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Summary: An outline describing the three characteristics of a satisfied single Christian.

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Satisfied and Single

By Pastor Fernando Cabrera

We become satisfied as a single Christian when we are:

1. Content

“Only, as the Lord has assigned to each one, as God has called each, in this manger let him walk…” (7:17)

“…However, each man has his own gift from God, one in this manner, and another in that.” (7:7)

“…it is good for a man to remain as he is.” (7:26)

Are you enjoying your gift?

What takes your contentment:

Speculation

“Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am” (Philippians 4:11)

We often loose our discontentment when we start to say, “If only…”

Jealousy

“For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing” (James 3:16)

When you get jealous toward other women or men

Self pity

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)

– stop feeling shameful of being single

What so great about being single?

Spontaneous.

Freedom.

Flexibility.

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Key Question #1: Are you pursuing other things so hard that you are loosing your contentment in God?

2. Committed

Committed Singles have an

undivided commitment to:

Please God

“One who is unmarried is concerned…how he may please the Lord.” (7:32)

Pursue God

“…the woman who is unmarried, and the virgin, is concerned about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and spirit; but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how she may please her husband.” (7:34)

Pursue God through ministry

“…undistracted devotion to the Lord” (7:35)

Watch your…

MOODS… since you are alone (v.30),

MATERIALISM…since you have much time (v.30),

MOTIVES …since you have no distractions (v.31)

Key Question #2: What has your attention, affection and attraction?

3. Cautious

Three Singles’ Safeguard

if seeking a spouse:

Parents

“So then both he who gives his own virgin daughter in marriage does well, and he who does not give her in marriage will do better” (7:38)

Preparation

“Prepare your work outside and make it ready for yourself in the field; afterwards, then, build your house” (Proverbs 24:27)

Material and Ministry

Purpose

“…she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.” (7:39)

Key Question #3: Does this person complement my ministry and passion for Christ?

Satisfied and Single

By Pastor Fernando Cabrera

We become satisfied as a single Christian when we are:

1. C____________

“Only, as the Lord has assigned to each one, as God has called each, in this manger let him walk…” (7:17)

“…However, each man has his own gift from God, one in this manner, and another in that.” (7:7)

“…it is good for a man to remain as he is.” (7:26)

What takes your contentment:

____________

“Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am” (Philippians 4:11)

____________

“For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing” (James 3:16)

____________

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)

2. C_____________

Committed Singles have an

undivided commitment to:


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