Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Marriage, Celibacy, Divorce, Re-Marriage 1 Corinthians 7:1-32.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Marriage, Celibacy, Divorce, Re-Marriage 1 Corinthians 7:1-32."— Presentation transcript:

1 Marriage, Celibacy, Divorce, Re-Marriage 1 Corinthians 7:1-32

2 Understanding Marriage n Not a Super-Spiritual Approach (v1). n A High View of Sexuality (v2). -Don’t Deprive one another. 1 Cor. 7:1-2 Now concerning the things about which you wrote, it is good for a man not to touch a woman. But because of immoralities, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. 1 Cor. 7:3-5 Let the husband fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband. [4] The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. [5] Stop depriving one another, except by agreement for a time that you may devote yourselves to prayer, and come together again lest Satan tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

3 Understanding Celibacy 1 Cor. 7:7-9 I wish that all men were as I am. But each man has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that. [8] Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I am. [9] But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

4 Understanding Celibacy n A Gift 7:7 n An Opportunity 7: Cor. 7:32-33 I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord's affairs--how he can please the Lord. [33] But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world--how he can please his wife-- 1 Cor. 7:9 But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

5 Understanding Divorce 1 Cor. 7:10-11 To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. [11] But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.

6 Understanding Divorce n Separation is a Possibility (7:10-11) n Divorce Should Be Avoided (Mt.19:6) -But this applies to Christian Marriages 7:12 -Biblical grounds for divorce Mt.19:19f 1 Cor. 7:10-11 To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. [11] But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.

7 Understanding Divorce n Separation is a Possibility (7:10-11) n Divorce Should Be Avoided (Mt.19:6) n Non-Christian Situations 7: Cor. 7:12-14 To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her. [13] And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him. [14] For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy. 1 Cor. 7:15 But if the unbeliever leaves, let him do so. A believing man or woman is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace. 2 Cor. 6:14 Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? 1 Cor. 7:12 But to the rest I say, not the Lord, that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, let him not send her away. 1 Cor. 7:15 But if the unbeliever leaves, let him do so. A believing man or woman is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace.

8 Understanding Remarriage 1 Cor. 7:20-28 Each one should remain in the situation which he was in when God called him. [21] Were you a slave when you were called? Don't let it trouble you--although if you can gain your freedom, do so…

9 Understanding Remarriage [27] Are you married? Do not seek a divorce. Are you unmarried? Do not look for a wife. [28] But if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned…

10 Understanding Remarriage n “Remain Where You’re At” 7:20 -An Ethical Principle, not a Rule. n If Its Not Working, Do the Other 7:22, Not necessarily a moral issue. 1 Cor. 7:21 Were you a slave when you were called? Don't let it trouble you--although if you can gain your freedom, do so. 1 Cor. 7:28 But if you do marry, you have not sinned…But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this. 1 Cor. 7:26 Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for you to remain as you are.

11 The Over-Riding Principle 1 Cor. 7:17 Nevertheless, each one should retain the place in life that the Lord assigned to him and to which God has called him. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches.


Download ppt "Marriage, Celibacy, Divorce, Re-Marriage 1 Corinthians 7:1-32."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google