). It is a sign of backsliding. Though people are ungrateful for various reasons, we must not be ingrates because of its attendant dangers (Romans 1:21-22).

LESSON OUTLINES
1. Reasons for ingratitude
2. Dangers of ingratitude

REASONS FOR INGRATITUDE

The primary reason for ingratitude is sin which is as a result of spiritual blindness (Isaiah 29:16; Romans 1:21-22,28). Other reasons include:
1. Failure to take account of what God has done (Psalm 103:1-3).
2. Ignorance, foolishness and slowness of heart (Luke 17:17; 24:25; Deuteronomy 32:6).
3. Spiritual immaturity and insensitivity (Luke 24:13-16, Psalm 106:7).
4. Keeping of bad company (1Corinthians 15:33).
5. Pride, as in the case of Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 4:22-25,30-31).

DANGERS OF INGRATITUDE

Anyone with an attitude of ingratitude stands the risk of losing his/her blessings, salvation and ultimately Heaven (2 Samuel 6:20-23, Luke 12:16-21). Ingratitude may be regarded as an act of wickedness. Anyone who is ungrateful to God is attracting a curse to himself (Proverbs 3:33) or limiting his/her blessings. Ingratitude is blocking the greater blessings of many believers today (Luke 17:17-19). Inability to access the presence of God (Psalm 100:3-4) and turning into an enemy of God (Romans 1:21,28, Numbers 14:2-4,11-12) are other dangers of ingratitude.

CONCLUSION
Repent and return to God with a heart of thanksgiving. Make thanksgiving a lifestyle.

QUESTIONS

1. Why are people ungrateful?
2. What are the dangers of ingratitude?

Also Read: RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 9 September 2018, Lesson 2

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL 16 SEPTEMBER 2018 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 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?

STUDENT Sunday School Manual RCCG 9 September 2018, Lesson 2

STUDENT Sunday School Manual RCCG 9 September 2018

STUDENT Sunday School Manual RCCG 9 September 2018

TOPIC — Thanksgiving: When and How?

MEMORY VERSE: “I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” –Psalm 34:1 (scroll down for STUDENT Sunday School Manual RCCG 9 September 2018 HYMN)

BIBLE PASSAGE: Luke 17:11-19 (STUDENT Sunday School Manual RCCG 9 September 2018)

11 And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.

12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:

13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.

14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.

15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,

16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.

17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.

19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

INTRODUCTION:

In the world we live, many believe that most things they get are their rights. They believe in their sweat, smartness and intellect, hence, they see no reason they should give thanks to anyone,not even the Almighty (Zechariah 4:6). For believers, this is not only wrong but wicked and dangerous act. For instance, in Luke 17:17-19, only one of the lepers returned to give thanks to the Lord. He was heal and also made whole while the remaining nine were only heal but not make whole. STUDENT Sunday School Manual RCCG 9 September 2018

LESSON OUTLINES
1. WHEN SHOULD WE OFFER THANKSGIVING?
2. HOW TO OFFER ACCEPTABLE THANKSGIVING

1. WHEN SHOULD WE OFFER THANKSGIVING?
The Biblical order is that we should give thanks to God at all times and in all circumstances (psalm34:1, 1 Thessalonians 5:18). Specifically, we are also admonished to be thankful at certain time or seasons.
These include ;
1. When it is well with us. Psalm 103:1-2, 136:1-4
2. When we are in adverse situations e. g. Sickness or affliction. 2Corinthians 11:26-30, 12:9, job 1 :20-22
3. When disappointed, abandoned or rejected. Psalm 42:5, 10-11, job 19:25
4. When we are going through trials. Psalm 59:16-17, Daniel 3:17-18, Act 16:25-31
5. When being persecuted or tempted. Daniel 6:10, James 1:2-4
6. When experiencing delay Psalm 13:1-6.
Thanksgiving is God delicacy and gets Heaven’s accelerated response.

HOW TO OFFER ACCEPTABLE THANKSGIVING
Thanksgiving should be the first fruit of our lips(Hebrew 13:15). It should come out of a pure, broken and contrite heart (Psalm 51:16-17). Thanksgiving should not be offer grudgingly or of necessity but willingly and cheerfully. (Exodus 35:5, 2 Corinthians 9:7). We can offer thanks to God with joyful noise (Psalm 47:1), musical instruments and dancing (Psalm 150:3-6) etc. Offering of quality substance like our time, materials, property and money are other acceptable means of thanksgiving (Proverb 3:9-10). Your thanksgiving should be a sacrifice with sweet savour unto God (Genesis 4:4, Psalm 107:22).

