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RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 4 August 2019 – Lesson 49

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TOPIC: Heaven [RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 4 August 2019]

 

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 (scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 4 August 2019 HYMN)

BIBLE PASSAGE: Revelation 21:1-18 KJV (RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 4 August 2019)

1 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.

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

3 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.

4 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.

5 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.

6 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.

7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

8 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.

9 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.

10 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,

11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

12 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:

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

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

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

16 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.

17 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.

18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.

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?

LESSON OUTLINES

1. THE PLACE CALLED HEAVEN
2. THE INHABITANTS OF HEAVEN

THE PLACE CALLED HEAVEN

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Heaven is the home of Lord God (Matt. 6:9).The Bible speaks of three heavens (2 Cor.12:2). The first Heaven likened to the area where birds fly. The second Heaven to where rockets go. The third Heaven is the home or throne of the Lord God. Heaven is a building of God and not man-made (2 Cor. 5:1). It has been called the kingdom of God and of Christ (Eph. 5:5). Surely, it is the Father’s House (John 14:2). It is a place of rest (Heb. 4:9).

Heaven cannot be measured (Jer. 31:37). The New Jerusalem is not Heaven. It is a part of Heaven and not Heaven itself because the New Jerusalem comes out “from” Heaven (Rev. 21:2,10). Heaven is a high place (Isaiah 57:15), a holy place (Psalm 20:6), a happy place (Rev 7:17), a place without death, tears, sorrow, crying or pain (Rev. 21:4). Heaven is a place without night or darkness (Rev. 22:3-5), a place without hunger, thirst or excessive cold or heat (Rev. 7:16).

Heaven is a place of perfect satisfaction (Rev. 22:1-2). There is a pure river of water of life and a tree with twelve kinds of fruits there. Heaven is a place of perfect provision, with the leaves of the trees of the healing of the nations, with everything good and gloriously provided. It is also a place of perfect righteousness, with no curses (Rev. 22:3), a place of perfect government, ruled by God, the just One and the Lamb. It is a place of perfect communion (Rev. 22:4), where we shall behold His face and His name shall be on our foreheads. Heaven is a place of perfect glory (Rev. 22:5).

THE INHABITANTS OF HEAVEN

Those who will never be there:

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

ii. Thieves will never enter there. Luke 12:3-33

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

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

The following are already there:

i. God the father. Matt. 6:9

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

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

iv. Moses. Matt.17:3.

v. Angels. Matt 18:10

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 it to heaven.

QUESTIONS:

  1. How big is Heaven?
  2. Who will not get there?

FOR FURTHER READING:

Luke 10:20; John 14:2-3; Colossians 1:27; 2 Corinthians 5:5; Matt.26:29; Psalm 89:29, Deut. 26:15.

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

RCCG Sunday School 4 August 2019 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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