RCCG JUNIOR ZEAL (AGES: 13-19) TEACHER’S MANUAL FOR AUGUST 8, 20201 : TOPIC – BE READY TO GO WITH JESUS
RCCG 2020/2021 ZEAL (AGE 13-19)
TEENS TEACHER’S MANUAL
SUNDAY 8TH OF AUGUST, 2021
LESSON FORTY NINE (49)
TOPIC: BE READY TO GO WITH JESUS
BIBLE TEXT: John 14:1-4
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
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.
And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
MEMORY VERSE: Matt 24:44 “Therefore, be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh”.
HYMN FOR TODAY:
My Hope is Built on Nothing Less. Hymn 474
LESSON AIM: To prepare the teens to be ready for the coming of the Lord.
CENTRAL TRUTH: Jesus is coming back!
INTRODUCTION: After the resurrection of Jesus, He asked His disciples to meet Him in Galilee. And as He was talking with them, He was lifted up into heaven. While the people were watching amazingly, two angels appeared to them and said “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in
like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.” Acts 1:9-11
Jesus had earlier made this same promise to His disciples in John 14:3. And since that time, believers have looked forward to the Second Coming of
Jesus Christ. This is also referred to as the rapture. Today we are encouraging ourselves to be ready to go with Jesus whenever He comes.
Why is He coming back?
– To take us away when He appear in heaven – Heb 9:28
– To give everyone his or her rewards according to their works here on earth- Rev 22:12
When is He coming back?
– No one knows except the God the Father – Matt 24:36, Matt 24:42
How is He going to come?
– Like a thief in the night, where no one knows – 1 Thess 5:2
– He is coming with clouds and every eye shall see Him – Rev 1:7
– He will come from heaven with a great shout by the archangels – 1 Thes 4:16-17
Who is He coming for?
The elects. The born-again Christians – Matt 24:31
The dead that died in the Lord -1 Cor 15:51-54
Where will He take them to?
– To a place He has prepared for us in heaven -John 14:3
ACTIVITY: Signs of His coming: Write out as many signs as you can find in Matt 24. Check how many have been fulfilled and judge for yourself if His coming is near or not.
INVITATION/APPLICATION: Col 3:4 says “When Christ, who is in your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory”. Be encouraged to live to please God because there is a glory ahead being prepared by God. And you won’t want to miss it. Aim to please God always and not men – 1 Thess 2:4; Acts 5:29.
CONCLUSION: Jesus has gone to prepare a place for me and you. Will you be ready when the Lord shall come?
What is God saying in the text?
How can I apply this to my life?
MY PRAYER POINT FOR THE LESSON:
Father, let me be ready for your coming in Jesus Name.