CONCLUSION:
According to Romans 1:21,only people of vain imaginations and foolish or darkened heart will not be thankful (Psalm 50:14) STUDENT Sunday School Manual RCCG 9 September 2018

QUESTIONS:
1. When should Christians give thanks to God?
2. How should we thank Him?

For further reading: 1 Peter 2:9, Psalm 35:28, Deuteronomy 8:10, Roman’s 1:21, Psalm 47:1

Also Read: RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 2 September 2018, Lesson 1

STUDENT Sunday School Manual RCCG 9 September 2018 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 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?

RCCG School TEACHER’s Manual 9 September 2018 Lesson Two

RCCG School TEACHER’s Manual 9 September 2018 Lesson Two

RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 9 September 2018 Lesson Two – Thanksgiving: When and How?

TOPIC — Thanksgiving: When and How?

OPENING PRAYER: Almighty Father, let my mouth open to praise you always. Let me have the right attitude to thanksgiving always. (Scroll down for RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL 9 SEPTEMBER 2018 HYMN)

MEMORY VERSE: “I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” – Psalm 34:1

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BIBLE PASSAGE: Luke 17:11-19 (RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 9 September 2018)

11 And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.

12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:

13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.

14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.

15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,

16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.

17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. RCCG School TEACHER’s Manual 9 September 2018 Lesson Two

19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

LESSON INTRODUCTION:

In the world we live, many believe that most things they get are their rights. They believe in their sweat, smartness and intellect, hence, they see no reason they should give thanks to anyone, not even the Almighty (Zechariah 4:6). For believers, this is not only wrong but wicked and dangerous act. For instance, in Luke 17:17-19, only one of the lepers returned to give thanks to the Lord. He was heal and also made whole while the remaining nine were only heal but not make whole.

TEXT REVIEW: Luke 17: 11-19 “MERCY” IS BY MERCY.
We all owe our existence to the mercy of God (Like 17:13)
Lamentation 3:22 unequivocally pronounced, “it is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassion fail not”.

Some people may think that only the sick need mercy as the case with the ten lepers (Luke 17:12). No , we enjoy journey mercies(Psalm 121:8) without which they would have consumed us. We enjoy res/ sleep mercy (Psalm 4:8) or else we would have slept the sleep of death ( Psalm 13:3). We enjoy locational mercy (Psalm 91:12). How many times have we returned thanksgiving to God for His constant mercies?

In today’s Bible passage, one leper did not take God’s mercy for granted. He returned and gave thanks with a loud voice ( Luke 17:15). God wants believer who has been cleansed from sin( which is worse than leprosy) to stop standing after off (Luke 17:12). Many only returned on thanksgiving Sunday to give thanks to God. Some, during Easter or Christmas. This is standing afar off. Some don’t even return at all because they thought they are qualified for mercy. A few one return to the Lord to thank him only when they see miracles. Teacher! You should know better. Miracles or no miracles, you are embodiment of God’s mercies and therefore, you are to come near to him daily, fall down on your face at His feet and give Him thanks(Luke 17:16). He had shown you mercy because of His mercies ( Psalm 145:9-10).

LESSON OUTLINES 1: WHEN SHOULD WE OFFER THANKSGIVING?

QUESTIONS:
i. When do people usually thank God?
ii. When do people don’t feel like thanking God?
iii. When should believers thank God?

ANSWERS TO QUESTION 1
i. When it is well/rosy. Psalm 103:1-2, 136:1-4
ii. When people see miracles. Like 17:15
iii. When we can do all things including paying our bills. Phil. 4:13 RCCG School TEACHER’s Manual 9 September 2018 Lesson Two

ANSWERS TO QUESTION 2

i. When in adverse conditions 2 Cor.11:26-30 Job 1:20-22
ii. When disappointed, abandoned or rejected. Psalm 42:5, 10-11, job 19:25
iii. When going through trials. Psalm 59:16-17, Daniel 3:17-18, Act 16:25-31
iv. During persecution / temptation. Daniel 6:10, James 1:2-4
v. During delay Psalm 13:1-6.

