SUNDAY SCHOOL LECTURE FOR SUNDAY 20TH JULY, 2014

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL: July 20, 2014

RAPTURE (Part 2)

MEMORY VERSE: “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 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 14:2-3

BIBLE PASSAGE: 1 CORINTHIANS 15:50-53

INTRODUCTION:

Our last lesson revealed the meaning of the word, rapture. We also discovered events surrounding the rapture as regards timing and other issues. Today’s lesion will show us the reasons, the qualification as well as fallacies surrounding the rapture. May the good Lord teach our hearts and bless our lives with His truth by His Spirit, in Jesus’ name.

OUTLINES:

1. WHY WILL THE RAPTURE TAKE PLACE?
2. WHO WILL BE RAPTURED?

WHY WILL THE RAPTURE TAKE PLACE?

The rapture will take place:
a. To resurrect the just of all ages from among the dead – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; Psalm 50:1-6.
b. To take the saints out of the world before the tribulation – Luke 21:34-36; 2 Thessalonians 2:7-8; 1 Thessalonians 1:10.
c. That Jesus Christ might present to Himself a Church without spots or wrinkles – Ephesians 5:27; John 14:1-3.
d. To transform or change the bodies of all faithful saints from mortality to immortality – Philippians 3:20-21; 1 Corinthians 15:21-23,42-44,51-58.
e. To assemble the saints at the marriage supper of the Lamb – Revelations 19:1-10.
f. To allow the revelation of the anti-Christ – 2 Thessalonian 2:1-8.
g. To present saints to God the Father -1 Thess. 3:13; Jude 24.
h. To make the saints whole in body, soul and spirit – 1 John 3:2-3; Romans 8:22-23.

WHO WILL BE RAPTURED?

The following set of people shall be raptured:
i. Those who are in Chhst at His coming -John 1:12; 2eor. 5:17.
ii. Those who earnestly desire His appearance – Titus 2:13; Philippians 3:20.
iii. Those who love the Lord supremely – Philippians 3:7-10; John 21:15-17; John 14:15; Mark 16:15-18; Luke 19:12-13.
iv. Those whose citizenship is in Heaven – Philippians 3:20-21; Ephesians 2:19.
v. Those who will live holy even as He is holy – 1 Peter 1:16; Hebrews 12:14; 1 John 3:1-3.

CONCLUSION

Let us be sober in watchfulness – 1 Thessalonians 5:6 always fellowshipping together – Hebrews 10:25 and keeping the unity of the faith in the bond of peace – Ephesians 4:3.

Questions

1. State six reasons the rapture should take place.
2. Mention the categories of people that would be raptured.

Blessed Week with the Holy Spirit

MONDAY: Luke 13:3 – Repent today and you will not perish.
TUESDAY: Matthew 25:13 – Watch and pray because His second coming is imminent and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb is inevitable.
WEDNESDAY: Revelations 21:27 – Remain holy as nothing that is defiled shall enter. .
THURSDAY: Matthew 22:13 – Belong to Christ’s family and be branded for Him and you will not be cast away.
FRIDAY: 1 Timothy 1:14 – Obedience is a great asset to cherish and display always.
SATURDAY: 2 Timothy 2:19 – Stop pretending, the Lord knows those that belong to Him.
SUNDAY: Revelations 19:7 – The Marriage Supper of the Lamb is a moment of great ce.lebration. Do not miss it

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