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RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 8 July 2018
TOPIC: Death [Sunday, 8th July 2018] RCCG Sunday School
OPENING PRAYER: Father, help me to believe on your word. Let me pass from death to life. (scroll down for RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL MANUAL 8TH JULY, 2018 HYMN)
Bible Passage: John 5:17-27 (Sunday School STUDENT Manual July 8, 2018)
17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.
19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
20 For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.
21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
Lesson Outline 1:
WHAT IS THE ORIGIN AND CAUSES OF DEATH?
A. ORIGIN OF DEATH
i. There are two kinds of death and both came from the Garden of Eden.
ii. Spiritual death- separation from God. Gen. 2:17. It came from eating forbidden fruit.
iii. Physical death- Cessation of life. Genesis 3:19.
iv. The first examples of spiritual death were Adam and Eve. Gen. 3:24, while the first example of physical death was Abel, son of Adam. Gen. 4:8
B. CAUSES OF SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL DEATH
i. Disobedience to God. James 1:5
ii. Sin. Ezekiel 18:4
iii. Diseases, calamities, etc have their root cause in sin. Rom. 6:23; Ezk. 18:20; Deut. 28:61-62
Class Activity 1:
Mention causes of death according to medical scientist or societal knowledge.
Lesson Outline 2:
HOW CAN WE DESCRIBE DEATH? WHAT IS THE REMEDY FOR DEATH?
A. DESCRIPTION OF PHYSICAL DEATH
i. As sleep. John 11:11
ii. Requiring of soul. Luke 12:20
iii. Putting off this earthly house. 2 Cor. 5:1
iv. Going to place of no return. Job 16:22
v. Going down into silence. Psalm 115:17
vi. Yielding up the ghost. Act 5:10
B. DESCRIPTION OF SPIRITUAL DEATH
i. Banishment from God.
ii. Everlasting destruction. 2 Thess. 1:9
iii. Alienation from God. Eph. 4:18
C. REMEDY FOR DEATH
i. All men may die physical death. Heb. 9:27
ii. Men / women can avoid/escape spiritual death by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord. John 5:24
iii. Some people may escape physical death through rapture. These are holy people who are alive when the Lord will come at the second time. I Thess. 4:17.
iv. Resurrection is the hope for the believers who died in Christ. John 14:1-3
v. Those who have Jesus as their shepherd will not be afraid of death. Psalm 23:4
There is sufficient life in Christ for every option of death. You can choose life. 4.
Why did Jesus die on the cross? Was it an accident? Certainly not. God’s word said that someone must die for sin. Jesus volunteered to be the One to die. He died that you and I may live. (Heb. 2: 9). He tasted the bitter dregs for you and me. Do not let His death be in vain over you. Reconsider your stand today. 5.
What is death? What is life in Christ?
Father, let me live with you forever.
Find five differences between physical death and spiritual death.
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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?