Lesson 52: RCCG Sunday School Manual 29 August 2021 – Fourth Quarterly Review
LESSON OUTLINE 1: THE PASSING AWAY OF THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH
A. THE BIBLICAL TRUTH ABOUT THE PRESENT EARTH AND HEAVEN:
i. The present physical earth and heaven will pass away. (Isaiah 34:4;51:6)
ii. All elements and works shall be burnt up. (2 Peter 3:10c)
iii. The passing away which means “disappear” or “no more” will not involve the inhabitants of heaven and earth. (Rev. 21:3)
iv. The “heavens” refers to the stars, planet and galaxies (2 Pet. 3:10).
B. THE NATURE OF THE DAY AND HE PASSAGE (PASSING AWAY)
i. Suddenly: like a thief in the night. (2 Peter 3:10a)
ii. With a great noise (possible of great explosion). (2 Peter 3:10b)
iii. With fervent heat (capable of meeting all elements) (2 Peter 3:10c)
iv. With burning fire. 2 Peter 3:12
C. BELIEVERS’ EXPECTATION
Believers should be on guard and watch out because the day of the event is fast approaching (Looking for and hasting). 2 Peter 3:12
CLASS ACTIVITY 1: How should Believers prepare for the day when the world and elements would melt in fire.
LESSON OUTLINE: EMERGENCE OF THE NEW HEAVEN AND THE NEW EARTH
A. NATURE OF NEW HEAVEN AND THE NEW EARTH
i. God will create a new heaven and earth to replace the old heaven and earth. (Revelation 21:1)
ii. God will also creates new Jerusalem out of the new heaven to the new earth. (Revelation 21:2)
iii. The new Jerusalem which is referred to as the “tabernacle of God” is the holy city where the saint shall dwell. (Rev. 21:2-3)
iv. The new heavens and the earth is a place of righteousness and the dwelling place of the righteous. (2 Peter 3:13)
B. IMPLICATIONS OF THE NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH FOR THE BELIEVERS.
i. Believers’ are to look forward to the emergence of the new heavens and earth. (2 Peter 3:12-13).
ii. Believers should not contaminate themselves with unrighteousness, because only the righteousness will dwell there. (2 Peter 3:13)
iii. Believers should make heaven their number one priority. (Matt. 6:20)
iv. Believers should avoid such things that should stain their holiness. (2 Peter 3:14).
v. Believers should live in peace (with brethren) and be blameless. (2 Peter 3:14).
CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Class member should identify common spot or stains which could tarnish the believers’ life of Holiness.
SUMMARY: The end of the heaven and the earth is sure and imminent.
CONCLUSION: Believers should remain faithful to the end because there is hope of eternal life with God beyond this present world.