Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:25-40


5 Myths about Singleness

#1: Marriage, as we know it in this age, is the final destiny of any human.
‌#2: Because he was unmarried, Jesus was not fully human.
‌#3: Celibacy is a disadvantage.
‌#4: Singleness is not good.
‌#5: Mature manhood and womanhood are dependent on being married.

Remain as you are

verses 25-31
“Now concerning” appears six times
Remain as you are – be content
Marriage passages: Ephesians 5&6, Colossians 3, 1 Timothy 3&5, Titus 1&2

Benefits of Being Single

verse 32-35
Five comparisons “as though”
Remember your blessings – give thanks
Time & focus needed for marriage & family

Marry if needed

verses 36-38
Strong passions & struggling with control?
Find a preacher and get hitched!

Marriage is for Life

verses 39-40

Marriage “in the Lord” 2 Cor. 6:14

Paul says “in my judgment” remain

Take Aways

Are you content with remaining where you are? There is often a lot of pressure from families for a woman especially to get married and start a family. If you believe God has a single life planned for you, be content and make the most of time and opportunities you have to serve the Lord.

Are you putting off marriage because it is easier to live together or because you want to wait to build up more wealth and stability? If you are struggling with sexual temptation or living in sexual immorality – get married! Do it this week. Don’t keep putting it off.

Are you are struggling in your marriage and you think you just can’t give any more? Come get help. Our church offers biblically based counseling and we would love to sit down and talk with you and your spouse. God’s design is for marriage to be a picture of his unconditional love that never ends.

If you have never realized how much God loves you and that His Son Jesus was willing to give His own life in your place, then come talk to me after the service. Come up front and confess your sins, accept the gift of unconditional love, ask Jesus to be your Savior and you will know peace and experience eternal life.

Struggling Through Singleness – article from Biblical Counseling

Struggling through Singleness