RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT’S MANUAL LESSON TWENTY SUNDAY 13 JANUARY 2019 – LOVE DYNAMICS IN MARRIAGE
*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 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?
MEMORY VERSE: “By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone”. Proverbs 25:15
BIBLE PASSAGE: GENESIS 2:18-25
And the LORD God said, “[It is] not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”
Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought [them] to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that [was] its name.
So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.
And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.
Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
And Adam said: “This [is] now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.”
Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
Many marriages are needlessly failing because the marriage partners lack the knowledge of relationship dynamics. Hosea 4:6.
Most couples, sadly to say, are ignorant on purpose. In this study, we will be looking at the scriptural principles and the love language that must characterize our marital relationships.
1. Scriptural principles guiding marriage
2. Understanding the “love language”
SCRIPTURAL PRINCIPLES GUIDING MARRIAGE
Couples in marriage should understand that the image of God is best expressed in the combination of male and female (Gen.1:27).
The God-designed differences between male and female are to be accepted as complimentary and not as competitive. (Gen.2:18). Marriage is not a human institution, it is divine.(Gen. 2:21-23). Read – Open Heaven 13 January 2019
It is to be a relationship of companionship completion and communion (Gen.2:21-25; Matt.19:5). Marriage was designed by God to be a permanent, mutual and covenant relationship.(Matt. 19:6).
God’s intent is for marriage to be an inestimable source of joy and fulfillment. In fact, marriage is a major part of God’s plan to bring redemption to human race.
The environment of the marriage relationship provides the vehicle for the incarnation of the Saviour, Jesus Christ. (Gen. 3:15; 22:18; Ephesian 5:31-32). Read – Rccg Fasting For 13 January 2019
UNDERSTANDING THE “LOVE LANGUAGES”
Many problems in marriage, usually occur due to the inability of the partners to understand each other’s love language. ‘Love language’ is An expression that makes you or your partner feel loved.
There are five primary love languages. They are:
i. Quality Time Together: Spending time with each other and talking without interruptions, going out and about, having fun together, celebrating birthdays and wedding anniversaries, etc. Let courtship experience continue. (Gen. 26:8).
ii. Acts of Service: Do things you know your spouse would like you do. For example cooking meals, helping each other especially in household chores, etc. (Eccl. 4:9).
iii. Exchange of Gifts: Express your love for each other through giving/receiving of gifts no matter how small. (1Sam.1:5; Prov. 17:8).
iv. Words of Affirmation: Couples must be consistent in saying; I love you, I am sorry, Thank you, You look nice in that dress etc. to each other. (Song of Solomon 1:15; 4:1,7).
v. Physical Touching: This is a way of communicating emotional love, e.g. holding hands, kissing, pecking, embracing, patting, necking, nibbling, sitting close to each other, etc.(Gen. 26:8; Song of Solomon 1:2).
Couples should discover and express to each other what they have discovered as their primary love language that they both enjoy.
1. Mention at least 3 scriptural principles of marriage.
2. Identify the primary love languages needed in marriage.