Today’s Lesson                                                                                                                                                                                               
Prayer Point - Students should pray to God to grant them grace to live holy so that they will not be condemned on the day of judgment.
Previous Knowledge - Teacher should review the previous week's lesson. Teacher should mark the workbook

1. Opening
A. BIBLE PASSAGE - Revelation 20:4-15
B. Memory Verse - " ... And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement". Hebrews 9: 27

C. Lesson Introduction - Judgement is imminent. Whether we believe it or not, we are going to give account of all that we do here on earth, whether it be good or bad, righteous or wicked. We will all appear before the One that God has appointed to judge all, Jesus Christ.


A. Lesson Aim - To study God's final judgement.

B. Teaching Objectives and Lesson Plan

At the end of the lesson, students should be able to explain the types and nature of God's final judgement. To achieve this objective, teacher should explain types and nature of God's judgement. Teacher should conclude by encouraging students to be holy so as not to be condemned (judged).

C. Text Review - Revelation 20: 4-15
Those that will be rewarded at the judgement throne of God will fulfil the following conditions: (Rev. 20:4)

i. They will be persecuted, denied privilege, tortured and killed for the sake of the gospel of Christ and the word of God.

ii. They will absolutely refuse to worship the beast and his image.
iii. Those that refuse to receive his mark either upon their hands or heads.
Those who fulfil these conditions will reign with Christ for a thousand years. Those who fail these conditions will witness the reign of the devil for one thousand years. This reign shall be characterised with 'deception' verse 8a; "violence" verse 8b and his victim shall be cast into the lake of fire along with the devil- verse 14.
Therefore every believer has a crucial decision to make, either to refuse Satan totally and make Heaven or reject Christ and go to hell fire.

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
I. LESSON OUTLINE 1 - TYPES OF BIBLICAL JUDGEMENTS There are at least seven different judgments.
i. The Saviour on the cross being judged for our sins. ii. The believer's self judgement.
iii. The judgement of the believers' work.
iv. The judgement of Israel during the great tribulation.
v. The judgement of nations when sheep will be separated from goats at the second coming of Christ.
vi. The judgement of the fallen angels who were reserved in darkness.
vii. The judgement of the wicked dead.
Teacher should fix the following scriptures accordingly on the above stated points. I Cor. 11:31; 2 Cor. 13:5; Romans 14:10; 2 Cor. 5:10-11; Ezekiel 20:30-44; Matt 25:31-46; Jude 6:7; 2 Peter 2:4; Rev. 20: 11-12; 15; Romans2:16.
Class Activity 1: Class should differentiate between the' judges of the earth and Christ as the final judge.
There are two major final judgements for both believers and unbelievers.
A. The Judgement Seat of Christ.
At the Judgement Seat of Christ, the following shall happen.

  1. Believers' works will be tested.
  2. Believers' words will be tested.
  3. Believers' thoughts will be tested.
  4. Believers' motives will be tested.
  5. Believers' secrets will be tested.

Judgement Seat of Christ will take place after the rapture. Matthew 16: 27 Matt 12:36; Matt 15:19-20; Rom 2:16; 2 Cor. 5:14
B. The Great White Throne Judgement
The following shall take place at the white throne judgments.

  1. The wicked shall be judged.
  2. Sinners shall be judged.
  3. Those who reject Jesus Christ shall be judged.
  4. Fallen angels shall be judged.
  5. Godless people too will be judged according to their works.

f. It will be open and impartial judgement. Rev. 20:5; Rev. 20: 11-15, Matthew 7: 21-23.
Class Activity 2 - Class should differentiate between the judgment seat of Christ and the Great White Throne Judgement.

Summary: Everyone will appear before God and shall be judged based on their works, thoughts, secrets, motives and faith.

Conclusion: The final judgment is certain, therefore, desist from anything that could make you condemned.

Assignment: See assignment in the workbook.