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Marriage 1


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Marriage 1

  1. 1. I CORINTHIANS 7:1-5 God’s Powerful Principles Concerning Marriage
  2. 2. The Current State of Marriage… <ul><li>In 1993, Congress passed DOMA, the “Defense of Marriage Act.” </li></ul><ul><li>Feb. 23, 2011, President Obama directed the Justice Department to no longer defend DOMA, if it is challenged in the courts. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Current State of Marriage… <ul><li>For years, presidents have proclaimed the first Thursday in May as National Day of Prayer. </li></ul><ul><li>President Obama declared June, 2011 as &quot;Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.&quot; </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Current State of Marriage… <ul><li>Religious pollster, George Gallop reported a poll about a month ago, that, for the first time in history… </li></ul><ul><li>53% of Americans favor “Gay Marriage.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Teaching on Marriage, for… <ul><li>Those who are married! </li></ul><ul><li>Those who may get married! </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone, to help us “recalibrate” our thinking to a Biblical worldview! </li></ul><ul><li>Those who are part of the Church, the Bride of Christ! </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Intro, 1:1-9. </li></ul><ul><li>Dealing with Problems, 1:10-6:20 </li></ul><ul><li>Quarrels, divisions, and cliques, 1:10-4:21. (Paul defends his ministry) </li></ul><ul><li>Immorality, 5:1-13. (Church Discipline) </li></ul><ul><li>Lawsuits, 6:1-8. (Forgiveness & believer mediation) </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion, 6:9-20 </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Replying to Questions, 7:1-15:58 </li></ul><ul><li>Concerning Marriage, 7:1-40. </li></ul>
  8. 8. God’s Powerful Principles Concerning Marriage, I Cor. 7
  9. 9. Give Singleness a Chance! <ul><li>Consider the “good,” vv. 1, 26 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Lucy Swindoll, Wide My World… Narrow My Bed!
  11. 11. Give Singleness a Chance! <ul><li>Consider the “good,” vv. 1, 26 </li></ul><ul><li>Consider God’s “gifts,” vv. 6-7 </li></ul><ul><li>Consider “continuity,” vv. 17-24 </li></ul><ul><li>Consider “expediency,” vv. 25-31 </li></ul><ul><li>Consider “devotion,” vv. 32-35 </li></ul>
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