Presentation on theme: "Doctor Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Being Single."— Presentation transcript:
Doctor Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Being Single
1 Cor 7:1-2, 6-9, (ESV): 1 Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” 2 But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband…. 6 Now as a concession, not a command, I say this. 7 I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has his own gift from God, one of one kind and one of another. 8 To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single as I am. 9 But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion….
28 But if you do marry, you have not sinned, and if a betrothed woman marries, she has not sinned. Yet those who marry will have worldly troubles, and I would spare you that…. 32 I want you to be free from anxieties…. 35 I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord…. 38 So then he who marries his betrothed does well, and he who refrains from marriage will do even better.
the pursuit of God is at the forefront of all human concerns, whether single or married.
2 Cor 6:14-18: 14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? 15 What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said,
“I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17 Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you, 18 and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.”
evangedating – a Christian dating a non-Christian. often rationalized by thought of conversion of the non-Christian partner
Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God.