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When Singleness is Better than Marriage

Text: 1 Corinthians 7:25-40

Theme: Sometimes being single is better than being married.

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  • As we get back into 1 Corinthians, review some of the internal issues the church faced: divisions in 1:10 and 3:1-9; church discipline in 5:1-7; lawsuits in 6:1-8; sexual immorality in 6:18-20; and marriage/singleness in 7:17.
  • Look at each topic so far, and ask yourself, “How does my life display the solution/alternative to each of these problems?”
  • Look ahead by reading 1 Corinthians 8 — a short chapter!
The Nations

Text: Matthew 28:16-20

The Lord has bared his holy arm before the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
~ Isaiah 52:10

SermonDavid McClurgMissions
A Savior Who is Christ the Lord

Text: Luke 2:1-14

Theme: A portrait of the Savior

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  • Read Luke 2:11 and try to remember how each word/ phrase adds to the beautiful portrait of the Savior.
  • Remember what Micah said about the coming Messiah in chapter 5:2-5. What key words in the ancient text can speak truth into your life today?
  • How is “Immanuel” still true today for the believer?
  • In preparation for next week, read Isaiah 9:1-7 and Isaiah 60:1-3.
SermonDavid McClurg
Why Shepherds?

Text: Luke 2:1-8

Theme: Treasuring the gift of Christ in the context of shepherds

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  • Consider the four groups of passages that correspond to the four main sermon points:
  • Pt 1: Isaiah 61:1-3; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
  • Pt 2: the extended ‘bread’ passage of John 6:1-58
  • Pt 3: the Shepherd Psalm — Psalm 23
  • Pt 4: Isaiah 53:3-11; John 10:11
  • Consider how each passage points to Christ AND calls us to conform our lives to him.

For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.

SermonDavid McClurg
Militant Thanksgiving

Text: 2 Chronicles 20:1-30

Theme: Faith that fights with thanksgiving.

One: Faith in the midst of fear
Two: Faith anchored to God's faithfulness
Three: Faith in the face of the unknown
Four: Faith in God's kingdom agenda
Five: Faith in God's words
Six: Faith to fight with thanksgiving
Seven: Faith that produces triumphant joy

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SermonDavid McClurg
Content in Christ

Text: 1 Corinthians 7:8-24

Theme: Content with Christ

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  • What circumstance in your life currently temps you to be discontent? Can you see how discontent can easily digress into a lack of faith in God’s goodness?
  • What step of obedience can you take this week to be more godly in the situation God has put you in?
  • Consider several contentment passages as we approach Thanksgiving Day:
    • 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
    • Philippians 2:4-20
    • 1 Timothy 6:6-12
    • Hebrews 13:5

“There should be a parallel between our supplications and our thanksgivings. We ought not to leap in prayer and limp in praise.”
— Charles Spurgeon, mid 1800’s

Singleness and Marriage

Singleness and Marriage

Text: 1 Corinthians 7:1-9

Theme: Singleness, Marriage, & Sex

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  • What element of our hyper-sexualized culture has assaulted your Biblical sensibility this week? Is there a danger in becoming accustomed to the barrage of sexual advertising & innuendo in our society?
  • How does the idea of modesty factor in to this discussion about sexual immorality? Modesty of words, dress, behavior?
  • How will you in your stage of life obey 1 Corinthians 7:1-9?
Get Away from Sexual Immorality

Text: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

Theme: Get away from sexual immorality

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  • The Corinthian church clearly should have known better. So how will YOU know if you are thinking wrongly?
  • Read 1 Corinthians 6:12. Can you remember the feeling of bondage to some particular sin? Where does this passage point us to the hope of deliverance?
  • What are the implications of your body being a temple of the Holy Spirit? How have you applied this?
To Be Saved Means To Be Changed

Text: 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Theme: True salvation produces real change.

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  • You are washed. Read Isaiah 1:1-8; then jump to v.18 — This is your story! This is the testimony of every believer!
  • Regarding your sanctification — read 1 Corinthians 1:30 and Hebrews 10:10.
  • You are justified: Galatians 2:16; Romans 5:1
  • How might you clarify the boast “Once saved, always saved”?