Paul's Recommendation on Marriage (1 Corinthians 7:25-40)

PAUL’S RECOMMENDATION ON MARRIAGE

 

1 Corinthians 7:25-40

I. IT IS GOOD FOR A MAN TO REMAIN AS HE IS (vs. 25-28)

    a. What is the source of Paul’s recommendations concerning marriage? _____________________________________________

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    b. Why would Paul consider it advisable in distressing times to remain single? ________________________________________

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    c. Does Paul advocate a married man leave his wife? ____________________________________________________________

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    d. What is the one certainty that Paul states will touch those who marry? ____________________________________________

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II. TO BE WITHOUT CARE (vs. 29-35)

    a. What did Paul mean by “the time is short” and what should be our response? ______________________________________

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    b. In verse 32 Paul gets to the point of why he recommends remaining single. What is that reason? ______________________

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    c. Those who marry will care for their partner. Is Paul saying that this is wrong? (see Ephesians 5:22-33) __________________

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III. IF THEY MUST…THEN LET THEM MARRY (vs. 36-40)

    a. In Paul’s day a father had control over his daughter’s future…to marry or not. What is Paul’s advise to this father in vs. 36? 

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    b. Paul gives a good / better scenario in vs. 38. Why is this Paul’s position? ___________________________________________

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    c. Verse 39 offers valuable instruction for the widow who wishes to remarry. What constraint does Paul make? _______________

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IV. Application: Whether a person marries or not the real issue is that of priority. God must have priority in our lives over every

other relationship. How do we keep God as our priority? _____________________________________________________________

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