1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
O how I love Thee well,
I am happy, it makes me
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 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?


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Open Heavens 2 June 2024 SUNDAY


OPENING PRAYER: Almighty Father, please heal all cases of depression today in the name of Jesus.

BIBLE PASSAGE: Hebrews 12:5-12.
[5]And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
[6]For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
[7]If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
[8]But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
[9]Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
[10]For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
[11]Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
[12]Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;

MEMORY VERSE: “You should know in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so the LORD your God chastens you.” Deuteronomy 8:5 (NKJV).

INTRODUCTION: To chasten is to correct or discipline someone, often with the use of some pretty sharp punishment for the purpose of moral improvement (Proverbs 19:18; 23:13). We need to consider God’s chastening and what He (God) as our Father expects from us in response to the chastisement we receive from Him. Note that chastisement is not meant for destruction. A parent chastises the child he or she loves (Proverbs 3:12; 13:24).

LESSON AIM: To enlighten students about God’s chastening.

TEACHING OBJECTIVES: At the end of this lesson, students should be able to:
a. Understand the Purpose of divine chastening.
b. Learn from biblical examples.

TEXT REVIEW: Hebrews 12:5-12.
A. The writer of the book of Hebrews reminds believers of God’s word. He encourages believers not to be discouraged and ignore…………………………………………..v5.
B. The writer also made believers to understand that:
i. The Lord disciplines those He loves and accept as children.-v6.
iv.——————————————-vs 9-10.


The teacher should emphasis the following:
A. God’s chastening is an expression of His love which He uses to check us and to ensure that as His children, we live right (Deuteronomy 8:5).
B. Though painful, it eventually yields the fruit of righteousness (Hebrews 12:11).
i. It is a test of true love: a corrective measure (2 Samuel 7:14-15; Psalm 118:18).
ii. It is also to help us grow and bring about revival in the church (Hebrews 12:10).
iii. Divine chastening brings about restoration for us to continually have fellowship with God and ultimately reign with Him (Deuteronomy 8:5-6).
iv. It is to prepare us as vessels unto honour for God’s use (2 Timothy 2:21).
C. We must not despise God’s chastening so that we will not be condemned with the world (Proverbs 3:11; 1 Corinthians 11:32).

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Students should discuss other benefits of divine chastening.

A. We need to consider some characters in the Bible who endured God’s chastening and became better for it. They include:
i. David- God chastised him for committing adultery with Bathsheba and killing Uriah, her husband (2 Samuel 11:4, 16-17; 12:9-10, 18-20).
ii. Nebuchadnezzar- God dealt with him for ascribing the glory due to God to himself. He was later restored after he acknowledged God as the almighty (Daniel 4:29-36).
iii. Moses- Moses was chastised for not fully believing God with regard to his calling and failing to observe the token of God’s covenant with Abraham (Exodus 4:14, 24-27; Genesis 17:11).
iv. Paul- God chastised Saul for persecuting the church, but he was restored as a chosen vessel (Acts 9:1-16).
v. Jonah- For attempting to run from his responsibility towards the salvation of the city of Nineveh, God made a fish to swallow him for three days until he repented (Jonah 1:1-4, 17; 2:10; 3:1-2).

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Student should share their own experience or of anybody around them who received divine chastisement.

CONCLUSION: If we fail to yield to God’s chastening, the consequence can be grievous. Let us learn from the examples of Eli (1Samuel 2:30; 3:12-13; 4:17) and King Saul (1 Samuel 15:26; 16:1).

EVALUATION: Mention 3 purpose of divine chastisement.

CLOSING PRAYER: Father help me to endure divine chastening.

ASSIGNMENT: Write five (5) things God has been warning you against and make up your mind to desist from them (No marks).

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