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 be ready when you return to take the saints to Heaven
MEMORY VERSE: “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” — John 14:3
BIBLE PASSAGE: 1THESSALONIANS 4:13-18
But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive [and] remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
Then we who are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
Therefore comfort one another with these words.
Acts 1:10-11 describes the ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ as being personal, bodily and visible with power. The second coming of our Lord will be in like manner. However, it will be in two phases. The first phase, regarded as the rapture (1Thess. 4:15-17), will be the coming of the Lord for His saints. While the second phase will be the coming of the Lord with His saints (Revelation 1:7), to set up the millennium (1Thess. 3:13). Between the first phase and the second phase of the second coming of Christ is the period of the tribulation.
TEXT REVIEW: 1THESSALONIANS 4:13-18
Apostle Paul admonished the Thessalonians in the following light:
“But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope”.1THESSALONIANS 4:13.
ACTIVITY:Identify reasons Apostle Paul admonished believers not to sorrow according to the passage.
- PROPHECIES AND PURPOSE OF HIS SECOND COMING
- THE MANNER OF HIS SECOND COMING
PROPHECIES AND PURPOSE OF HIS SECOND COMING
A. Teacher should state the prophesies of His second coming as outlined:
i. The prophesies about the first coming of our Lord Jesus Christ was fulfilled. Isaiah 7:14, Luke 2:7
ii. The second coming, which is sure to be fulfilled was prophesied as follows:
a. Prophets Daniel said ” One like the son of man came with the cloud of heaven” (Daniel 7:13-14).
b. The Lord Jesus Himself said “……..the son of man shall come in his glory and all the holy angels with him……” (Matthew 25:31; John 14:3).
c. The angels prophesied it, “…….the same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven shall so come in like manner……..”. (Acts 1:10-11.
d. The apostles witnessed it. (Acts 1:10-11; 1Timothy 6:14).
B. Teacher should state the purpose of His coming as outlined below:
a. AT RAPTURE (FIRST PHASE TO TAKE THE SAINTS)
i. To complete the ultimate salvation of the saints at the rapture (Hebrews 9:28).
ii. To expose the hidden things of darkness (1Corinthains 4:5)
iii. To receive to Himself His bride (the Church)(John 14:3).
b. AT REVELATION (SECOND PHASE WITH THE SAINTS)
i. To be glorified in the saints (2Thess. 1:7-10),
ii. To execute judgement as a conquering King (2Timothy 4:1).
iii. To reign majestically (Revelation 11:15)
iv. To destroy death (1Cor. 15:25-26).
CLASS ACTIVITY 1
Consider how the wicked Kings of the earth would feel when the king returns.
THE MANNER OF HIS SECOND COMING
Teacher should state the manner of His second coming in the two phases
A. In the first phase at RAPTURE
i. He will descend from Heaven with a shout and voice of the archangel (1Thessalonians 4:16),
ii. He will descend suddenly (1Corinthians 15:52),
iii. He will descend with the glory of his father (Matthew 16:27),
iv. The saint will be caught up to meet Him in the air (1Thessalonians 4:17).
B. In the second phase at REVELATION
i. He will come to the earth in the cloud of Heaven with power and great glory (Matthew 24:30),
ii. He will come in his own glory accompanied by his angels (Matthew 25:31)
iii. He will come with His saints (1Thess. 3:13)
iv. He will come in flaming fire (2Thess. 1:8)
v. He will come bodily (would be seen) as He decended (Acts 1:9-11)
CLASS ACTIVITY 2
Explain the manner of the Lord’s second coming in the two phrases.
The Lord’s second coming has been prophesied and it will certainly come to pass. 2Pet. 3:3-12.
The Lord will come any moment from now. Therefore, believers should watch and pray (1Thessalonians 3:12-13).
Father, count me worthy to reign with you in your kingdom.
Differentiate in five points between the first phrase and the second phase of the Lord’s second coming.