RCCG Sunday School Teacher’s Manual 14th August 2022 (Lesson 50) – Paradise


TOPIC: Paradise

OPENING PRAYER: Almighty Father, please do not forsake Your children. Take us to heaven after this world. Help us to cooperate with You to make heaven in Jesus’ name.

Teacher should allow students to review the previous week’s lesson.

MEMORY VERSE: Luke 23:43 (KJV)

 “And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.”

BIBLE PASSAGE: Luke 16:19-26 (King James Version)

19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:

20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,

21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

22 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;

23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

24 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.

25 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.

26 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.

LESSON INTRODUCTION: Paradise is a place of blessing where the righteous go after death. The word, paradise, is usually used as a synonym for “heaven” (Revelation 2:7). Paradise is a place of rest for believers in Christ. It is a place where believers are united with Christ and His Father (Luke 23:43). Jesus used “paradise” as a synonym for ‘heaven’. The apostle Paul wrote of someone (probably himself) who “was caught up to paradise” (2 Corinthians 12:4). In this context, paradise obviously refers to Heaven.

Teacher should list five (5) things they could observe from the passage on the nature of paradise (Heaven).
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i. Teacher should ask students to mention what they understand by the word “paradise”.
ii. Teacher should explain the nature of paradise to students as follows:
a. Paradise is the Father’s house. (Jn.14:2).
b. Paradise is very beautiful and wonderful beyond description. (2 Cor.12:4).
c. Paradise is a high and holy place where those with contrite spirits dwell. (Isa.57:15).
d. There is no sin in paradise. (Ps.15:1-2; Rev.21:27).
e. There is tree of life paradise for the healing of nations. (Rev.22:2).
f. Paradise is peaceful. (Isa.65:25).
g. Paradise is a place for the faithful believers after death. (Acts 7:55-56).
h. Paradise is a place of blessing and happiness. (Ps.16:11).
i. Saints of God and believers in Christ will enter paradise. (Acts 4:12; Matt.10:22; Rev.21:27).

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Mention what the Bible says about paradise.


i. There is no sickness in paradise because there is tree of life with leaves for healing. (Rev.22:2; Ezek. 47:12).
ii. The throne of God and of the Lamb is in paradise therefore there is nothing accursed in the place. (Rev.22:3).
iii. The saints of the Lord will see the face of the Lord and they will have His name written on their foreheads. (Rev.22:4; 1 Cor.13:12; 1Jn.3:2).
iv. There is no darkness in paradise because the Lord God will be the light. (Rev.22:5).
v. There will be no death in paradise because the people will live forever with the Lord. (Rev.22:5).
vi. There will be no sinner in paradise because there will be no more sin and sorrow. (Isa.25:8; 1Cor.15:54).

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Mention the conditions for people to enter paradise?

SUMMARY: Believers should strive to enter paradise.

CONCLUSION: One thing is sure, if you miss heaven (paradise), you cannot miss hell. Be prepared.

EVALUATION: What do you understand by “Paradise”?

CLOSING PRAYER: Almighty Father, please do not allow any of Your children to miss paradise in Jesus’ name.

Mention any five (5) people or characters that will not enter paradise.

RCCG Sunday School HYMN

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.

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.

O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Christ was Thy first teacher,
The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
Does manifest in thee.

O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
This testimony is sure,
That God, the Father Almighty,
Poured His blessing on Thee.

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.

O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
I rejoice to see Thee,
Will thou pass over me today?
Without my being blest?

RCCG Sunday School manual is used in Sunday School Classes in the RCCG. 

The RCCG Sunday school manual is written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye and is available online for easy access. See the previous RCCG Sunday school Manual for 2022 here

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