RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT’S MANUAL 4TH OF AUGUST 2019
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 friend 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: And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Hebrews 9:27.
BIBLE PASSAGE: Revelation 20:11-15
And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
LESSON INTRODUCTION: Judgement one of the common destinies awaiting all men (Heb. 9:27). Believers and unbelievers, the young and old, the rich and poor, will all face judgement.
The judgement will not be corporate but personal. As there is more than one resurrection, there is more than one judgment.
Some of the judgements the Bible speaks about include the believers’ self judgement at the communion table (1 Cor. 11:29-31), the judgement of the believers at the judgement seat of Christ (2 Cor. 5:10), the judgement of the nations (Matt. 25:32) and the judgement of the unsaved at the Great White Throne (Rev. 20:11).
In this lesson, our focus is on the judgement of the believers and the judgement of the unsaved.
1. THE JUDGEMENTS OF THE SAINTS
2. THE JUDGEMENTS OF THE SINNERS
THE JUDGEMENTS OF THE SAINTS
Believers will no longer be judged for sin, as long as they do not go back to sin. The believers’ sins, which have been repented of and forsaken, have been judged in Christ at Calavary (Rom. 8:1).
However, there is a judgement the believers must go through. This is the judgement of the believers’ works for the purposes of rewards (Matt. 16:27).
i. The focus of the judgement: The quality of work, the motive behind every work and the level of faithfulness (1 Cor. 3:13; 2 Tim. 2:20).
ii. The candidates for the judgement: The resurrected “dead in Christ” and the living who remain in Christ when he comes at rapture (1 Thess. 4:16-17).
iii. The place of judgement: The judgement seat of Christ (2 Cor. 5:10).
iv. The time for judgement: After Christ’s coming at rapture during Tue marriage supper of the Lamb (Matt 16:27; Rev. 19:9).
C. The results of the judgement
i. Rewards and crowns for the faithful (1 Cor. 3:14; 2 Tim. 4:7-8).
ii. Losses for those whose works lack the required divine quality (1 Cor. 3:15)
THE JUDGEMENTS OF THE SINNERS
This is the final judgement that will climax the end of this age.
This judgement of sinners is certain (Prov. 11:21).
i. The candidates for the judgement: Those whose names are not in the Book of Life (Rev. 20:15). This includes the abominable (homosexuals, lesbians, etc.) all liars, sexually immoral, the friends of the world, idolaters, murderers, thieves, etc (Rev. 21:8).
ii. The place of judgement: The Great White Throne. God, the impartial and all knowing God sits on the throne (Rev. 20:11).
iii. The time for judgement: After millennial (One thousand years), reign of Christ on earth (Rev. 20:5-6).
iv. The result for judgement: Sinners shall be cast into the lake of fire (Rev. 20:15; Psalms 9:17).
CONCLUSION: Earthly judgement can be influenced and compromised, but divine judgement cannot. It is judgement in righteousness and truth. The judgement of both the saints and the sinners is certain. Gal. 6:7-8.
1. Mention some people who will face the great white throne judgement.
2. Will some be judged righteous at the great white throne judgement?
FOR FURTHER READING:
Galatians 6:9; Revelations 20:12; 1 Corinthians 11:31; 2 Corinthians 13:5; John 12:48.