RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL 2 AUGUST 2020
TOPIC: THE MARRIAGE SUPER OF THE LAMB
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 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?
Father, help me to serve You with all my life so that at the end I will be called to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
MEMORY VERSE: ” Then he said to me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.”
– Revelation 19:9
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BIBLE PASSAGE: REVELATION 19:1-9
After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power [belong] to the Lord our God!
“For true and righteous [are] His judgments, because He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants [shed] by her.”
Again they said, “Alleluia! Her smoke rises up forever and ever!”
And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sat on the throne, saying, “Amen! Alleluia!”
Then a voice came from the throne, saying, “Praise our God, all you His servants and those who fear Him, both small and great!”
And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!
“Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.”
And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed [are] those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’ ” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.”
INTRODUCTION: Marriage, in this context, symbolises the union between Christ and the Church (Ephesians 5:22-32). It is, however, important to note that the Marriage Supper of the Lamb is the next event after the first phase of the second coming of Christ (the rapture).
TEXT REVIEW: REVELATION 19:1-9
“Saying Alleluia; salvation and glory, and honour and power unto the Lord our God”. Rev. 19:1. The word ” Alleluia” appeared in three other phases and sentences in the passage. For instance:
i. “And again he said, ” Alleluia”. Rev. 19:3.
ii. “……saying, Amen; Alleluia”. Rev. 19:4.
iii. ” …..saying Alleluia, for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth”. Rev. 19:6.
ACTIVITY: Apostle John gave some reason God was praised with great voice of “Alleluia”. Teacher should identify some of these reasons.
1. DESCRIPTION OF THE MARRIAGE
2. IMPORTANCE AND QUALIFICATION
DESCRIPTION OF THE MARRIAGE
Teacher should give vivid description of the marriage of the Lamb as follows:
i. The Meaning: The Marriage Supper of the Lamb is the consummation of the union between Christ (The Bridegroom) and the Church (the Bride-without spot or wrinkles) – Ephesians 5:27; Revelation 19:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14.
ii. Time of the event: The marriage will take place after the rapture of the saints but before the second phase of the second coming of the Lord with His saints. Jude 1:14-15 i.e between the first phase and the second phase of the Lord’s second coming. 1Thess. 4:16-17 and Jude 1:14-15.
iii. The Personalities in the marriage:
a. The bride and the bridegroom: The bride/wife is the redeemed or saints of all ages who had part in the new Jerusalem. Revelation 21:2.
b. The husband/Bridegroom. The lord Jesus Himself Rev. 19:7.
iv. Venue of the Marriage: It is believed that the marriage will take place in Heaven i.e heavenly realms. Rev 19:9, 1Thess 4:16-17.
IMPORTANCE AND QUALIFICATION
Teacher should explain the significance/importance of the marriage.
i. To assemble the saints of all ages and present them to God the Father. Matthew 25:32-35
ii. To wipe away tears from faces of all The saints. Rev. 7:17.
iii. To remove all the saints from the earth before the advent of the great tribulation. Isaiah 57:1, Matthew 24:21.
iv. To reward the faithful. Rev. 22:12.
Teacher should explain the qualifications for the Marriage Supper as stated below:
i. Faithful saints of God. Rev 21:27.
ii. Garment of righteousness and holiness. Rev. 19:8, Hebrew 6:12-14.
The marriage of the Lamb will surely come and the saints of all ages will partake in the event. To be qualified, you must be holy and faithful.
The biggest holy matrimony is the marriage of the lamb. It is universal and all generations’ event.
Father, count me worthy to partake from the marriage supper of The lamb.
Contrast between human marriage and marriage of the Lamb in five points.