RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 21 July 2019 – The Second Coming Of Christ

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RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 21 July 2019 Lesson 47 – The Second Coming Of Christ

TOPIC: The Second Coming Of Christ

OPENING PRAYER: Father, help me to keep watching and waiting for your coming. (Scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 21 July 2019 HYMN)

BIBLE PASSAGE: 1 Thessalonian 4:13-18 KJV (RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 21 July 2019)

13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

MEMORY VERSE: “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” – John 14:3 (scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 21 July 2019 HYMN)

LESSON INTRODUCTION: Acts 1:10-11 describes the ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ as being personal, bodily, visible and with power. The second coming of our Lord will be in like manner. It will be in two stages: The rapture which is secret (1 Thess. 4:15-17), when the Lord comes for His saints and we meet Him in the air and the revelation that is public (Rev. 1:7), when the Lord comes with His saints to set up the millennium (1 Thess. 3:13). The time of His coming is a secret only God knows. (Matt. 24:36).

TEXT REVIEW: 1 THESSALONIANS 4:13-18 – “CHRIST OUR HOPE”

i. Christ died and rose again. 1 Thess. 4:14a.
ii. God will bring those who slept in Christ up again. 1 Thess. 4:14b.
iii. The dead in Christ will rise first. 1 Thess. 4:16b.
iv. The rising (resurrected) dead in Christ will meet the Lord in the air. 1 Thess. 4:17.
v. The remaining living at Hus second coming will also rise to meet the Lord in the air upon hearing the shout and the voice of the archangel and the trumpet of God. 1 Thess. 4:16.
vi. This word of hope is for believers who have hope in the ultimate salvation through Christ. 1 Thess. 4:15.
vii. Those who have no hope in Christ really need to be sorrow in repentance and accept the provision of God for salvation. 1 Thess 4:14; 2 Cor. 7:9-10.

2 LESSON OUTLINES

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LESSON OUTLINE 1: PROPHECIES AND PURPOSE OF HIS SECOND COMING

A. PROPHECIES
i. The first coming of Christ was prophesied by some prophets several years before Christ was born. Example of such prophecies was given by prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 7:14; 9:6). The prophecies had been fulfilled.
ii. His second coming had been prophesied by prophets: Daniel (Dan. 7:13), Enoch (Jude 1:14-15), etc.
iii. Jesus himself prophesied of his second coming. Matt. 25:31.
iv. Angels spoke about His second coming. Acts 1:10-11.
v. Apostle Paul testified the truth about Christ’s second coming. 1 Tim. 6:14.

B. PURPOSE
i. To complete the ultimate salvation of the saints. Heb. 9:28.
ii. To glorify the saints. 2 Thess 1:10.
iii. To bring to the hidden things of darkness. 1 Cor. 4:5.
iv. To execute judgement. 2 Tim. 4:1.
v. To reign over all. Rev. 11:15.
vi. To receive the saints to Himself. John 14:3; Eph. 5:27.
vii. To destroy death. 1 Cor. 15:25-26.

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Why do you think some people still do not believe that Christ is coming again despite available prophesies?

LESSON OUTLINE 2:THE MANNER AND SIGNS OF HIS COMING

A. HOW WOULD CHRIST COME
i. He will come in the clouds. Matt. 24:30.
ii. He will come in the glory of His father. Matt. 16:27.
iii. He will come in His own glory. Matt. 25:31.
iv. He will come in flaming fire. 2 Thess. 1:8.
v. He will come with power and great glory. Matt. 24:30.
vi. He will come bodily as He ascended. Acts 1:9-14.
vii. He will come with a shout and voice of archangel. 1 Thess. 4:16.
viii. He will come with the saints. 1 Thess. 3:13.
ix. He will be accompanied by angels. Matt. 16:27.
x. He will come suddenly. Mark 13:36.
xi. Believers will be caught up to meet Him in the air. 1 Thess. 4:17

B. SIGNS
i. Appearance of false christs, wars and rumour of war, famines, pestilences and earthquake. Matt. 24:5-7.
ii. Destruction of Jerusalem. Luke 21:20, 24.
iii. The completion of the Church i.e. the “fullness of the gentiles” which signifies the completion of the purpose of God in calling out a people among the gentile. Rom. 11:25-26.
iv. The coming of the antichrist. 2 Thess. 2:3-8.
v. The preaching of the gospel everywhere. Matt. 24:14.

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: What are some of the signs you can see around you to indicate that Christ is imminent?

SUMMARY: Christ is surely coming back and soon.

CONCLUSION: Be not deceived, dear friend. His coming is sure and certain (2 Peter 3:3-12). While we ought to plan and work as if he will not be coming for another century, we must live a holy and pure life all the time as if he will return today (1 Thess. 3:12-13). Watch and pray.

EVALUATION: Mention manner and purpose of Christ’s coming.

CLOSING PRAYER: Help me not to miss your glorious second coming.

ASSIGNMENT: Identify five (5)forces that could repel a person from meeting Christ when he comes again and suggest how to combat the forces.

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RCCG Sunday School 21 July 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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