Today’s Lesson
Prayer Point - Pray that the presence of the Lord will ever abide with you. Ask for grace not to depart from Him.

Previous Knowledge - Teacher finds out what students benefitted from the previous lesson. Teacher checks through the students' assignments or asks the Assistant teacher to do so.
A. BIBLE PASSAGE - Genesis 28: 10-19
B. Memory Verse " ... and the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there." EzekieI48:35b.

C. Lesson Introduction: 'Jehovah' simply means the Self Existent Eternal One. Thus far in the human history, God has manifested His glory and almightiness at different times, using such occasions to bring about new revelations of Himself and His Name to mankind. The Revelation of Jehovah is inexhaustible. May the Holy Spirit, through the medium of this teaching, bring us to the realm of supernatural understanding of Jehovah and, in the process, bless us mightily in Jesus' name. Amen.

A. Lesson Aim - To study on Jehovah Shammah which means the Lord is there.

B. Teaching Objectives and Lesson Plan -

  1. At the end of the lesson, students should be able to discover some of the blessings which are attached to the Lord's presence.

ii. They should also be able to understand specific dangers which may be connected with His’ presence and be guided accordingly.
To achieve these objectives, teacher explains both the benefits and the dangers of His presence using His love and anger as illustrations.
Teacher encourages students to walk in God's love always and avoid His anger.
Teacher concludes by encouraging students not to allow God's

C. Text Review- Genesis28:10-19

The experience of Jacob in Genesis 28: 11 brings to fore realities of situations in which people feel lonely and abandoned. For instance, the sun of Jacob seemed to have set; progress became Standstill; stone was used as pillow; bare ground was used as bed to sleep and so no. However, the joyful thing was that the Lord was not far. Soon, He began to speak:
- I am the Lord God of thy father, Abraham... V.13a
- I will give you the land where upon you slept as your possession---- v.11c
- I will multiply thy seed to spread to the four corners of the earth. V.14a
- In you will the families of the world be blessed. V14b
- I am with you, I will keep you, I will not leave you.
Note - Teacher, please tell your students, that the Christian race may not rule out the possibility of using stone as pillow but the joy is that the Lord is there to turn their hopeless situations around. Tell them that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

D. Teaching Method - Teacher should use lecture teaching method.

E. Time Management -15 minutes for Opening, 30 minutes for Lesson Outline, Summary, Conclusion and Assignment, 15 minutes for General Review.

2. Lesson Outlines

  2. Jehovah Shammah means the Lord is there. Ezekiel 48:35b
  3. The Lord is there with the believers in their Holy Pilgrimage to Heaven. Matthew 28:18-20
  4. He was with Jacob, Moses and Israel. Genesis 28: 15; Genesis 31 :3; Exodus 3:2; Exodus 29:45
  5. God's presence produces unparalleled blessings of rest in the time of trouble, peace in the time of war and comfort in the time of devastation, hope in the time of trial and so on. Exodus 33:14, Deuteronomy 20: 1; and Isaiah 43: 1-5
  6. God's presence can be experienced in large and small congregations. It can also be experienced by an individual. Matt.18:20
  7. His presence was not limited to the Patriachs only, He was, He is and He is to come, the all Mighty. Matthew 28:20; Hebrew 13:8

Class Activity 1- Identify various blessings that are associated with God's presence.

  1. It is undisputable that God is love. I John 4:8
  2. His presence is accompanied with bundle of love and hope. I John 3:1-3
  3. His presence when angry can turn a whole city into ashes in a few seconds e.g. the city of Sodom and Gomorah.
  4. When He appeared as a consuming fire, the fire of the enemies was rendered useless and inactive against God's people.
  5. The enemy's fire is heaped upon the heads of the enemies. Daniel 3:19-26
  6. Believers should avoid whatsoever may provoke Him to anger.

Read - Phil. 4:6; Hebrews 12:6-11
Class Activity 2- Mention examples of people in the Bible who tasted the anger of God's presence.

Summary: God's presence attracts blessings to God's children and judgement to God's enemies.

Conclusion: Believers should rejoice for having Jehovah Shammah with them. They should worship Him in holiness to attract the blessings of His presence and distant themselves from whatever may provoke the fiery anger of His presence.

Assignment:See assignment in the workbook.