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1 Corinthians: Marriage and Singleness

January 30, 2022 Speaker: Pastor Jeff Flanagan Series: 1 Corinthians

Passage: 1 Corinthians 7:25–40

Sermon Outline for January 30, 2022 

1 CORINTHIANS: Marriage and Singleness 

1 Corinthians 7:25-40 



Two reasons Paul encourages singleness

Reason #1 – to prevent worry in light of the “present distress”  Reason #2 – for having an “undivided devotion to the Lord” 

James 4:14, “What is your life? You are just a mist that appears for a short time  and then vanishes.”  

1 John 2:15-17, “Do not love the world.… For the world and its desires are  passing away, but the one who does the will of God lives forever.” 


  1. Whether a person is married or single should not be an excuse for greater or  lesser responsibilities 
  2. We should fight against the cultural assumption that marriage is the better  route 
  3. We should view marriage from the perspective that this world is passing away 4. We should fight for true biblical community  

Sending Word: Rom. 12:10-15

10Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never  be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12Be joyful in  hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who  are in need. Practice hospitality. . . . 15Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with  those who mourn.