1 Corinthians 7

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“Those who weep or who rejoice or who buy things should not be absorbed by their weeping or their joy or their possessions” (1 Corinthians 7:30 NLT).

August 12, 2018

Are you weeping over a loss today? Be mindful that the Lord will soon wipe away every tear (Rev. 21:4), turning your mourning into dancing (Psa. 30:11). Are you rejoicing in your blessings today? Wonderful. Yet, let the One who blesses be the focus of your joy, rather than being overly enamored of the blessings themselves. Have you acquired possessions that make life easier and more beautiful? Be careful. For your possessions may seek to possess you instead. Don’t be absorbed by temporary conditions in this world. Instead, let Christ and His eternal kingdom be the focus of your life.

Singleness: Finding True Fulfillment

August 16, 2015 | 1 Corinthians 7 | singleness

In this week’s sermon, Pastor Gary walks us through 1 Corinthians 7 and advice Paul gave the church at Corinth about singleness, marriage, and how both are a gift from God and both reflect the Gospel.

“Those who use the things of the world should not become attached to them. For this world as we know it will soon pass away” (1 Corinthians 7:31 NLT)

August 12, 2014

Do not allow yourself to become “attached” to temporal, worldly things. Maintain a practice of use. Live the life of the open hand. One hand open to God to receive and one hand open to others to give. Learn to use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without. Why let things own you? Live simply and generously. And experience the joy of setting your heart on eternal things.

“I have a command that comes not from me, but from the Lord. A wife must not leave her husband. But if she does leave him, let her remain single or else be reconciled to him. And the husband must not leave his wife” (1 Corinthians 7:10-11)

August 11, 2012

To those who think that Jesus was permissive on divorce, Paul reminds us of His command: Don’t leave your spouse. If Christianity doesn’t have the power to bring peace to your home, how can it claim to offer peace to the world? Don’t give up! Trust Christ to heal your marriage.

Single: Discovering True Fulfillment

July 1, 2012 | 1 Corinthians 7 | singleness

Pastor Gary Combs continues his “Family Feud” series with this message for singles. Taken from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, it offers some very specific instructions for singles and how they could live a fulfilled life by being devoted to God. Whether married or single, we can experience this life of fulfillment and devotion to God.