TOPIC: Rejoice Always [RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 15 September 2019]

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MEMORY VERSE: “Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.” – Philippians 4:4 (scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 15 September 2019 HYMN)

Also Read: Open Heaven 15 September 2019 – The Source of Strength

BIBLE PASSAGE: Psalms 89:11-18 KJV (RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 15 September 2019)

11 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.

12 The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.

13 Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.

14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.

15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.

16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.

17 For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.

18 For the LORD is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.


There are many portions of the Bible where believers are admonished to praise the Lord in singing (Psalm 95:1) and dancing (Psalm 149:3), with clapping (Psalm 47:1), with the use of musical instruments (Psalm 150:1-6; Ephesians 5:19) and in the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 14:15). In addition, believers must also learn to rejoice always (1 Thessalonians 5:16; Philippians 4:4).





The merciful God is so mindful of man that He visits him every morning (Job 7:18-19; Ps. 8:4). It is only wise, therefore, that such special love and concern should be immediately reciprocated with rejoicing (adoration, worship and singing). In the morning (Ps. 59:16), In the day time. (Ps. 42:8), In the evening (Ps. 134:1) All day long. (Ps. 89:16), Believers must rejoice as long as there is life (Ps. 34:1; 104:33)


God has not called the believer into a life of shame, trouble and confusion (Jeremiah 29:11; 3John 2). However, it is not impossible for believers to face challenges once in a while. Therefore, in all situations or circumstances, God commands ‘the work of His hands’ to praise Him (1Thess. 5:18). Whether in fire or deep waters, God promises to be with the believer (Isaiah 43:1-3). He will be there in famine, persecution, imprisonment, poverty, loss and fiery trials. His command is that His name is to be praised always (2Corinthians 6:10; 1Peter 4:12-13; John 16:33).

Whatever rejoicing or praise/worship rendered to God in this world is a child’s play compared to what operates in Heaven, where there is no measuring of time. The heavenly language is the language of worship only- HALLELUJAH. This is what the angels say in Heaven as they worship the Ancient of Days, the Holy One in His Majesty and glory (Luke 2:13-14; Revelations 5:11-12; Revelations 7:11-12). When Christians make it to Heaven and the lost glory is restored, the saints without doubt shall have new songs, if only to praise the Rock of their salvation (Revelations 19:1-7).


Your present situation is not without the knowledge of the All-knowing God. God is surely greater than the situation. The Holy Spirit is reminding you today to rejoice always, because this may be the only weapon against your predicament.


  1. What time of the day should believer rejoice and praise God?
  2. Are there circumstances that forbid a believer from rejoicing in the Lord?


Monday: Deuteronomy 12:7-18

Tuesday: 1 Samuel 2:1

Wednesday: Psalms 35:9

Thursday: Revelation 19:7

Friday: Zephaniah 3:17

Saturday: Isaiah 9:7

Sunday: Revelation 20:1-6

ASSIGNMENT: Mention five (5) circumstances that may not make us rejoice.

RCCG Sunday School 15 September 2019 HYMN

  1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    O how I love Thee well,
    I am happy, it makes me glad
    To rejoice at Thy birth.
  2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day, Thy friendship suits me well,
    Both young and old will sing Thy song,
    We long for Sunday School.
  3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Christ was Thy first teacher,
    The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
    Does manifest in thee.
  4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    This testimony is sure,
    That God, the Father Almighty,
    Poured His blessing on Thee.
  5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Though the sun be so bright,
    Or if the clouds black with rain,
    I’ll be in Sunday School.
  6. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    I rejoice to see Thee,
    Will thou pass over me today?
    Without my being blest?