TOPIC: The Marriage Supper of the Lamb [RCCG Sunday School Manual 5 August 2018]
Opening Prayer: Father, do not let and my Sunday School Members miss the
marriage super of the Lamb , in Jesus’ name.
(Scroll down for RCCG Sunday School Manual 5th August, 2018 Hymn)
Bible Passage: Revelation 19:1-14
(RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual August 5 2018)
1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God
2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.
3 And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.
4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.
5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.
6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
MEMORY VERSE: “And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.” – Revelation 19:9b
Marriage, in this context, symbolises the union between Christ and the Church. (Ephesians 5:22-32). It is, however, important to note that the Marriage Supper of the Lamb is the next event after the second coming of Christ for the saints. May the Holy Spirit teach us and bless us richly as we look at this topic in details. (Daniel 7:13; 1Tim. 6:14; Acts 1:10-11).
TEXT REVIEW: REVELATION 19:1-14
Blessed are they which are called into the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Rev. 19:
Who are these?
i. Those who fear God. Rev. 19:5
ii. All God’s servants (small & great). Rev. 19:5
iii. The saints of Christ who clothe themselves with the righteousness of
Christ. Rev. 19:8
iv. Those who have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. Rev. 19:13
v. Those who bear the testimony of Jesus. Rev. 19:10
vi. Those who have not corrupted themselves with fornication. Rev. 19:2
1. What, when and where is the marriage?
2. Importance and qualifications for the marriage
WHAT, WHEN AND WHERE IS THE MARRIAGE?
What is the Marriage Supper of the Lamb?
i. It is the consummation of the union between Christ (the Bridegroom) and the Church (the Bride)
ii. The Bride which is the Church will be spotless and without wrinkle. Eph. 5:27; Rev. 19:1-14; Matt. 25:1-13
When will the Marriage take place?
Before the second coming of Christ to the earth.
Who is the Wife or Bride?
The redeemed of the Lord or saints of all ages who have part in the first resurrection. Rev. 21:2.
Where is the venue of the marriage?
Heaven -The throne of God. Rev. 19:1, 5,14
CLASS ACTIVITY 2
Why should the bride of Christ be spotless and without wrinkles?
IMPORTANCE AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE MARRIAGE.
A. IMPORTANCE OF THE MARRIAGE
i. To assemble the saints for the last supper with Christ Matt. 26:29
ii. To present the just of all ages to God, the Father and fulfill their main eternal purpose. John 17:12
iii. To wipe away tears from the faces of the saints. Rev. 7:17; 21:4
iv. To take away the saints from the earth before the activities of the anti-Christ and the tribulation. Isaiah 57:1
B. QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE MARRIAGE
i. Those who belong to Christi Cor. 5:17
ii. Those who frequently desire His second coming and are watchful Matt. 25:1-13. Whose patience and visions are not darkened.
iii. Those who do not get distracted and lose focus completely before the Bridegroom comes.
iv. Those whose holiness has not been polluted and whose garment of righteousness has not been stained. Rev. 21:8, 27; Heb. 12:14.
v. Those who obey His commands and whose citizenship is in Heaven. Rev. 22:14-15; Eph. 2:14- 16; Matt. 7:21-23.
CLASS ACTIVITY 2
Members should discuss the kinds of preparations they should engage in towards the marriage of the Lamb.
i. The marriage of the Lamb had been scheduled by God himself.
ii. The true brides know themselves (whether young or old).
iii. There is opportunity for those who want to join the true bridal train.
The Marriage Supper of the Lamb, like all biblical prophecies, will be fulfilled. You cannot afford to miss it. Pray to God to keep you standing in Him and count you worthy of this great and unique event.
Father, help me never to miss the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
Mention five categories of people who will definitely be excused or denied access to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb and why.
SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMN (RCCG Sunday School Manual 5 August 2018)
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?