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1 Corinthians 7 - AMP

2 But because of the temptation to impurity and to avoid immorality, let each have his own wife and let each have her own husband. 3 The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights (goodwill, kindness, and what is due her as his wife), and likewise the wife to her husband. 4 For the wife does not have authority and control over her own body, but the husband ; likewise also the husband does not have authority and control over his body, but the wife . 5 Do not refuse and deprive and defraud each other , except perhaps by mutual consent for a time, so that you may devote yourselves unhindered to prayer. But afterwards resume marital relations, lest Satan tempt you through your lack of restraint of sexual desire. 6 But I am saying this more as a matter of permission and concession, not as a command or regulation. 7 I wish that all men were like I myself am . But each has his own special gift from God, one of this kind and one of another. 8 But to the unmarried people and to the widows, I declare that it is well (good, advantageous, expedient, and wholesome) for them to remain even as I do. 9 But if they have not self-control (restraint of their passions), they should marry. For it is better to marry than to be aflame . 10 But to the married people I give charge--not I but the Lord--that the wife is not to separate from her husband. 11 But if she does , let her remain single or else be reconciled to her husband. And the husband that he should not put away or divorce his wife. 12 To the rest I declare--I, not the Lord --that if any brother has a wife who does not believe and she consents to live with him, he should not leave or divorce her. 13 And if any woman has an unbelieving husband and he consents to live with her, she should not leave or divorce him. 14 For the unbelieving husband is set apart (separated, withdrawn from heathen contamination, and affiliated with the Christian people) by union with his consecrated (set-apart) wife, and the unbelieving wife is set apart and separated through union with her consecrated husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean (unblessed heathen, Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset and David Brown, A Commentary on the Old and New Testaments.outside the Christian covenant), but as it is they are Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.prepared for God . 15 But if the unbelieving partner leaves, let him do so; in such brother or sister is not morally bound. But God has called us to peace. 16 For, wife, how can you be sure of converting and saving your husband? Husband, how can you be sure of converting and saving your wife? 17 Only, let each one lead the life which the Lord has allotted and imparted to him and to which God has invited and summoned him. This is my order in all the churches. 18 Was anyone at the time of his summons already circumcised? Let him not seek to remove the evidence of circumcision. Was anyone at the time called him uncircumcised? Let him not be circumcised. 19 For circumcision is nothing and counts for nothing, neither does uncircumcision, but keeping the commandments of God. 20 Everyone should remain after God calls him in the station or condition of life in which the summons found him. 21 Were you a slave when you were called? Do not let that trouble you. But if you are able to gain your freedom, avail yourself of the opportunity. 22 For he who as a slave was summoned in the Lord is a freedman of the Lord, just so he who was free when he was called is a bond servant of Christ (the Messiah). 23 You were bought with a price ; then do not yield yourselves up to become slaves to men . 24 So, brethren, in whatever station or state or condition of life each one was when he was called, there let him continue with and close to God. 25 Now concerning the virgins (the marriageable Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.maidens) I have no command of the Lord, but I give my opinion and advice as one who by the Lord's mercy is rendered trustworthy and faithful. 26 I think then, because of the impending distress , it is well (expedient, profitable, and wholesome) for a person to remain as he or she is. 27 Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you free from a wife? Do not seek a wife. 28 But if you do marry, you do not sin , and if a virgin marries, she does not sin . Yet those who marry will have physical and earthly troubles, and I would like to spare you that. 29 I mean, brethren, the appointed time has been Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.winding down and it has grown very short. From now on, let even those who have wives be as if they had none, 30 And those who weep and mourn as though they were not weeping and mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they did not possess anything, 31 And those who deal with this world as though they were not absorbed by it and as if they had no dealings with it. For the outward form of this world (the present world order) is passing away. 32 My desire is to have you free from all anxiety and distressing care. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord--how he may please the Lord; 33 But the married man is anxious about worldly matters--how he may please his wife-- 34 And he is drawn in diverging directions . And the unmarried woman or girl is concerned and anxious about the matters of the Lord, how to be wholly separated and set apart in body and spirit; but the married woman has her cares in earthly affairs--how she may please her husband. 35 Now I say this for your own welfare and profit, not to put restraint upon you, but to promote what is seemly and in good order and to secure your undistracted and undivided devotion to the Lord. 36 But if any man thinks that he is not acting properly toward and in regard to his virgin , in case she is passing the bloom of her youth and if there is need for it, let him do what to him seems right; he does not sin; let them marry. 37 But whoever is firmly established in his heart , not being forced by necessity but having control over his own will and desire, and has resolved this in his heart to keep his own virginity, he is doing well. 38 So also then, he who gives his virgin (his daughter) in marriage does well, and he who does not give in marriage does better. 39 A wife is bound to her husband by law as long as he lives. If the husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she will, only in the Lord. 40 But in my opinion is happier (more blessed and Alexander Souter, Pocket Lexicon.to be envied) if she does not remarry. And also I think I have the Spirit of God.

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Shared by: Ken McKinley on Nov, 2016
Summary: The first sermon in a short series on marriage, family and the home, based loosely on Francis Chan's book You and Me Forever
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Shared by: Doug Gorman on Apr, 2016
Summary: Forget Your Past and Press on - Your Past is No Excuse
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Shared by: Horace Wimpey on Apr, 2016
Summary: Paul reminds us that even though we are married and have a family, God and our relationship with Him is still the priority in our life.
