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  • Marriage Or Singleness?

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Oct 2, 2002
    based on 38 ratings
     | 1,607 views

    1 Cor. 7 is Paul’s theology of singleness. He speaks to the sexual needs that marriage answers and to the relationships that complicate devotion to the Lord.

    There are few things that can hurt people like broken marriages. In fact, there are few things that can hurt a church like broken marriages. On the other hand, few things bring joy like a warm loving home built on God’s Word, and few things give strength to the church like warm loving homes built ...read more

  • Issues Of Marriage And Singleness For Disciples

    Contributed by Bledar Valca on Dec 24, 2008
     | 1,778 views

    Clearifying misconceptions regarding 1 Cor 7

    ISSUES OF MARRIAGE AND SINGLENESS FOR DISCIPLES 1 Corinthians 7 Context of 1 Corinthians 7 It is a interest to see the background of 1 Corinthians 7 in order to understand better this chapter of Corinthians. The information in extracted from two sources: 1) The letters to the Corinthians. ...read more

  • Fit Marriages, Fit Singleness Series

    Contributed by Todd Leupold on Mar 16, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,639 views

    Addressing the confusions of the Corinthian Church regarding marriage, sex, divorce, and remarriage and it’s applications to us today.

    SERIES: PRESCRIPTIONS FOR A HEALTHY & HOLY CHURCH: A Study in 1 Corinthians Applied To The Church Today III. MAINTAINING PROPER DIET & EXERCISE A.) FIT MARRIAGES, FIT SINGLENESS (1 Cor. 7:1-40) Rev. Todd G. Leupold, Perth Bible Church, March 15, 2009 AM INTRODUCTION: One look at ...read more

  • Marriage And Singleness - 2 Gifts From God Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Jun 24, 2003
    based on 71 ratings
     | 8,530 views

    Marriage or singleness, celibacy or asceticism. The issue, whatever state we happen to be in, is this: "unhindered devotion to the Lord." Married or single, this is what matters: is your mind set on the things of the Lord? Are your energies directed to se

    You can almost imagine Paul, sitting at his desk, with the letter that the Corinthians have sent him in his hand, as he dictates his reply. He’s been through the introductory remarks and now he comes to the questions they’ve put to him. And again we discover just how contemporary some of their ...read more

  • Single And Devoted Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Nov 1, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,160 views

    Exposition of 1 Cor 7:7-9, 25-40 regarding singleness and Paul's five advantages it had over marriage

    Text: 1 Corinthians 7:7-9, 25-40, Title: Single and Devoted, Date/Place: NRBC, 10/31/10, AM A. Opening illustration: Second Class Brethren: read Kostenberger’s opening, G, M, and Family, p. 173-174 B. Background to passage: Paul is now into the section of the letter that deals with the ...read more

  • Knock-Off Parenting

    Contributed by Brian Tome on May 1, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,757 views

    The goal of parenting is maturity. For the knock-off version, the goal is happiness. God’s goal is spiritual maturity.

    As a consumer, I say, “how can I make my life most bearable” NOT “how can I build into my kids.” The reason why I was a stickler for getting kids to bed wasn’t necessarily building into them but making my life bearable. The goal of parenting is maturity. For the ...read more

  • The Unmarried And The Widowed Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Sep 4, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,135 views

    In today's lesson, Paul gives six reasons for remaining single.

    Scripture We continue our study in The First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians in a series I am calling Challenges Christians Face. One of the challenges that Christians face is the issue of singleness. Let’s learn about this in a message I am calling, “The Unmarried and the ...read more

  • Dying To Live

    Contributed by John Vella on Jan 31, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,409 views

    We need to grieve in order to move on in life.

    Fifth Sunday of Lent (B) April 2, 2006 Readings: ...read more

  • Lesson 12: Don't Panic Part 1 - Marriage & Divorce Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Dec 6, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,473 views

    There are many misunderstandings about Paul's words on marriage and divorce. Looking at them in the context of the situation they were written in, and context of our purpose as redeemed humans offers us some real wisdom.

    Beginning in chapter 7, Paul begins to address specific questions the Corinthians had sent him regarding marriage, eating meat sacrificed to idols, worship, the Lord's supper and the resurrection. First he addresses a question about marriage. If you look at the chapter as a whole the context might ...read more

  • This Light And Momentary Marriage Series

    Contributed by J. D. Greear on Jul 11, 2013
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,743 views

    Marriage is not ultimate; it’s just a symbol of something ultimate.

    We’ll start at end where Paul sums up his teaching on marriage 31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. ...read more

  • How To Affair Proof Your Marriage Series

    Contributed by Lynn Floyd on Feb 24, 2003
    based on 82 ratings
     | 3,082 views

    I talk about the dangers of adultery and give some ways to begin affair proofing your marriage.

    Intro: Moral relativism is becoming the norm. A group of college students were asked their opinions on the media, specifically the R-rated kinds of situations being show on TV and the movies. When asked why sex and violence were so prevalent, one student answered, “Because it’s no big ...read more

  • The Issues Of Marriage Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Aug 5, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,285 views

    This message is the first of three or four from the 1 Cor., and is inteded to be part of the series. This message looks at some of the pressure on marriage and the high view Scripture has of marriage.

    THE ISSUES OF MARRIAGE Part 1 1 Corinthians 7:1-7 I THE DANGER BEFORE MARRIAGE – 7:1 Our society is inundated from so many directions with sights, sounds, and activities, destined to fracture the bulwark of marriage. From attempts to redefine what constitutes a marriage, to shows bent on ...read more

  • The Problem Of Being Single Series

    Contributed by Nche Takoh on Sep 22, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 8,808 views

    Singleness is not a sin, its a ministry

    THE PROBLEM OF BEING SINGLE Many young people their childhoods and teen years thinking, dreaming, and planning for marriage. They imagine who they will mary, what married life will be like, and how many kids they’ll have. And, for the vast majority of young people, maarriage is in their ...read more

  • The Mystery Of Married Singles

    Contributed by Bode Ayodele on Apr 13, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,438 views

    What it means to be Complete in the Lord

    There are numerous mysteries, with the help of the Holy Ghost, which the Christian has to unravel. One of these is the Mystery of being a married single. What does this mean? It is a pointer to the fact that though you may be single from the perspective of the world there is a spiritual marriage in ...read more

  • The Love Of A Lifetime Series

    Contributed by Keith Manry on Mar 2, 2004
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,913 views

    Final Sermon in the series "Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships"

    An old man was lying on his deathbed. He only had a few hours to live when suddenly he smelled chocolate chip cookies. He loved chocolate chip cookies more than anything else in the world. With his last bit of energy he pulled himself out of bed, struggled across the floor to the stairs, and ...read more