RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL LESSON FIFTY SUNDAY 12TH AUGUST 2018 – THE CRUCIAL JUDGMENT
*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?
Father, do not ever let me go back to sin, in the name of Jesus
BIBLE PASSAGE: REV.20:11-15
Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. Revelation:20.12
And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is [the Book] of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. Revelation:20.13
The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works.
Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
MEMORY VERSE: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” – Hebrews 9:27.
Judgment is 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 judgment. The judgment will not be corporate but personal. As there is more than one resurrection, there is more than one judgment.
Some of the judgments the Bible speak about include the believers’ self-judgment at the communion table – 1Cor. 11:29-31, the judgment of the believers at the judgment seat of Christ- 2Cor.5:10, the judgment of the nations, Matt. 25:32, and the judgment of the unsaved at the Great white Throne, Rev. 20:11. In this lesson, our focus is on the judgment of the believers and the judgement of the unsaved. Click Here To Read – Open Heaven 12 August 2018
TEXT REVIEW: REVELATION 20:11-15
At the Great White Throne:
i. The present earth and heaven would have fled away. Rev. 20:11
ii. Sinners will stand before God. Rev. 20:12a
iii. Book of records of the individuals would be opened. Rev. 20:12b
iv. Book of life would also be opened. Rev. 20:12a
v. Individual will be judged based on the contents of the books. Rev. 20:12a
vi. Death and hell will release their captives to be judged accordingly. Rev. 20:13
vii. Death and hell too will be judged. Rev. 20:14
viii. They will be cast into the lake of fire. Rev. 20:14
ix. No excuse or escape for whose name is not written in the book of life. Rev. 20:15.
x. They will die the second death in the lake of fire, that is, be in torment forever. Rev. 20:15
1. The judgment of the saint
2. The judgment of the sinners
THE JUDGEMENT OF THE SAINTS
A. 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 Calvary. Rom. 8:1.However, there is a judgment the believers must go through. This is the judgment of the believers works for the purpose of rewards. Matt. 16:27
B. ABOUT THE JUDGMENT
i. The focus of the judgment: The quality of work, the motive behind every work and the level of faithfulness. 1Cor.3:113; 2Tim. 2:20; 2Cor. 5:10
ii. The candidates for the judgment- The resurrected ‘dead in Christ’and the living who remain in Christ when He comes at rapture. 1Thess.4:16-17
iii. The place of the judgment:- The judgment seat of Christ. 2Cor. 5:10
iv. The time for the judgment: After Christ’s coming at rapture, during the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Rev. 19:9; Rev. 20:1-5
C. THE RESULTS OF THE JUDGMENT
i. Rewards and crowns for the faithful. 1Cor. 3:14; 2Tim. 4:7-8
ii. Losses for those whose works lack the required divine quality. 1Cor. 3:15
CLASS ACTIVITY 1
Class should identify and discuss what the saint must do to receive rewards and crowns for the faithful.
THE JUDGMENT OF THE SINNERS
This is the final judgment that will climax the end o this age. The judgment of sinners is certain. Prov.11:21.
i. The candidates for the judgment: those whose names are not in the Book of Life. Rev20:15. These include 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 the judgment: The GreatWhite Throne. God, the impartial and all knowing God sits on the throne. Rev. 20:11
iii. The time for the judgment: After the millennial [[One thousand years], reign of Christ on earth. Rev. 20:5-6
iv. The result of judgment: sinners shall be cast into the lake of fire. Rev. 20:15; Ps. 9:17
CLASS ACTIVITY 2
Identify and discuss what the sinners must do to escape the White Throne judgment
i. At Christ’s judgment seat the work of the saint will be judged for reward. 2Cor. 5:10.
ii. At the Great White Throne judgment, the sinners will be judged for eternal punishment. Rev. 20:11
iii. Both the sinners and the saints have a choice to make now!
Earthly judgment can be influenced and compromised, but divine judgment cannot. It is judgment in righteousness and truth. The judgment of both the saints and the sinners is certain. Gal. 6:7-8
Father, do not allow to turn my back at you. Let me follow you to the end.
Use five (5) points to differentiate between the earthly judgment and the judgment of the sinners.