RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT’S MANUAL 18TH OF AUGUST 2019
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 friend 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 be 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?
MEMORY VERSE: The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. Psalms 9:17
BIBLE PASSAGE: Luke 16:19-31
Luke.16.19 – There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day.
Luke.16.20 – And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores.
Luke.16.21 – And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
Luke.16.22 – And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried.
Luke.16.23 – And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
Luke.16.24 – And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
Luke.16.25 – But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
Luke.16.26 – And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
Luke.16.27 – Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:
Luke.16.28 – For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
Luke.16.29 – Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
Luke.16.30 – And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
Luke.16.31 – And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
LESSON INTRODUCTION: Is there an everlasting hell? The Bible declares in very certain terms that there is. There are 162 texts in the New Testament alone that speak of the doom that awaits the unrepentant sinners.
The Lord Himself uttered 70 of these. Hell is a reality, an awful fact to be realized. The Bible makes it abundantly clear that the wicked that finally reject Christ will be turned into hell. Psalm 9:17
1. DESCRIPTION OF HELL
2. SOME QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT HELL?
DESCRIPTION OF HELL
Hell is a banishment from the presence of God (2 Thess. 1:19). It is a place of torment and punishment, sort of prison where the wicked are punished forever (Matt. 25:46; Luke 16:23).
Some people ask, “Where is hell”? The Bible says it is “down” (Isaiah 14:9, 15). Hell was originally prepared for the devil and his wicked angels (Matt. 25:41).
Hell was never intended for man but if men insist on rejecting Heaven by not accepting the Saviour, Jesus Christ, then they must accompany Satan forever (John 3:18).
The original size of hell is not known but because of man’s consistent sinning, Hell has enlarged itself (Isaiah 5:14).
It is of unquenchable thirst, agony and suffering (Luke 16:23-24).
It is a place of supernatural worms that never die (Mark 9:44).
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Just as those who go to heaven recognise themselves, those who go to hell will also recognize themselves (Luke 16:23).
They will even be able to pray but their prayers will never be answered (Luke 16:27).
The Bible repeatedly says both Heaven and hell are eternal and everlasting (Matt 25:46).
SOME QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT HELL?
a. Will the doomed repent in hell, seek the Lord and be forgiven? No, Salvation is limited to this life. There is no repentance in grave. All prayera of the doomed are denied (Luke 16:24-27).
b. Does ‘hell’ not mean ‘grave’ where both the good and bad must go? No. In Luke 16, Both the rich man and Lazarus died and went to the grave, as both were buried. However, their souls went to different places. One was in a place where he was comforted, the other in a place of torment and the two were separated by a great gulf to prevent travel back and forth
c. Is there any place of probation or purgatory after death? Certainly not. Once a person dies, he/she either goes straight to paradise (Heaven) or the place of torment – hell (Heb. 9:27).
Where will you love to go?
CONCLUSION: How does one get to hell? It is simply by neglecting the salvation purchased for us by the blood of Jesus (Heb. 2:3). How does one avoid hell? It is by receiving Jesus as one’s personal Saviour (John 3:16; Prov. 15:24). What is your choice?
1. Briefly give a description of hell
2. How can someone avoid going to hell?
FOR FURTHER READING:
Matthew 8:12; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Psalm 86:13; Prov. 15:24; Isaiah 28:15; Matthew 5:29.
ASSIGNMENT: Differentiate between heaven and hell in five (5) points.