Sunday, December 14, 2008

Bible Study - Sexuality, Honoring God In Marriage and Singleness

 

Bible Study 1 Corinthians 7:1-40

  1. In what ways have your views on marriage, sex or singleness been influenced by society and/or the Church?

 

 

Read 1 Corinthians 7:1-40

  1. What issues did the Corinthians need Paul to address? What areas were they struggling with?

 

 

  1. How do you think immorality affected the way Corinthian men and women related to each other? v. 2-5.  How does immorality affect us today?

 

 

  1. How does Paul view marriage and singleness? v. 6 – 7.

 

 

  1. Why does Paul say that it is “better to marry, than to burn with passion?” v. 9

 

 

- How can the lack of self-control lead you to make an unwise decision to marry   prematurely?

 

 

  1. Have you experienced any pressure to be married? How does knowing that this world is passing away help you to be more content in your current state? v. 29-31 Explain.

 

 

  1. Why do you think Paul considers singleness a “better” way even though he fully affirms marriage? v.38

 

 

  1. In what ways would you like to be more devoted to the things of the Lord? Can you identify things that might be a distraction?

 

 

  1. How has this study challenged you to prepare for marriage? What things will you consider before you marry?

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