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RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 25 April 2021 – Lesson 34

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TOPIC: Marital Unfaithfulness (RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 25 April 2021)

MEMORY VERSE: “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.” – Hebrews 13:4

BIBLE PASSAGE: Proverbs 7:6-27 KJV (RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 25 April 2021)

6 For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,

7 And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

8 Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,

9 In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:

10 And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.

11 (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:

12 Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)

13 So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him,

14 I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.

15 Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.

16 I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.

17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

18 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.

19 For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey:

20 He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.

21 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.

22 He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;

23 Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.

24 Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.

25 Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.

26 For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.

27 Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.

INTRODUCTION: In Christian marriage, every man must cleave to his own wife, and every wife cleaves to her own husband (Genesis 2:24), The Bible commends chaste matrimony in all sorts of men, and threatens utter destruction from God against whoremongers and adulterers (Hebrews 13:4).

OUTLINES:

  1. Meaning And Causes Of Marital Unfaithfulness
  2. Effects Of Marital Unfaithfulness And The Way Out

1. MEANING AND CAUSES OF MARITAL UNFAITHFULNESS

Marital unfaithfulness talks about inability of either or both of the partners in marriage to adhere to the vows and contract of marriage as stipulated by God. To be unfaithful is to lose the sense of commitment and dedication to ones partner in all ramification of it. Here are some of the likely causes of marital unfaithfulness: Failure to provide for the basic needs of the partner/home (1 1imothy 5:8); Infidelity – lack of belief in the position of the Word of God (Titus 1:17); Lack of contentment (1 Timothy 6:6); Bad company (1 Corinthians 15:33) and Lack of self-control (1 Corinthians 7:5; Titus 2:4,6).

2. EFFECTS OF MARITAL UNFAITHFULNESS AND THE WAY OUT

Marital unfaithfulness leads to lack of trust and insincerity among couples. It can result into hatred and bitterness (Proverbs 15:17). Due to the injection of strange blood through strange men or women, strange diseases may also be injected into the marriage system (Proverbs 6:20; 23:27). It brings about disunity which may lead to separation and eventually divorce (Matthew 19:1-9). Children in such homes learn corrupt and immoral acts and may grow up to become like their parents. It breaks down law and order and drives away peace from such homes (Proverbs 14:1, Jeremiah 6:14)

Hence, married couples must learn to mutually satisfy each other, be contented and appreciate each other throughout their life time (Proverbs 5:15-20). They must take the time to learn the of love-making and the sexual need of each other. Love and mutual trust must not be compromised. Ultimately, the fear of God must rule and guide the heart of married couples (Ephesians 5:21; Proverbs 8:13: 2 Timothy 2:19).

CONCLUSION: If you are unfaithful in your marriage, be warned, the wrath of God is imminent. Your marriage must remain honourable in all things.

QUESTIONS

  1. Outline some of the causes of marital unfaithfulness
  2. What are the effects of marital unfaithfulness and the way out?

FURTHER READING:

Monday: 1 Timothy 6:6 (KJV)
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Tuesday: Proverbs 8:13 (KJV)
13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Wednesday: 1 Corinthians 7:5 (KJV)
5 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

Thursday: Titus 2:4,6 (KJV)
4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.

Friday: Genesis 2:24 (KJV)
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Saturday: Matthew 19:1-9 (KJV)
1 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan; 2 And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there. 3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? 4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. 7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? 8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. 9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

Sunday: Proverbs 14:1 (KJV)
1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

ASSIGNMENT: Give five pieces of advice to married couple who are bent on divorce because of marital unfaithfulness.

RCCG 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 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?



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