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1 STRAIGHT TALK ON CONTENTMENT Rick Griffith, Crossroads International Church

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5 Are you content?

6 marital state? body (physical appearance)? job (social standing)? Why should you be content with your…?

7 The Wayward Local Church Solving church problems theologically The Wayward Local Church Reports Questions Worship 11–14 Worship 11–14 Instruction 7–16 Instruction 7–16 Concern 1–4 Concern 1–4 Resurrection 15 Collection 16 Division Disorder Difficulties Discipline 5–6 Discipline 5–6 Idols 8–10 Marriage 7 Incest 5 Lawsuits 6 Immorality Factions 1–2 Carnality 3–4 Carnality 3–4

8 1 Corinthians 7 Overview Marriage 7:1-24 Singleness 7:25-40 “Remain” 17, 20, 24

9 1 Corinthians 7 Main Idea Marriage, a new physical appearance or work status won’t make you happy—but being content with the state God placed you will!

10 1 Corinthians 7 Overview Marriage 7:1-24 Singleness 7:25-40 “Remain” 17, 20, 24

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12 I. Those married can have their sexual needs legitimately met (1-7)

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14 “The wedding ring is that small piece of jewelry placed on the finger that cuts off your circulation”

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16 II. Widowers and widows can remarry if they have unmet sexual needs (8-9)

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18 Dr. Walter McConnell

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22 III. Divorcees should remain unmarried to enable reconciliation with their spouse (10-11)

23 Pamela Anderson

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25 Four Views… 1.No divorce, no remarriage 2.Divorce, no remarriage 3.Both divorce & remarriage after adultery or desertion 4.Both divorce & remarriage after various circumstances

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28 IV. Those in mixed marriages should stay married to be a godly influence in the family (12-16)

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30 V. All of Us: Be content with your body and job (17-24)

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32 The Caracalla: Roman Luxury

33 Body Contentment (7:17-19)

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36 Be content with your low socio-economic position (20-23)

37 Four Roman Social Classes Equestrians (Patricians) Equestrians (Patricians) Plebians Plebians Freedman Freedman Slaves Slaves 98

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