RCCG House Fellowship Leader’s Manual 8 March 2020, Lesson 28 – There Is Judgment After Death

Click HERE for Previous RCCG Manual

TOPIC: There Is Judgment After Death (scroll down for RCCG House Fellowship 8 March 2020 Anthem)

PRAYER POINT: Father, help me to live righteously in this world.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: Leaders should ask members how believers can be identified by the fruit they bear.

Click HERE for Open Heaven 8 March 2020

BIBLE PASSAGE: Luke 16:19-31

19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:

20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,

21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:

28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.

31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

LESSON INTRODUCTION: There are instances in the BIBLE where God exercised judgements. In Genesis 18 and 19, on the same visit, he dropped a generational blessing to the righteous and a fire of destruction in the house of the wicked. In Genesis 18, in response to Abraham’s prayer to know if God will mete out the same judgment to the wicked and the righteous, He said that He will not treat the righteous person the same way He treats the wicked. That should remove the fear of any righteous person who is scared of going through the same judgment with the wicked. This tells us about three judgments:

MEMORY VERSE: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” Hebrew 9:27.

TEXT REVIEW: Luke 16: 19-31

i. Your status in the world has no influence on how you will be judged.

ii. We will all be judged by the works of our hands.

iii. God is a Just and Righteous Judge. He cannot be bribed.

iv. There is no second chance for a sinner.

v. He that has ear, let him hear what the spirit is saying to the church.


THE JUDGMENT AT DEATH – Separation of the wheat from the tares. Hebrew 9:27, Matt. 13:24-30. Immediately after death, there is a judgment to decide who goes to heaven and who goes to hell. In our Bible text, Lazarus died and was taken to heaven by angels but when the rich man died, he was buried and kept going down until he opened his eyes in hell. The determination is: Have you accepted Jesus Christ and determined to live for Him? John 3:17-21.

    The judgement seat of Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 22:11-12; 1 Corinthians 3:13-15. We are not saved by works but we are saved for works. These works will be judged as well as the motives.
  2. THE JUDGMENT OF THE WICKED – ‘The Great White Throne Judgement’. Revelation 20:11-15. Wicked according to this verse is anyone who has not accepted Christ as his or her personal Lord and Savior. John 3:36 says that during this judgment there will be a high display of God’s wrath with no hope for mercy.

SUMMARY: Live uprightly because after life is judgement.

CONCLUSION: Life is measured and metered. It is therefore limited by time and other variables such as sickness, death etc. Human beings are not wired to live for eternity in this flesh. Death the ultimate full stop to life does not necessarily follow any sequence. Adult die, infants die, elders die, women die, men die all in no particular order. The Bible does not support the doctrine of incarnation. It is written in Hebrew 9:27 “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” The question now is if death comes today, are you prepared to face God’s judgment?

ASSIGNMENT: Discuss the various types of Judgement after death. In Numbers 5:7, when someone is robbed, the guilty person was required to restore to the victim what had been taken and even pay an additional interest or penalty.


  1. Re-examine your salvation and be sure you are really saved and you are not playing Church.
  2. Pray for the grace to live for God in this perverse world.
  3. Pray for the grace to lead others to Christ to depopulate hell and to populate heaven.
  4. Pray for revival of holy living in RCCG
  5. Pray for church leaders that they would not lead the flock of God astray.


MONDAY: Psalm 45:6 the scepter of God is Justice.

TUESDAY: John 5:22 The Father entrusted every judgement unto the son, Jesus.

WEDNESDAY: Genesis 3:14-24 Adam and Eve were judged for disobedience and banished out of their inheritance

THURSDAY: Genesis 7:17-24 The whole world was judged with flood.

FRIDAY: Genesis 11:5-9 The judgement at the tower of Babel.

SATURDAY: Isaiah 53:4-8 Christ was judged for sin of the whole world.

SUNDAY: Hebrew 2:1-4 Salvation is your only escape.

House Fellowship Anthem

  1. I love this family Of God,
    So closely knitted into one,
    They have taken me into their arms
    And ‘am so glad to be
    A part of this great family
  2. I bless this family of God,
    So greatly prospered by the Lord,
    They have taken me into their arms
    And ‘am so glad to be
    A part of this great family
  3. I know this family of God,
    So deeply rooted in the word,
    They have taken me into their arms
    And ‘am so glad to be
    A part of this great family
  4. I see this family of God,
    So highly lifted above all,
    They have taken me into their arms
    And ‘am so glad to be
    A part of this great family
  5. Come and join this family of God,
    So highly favoured by the Lord,
    They have taken me into their arms
    And ‘am so glad to be
    A part of this great family


10 minutes for Opening Prayer, Praise and Worship
10 minutes for Testimonies
15 minutes for Bible Discussion
15 minutes for General Prayers
10 minutes for Questions & Answers
5 minutes for Welcoming New Members
10 minutes for Announcements, Offering, House Fellowship Anthem & Closing Prayers.
Total – 60 Minutes (1 Hour)