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RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL LESSON THIRTY-FOUR SUNDAY 25TH APRIL 2021
TOPIC: MARITAL UNFAITHFULNESS
SUNDAY SCHOOL 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 friend friendship suits me well,
Both young and 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 be 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?
RCCG THIS WEEK
Father, help all couples to be faithful in their marriages.
MEMORY VERSE: “Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but wholemongers and adulterers God will judge”. — Hebrews 13:4
BIBLE PASSAGE: PROVERBS 7:6-27
For at the window of my house I looked through my lattice,
And saw among the simple, I perceived among the youths, A young man devoid of understanding,
Passing along the street near her corner; And he took the path to her house
In the twilight, in the evening, In the black and dark night.
And there a woman met him, [With] the attire of a harlot, and a crafty heart.
She [was] loud and rebellious, Her feet would not stay at home.
At times [she was] outside, at times in the open square, Lurking at every corner.
So she caught him and kissed him; With an impudent face she said to him:
“[I have] peace offerings with me; Today I have paid my vows.
So I came out to meet you, Diligently to seek your face, And I have found you.
I have spread my bed with tapestry, Colored coverings of Egyptian linen.
I have perfumed my bed With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
Come, let us take our fill of love until morning; Let us delight ourselves with love.
For my husband [is] not at home; He has gone on a long journey;
He has taken a bag of money with him, [And] will come home on the appointed day.”
With her enticing speech she caused him to yield, With her flattering lips she seduced him.
Immediately he went after her, as an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as a fool to the correction of the stocks,
Till an arrow struck his liver. As a bird hastens to the snare, He did not know it [would cost] his life.
Now therefore, listen to me, [my] children; Pay attention to the words of my mouth:
Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways, Do not stray into her paths;
For she has cast down many wounded, And all who were slain by her were strong [men.] Proverbs:7.27
Her house [is] the way to hell, Descending to the chambers of death.
In Christian marriage, every man must cleave to his own wife, and every wife cliff to his own husband (Genesis 2:24), The Bible commends chaste matrimony in all sorts of men, and threatens utter destruction from God against homemongers and adulterers (Hebrews 13:4).
TEXT REVIEW: PROVERBS 7:6-27
Proverbs 7:1-23, describes the wiles of a harlot and their operations in the twilight, in the evening, in the corner, in the street, in the black and dark night, as applicable in our cities today. Proverbs 7:8-9.
One of their wiles to trap men that lack understanding is that they put on “The attire of a harlot” and their “subtle approach”.-Vs 10.
Identify any other Wiles, trick or habits of a harlot from today’s Bible reading
1. MEANING AND CAUSES OF MARITAL UNFAITHFULNESS
2. EFFECTS OF MARITAL UNFAITHFULNESS AND THE WAY OUT
MEANING AND CAUSES OF MARITAL UNFAITHFULNESS
What is Marital unfaithfulness?
i. It is time for the spouse (either or both) to keep the marital vows.
ii. It is cheating on a partner in marriage.
iii. It is loss of commitment and dedication to a spouse in all spheres
What are the likely causes of marital unfaithfulness
i. Failure to provide for basic needs of the partner/home (1Timothy 5:8);
ii. infidelity lack of belief in the position of the word of god (Titus 1:17);
iii. lack of contentment (1Timothy 6:6);
iv. bad company (1Corinthians 15:33) and
v. lack of self-control (1Corinthians 7:5; Titus 2:4-6).
CLASS ACTIVITY 1
Mention other reasons we have high rate of infidelity our marriage in our society today.
EFFECTS OF MARITAL UNFAITHFULNESS AND THE WAY OUT
What are the effects and consequences of Marital unfaithfulness?
i. It produces distrust or erodes trust among couples.
ii. Can lead to unforgiveness, hatred and bitterness (Proverbs 15:17).
iii. Sexual activity with strange woman/man can result in various sexually transmitted disease (Proverbs 7:23).
iv. It can lead into separation and divorce (1Cor. 7:10; Matthew 19:1-9).
v. It can lead into corrupt and immoral children
vi. It can cause peace to cease in the affected home (Proverbs 14:1; Jeremiah 6:14).
What is the possible solution to the problem of marital unfaithfulness
i. couples must learn to satisfy themselves sexually
ii. Married couple must embrace the principle of “godliness and contentment” (Proverbs 5:15-20).
iii. Partner should learn to appreciate each other.
iv. Couples should learn the act of sexual lovemaking.
v. Trust and genuine love should not be compromised
vi. Couples should fear God always (Ephesians 5:21; Proverbs 8:13; 2Timothy 2:19)
CLASS ACTIVITY 2
What are the solution to marital unfaithfulness?
Married couples must avoid marital unfaithfulness and it’s consequences.
If you are unfaithful in your marriage, be warned, the wrath of God is immanent. Your marriage must remain honorable in all things.
Father, help all married couples to be faithful to God and their spouses
Give five (5) pieces of advice to married couples who are bent on divorce because of marital unfaithfulness