Celebrating singleness – 1 Corinthians 7:25-40

28 May

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It is GOOD to be single! Let’s celebrate it!!!

Are you single?  Do you feel like it is good to be single?  When I was in my later high school years and college, I did not think it was good to be single.  I badly wanted to be in a relationship.

In our continuing study of 1st Corinthians 7, Paul says that it is really good to be single.  I wonder how that sentiment comes across to you who are single?

If you are single, how do you feel when people say things like “Dating yet?” or “When are you ever going to get married?”  As I was studying for a sermon on how good it is to be single, I realized that I needed help.  I was barely ever single, only for a few months here and there, and then Michelle and I got married young, at 21 years old.  So I did some research and contacted some people who have been single a lot longer.  Am I glad I did, because the insights those people shared with me were wonderful.

So thank you Ken Sears for the deep thoughtful words you shared, most of which I read in the sermon.  Thank you Lisa Bartelt for sharing Peter Greer’s article.  Peter shares some great thoughts about how our culture can be so wrapped up with the milestones of married couples, that singles can feel left out.  Lisa wrote a post this week with more on that, check it out.

So married people, there is much that we need to learn about singleness!!!  Whether you are married or single, perhaps there is much to be learned about what single life is or could be all about.  Let’s continue the very cool discussion we had after the worship service.  Feel free to comment here.

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