ANSWERS TO QUESTION 3:
i. All times. Psalm 13:1-6
ii. All circumstances and situations. 1 Thess.5:18.

LESSON OUTLINES 2: HOW TO OFFER ACCEPTABLE THANKSGIVING

i. Find out from the students how they have been offering their thanksgiving to God.
ii. Identity necessary precautions or avoidable pitfalls in thanksgiving.
iii. Give guidelines for proper/acceptable thanksgiving. RCCG School TEACHER’s Manual 9 September 2018 Lesson Two

A. AVOIDABLE PITFALLS
i. Do not give thanks out of necessity/ grudging 2 Cor. 9:7
ii. Do not give thanks from an unrepentant heart. Psalm 51: 16-17.
iii. Do not give thanks from waves of sin/proceeds of iniquity. ROM. 3:23; Numbers 22:7.

B. GUIDELINES FOR ACCEPTABLE THANKSGIVING
i. Give willing. Exodus 35:5
ii. Give it with joyful noise. Psalm 95:2
iii. Give songs to the Lord. Psalm 13:6; 126:1-2
iv. Give clap offering to the Lord. Psalm 47:1.
v. Give thanks to the Lord with dancing and musical instruments. Psalm 150: 3-6.
vi. Give quality substance, time, materials, property, money e.t c to God. Prov. 3: 9-10.
vii. All thanksgiving should represent a sweet smelling savior to God in holiness and obedience. Genesis 4:4; Psalm 107: 22.

CLASS ACTIVITIES 1&2: Those who participate in the discussion should score 20 marks.

SUMMARY: Give acceptable thanksgiving to God always.

CONCLUSION: Rccg September Sunday School

According to Romans 1:21,only people of vain imaginations and foolish or darkened heart will not be thankful (Psalm 50:14) RCCG School TEACHER’s Manual 9 September 2018 Lesson Two

EVALUATION: Even and how can believers give thanks to God.

CLOSING PRAYER: Father, don’t let me ever be tired of giving acceptable thanks to you.

ASSIGNMENT: Identify five (5) conditions under which a person thanksgiving can be rejected.

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RCCG School TEACHER’s Manual 9 September 2018 Lesson Two

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL 9 SEPTEMBER 2018 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 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?

 

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RCCG ICPMLW 2018 DAY 2 EVENING SESSION

RCCG ICPMLW 2018 DAY 2 EVENING SESSION

RCCG LIVE ICPMLW 2018 THE RENEWAL DOVE TV

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You are now watching the Covenant Christian Centre’s International Conference For Pastors Ministers Leaders and Workers, brought to you by Pastor Poju Oyemade for all Church workers and leaders. The theme is The Renewal.

Venue ICPMLW 2018
The Covenant Place, Iganmu
beside The National Theatre
Lagos, Nigeria

Date – ICPMLW 2018 THE RENEWAL

16 – 18 August 2018

Time for RCCG DOVE TV LIVE ICPMLW 2018 THE RENEWAL

Day 1: Evening Session, 5:30 pm
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ICPMLW Day 3 – Evening Session with Pastor Poju Oyemade 2017

Continuing along the lines of admonishing leaders and what ministry really means, Pastor Poju Oyemade taught at the evening session on the third day of the ICPMWL.

The hand of faith cannot receive what the eyes of faith has not seen.

The first step in faith is God communicating to you some information about the situation: which usually serves as encouragement to your faith.

Turn your face towards what God has said.

Every ministry requires full baked attention and not double-mindedness.Paul told Timothy to meditate upon these things(the word of truth),giving himself wholly to them.

Luke 9:51…(he steadfastly turnedhis face towards Jerusalem). As a leader you have to set your face to where you have been sent.You see, if your face is not turned towards certain things you will not achieve what you should.In ministry you must give yourself wholly to the course and not half baked attention. If your attention is scattered you will not focus in the direction God is leading you as a minister

In the Book of Jonah (chapter 2 vs 8), when Jonah remembered God he came to an important conclusion; ‘When men observe lying vanities they forsake their own mercies’.

When you’re occupied with things on the external will take your focus away from where God is directing e.g. Peter walking on water started sinking when he turned his attention to look at the boisterous wind. Even when every visible form of encouragement is completely removed keep focusing on the truths of God’s Word. Many lose the manifestation that is already in place by turning their attention from Christ and God’s Word to their environment.

