RCCG Sunday School Teacher Manual 21 August 2022

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RCCG Sunday School Teacher Manual 21 August 2022 || Lesson 51 || Eternal Rewards

RCCG Sunday School Teacher Manual 21 August 2022

LESSON FIFTY-ONE (51)

TOPIC: Eternal Rewards

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 Teacher Manual 21 August 2022 Lesson 51

OPENING PRAYER
Almighty Father, grant all Your children abundant grace to endure affliction and receive eternal glory in Jesus name

MEMORY VERSE: “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;”. –2 Corinthians 4:17

BIBLE PASSAGE: 1 CORINTHIANS 9:16-27

INTRODUCTION
It is generally believed that the rewards to be given at the judgement seat of Christ will consist of crowns and other glorious things. 2Corinthians 4:17 speaks of the momentary light affliction, which is descriptive of this world of sorrow, pain, tears and problems. However, the moments that will cross to the other side, this moment of affliction will be exchanged for an “exceeding and eternal weight of glory”. The believers falls asleep in Christ (John 11:11), suddenly awakes in the Lord’s presence and the glory begins (Philippians 1:23)

TEXT REVIEW: 1 CORINTHIANS 9:16-27

Apostle Paul commenter on the dispensation of the gospel that was committed to him. He started his commitment in term of:
a. Necessity.
b. Cost.
c. Reward (According to 1Corinthians 9:16-18).

ACTIVITY: Teacher should state four (4) other commitments of Paul in relation to the gospel according to the passage
i. ……….
ii. …………
iii. ………….
iv. …………….

LESSON OUTLINES
1. WHAT GLORIES ARE BELIEVERS TO EXPECT?
2. WHAT CROWNS MAY BELIEVERS WIN?

WHAT GLORIES ARE BELIEVERS TO EXPECT?
Every born-again child of God, living a holy life and walking in the Spirit of God should expect:
i. To be with Christ on the last day (John 14:3). Everyone is happy to be in the presence of the king of kings

ii. To behold the glory of Christ (John 17:24). We shall not only behold His face but also His glory. The disciples saw a glimpse of this glory on the mount of Transfiguration. We shall see it in full when we get to heaven.

iii. To be glorified with Christ (Romans 8:17-18). We are not just to behold His glory but we are to be glorified too. We do not know what this actually means but it is surely going to be marvelously wonderful.

iv. To reign with Christ (Romans 8:17-18). We shall reign with the king of kings in Matthew 25:20-23, in the parable of the talents, the faithful ones were made rulers over many things. This is a challenge to us today.
v. To inherit all things (Revelation 21:7). Not some things but all things.

RCCG Sunday School Teacher Manual 21 August 2022

WHAT CROWNS MAY BELIEVERS WIN?
It is possible for believers to win several crowns. for example there is:
i. Crown for faithful ‘runners’ (1Corinthians 9:24-25). It is an incorruptible crown. An eternal one. It is for those who patiently run the race to Heaven and the temperate in all things (Hebrews 12:1).

ii. Crowns for soul winners (1Thessalonians 2:19).It is called the crown of rejoicing. Perhaps, each converts will be a jewel, a star on that crown.
iii. Crowns for anticipators, that is, those who are expecting the Lord’s return (2Timothy 4:8). This is called the crown of righteousness. Everyone ought to win this crown. Each one of us ought to be watching for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

iv. Crowns for the faithful ones (James 1:12). This is called the crown of life. There seems to be three conditions for winning this crowns:
a. Enduring temptation and overcoming evil
b. Loving the Lord
c. Being faithful unto death, enduring to the end, even if it means martyrdom (Revelation 2:10).

v. Crowns for true Pastors (1Peter 5:4). This is called the crown of Glory. This is the crown for the elders, the under shepherds, Pastors, Missionaries and Teachers who perform their duties so well that the Great Shepherd will say “Well done” to them.
vi. Crown of gold for the redeemed (Revelation 4:4). It is not only earthly kings and queens that have crowns. Redeemed men, born-again, holy living Christians shall have crowns too.

SUMMARY
There are rewards and crowns for believers who endure affliction for Christ.

CONCLUSION
Be faithful, even unto death.

CLOSING PRAYER
Almighty Father, please do not let me lose my crown (s) in Jesus name. Amen 🙏

ASSIGNMENT
Find out five (5) major obstacles that make it difficult for some people to endure affliction. (2×5=10 Marks).

RCCG Sunday School Teacher Manual 21 August 2022, Lesson 51