To Marry . . . Or Not To Marry (1 Corinthians 7:1-9)

TO MARRY … OR NOT TO MARRY

1 Corinthians 7:1-9

I. WHAT IS BEST (vs. 1-2)

    a. Paul answers the Corinthians question about dealing with sexual immorality. What is he really saying in his statement

    that it is good for a man to not touch a woman? _________________________________________________________

    b. Because of the natural desires that God has placed in men and women, how does Paul encourage the Corinthians to

    proceed? _________________________________________________________________________________________

    c. What are some reasons that remaining single could be beneficial? _________________________________________

II. MARRIAGE: ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN (vs. 2-5)

    a. If a man is married what does Paul indicate is one of his marriage responsibilities? ____________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________

    b. Husbands, who has authority over your body? _________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________

    c. Paul states that “affection” should never be used as a weapon of manipulation. Why? __________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________

III. YOUR GIFT FROM GOD (vs. 6-9)

    a. Did Paul command that believers remain single? _______________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________

    b. What gifts is Paul talking about in verse 7? ___________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________

    c. What do we know about Paul’s marriage status? _______________________________________________________

    d. If a man must have a wife what does Paul encourage him to do? _________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________

IV. Application: What does God think of marriage? _________________________________________ (Proverbs 18:22)

____________________________________________________________________________________

Proverbs also offers wise advise to someone thinking about marriage. Proverbs 11:22, 21:9, 25:24…What is the advise? __________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

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