Follow whatever Holy Ghost is telling you on the inside. When you go somewhere and it doesn’t register in your heart don’t do it because the peace of God is your umpire

If there is anything a Leader must understand it’s how to handle offenses. As a leader you must take strife out of your life.

RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 5 August 2018 The Marriage Supper of the Lamb

RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 5 August 2018

TOPIC: The Marriage Supper of the Lamb [RCCG Sunday School Manual 5 August 2018]

Opening Prayer

Father, do not let and my Sunday School Members miss the marriage super of the Lamb, in Jesus’ name. (Scroll down for RCCG Sunday School Manual 5th August, 2018 Hymn)

FOR Students- RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual August 5 2018 Lesson 49

 

Bible Passage: Revelation 19:1-14 (RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 5 August)

1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:

2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.

3 And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.

4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.

5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 5 August

6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

MEMORY VERSE: “And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.” – Revelation 19:9b

LESSON INTRODUCTION

Marriage, in this context, symbolises the union between Christ and the Church. (Ephesians 5:22-32). It is, however, important to note that the Marriage Supper of the Lamb is the next event after the second coming of Christ for the saints. May the Holy Spirit teach us and bless us richly as we look at this topic in details. (Daniel 7:13; 1Tim. 6:14; Acts 1:10-11).

TEXT REVIEW: REVELATION 19:1-14

Blessed are they which are called into the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Rev. 19:9
Who are these?
i. Those who fear God. Rev. 19:5

ii. All God’s servants (small & great). Rev. 19:5

iii. The saints of Christ who clothe themselves with the righteousness of
Christ. Rev. 19:8

iv. Those who have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. Rev. 19:13

v. Those who bear the testimony of Jesus. Rev. 19:10

vi. Those who have not corrupted themselves with fornication. Rev. 19:2

LESSON OUTLINES

1. What, when and where is the marriage?
2. Importance and qualifications for the marriage

WHAT, WHEN AND WHERE IS THE MARRIAGE?

Question:
What is the Marriage Supper of the Lamb?

Answers:
i. It is the consummation of the union between Christ (the Bridegroom) and the Church (the Bride)

ii. The Bride which is the Church will be spotless and without wrinkle. Eph. 5:27; Rev. 19:1-14; Matt. 25:1-13

Question:
When will the Marriage take place?

Answer:
Before the second coming of Christ to the earth.

Question:
Who is the Wife or Bride?

Answer:
The redeemed of the Lord or saints of all ages who have part in the first resurrection. Rev. 21:2.

Question:
Where is the venue of the marriage?

Answer:
Heaven -The throne of God. Rev. 19:1, 5,14

CLASS ACTIVITY 2
Why should the bride of Christ be spotless and without wrinkles?

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IMPORTANCE AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE MARRIAGE.

A. IMPORTANCE OF THE MARRIAGE
i. To assemble the saints for the last supper with Christ Matt. 26:29

ii. To present the just of all ages to God, the Father and fulfill their main eternal purpose. John 17:12

iii. To wipe away tears from the faces of the saints. Rev. 7:17; 21:4

iv. To take away the saints from the earth before the activities of the anti-Christ and the tribulation. Isaiah 57:1

B. QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE MARRIAGE
i. Those who belong to Christi Cor. 5:17

ii. Those who frequently desire His second coming and are watchful Matt. 25:1-13. Whose patience and visions are not darkened.

iii. Those who do not get distracted and lose focus completely before the Bridegroom comes.

iv. Those whose holiness has not been polluted and whose garment of righteousness has not been stained. Rev. 21:8, 27; Heb. 12:14.

v. Those who obey His commands and whose citizenship is in Heaven. Rev. 22:14-15; Eph. 2:14- 16; Matt. 7:21-23.

CLASS ACTIVITY 2
Members should discuss the kinds of preparations they should engage in towards the marriage of the Lamb.

SUMMARY
i. The marriage of the Lamb had been scheduled by God himself.

ii. The true brides know themselves (whether young or old).

iii. There is opportunity for those who want to join the true bridal train.

CONCLUSION
The Marriage Supper of the Lamb, like all biblical prophecies, will be fulfilled. You cannot afford to miss it. Pray to God to keep you standing in Him and count you worthy of this great and unique event.

