RCCG Sunday School Teacher’s Manual 27 March 2022 Lesson 30 – Adultery And Fornication.
TOPIC: Adultery And Fornication
OPENING PRAYER: Almighty Father, please deliver this generation from the sins and demons of adultery and fornication.
Teacher should allow students to review the previous week’s lesson.
MEMORY VERSE: “If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” – 1 Corinthians 3:17
BIBLE PASSAGE: 1 Corinthians 6:15-20 (King James Version)
15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
Sexual immorality is any habit or act that contradicts God’s laid down plan, principle and practice concerning sexual behaviour. Adultery and fornication are forms of sexual immorality.
Other forms of sexual immorality are homosexuality, lesbianism, bestialism, incest, rape, masturbation, pornography, lustful desires and immoral thoughts. Adultery and fornication are not just sins against God (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) but also against one’s soul (1 Peter 2:11) and body (1 Corinthians 6:18). In this lesson, we shall attempt to understand the meaning and causes of adultery and fornication, consider their inherent dangers as well as the antidotes or remedies.
TEXT REVIEW: 1 Corinthians 6:15-20
From the above-stated passage, teacher should identify five (5) reasons why believers should flee from adultery and fornication.
NOTE: Please apply answers to your teaching as appropriate.
DESCRIPTION AND CAUSES
DANGERS AND ANTIDOTES
1. DESCRIPTION AND CAUSES
What do you understand by the term adultery?
i. It is any illicit sexual relationship between a married person and other person(s) apart from spouse.
ii. It is illicit sexual relationship between a married person and someone that is engaged or betrothed.
iii. It is marital infidelity.
iv. It is the works of the flesh (Galatians 5:19).
v. It is one of the ten commandments which God gave to the Israelite (Exodus 20:14).
vi. It is a sin punishable by death. (Leviticus 20:10; John 8:4-5).
vii. It emanates from the thought of the heart (Matthew 5:27-28)
viii. It is a lust of the eyes (2 Peter 2:14).
What is Fornication? What about it?
i. It is a sexual immorality or intercourse between unmarried couples.
ii. Temptation to commit fornication is very popular in the modern society especially amount the youth. (1 Corinthians 5:1).
iii. Believers must avoid falling into the temptation of fornication. (1 Corinthians 10:12-13).
What are the likely causes of adultery and fornication?
i. Untamed lustful desires (James 1:13-14).
ii. Covetousness (Exodus 20:17).
iii. Lack of contentment with one’s spouse. (1 Corinthians 7:2-5).
iv. Separation, divorce and remarriage. (Matthew 19:9; Romans 7:2-3).
v. Undefined relationship (1 Corinthians 7:2).
vi. Prolonged courtship (1 Corinthians 7:9).
CLASS ACTIVITY 1
Teacher should ask students to describe fornication and adultery and their causes.
DANGERS AND ANTIDOTES
What are the dangers of adultery and fornication?
i. Loss of dignity and honour. (Proverbs 6:32-33).
ii. Divine curses and affliction. (Genesis 49:3-4).
iii. Diseases and unwanted pregnancies and untimely death.
iv. God’s judgement. (Hebrews 13:4).
v. Eternal destruction /separation from God (1 Corinthians 6:9-10).
What are the antidotes for Fornication and adultery?
i. Be conscious of the fact that both fornication and adultery are sin. (Genesis 39:9; Romans 6:13).
ii. Fear God abstain from sexual sins. (1 Thessalonians 5:22; Genesis 39:10-12; 1 Corinthians 6:18).
iii. Get married as soon as you are matured. (1 Corinthians 7:2; Hebrews 13:4a).
iv. Avoid strange men and women in your marriage and be contended with each other. (1 Corinthians 7:3-5; Proverbs 5:18-20).
v. Meditate on the word of God and depend on the Holy Spirit. (Philippians 4:8,13).
CLASS ACTIVITY 2
Identify the dangers and solution to fornication and adultery?
Flee fornication and adultery and save yourself from their consequences.
Sex before or outside marriage is totally forbidden by God (Ephesians 5:3). Saint must abstain from fornication (Acts 15:20, 29). Adultery as well as fornication kills.
Almighty, Father, please help us to shut the gates of our hearts against fornication and adultery.
Mention five (5) benefits of fleeing from fornication and adultery.