RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual For August 11, 2019 Lesson 50 : Topic – Rewards

RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual For August 11, 2019 Lesson 50 : Topic  – Rewards

TOPIC: Rewards
OPENING PRAYER: Father, help me to be faithful to the end to obtain glorious rewards. 
BIBLE PASSAGE: 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 24-27 KJV 
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.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27:
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.
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 (scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 11 August 2019 HYMN)
LESSON INTRODUCTION: The scriptures make it clear that believers will be rewarded for their labour of love to God (Rev. 22:12). The momentary light affliction, which is descriptive of this world of sorrow, pain, tears and problems will end the moment we cross to the other side (2 Cor. 4:17). The moment of affliction will be exchanged for an exceeding and eternal weight of glory.
TEXT REVIEW: 1 Corinthians 9:16-27
Some conditions or requirements to receive rewards (crown of glory) for preaching the gospel are stated below:
i. When the preacher does not make profit for preaching the gospel.
ii. When the preacher becomes the servant of all. 1 Cor. 9:18-19.
iii. When the preacher becomes weak to gain the weak.
iv. When he or she is a Jew to the Jews and Gentile to the Gentiles to gain them.
v. When the preacher becomes all things to all men that might save them all.
vi. When the preacher keeps the body under subjection.
vii. When the preacher is certain and focused.
viii. Wen he or she is temperate in all things. 1 Cor. 9:24-27.
i. Teacher should find out from students what they understand by glories in heaven which await believers.
ii. Teacher should explain the following glories which truly born again believers are to expect:
a. To be with Christ on the last day (John 14:3). Everyone is happy to be in the presence of the King of kings.
b. To behold his face (Psalms 17:15). What a glory it will be just to be able to gaze at that wonderful face. (Rev. 22:4).
c. 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 in full when we get to heaven.
d. To be glorified with Christ (Rom. 8:17-18). We are not just to behold his glory but we are to be glorified too. We do not know this means actually means but it is surely going to be marvelously wonderful.
e. To reign with Christ (Rom. 8:17-18). We shall reign with the King of kings. In Matt. 25:20-23; in the parable of the talents, the faithful ones were made rulers over many things.
f. To inherit all things (Rev. 21:7). Not some things but all things.
g. To shine as the stars (Dan. 12:3). As believers, we should increase the rate at which we are winning souls for Christ.
CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Mention some earthly glorious things which you know.
i. Teachers should ask students to mention types of crowns which exist in heaven for believers.
ii. Teacher should explain the following crowns to the students:
a. Crowns for runners: This crown which is eternal and incorruptible and for believers who are temperate in all things and who run the race patiently. 1 Cor. 9:24-25; Heb. 12:1.
b. Crowns for soul winners (1 Thess 2:19). It is called the crown of rejoicing
c. Crowns for anticipators, that is, those who are expecting the Lord’s return (2 Tim. 4:8). This is called the crown of righteousness. Every believer should watch out for Christ second coming to win this crown.
d. Crowns for the faithful ones (James 1:12). This is called the crown of life. The conditions for winning this crown include: Enduring temptation, love for God and faithfulness unto death. Rev. 2:10.
e. Crowns for the true shepherd (1 Peter 5:1-4). This is called the crown of glory. It is for elders, pastors, missionaries and teachers who perform their duties faithfully.
CLASS ACTIVITY 2: How can believers increase their crowns?
SUMMARY: There are rewards fr believers’ exploits of faith.
CONCLUSION: It is possible to earn a crown and then lose it again (Rev. 3:11). Would that not be a terrible tragedy? May God grant that it will not happen to us.
EVALUATION: What are the glories and crowns which await believers who endure to the end?
CLOSING PRAYER: Father, help me to endure to the end so that I may obtain my rewards.
ASSIGNMENT: Differentiate between earthly and heavenly glories.

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?
RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual For August 11, 2019 Lesson 50 : Topic – Rewards RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual For August 11, 2019 Lesson 50 : Topic  – Rewards Reviewed by Muyiwa Abodunrin (Muyilight) on August 11, 2019 Rating: 5

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