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  • Marriage Or Singleness?

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Oct 2, 2002
    based on 38 ratings
     | 1,462 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

  • Marriage And Singleness - 2 Gifts From God Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Jun 25, 2003
    based on 71 ratings
     | 8,335 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

  • This Light And Momentary Marriage Series

    Contributed by J. D. Greear on Jul 11, 2013
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,451 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 26, 2003
    based on 82 ratings
     | 2,894 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 7, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,219 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
     | 3,658 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

  • Single – Right And Wrong Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Aug 7, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,346 views

    2nd in the embedded series on marriage. This message looks at "singleness" from the biblical perspective of those who are single, and those who want to become single.

    SINGLE – RIGHT AND WRONG 1 CORINTHIANS 7:8-16 INTRODUCTION: The Christian should be a model of integrity and morality in whatever situation he or she find themselves in. Friday, I did a quick web based search, and I was surprised by what I found. I answered four questions: 1. Do you and ...read more

  • Reasons For Remaining Single

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Dec 11, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,245 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

  • Singleness

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Mar 26, 2001
    based on 60 ratings
     | 3,399 views

    This sermon deals with the single lifestyle and how a person who is single is a whole person

    Singleness 8/5/94 Colossians 3:1-14 Psalms 119:105-112 Everyone is called to consecrate his or her life to God. To consecrate simply means to set apart for a particular reason. We can consecrate anything by setting it aside to be ...read more

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

    Contributed by Don Jaques on Mar 31, 2006
    based on 20 ratings
     | 10,249 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 4, 2003
    based on 77 ratings
     | 8,563 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 7, 2006
    based on 15 ratings
     | 7,114 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

  • Forgiveness In Marriage

    Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Dec 29, 2000
    based on 169 ratings
     | 7,820 views

    Excerpt from the book, Living Forgiven

    Second only to our relationship with God, marriage is the single most important relationship that we will ever have. People enter into a marriage with great joy and wonderful expectations of spending the rest of their days with the love of their life. Vows are exchanged, commitments are made, and ...read more

  • Practical Helps For Difficult Times:corinthian Connection Series Series

    Contributed by Greg Buchner on Jul 1, 2004
    based on 30 ratings
     | 777 views

    This message deals with ten Cornithian connections that sound like fatherly advice from Paul to the church at Corinth, and to us as well.

    “Dear Wakelee Church…Sincerely, Paul” The Corinthian Connection Series “Practical Helps for Difficult Times” ~ I Corinthians 6:12–11:34 Wakelee Church ~ June 20, 2004 (All verses are NJKV unless otherwise noted) Introduction - Today is Father’s Day. A day of cologne. A day of hugs. A ...read more

  • Faithfully Submit Series

    Contributed by Ed Taylor on Apr 10, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,857 views

    Submission is not a popular word in our society.

    1. Submission is not a popular word in our society. a. Everything screams at us to do what WE want, the way WE want it, how WE want it, any way WE want it. b. It could be something as simple as the slogan, “Have it your way.” Or still another “Just Do It!” c. And when we hear that, it feeds a ...read more