RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL MANUAL LESSON 51: THE REALITY OF HELL – AUGUST 20TH, 2017

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RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS MANUAL
(LESSON FIFTY-ONE)
SUNDAY 20TH AUGUST 2017

TOPIC: THE REALITY OF HELL

MEMORY VERSE: “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” – Psalm 9:17

BIBLE PASSAGE: Luke 16:19-31
INTRODUCTION:
Is there an everlasting hell? The Bible declares in very certain terms that there is. There are 162 texts in the New Testament alone that speak of the doom that awaits the unrepentant sinners. The Lord Himself uttered 70 of these. Hell is a reality, an awful fact to be realised. It seems that the angels that sinned with Satan are even now in hell waiting for judgment (2Peter 2:4). The Bible makes it abundantly clear that the wicked and anyone that finally rejects Christ will be turned into hell (Psalm 9:17).

LESSON OUTLINES
1. How real is hell?
2. Other questions about hell

HOW REAL IS HELL?
Hell is a place of torment and punishment, of unquenchable thirst, of suffering and agony at its worst (Luke 16:23). Hell is banishment from the presence of God (2Thessalonians 1:9). It is a sort of prison where the wicked are punish forever (Matthew 25:46). The heat of hell-fire is unbearable (Isaiah 33:14; Matthew 13:42). The justice of God demands degrees of punishment; therefore, some parts of hell are hotter than others (Deuteronomy 32:22).
Hell was originally prepared for the devil and his wicked angels (Matthew 25:41). Hell was never intended for man but if men insist on rejecting Heaven through the Saviour, Jesus Christ, then they must accompany Satan forever (Psalm 9:17). The original size of hell is not known but because of man’s insistence on going there, hell has enlarged itself (Isaiah 5:14).
The worst part of it is that just as those who go to Heaven will recognise themselves, those who go to hell will also recognise themselves (Luke 16:23). They will even be able to pray but their prayers will never be answered (Luke 16:27). The torment there is everlasting.

OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT HELL
1. Who will go to hell? All persons, of all ranks, ages, and conditions whose names are not found written in the book of life (Revelations 20:15).
2. Where is hell? The Bible says it is ‘’down’’ (Isaiah 14:9).
3. Does ‘’hell’’ not mean ‘’grave’’ where both the good and the bad must go? No. In Luke 16, both the rich man and Lazarus died and went to the grave, as both were buried. However, their souls went to different places. One was in a place where he was comforted, the other in a place of torment and the two were separated by a great gulf to prevent travel back and forth.
4. Will the doomed repent in hell, seek the Lord, and then be forgiven? No. Salvation is limited to this life. There is no repentance in the grave. All prayers of the doomed are denied (Luke 16:24-27).
5. Is there a place of probation, purgatory, after death? Certainly not. Once a person dies, he either goes straight to paradise or the place of torment (Hebrews 9:27).

CONCLUSION
How does one get to hell? It is simply by neglecting the salvation purchased for us by the Blood of Jesus (Hebrews 2:3). How does one avoid hell? By receiving Jesus as one’s personal Saviour, and Lord (John 3:16; Proverbs 15:24). What is your choice?

QUESTIONS:
1. Who are those who will go to hell?
2. How can someone miss going to hell?

 

