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As the World Turns
Teacher Guide ~ Day D3

The future begins today.

Spiritual Focus:

The death of the wicked by fire is called "hell fire" and will take place after God's people have searched the record books and made sure that God was fair in not bringing them to heaven.

Memory Verse: 
    Psalms 91:9-11          

Hymn:   #216 When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder and #248 O, How I Love Jesus

Student Activities:

Class Explorations and Discussions:  What is Hell?

Read Revelation 19 which describes Jesus' coming in cartoon form. (Remember that John the Revelator was given visions "in cartoon form" so that what he wrote down would pass the inspection of prison guards and be circulated among the Christian believers.)

(Revelation 19:21--the "remnant" is not the remnant of God, but those who have followed the beast and the false prophet in verse 20.)

Read Revelation 20 which tells what happens following the 2nd coming of Jesus.

Students should be able to identify the 1st resurrection, which happens at the 2nd coming of Jesus.

The 2nd resurrection occurs at the end of the thousand years.

Discuss: 

  • What is hell fire?
  • Can a loving God send fire from heaven to destroy people? Read Isaiah 28:21--about God's strange act--it is not His normal way of acting.
  • Does God tell us about hell fire to inform us of what is going to happen or to scare us?

Read Ezekiel 33:11--God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked.

Summary:  After Jesus takes those who love Him to heaven, they will be given an assignment--to judge the wicked.  Why? 




 

To answer any questions that we might have about why our friends and loved ones are not in heaven with us.  God knows that we need to be completely satisfied that He is fair.  Satan's cry ever since he became jealous in heaven has been:  GOD IS NOT FAIR!

God opens up all of the record books of heaven--all of the videos of people's lives for us to watch to find that Jesus was fair by not bringing them to heaven.   We will see that those people would not have been completely happy in heaven and were not as good friends with Jesus as we might have thought.

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