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Don’t Be Left Behind – Part 1

TOPIC: Don’t Be Left Behind – Part 1

OPENING PRAYER: Father, please make me to be with the saints when the trumpet shall sound.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: The leader should fix a date with his/her centre members when they would go on hospital or prison evangelism.

MEMORY VERSE: Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. – Acts 1:11

BIBLE TEXT: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (KJV)

13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

LESSON INTRODUCTION: All Christians know that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming again. Most of them know that His second coming will be in two stages:
(i) like a thief in the night to take the spotless bride away before the tribulation starts and
(ii) to return with the bride seven years later to reign in earth for thousand years. Without doubt, some people will be here on earth during those seven terrible years. Anyone who did not go with Him at His first appearing will pass through the tribulation. Be warned brethren, do not be left behind.

LESSON AIM: To examine the events that will take place after the rapture.

TEACHING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, members should be able to:
i. Understand the post rapture events – tribulation etc..
ii. Distance themselves completely from those post events.

TEXT REVIEW: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

i. We are encouraged by the text not to mourn like the worldly people when a Christian died.
ii. That this world is not our final destination.
iii. Also, that there will be an event that will take place which all Christians would be taken so that they will meet with the Lord.

TEACHING METHOD: The leader should use the teaching/lecture method.

TIME MANAGEMENT: Share the teaching time using the suggested time schedule.

LESSON OUTLINES: There are two outlines:


After the rapture, Satan will endeavour to establish a worldwide kingdom with a king at its head. This satanic king has several titles among which are:
(i) the Anti-Christ, – 1 John 2:18-22
(ii) the will king, – Daniel 11:36
(iii) the lawless one
(iv) the son of perdition. – 2 Thessalonians 2:3
He will become the head of a revived form of the Roman Empire, gain control of the western world and form an alliance with the world church. Don’t be left behind if you don’t want to join the world church.


The Anti-Christ will make a covenant with Israel who will rebuild the temple in Jerusalem and start sacrifices again. The only opposition to the Anti-Christ at this moment will be Russia who will instigate Syria and Egypt to invade Israel. The Anti-Christ will defeat Syria and Egypt but meanwhile Russia would have invaded Israel and be supernaturally defeated. Thus the power of the Anti-Christ would grow to the extent that he would declare that he is God and demand worship that everyone should worship him. Don’t be left behind if you don’t want to worship the Anti-Christ. – Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15, Revelations 13:8

ACTIVITY: State vividly the events that will take place after rapture. Will you be there?

SUMMARY: Don’t plan to stay behind after the rapture.

CONCLUSION: Please don’t take God for granted, heed to His warning and instruction all the time, so that we will not perish like Noah’s generation.


  1. Thank God for your redemption.
  2. Father, please keep me from falling from your path.
  3. Father, please uphold Daddy and Mummy G.O. till the very end.
  4. Father, please keep every member of RCCG till the very end.
  5. Individual prayer requests.

ASSIGNMENT: Diligently carry out all the daily tasks outlined in the GOLDEN DIET below.

GOLDEN DIET FOR THE WEEK (print or write it out so that you can participate daily):

Study to know the works of the Anti-Christ. – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Stay away from anything that can contaminate your soul.

Separate yourself from sinful friends. – 2 Corinthians 6:14-16

Pray that you will not be left behind during rapture.

Pray today at least for two house.

Preach Jesus Christ to at least there people.

Offer thanks to the Lord.

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