RCCG YAYA Sunday School Teacher Manual For February 11, 2024 Lesson 24 : Topic – Cohabitation

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RCCG YAYA Sunday School Teacher Manual For February 11, 2024 Lesson 24 : Topic – Cohabitation

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TOPIC: Cohabitation

OPENING PRAYER: Father, please help me to desist from any practice that can destroy my life and future.

MEMORY VERSE: “For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.” – Revelation 22:15 (KJV)

BIBLE PASSAGE: 1 Corinthians 7:1-2 (KJV)

1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.

2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.


Cohabitation is a relationship that exists between people who live together and have sexual relationships without being legally married to each other. Currently, cohabiting seems to be gaining ground among young people. This is not the right concept when put on the scale of God’s standard. We shall look at some things that cohabiting will not do and the way out.

TEXT REVIEW: 1 Corinthians 7:1-2

i. Now ……….. V1.
ii. Getting …….. V2.




A. Teacher should allow the class discuss some of the reasons alluded for the practice of cohabitation and present the following unfounded excuses:
i. To solve housing problems.
ii. For emotional attachment.
iii. To test for compatibility.
iv. To solve economic problems, etc.

B. The effects of cohabitation should be discussed with the teacher’s guide:
i. Cohabiting may appear to have solved housing and economic problems but underneath is untold stories of painful experiences (Proverbs 9:17-18).
ii. Cohabiting will not guarantee a perfect relationship (Psalm 127:1).
i. It is not a surety or an assurance that one will really know the behaviour of the other person fully because the heart is deceitful (Jeremiah 17:9).
ii. It will not change the negative habits of an individual.
iii. It subjugates rather than provides freedom as one is at the whims and caprices of the cohabitant.
iv. The unholy act of fornication will not yield a holy sexual relationship (1 Corinthians 6:18; 7:2; 10:8).
v. It will not rule out disappointments or skirmishes between the two partners.
vi. The security or sustenance of the relationship is not guaranteed.
vii. It may result in unplanned pregnancy, abortion, or unwanted babies.
viii. It can fuel low self-esteem.

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Students should share their experience (if any) or of people they know are in the act of cohabiting.


The teacher should allow the class suggest some likely way of avoiding the practice of cohabiting and then share the following facts:

i. There are many good ways to deal with economic and relationship issues instead of cohabiting (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Ii. Do the right thing by getting into a pure proper courtship with marriage in view (1 Corinthians 7:1-2).
iii. Stop trial and error relationship and get married legally if you know you are mature for marriage (1 Corinthians 7:9).
iv. Make up your mind to honour God with your body because it is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16-17; 6:19).
v. Avoid sex before marriage (Hebrews 13:4).
vi. Patience is the rule of the game (1 Corinthians 13:4).
vii. Get the foundation right, so you can build a good and fruitful home on the right footing (Psalm 11:3).
viii. Secure a beautiful and stable future for your children (Galatians 6:7).

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Students should discuss other ways of avoiding cohabitation.

CONCLUSION: Cohabiting is a products of disobedience and dishonour. Do the right thing.

EVALUATION: Mention two things cohabiting will not achieve.

CLOSING PRAYER: Father, deliver me and anyone else that is trapped in the act of cohabiting.

ASSIGNMENT: Mention five (5) disadvantages of cohabiting (2×5=10 Marks)


  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?

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