RCCG Sunday School Student Manual 7 August 2022 | Lesson 49

RCCG Sunday School Student Manual 7 August 2022
RCCG Sunday School Student Manual 7 August 2022 || Lesson 49 || The Days of Tribulation

RCCG Sunday School Student Manual 7 August 2022

LESSON FORTY NINE (49)
TOPIC: The Days of Tribulation

SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMN
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.

O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Thy friendship suits me well,
Both young and will sing Thy song,
We long for Sunday School.

O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Christ was Thy first teacher,
The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
Does manifest in thee.

O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
This testimony is sure,
That God, the Father Almighty,
Poured His blessings

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.

O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
I rejoice to see Thee,
Will thou pass over me today?
Without my being blest?

RCCG Sunday School Student Manual 7 August 2022 Lesson 49

MEMORY VERSE:
“For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” Matthew 24:21.

BIBLE PASSAGE: Mark 13:19-26

RCCG Sunday School Student Manual 7 August 2022 INTRODUCTION

The word, tribulation, means trouble or suffering. There are different kinds of tribulation mentioned in the Bible. These include: the tribulation of the disciples in the world (Jn.16:33); tribulation because of acceptance or obedience to the word of God (Matt.13:21); the tribulation on the way to the kingdom of God (Acts 14:22; Matt.7:14); earthly tribulation that is common to all (Job 5:6,7); tribulation on evil doers (Rom.2:9) and the great tribulation (Matt.24:21).

The focus of the lesson is the Great Tribulation. The Bible says it is “the mother” of all tribulations. The hardship, turmoil, distress and perplexity that would be experienced in the days of the great tribulation are unprecedented. What is the great tribulation all about? When will it be? What are the events in the days of tribulation?

RCCG Sunday School Student Manual 7 August 2022, Lesson 49

OUTLINES:
1. UNDERSTANDING THE GREAT TRIBULATION
2. EVENTS IN DAYS OF GREAT TRIBULATION

1. UNDERSTANDING THE GREAT TRIBULATION
The Great Tribulation is also called the time of Jacob’s (the nation -Israel) trouble (Jer.30:7). The unbelieving Jews (and unsaved or backslidden Gentiles) will be the candidates of the great tribulation. It will begin after the rapture of the Church and the revelation of the antichrist, the “man of sin” (2Thess.2:3-7).

The time of the great tribulation is the “seventieth week”, that is, the last one week of the seventy weeks of Daniel. The seventy weeks has three sections: the first seven weeks, the next sixty-two weeks and the last one week. There are seven days in a week. A day in the week represents one year. So the duration is seven years (Dan.9:20-27).

The first half of the last one week (the first three and a half years) will be for the full physical manifestation of the antichrist, during which he shall make a covenant with Israel (Dan.9:27). The second half of the last one week (the last three and half years) will be time of unprecedented trouble. “In the midst of the week” the antichrist shall break the covenant with Israel and practices “abomination of desolation” in the temple (Dan.9:27; Dan.11:36; Matt.24:15,16).The last three and half years of the great tribulation will culminate in the second coming of Christ to reign on earth (Mk.13:24-26; 2 Thess.2:8).

2. EVENTS IN DAYS OF GREAT TRIBULATION
The Great tribulation will witness series of significant but terrifying events.
These include:
1. Unprecedented religious persecution of those who missed rapture (Matt.24:21, 22).

  1. Unparalleled global religious deception (Matt.24:24-28).

  2. Untold global economic problem, in which only those who receive the mark of the Beast can buy or sell (Rev.13:17,18).

  3. Series of unrighteous and abominable religious practices (2Thess.2:3, 4,10).

  4. Intense temptation all over the world (Rev.3:10).

RCCG Sunday School Student Manual 7 August 2022 | CONCLUSION

Those who have received Christ as their Lord and personal Saviour and keep themselves holy till He comes at rapture shall be delivered (through rapture) from the days of the Great tribulation. However, the sinners and the backsliders are faced with the danger of the Great tribulation. Beloved, are you truly saved from sins? Examine yourself today and be sure!

QUESTIONS: 1. Mention the events that characterise the days of Great Tribulation
2. What is the way out from Great Tribulation?

FURTHER READING: MON: Jn.16:33. TUE: Rev.2:10. WED: James 1:4.THUR: Rev.3:10. FRI: 1Jn 3:2,3. SAT: Matt.24:42. SUN: Matt.24:33.

ASSIGNMENT: Mention ten (10) things about the events of the great tribulation.

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