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL
LESSON 51: ” THE REALITY OF HELL?”
DATE: AUGUST 20, 2017
1. OPENING
I. Bible Passage: Luke 16: 19-31
There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover, the dogs came and licked his sores.
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:
For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
II . Memory Verse: “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” – Psalm 9:17
I. Lesson Introduction: Is there an everlasting hell? The Bible declares in very certain arms that there is. There are 162 texts in the New Testament alone that speak of the doom that awaits the unrepentant sinners. The Lord Himself uttered 70 of these. Hell is a reality, an awful act to be realised. It seems that the angels that sinned with Satan are even now in hell waiting for judgment (2Peter 2:4). The Bible makes it abundantly clear that the wicked and anyone that finally rejects Christ will be turned into hell. Psalm 9: 17.
TEACHER DIARY
I. LESSON AIM: To study about the reality of hell.
II. TEACHING OBJECTIVES: After the lesson, students should be able to:
i.) Discover that the hell is real. (ii) Provide answers to same questions about hell.
III. TEACHING PLAN
To achieve the above stated objectives, the teaching plan has been outlined as follows:
i.) After the Sunday School Hymn, Teacher, Assistant and Students take the Opening Prayer and recite the Memory verse.
ii.) Teacher should select a student to read the Bible passage.
iii.) Teacher should teach the lesson outlines and guide the students through class activities.
(iv.) Teacher should summarise, conclude and evaluate the lesson.
v.) Assistant teacher should conduct the class, assist students in the class activities, mark attendance, and workbook, give assignment from the workbook and take the closing prayer.
IV. TEXT REVIEW: Luke 16:19-31
NO! NOT AT ALL. IN HELL ,Hell is a destiny sealed
i. The people in hell can see the righteous far off but the righteous can never
come to their aids. – Luke 16:23, 26.
ii.No escape in hell except to the lake of fire (“neither can they pass to us, that
would come to us’ – Matthew 16:26; Revelations 20: 14-15.
iii. All prayer requests, are turned down. Destiny cannot be amended in hell. –
Luke 16:27-20.
iv.There is no repentance in hell. – Luke 16:30
v.No comfort in hell but torment. – Luke 16:24-25.
vi.No mercy or favour in hell, No, Not at all. – Luke 16:24-25.
vii. No food or water in hell, instead there are heat, torment and hunger in hell. –
Luke 16:24-26.
viii. No cross over from hell to heaven or from heaven to hell because of the great
gulf fixed. – Luke 16:26.
The rich men cannot bribe anyone in hell, not even with money, position, power, connection
and property. Not even with prayer for mercy can destiny be changed. No, not at all.
V. TEACHING METHOD• Use the Lecture teaching method.
VI. TIME MANAGEMENT
2 LESSON OUTLINES

I. LESSON OUTLINE

1: HOW REAL IS HELL?
i.Hell is a place of torment, punishment and unquenchable thirst, suffering and
agony. – Luke 16:23
ii.Hell is eternal banishment from the presence of God. – 2 Thessalonians 1 :19.
iii. Hell is a sort of prison where the wicked are punished for ever. – Matthew 25:46
iv. Hell is a place of unbearable heat. -Isaiah 33:14; Matthew 13:42
v. Hell has lowest hell, its fire consumes the earth with her increase. – Deut. 32:22
vi. Hell was originally prepared for the devil and his wicked angels. – Matthew 25:41
vii. But those who reject the Lord Jesus will inherit hell with Satan. – Psalm 9:17
viii. Hell has enlarged itself to accommodate more unrepentant sinners. -Isaiah 5:14
ix. The People in hell will recognize themselves. – Luke 16:23
x. The people in hell will pray but their prayers will not be answered. – Luke 16:27
Class Activity 1 : Every student should describe hell In his/her own sentence.
2. LESSON OUTLINE 2: OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT HELL
i. Who will go to hell? All persons, of all ranks, ages, and conditions whose names are not found written in the book of life Revelations 20:15.
ii. Where is hell? The Bible says it is “down” -Isaiah 14:9.
iii. Does “hell” not mean “grave” where both the good and the bad must go? No. In Luke 16, both the rich man and Lazarus died and went to the grave, as both were buried. However, their souls went to different places. One was in a place where he was comforted, the other in a place of torment and the two were separated by a great gulf to prevent travel back and forth.
iv. Will the doomed repent in hell, seek the Lord, and then be forgiven? No. Salvation is limited to this life. There is no repentance in the grave. All prayers of the doomed are denied. – Luke 16:24-27.
v. Is there a place of probation, purgatory, after death? Certainly not. Once a person dies, he either goes straight to paradise or the place of torment. – Hebrews 9:27.
Class Activity 2 : (i.) Class should pray a prayer of agreement to God to deliver any soul of their family members from hell fire.
(ii.) Share any of the descriptions of hell on any of the social media.
3. SUMMARY – Hell and Lake of fire are real. They are the final destinations of the
ungodly people.
4. CONCLUSION – How does one get to hell? It is simply by neglecting the salvation purchased for us by the Blood of Jesus (Hebrews 2:3). How does one avoid hell? By receiving Jesus as one’s personal Saviour, and Lord (John 3:16; Proverbs 15:24). What is your choice?
5. EVALUATION– What is Hell?
6. CLOSING PRAYER – Father, snatch any member of my family from hell.

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