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RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 23 August 2020 Lesson 52 – Eternal Reward

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TOPIC: Eternal Reward

OPENING PRAYER: Father, please do not let me miss my reward in Heaven. (Scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 23 August 2020 HYMN)

MEMORY VERSE: “And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.” – Matthew 19:29

BIBLE PASSAGE: 1 Corinthians 9:16-27 KJV (RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 23 August 2020)

16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!

17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.

18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.

20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;

21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.

22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

23 And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.

24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:

27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

INTRODUCTION:

The Scriptures say do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain. It also says the labourer is worthy of his reward. So, God has rewards for all that make it to the kingdom. We shall one day cross to the other side where we shall have a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory (2 Corinthians 4:17; Psalm 37:34; Psalm 91:8).

TEXT REVIEW: 1 Corinthians 9:16-27

Apostle Paul emphasises in this passage that in order to receive eternal rewards, a believer must preach the gospel and be temperate in all things.
These he outlines as follows:

A. Preaching of the gospel.
i. The preaching of the gospel is a necessity for any believer expecting eternal reward. V. 16
ii. To receive the reward, believes must preach the gospel willingly and not by coercion. V. 17.
iii. The preaching of the gospel is not for monetary/material gain. V. 18.

B. In addition to preaching the gospel, believers expecting reward should:
i. ……………………… V. 19
ii. ………………..….. V. 20-21.
iii. …..…………….… V. 22-23.
iv. ………………….… V. 24
v. …………………….. V. 25
vi. ………………….… V. 26
vii. …………………… V. 27

LESSON OUTLINES

LESSON OUTLINE 1. TYPES OF REWARD
Teacher should explain that Jesus Christ has prepared crowns for rulers (Saint) in His coming Kingdom. These crowns and their qualification are:

  1. The crown of life (James 1:2). The qualification for this is that you must have endured temptation and remain faithful. Other qualifications include overcoming evil loving the Lord and being faithful unto death (Rev. 2:10).
  2. The incorruptible crown (1Cor. 9:24-25). This is for those who patiently run the race to Heaven and who are temperate in all things.
  3. The crown of rejoicing (1Thess. 2:19). You must be a soul winner to receive this crown.
  4. The crown of glory (1Peter 5:4). A crown for true pastors, missionaries and teachers.
  5. The crown of righteousness (2Timothy 4:8). It is for those expecting the Lord and earnestly waiting for His coming.

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Students should mention the crowns they are likely to receive and what they are doing towards it.

LESSON OUTLINE 2: OTHER TYPES OF REWARD

Teacher should make the student understand that apart from crowns and leadership positions in God’s Kingdom as Kings and priests, the believer will also be privileged to:
i. Reign with Christ (Romans 8:17-18).
ii. Behold His face (Psalm 17:15; Rev. 22:4).
iii. Inherit all things (Rev. 21:7).
iv. Shine as a star (Dan. 12:3).
v. Be a pillar in the temple of God (Rev. 3:12).
vi. Have access to the tree of life (Rev. 22:1-5; Rev. 22:14).
vii. Be glorified with Christ (Galatians 4:7).

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Class should mention other privileges awaiting faithful believers in Heaven.

SUMMARY: Believers should not be weary in well doing for they shall be rewarded in due season.

CONCLUSION: Knowing full well that we have this wonderful rewards in serving God, what manner of people should we be? (1 John 3:2-3).

EVALUATION: Students should mention the qualifications are for the crowns awaiting the faithful believers.

CLOSING PRAYER: Father, please help me to do what it takes (on earth) to receive rewards from You in Heave

ASSIGNMENT: Student should carefully observe their lives, earnestly desire these eternal rewards and work at getting them.

FURTHER READING:

  • Monday – Psalms 7:10
  • Tuesday – Psalms 32:11
  • Wednesday – Psalms 37:37
  • Thursday – psalms 49:14
  • Friday – Psalms 64:10
  • Saturday – Psalms 97:11
  • Sundays – Psalms 112:4

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RCCG 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 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 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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