May 28, 2023 AM
(#13 in series)
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Equipped: The Blessing of Singleness
1 Corinthians 7:6-9, 32-34
Key Truth: Singleness is not a __ to break, a time to indulge, or a period to __. Singleness is a blessing to __ and an opportunity to devote yourself more fully to the Lord.
We’re going to approach this topic by walking through three main categories:
1) A __ View of Singleness
2) A Biblical __ of Singleness
Being married is not our ultimate __ in life.
- Singleness and marriage are __ from God. (vv. 6-7) __ is not determined by marital status.
- Marriage is not required for all, and singleness may be God’s __ for some. (vv. 8-9)
- Singleness and marriage have certain __. (vv. 32-34)
3) A __ Approach to Singleness
- In every stage of life, __ Jesus fully and discover your value, worth, and identity in Him.
- Ask God to teach you lessons today that He will use for your life tomorrow (whether you remain single or get married).
- Be fully __ in your single life.
- Do not embrace the lie that singleness is the time to do whatever you want (sexually, experientially, flippantly).
- You’ll marry someone you __ — date wisely.
- Stop trying to plan out every detail of how, when, and where you’ll meet your future spouse.
- The best way to __ the right person is to __ the right person.
- Embracing singleness in a godly way will better position you to meet a future spouse.
- Being married DOES NOT __ you.
- It’s never God’s will for a Christian to marry a non-Christian. (2 Corinthians 6:14)
- It’s better to do __ counseling when you first start talking about engagement than to do premarital counseling after you’re already engaged.
- If you’re single, listen to and value your parents’ thoughts on a future spouse.
- It’s better to ask hard __ before marriage than to discover unwanted __ after saying, “I do.”