CLOSING PRAYER
Father, help me never to miss the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

ASSIGNMENT

Mention five categories of people who will definitely be excused or denied access to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb and why.

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SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMN ( RCCG Sunday School Manual 5 )

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 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?

RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 29 July Lesson 48 – Rapture Purpose and Qualifications

RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 29 July

TOPIC — Rapture: Purpose and Qualifications [RCCG Sunday School Manual 29th July, 2018]

Opening Prayer: Students should pray for grace to inherit the heavenly mansion at last. (Scroll down for RCCG Sunday School Manual 29th July, 2018 Hymn)

RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual July 29, 2018 Lesson 48

Bible Passage: 1 Corinthians 15:50-53 (RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual July 29, 2018)

50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

MEMORY VERSE: “2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” – John 14:2-3.

INTRODUCTION:
Our last lesson revealed the meaning of the word, rapture. We also discovered events surrounding the rapture as regards timing and other issues. Today’s lesson will show us the reasons, the qualification as well as fallacies surrounding the rapture. May the good Lord teach our hearts and bless our lives with His truth by His Spirit, in Jesus’ name

TEXT REVIEW: 1 CORINTHIANS 15:50-53

Verse 51 of today’s text explains the mystery behind rapture. The momentary event will be heralded with the sound of the trumpet of God and both the dead and the living will be changed, starting with the dead. Therefore, rapture has to do with changing of our mortal body to immortal, corruptible body to incorruptible or victorious body and sudden “catch up” of the saints into the air.

LESSON OUTLINES
1. Why will the rapture take place?
2. Who will be raptured?

WHY WILL THE RAPTURE TAKE PLACE?

i. To resurrect the just of all ages from among the dead. 1Thess. 4:13-17; Ps. 50:1- 6.

ii. To take the saints out of the world before the tribulation. Lk. 21:34-36; 2Thess2:7-8; 1Thess.1:10.

iii. That Jesus Christ might present to Himself a church without spots or wrinkles. Eph. 5:27; John 14:1-3.

iv. To transform or change the bodies of all faithful saints from mortality to immortality. Phil. 3:20-21; 1Cor.15:21-23, 42-44, 51-58.

v. To assemble the saints at the marriage supper of the Lamb. Rev. 19:1-10.

vi. To allow the revelation of the anti-Christ 2Thess2:1-8.

vii. To present saints to God the Father. 1Thess.3:13; Jude 24.

viii. To make the saints whole in body, soul and spirit 1Jn3:2-3; Rom.8:22-23

CLASS ACTIVITY 1
Why do you think God decided to catch the saints up into the air suddenly without giving a prior date? 247DEVOTIONALS.COM

WHO WILL BE RAPTURED?

i. Those that are in Christ at His coming. John 1:12; 2Cor. 5:17

ii. Those who earnestly desire His appearance. Titus 2:13; Phil. 3:20

iii. Those who love the Lord absolutely. Phil.3:7-10; John 21:15-17; John 14:15; Mark 16:15-18; Luke 19:12-13

iv. Those whose citizenship are in Heaven. Phil 3:20-21; Eph. 2:19.

v. Those that will live holy even as He is holy. 1Pet. 1:16; Heb. 12:14; 1John 3:3

CLASS ACTIVITY 2
Mention those people that will not be raptured.

SUMMARY
Be watchful so as not to miss the rapture because only those who are absolutely ready will be raptured.

CONCLUSION

Teachers and students should do everything possible to be rapturable.
These among others include: watchfulness, fellowshipping with brethren and the Holy Spirit and keeping the unity of faith. 1Thess. 5:6; Eph. 10:25; Eph. 4:3

CLOSING PRAYER
Father, make my household and Church rapturable.

ASSIGNMENT
Identify any five types of people or attitudes that would not be raptured and why?

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RCCG 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 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?

