Summary: An outline of a sermon on godly dating principles. Consider using the words in all-caps as blanks for bulletin outlines and PowerPoint slides.
What Happened to the Huxtables?
How I Met Your Mother
Stop LOOKING and start LIVING.
1. Are you really going to be BETTER off?
Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for you to remain as you are. 1 Cor. 7:26
2. Instead of seeking a MATE, choose to seek the LORD.
3. Instead of SULKING, become SUCCESSFUL.
I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs—how he can please the Lord. 1 Cor. 7:32 (Genesis 39)
4. Remember, MARRIAGE can be a MIGRAINE.
But if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this. 1 Cor. 7:28
5. CONCENTRATE on your CALLING.
Friends, stay where you were called to be. God is there. Hold the high ground with him at your side. 1 Corinthians 7:24 (MSG)
Ra’yah – FRIEND, companion, or "soul mate"
Aha’vah – deep AFFECTION that leads to deep COMMITMENT
Dode – carouse, rock or to FONDLE
The BIG Question:
Will I GRIPE, GRAB or GROW?