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Dan Rowe - Sunday, 14 May 2023


Singleness… its a phase of life that all will experience and yet not a topic we often think through well. Having seen God’s good plan of marriage for His people, we must ask, ‘what about those who are not married?’ The Bible has a high view of singleness calling it a gift (1 Cor 7:7). Paul encourages us to think wisely about how we can best serve God in the state of life we find ourselves, not seeking the alternative. For some, that might mean choosing to remain single so that they might serve God, free from the distraction of married life. As a church, we should be affirming the gift of singleness in our family and supporting and encouraging those who are single. So often we overlook single life, seeing it as a transit lounge on the way to the ‘real’ destination of marriage. God, however, is less concerned with your marital status as He is your commitment to growing as a disciple of Christ. Whether we are single or married, God’s desire is for all His people to be living holy lives that glorify Him.

Scripture References: 1 Corinthians 7:17-35, 1 Corinthians 7:7-8, Psalms 18:30-50, Isaiah 56:1-5

From Series: "God and Sex"

The series that we start today (‘God and sex’) aims to look at what the Bible says about these areas – and those connected to them. We will look at ‘man and woman’, ‘marriage’, ‘singleness’, and ‘children’. At the heart of any approach to such a topic are three basic truths: God made the world, with humans in his image; human sin has broken the world; God loves his creation, and sends Jesus to redeem and restore his creation and people. In this area – like every area of God’s concern – we are dealing not with abstract points, but people made in the image of God!


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