RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL 4TH OF AUGUST 2019

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL 4TH OF AUGUST 2019

TOPIC: HEAVEN

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?

OPENING PRAYER: Father, don’t let me miss heaven.

BIBLE PASSAGE: Revelation 21:1-18

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.

And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.

And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.

And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.

MEMORY VERSE:

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 Corinthians 5:1

Read – Open Heavens 4th August 2019 Sunday

LESSON INTRODUCTION:

God created heaven in the beginning (Gen. 1:1). When or how long ago is a mystery hidden from man. Heaven is eternal (2 Cor. 5:1) and it is a prepared place for a prepared people (John 14:2). Are you one of them?

TEXT REVIEW: REVELATION 21:1-18

The description below is for the new heaven which will replace the old heaven.

i. God and His people all over the world will be there. V.3

ii. Tears, sorrow, pain and death will never be in heaven. V.4

iii. God will sit on the throne and all things will be new. V.5

iv. God will give fountains of water freely to everyone that is thirsty. .6

v. God’s people shall inherit godly heritage e.g ether life..

vi. Heaven shall be devoid of criminals. V.8

vii. Heaven shall be adorned with various precious stones, and the gates shall be secured by angels.

viii. Pure gold, jasper and other costly ornaments shall be found in heaven.

2 LESSON OUTLINES

LESSON OUTLINE 1: THE PLACE CALLED HEAVEN

Explain the following points about heaven description and characteristics:

i. Heaven is the house of God. Matt.6:9.

ii. The bible mentioned three heavens, 2 Cor.12:2:
a. The first heaven likened to the area wheel birds fly(sky)
b. The second heaven to where rockets go(space).
c. The third heaven home or throne of God.

iii. Heaven is the building of God and not man-made. 2 Cor. 5:1

iv. Heaven is called the kingdom of God and he f Christ. Eph. 5:5

v. Heaven is a place of rest. Heb. 4:9

vi. Heaven is called “father’s house”. John 14:2

vii. Heaven is very large and cannot be measured. Jer. 31:37.

viii. The New Jerusalem is part of heaven and not heaven itself. Rev. 21:2,10.

ix. Heaven is pure and for holy people. Rev. 21:18; Psalm 20:6.

x. Heaven is a high and above place. Isaiah 57:15.

xi. Heaven is a happy place. Rev:7-17

xii. There is no darkness in heaven. Rev.22:3-5.

xiii. There is no death, sorrow or crying or pain in heaven. Rev. 21:4

xiv. There is no hunger, thirst, cold or heat in heaven. Rev.7:16.

xv. There is perfect comfort and satisfaction in heaven. Rev.22:1-2.

xvi. Heaven has a river of life and a tree bearing twelve fruits. Rev. 22:3

xvii. Heaven is governed and ruled by God and the lamb. Rev.19:5.

xviii. Heaven is a place of perfect communion. Rev. 22:4

xix. Heaven is a place of perfect glory. Rev. 22:5.

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Describe heaven.

LESSON OUTLINE 2: THE INHABITANTS OF HEAVEN

A. THOSE WHO WILL NEVER BE IN HEAVEN.

i. The devil will never enter there. Rev. 20:10.

ii. Thieves will never enter there. Luke 12:333p

iii. Liars, whoremongers and the fearful will not enter. Rev. 21:8.

iv. Anyone with the works of the flesh. Gal.5:19-21

B THE FOLLOWING ARE ALREADY IN HEAVEN.

i. God the father. Matt. 8:6

ii. Jesus Christ our Lord. Acts 3:20-21.

iii. Enoch and Elijah. Gen.5:24; Matt.17:3.

iv. Moses. Matt.17:3.

C THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN JESUS BUT STILL ALIVE.

i. Those who believe in Jesus. John. 3:16, 14:1-3.

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Name those who will never be in heaven and those who are already in heaven.

SUMMARY: Heaven is real and only holy people will enter into it.

CONCLUSION: Will you be there too? Do you want to go to heaven? Have you prepared? Are you holy? Pray for the grace to make heaven.

EVALUATION: Mention those who will be in heaven and those who will not be there(in heaven).

CLOSING PRAYER: Father, count me worthy to enter heaven.

ASSIGNMENT: Differentiate in 5 points between God’s kingdom called heaven and the human kingdom called earth.

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