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Archie Norman avatar
Marriage Thoughts
Shared by: Archie Norman on Apr, 2016
Summary: Marriage Thoughts
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Denomination: Baptist
Views: 542
Allan Quak avatar
Relationship Principles
Shared by: Allan Quak on Mar, 2016
Summary: In the Seventh Commandment we are given a rational for how all relationships, including singleness, work.
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To Commit, Honor and Forgive
Shared by: Horace Wimpey on Feb, 2016
Summary: Paul writes that our marriages should be based on Commitment, Honor and Forgiveness.
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Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:1-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 349
Tim Smith avatar
Developing Emotional Intimacy
Shared by: Tim Smith on Feb, 2016
Summary: There are 3 types of intimacy in marriage, kind of like a three legged stool. Sometimes we try to make it by on one or two of these but you can’t stay balanced in life and marriage without all three.This sermon is about emotional Intimacy
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:1-7
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 198
Gordon Curley avatar
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Jan, 2016
Summary: Single-minded - advide to Christians who are single – sermon by Gordon Curley PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 162
Russ Barksdale avatar
Shared by: Russ Barksdale on Jul, 2015
Summary: God’s 2nd greatest gift to humans is sex
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:3-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 763
K. Edward Skidmore avatar
Purity in the Church, the World, and the Home
Shared by: K. Edward Skidmore on Jun, 2015
Summary: First Corinthians chapters 5-7 speak about purity, especially sexual purity in the Church, the world, and in the home.
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Walk in God's calling
Shared by: K. Edward Skidmore on May, 2015
Summary: This message focuses on 1 Corinthians 7:17 encouraging each of us to walk in the calling God has given to us. We should recognize our calling and then continue to walk in that same calling.
Davon Huss avatar
I've Got to Get Married!
Shared by: Davon Huss on May, 2015
Summary: 4 benefits of remaining single (Outline and material adapted from a booklet by Chuck Swindoll entitled, "Singleness")
Series: Family 2015
Craig Condon avatar
The End is Near
Shared by: Craig Condon on May, 2015
Summary: We must remember that this earthly life is not all that there is. We must keep looking beyond our earthly life, which is passing away. We must remain invested in the world in order to do the work God has given us to do.
Mark Schaeufele avatar
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Shared by: Mark Schaeufele on Feb, 2015
Summary: The God given gift of sex is to be used in mutual respect as an expression of love to one another.
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Jan, 2015
Summary: When Paul says "The Time is Short" he warns us 1. Our Life is short; 2. Our Opportunities are Short & 3. The Time Until Christ's Coming will be Short. Are we living like our time is short?
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Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:29
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 3,796
Craig Condon avatar
The End is Near
Shared by: Craig Condon on Jan, 2015
Summary: Our work is to win lost souls for Christ. We are to do this by spreading the Good News of the Gospel. We can do this work just by talking to our friends.
Paul Barreca avatar
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Shared by: Paul Barreca on Nov, 2014
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Shared by: Archie Norman on Oct, 2014
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Views: 255
Pat Damiani avatar
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Shared by: Pat Damiani on Sep, 2014
Summary: God's design: singleness is a blessing, not a curse.
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 285
Bobby Stults avatar
Marriage: A Vision of God’s Love
Shared by: Bobby Stults on Jun, 2014
Summary: Marriage is so much more than just a man and woman coming together... Paul shares how it is a picture of God's love for us!
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 568
Bobby Stults avatar
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Shared by: Bobby Stults on Jun, 2014
Summary: Many believers ask the question, "Where does God want me to serve?" -- Paul gives us some clear teaching on 'where' God has called each believer to serve!
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Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,964
Damian Phillips avatar
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Shared by: Damian Phillips on Mar, 2014
Summary: Life may not be ideal where you are, but your trials become the broken and aerated soil in which God wishes to grow you into a beautiful flower. The Master Gardener wants you to bloom where you're planted.
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Denomination: Baptist
Views: 8,514
Matthew Kratz avatar
Oneness in Marriage
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on May, 2013
Summary: 1) Observation of Oneness(1 Corinthians 7:1), 2) Qualification of Oneness (1 Corinthians 7:2), 3) Obligation of Oneness (1 Corinthians 7:3-5), 4) Expectation of Oneness (1 Corinthians 7:6-9)
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Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:1-9
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,110
Dr. Ronald Shultz avatar
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Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on Apr, 2013
Summary: Is your bedroom a place of joy or duty and reward?
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Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:3-4
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,249
Dave Bentley avatar
Not A Fan: Living Life Less Distracted
Shared by: Dave Bentley on Jan, 2013
Summary: Fifth in a series based on the book NOT A FAN, calling believers to be committed followers of Christ
Series: Not A Fan
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Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,168
Tim Diack avatar
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Shared by: Tim Diack on Dec, 2012
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Views: 505
D Marion Clark avatar
Living the Life Given
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Sep, 2012
Summary: We like to think about what life would be like if only our conditions changed. What we need to be thinking about is how to live well with the conditions already given.
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Living in the End Time
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Sep, 2012
Summary: What does it mean to live as though the end is near?
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,015
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Single vs Married
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Sep, 2012
Summary: Which is better - to be single or married?
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Sex in Marriage
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Sep, 2012
Summary: The blessing of marital sex.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:1-5
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 293