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  • Marriage And Singleness - 2 Gifts From God Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Jun 24, 2003
    based on 71 ratings
     | 8,447 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

  • How To Affair Proof Your Marriage Series

    Contributed by Lynn Floyd on Feb 24, 2003
    based on 82 ratings
     | 2,975 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
     | 1,254 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 Love Of A Lifetime Series

    Contributed by Keith Manry on Mar 2, 2004
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,779 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

  • Reasons For Remaining Single

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Dec 10, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,306 views

    Paul gives six reasons for remaining single: (1) the pressure of the system (vv. 25–27); (2) the problems of the flesh (v. 28); (3) the passing of the world (vv. 29–31); (4) the preoccupations of marriage (32–35); (5) the promises of bethrothed (vv. 36–38

    This week you may have seen the story of Maria Headley. Like many people, playwright Maria Headley had had her fill of terrible dates. Discouraged and looking for love, she decided the time had come for her to eliminate her own (clearly not adequately discriminating) taste from the equation. ...read more

  • 10. To Be Married Or Not To Be Married… Series

    Contributed by Don Jaques on Mar 28, 2006
    based on 20 ratings
     | 10,343 views

    Through giving specific advice to people in all different types of relationships, Paul instructs the Corinthians to serve God right where they are and not seek some sort of life or relationship change in order to serve him effectively.

    INTRO: An elementary school teacher gave each child in her class the first half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. Their insights may surprise you! Better to be safe than... punch a 5th grader. The original proverb: Better to be safe than ...read more

  • Oneness In Marriage

    Contributed by Gary Shockley on Mar 3, 2003
    based on 77 ratings
     | 8,887 views

    A pastor and his wife preach a message on Biblical oneness in marriage culimating in a marriage covenant renewal service for the church

    Developing Oneness in Marriage Marriage Covenant Service Cornerstone Church Pastor Gary and Kim Shockley February 16, 2003 Several couples from our church are fresh out of the Family Life Marriage Seminar this weekend. There were around 180 couples present. Kim and I decided to attend ...read more

  • 11. Living With A Sense Of Urgency Series

    Contributed by Don Jaques on Apr 6, 2006
    based on 15 ratings
     | 7,298 views

    All Christians should live their lives with a sense of urgency for the Kingdom, living as free from worldly distractions as possible in order to serve God more effectively.

    APPLICATION: Single? Use your energies to further God’s aims in the world. Married? Remember God’s Kingdom is your first priority. Do not get attached to material things. Use them for the Kingdom. INTRO: Men are notorious for being distracted. Most of us could qualify for having ADD — ...read more

  • Don't Worry, Be Happy Series

    Contributed by Dan Jackson on Aug 19, 2005
    based on 137 ratings
     | 46,419 views

    2nd message on James. Troubles and trials are part of the core curriculum of life. James shows us how to deal with them.

    Lucy offers one of her unsolicited observations about life in a “Peanuts” cartoon. “Life,” she muses to Charlie Brown, “is like a deck chair. Some place it so they can see where they are going. Some place it so they can see where they have been. And some place it so they can see where they are at ...read more

  • More Proverbial Wisdom

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Mar 23, 2004
    based on 125 ratings
     | 3,527 views

    1- Fear not 2- Withhold not

    INTRO.- More American proverbs, sayings, or quips and quotes. - Honeymoon: the period between “I do” and “you’d better.” - Marriage begins when you sink in his arms and ends with your arms in the sink. - It takes two to make a marriage – a single girl and an anxious mother. - The greatest ...read more

  • Together Is Better

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Sep 24, 2003
    based on 45 ratings
     | 9,984 views

    This sermon is about our need for one another in the body of Christ, and that together we can accomplish God’s plan for our lives.

    Together Is Better GNLCC 9/14/2003 Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Acts 2:41-47 There are some things in life that just seem to go together. We have come to think of them as one making the other better. Let me see if you can figure out what makes the other better. We have peanut butter and ...read more

  • Fruit That Is Never Out Of Season: Faithfulness Series

    Contributed by John Maxwell on Aug 10, 2006
    based on 75 ratings
     | 13,232 views

    Lord Jesus, I ask your blessing on us now, as we go back into the fruit of the spirit and talk about faithfulness, not in a generic way, but in regard to our spouse. Faithfulness in marriage. I ask that you would just encourage every person here today, fo

    FRUIT THAT IS NEVER OUT OF SEASON FAITHFULNESS Hebrews 13:4 John Maxwell INTRODUCTION: Lord Jesus, I ask your blessing on us now, as we go back into the fruit of the spirit and talk about faithfulness, not in a generic way, but in regard to our spouse. Faithfulness in marriage. I ask ...read more

  • God's Word About Sex, Divorce, & Singleness Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Mar 7, 2003
    based on 27 ratings
     | 3,904 views

    The purpose of this sermon is to teach God’s Word about these areas and inspire obedience to it.

    1 Corinthians God’s Word About Sex, Divorce, & Singleness 1 Corinthians 7 March 9, 2003 Intro: A. [Citation: Ben Merold, Pastor of Harvester Christian Church, in St. Charles, MO.} Ben Merold, Pastor of Harvester Christian Church in St. Louis, Mo., tells of two Christians, a man and a ...read more

  • Roommates, Bad Dates And Great Mates: Dating Series

    Contributed by Nelson Searcy on Nov 2, 2006
    based on 13 ratings
     | 7,934 views

    Last week we talked about marriage. This week, we are going to talk about dating. And as we begin, I want to be honest with you. I am very glad that I am now married because I was so bad at dating.

    ROOMMATES, BAD DATES & GREAT MATES Dating “. . .male and female He created them” I’m glad that you have chosen to be with us today as we continue our series Roommates, Bad Dates and Great Mates. Go ahead and pull out your message notes. Last week we talked about marriage. This week, we are ...read more