RCCG Sunday School Manual 29th July

Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual RCCG 22 July 2018 Lesson 47

RCCG Sunday School Manual 22nd July, 2018

TOPIC: Rapture Described [RCCG Sunday School Manual 22nd July 2018]

OPENING PRAYER: Father, make me fit to make heaven at last by all means. (Scroll down for RCCG Sunday School Manual 22nd July, 2018 Hymn)

BIBLE PASSAGE

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual July 22, 2018)

13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. RCCG Sunday School Manual 22nd July, 2018

15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

MEMORY VERSE“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,” – 1 Corinthians 15:51

INTRODUCTION

The second coming of Christ prophesied by Daniel in Daniel 7:13 is a sound biblical fact. This return shall be in two stages. The first,”being like a thief in the night” to receive unto Himself His Church. This is popularly called the rapture. The second stage is His return the Saints to reign on earth. Our focus in today’s lesson is the rapture. RCCG Sunday School Manual 22nd July, 2018

TEXT REVIEW: 1 THESSALONIANS 4:13-18

i. One sure and lasting comfort awaits believers who keep their faith to the very end or who had kept their faith in Christ before they died.

ii. The book of 1 Thess. 4:18 directed the believers to comfort one another with these words. Which words you may ask?

a. Word that the Lord will descend from heaven to raise the dead in Christ first. Therefore, there is hope for the dead. RCCG Sunday School Manual 22nd July, 2018
1Thess. 4:16

b. Word that we that are living too will be caught up with them in the air. 1Thess 4:17
Hear this, the greatest meeting of the saints is on the way. When all the dead saints will meet all the living saints.(who would have been changed to a form incorruptible). 1Cor. 15:53. The meeting would be chaired by Christ Himself with excellent orderliness. 1Thess. 4:14

c. The word that would end sorrow is near.
1Thess. 4:13. It is beyond dispute to say that the world is full of sorrows and pains.
That is why Christ would have to wipe away tears from eyes of the saints because
pain causing factors like death will be no more. There would also be no more crying. Hallelujah. Revelation 21:4.

d. The comfort that the Lord will be with the saints forever. Rev. 21:5 and I Thess. 4:18

LESSON OUTLINES
1. What and when is the rapture?
2. What will happen at rapture and how?

WHAT AND WHEN IS THE RAPTURE?

A. What Is Rapture?
i. It is the sudden catching up or disappearance of Holy and faithful saints from the earth to meet with our Lord and Saviour in the air. 1Thess. 4:17.

ii. It is translation or translocation of believers. 1Cor. 15:51-58

iii. Rapture shall be sudden as the twinkling of an eye. 1Cor. 15:52

B. When Is Rapture?

i. The time of rapture is not known by man.
Matt. 24:42, 44; Matt. 25:13; 1Thess. 5:6.

ii. Only God knows the secret time.
Matt. 24:36. RCCG Sunday School Manual 22nd July, 2018

iii. However, the biblical clue indicates that it shall precede the tribulation.
1Thess. 1:10, 1Thess. 5:9, 2Thess. 2:12

C. Examples of Rapture

i. Enoch – Gen. 5:22-24, Hebrew 11:5

ii. Elijah – 11kings 2:11

CLASS ACTIVITY 1
Describe various kinds of confusion a moment after the rapture.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT RAPTURE AND HOW?

The following are to be expected at the rapture.
i. The trumpet of God shall sound.
1Cor. 15:52, 1Thess 4:16.

ii. The dead in Christ shall rise first.
John 5:25, 1Thess 4:16

iii. Saints which are alive shall be “caught up” to meet our Lord in the air. 1Thess. 4:17
1Cor 15:51

iv. The dead in Christ and saints who are left shall have glorified or immortal bodies and live forever. 1Cor. 15:51-54,
Phil. 3:20-21

v. There shall be extraordinary chaos on earth. 1Thess. 5:2-3, Matt. 24:40-41. The sudden “vacancies” produced by such disappearance shall give birth to the chaos.

CLASS ACTIVITY 2

Describe what you feel would happen in the Church, School, University and Hospital where activities are on-going and the leader has just been ruptured.

SUMMARY
Rapture is sure.

CONCLUSION – RCCG Sunday School Manual 22nd July, 2018

The greatest calamity that could befall anyone who claims to be a believer is to be on earth a second after rapture. The one who is coming back for His own “suddenly”, warned us to be prepared at least six times in different parables. Are you ready? Mark 13:32-37, 1 Thess. 5:6

CLOSING PRAYER RCCG Sunday School Manual 22nd July

Father, do not let any of my family members go to hell.

ASSIGNMENT
Identify the consequences of rapture under the following condition on the one leading or performing the act had just been raptured.

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SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMN – RCCG Sunday School Manual 22nd July, 2018

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 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?