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Living lives of undivided devotion (1 Corinthians 7:17-40) | Imperfect Series (K)

Underlying all Paul’s writing in this chapter about marriage and singleness is this concern, that as God’s people we would live lives of undivided devotion to him. The issue for each one of us isn’t ultimately our marital status, the issue is that God our ultimate loyalty would be to God above anyone and anything else

Sermon Notes:

  • Everything God commands is rooted in a single focus for your life. (vs. 35)
  • Distraction #1: Your Dreams (vs. 17)
  • Distraction #2: The Pressures of People (vs. 18-24)
  • Distraction #3: Seeking Comfort (vs. 25-31)
  • Distraction #4: The Responsibilities of Life (vs. 32-34)
  • A life devoted to God is the fruit of experiencing God’s love for you.
  • “And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh.” (Ezekiel 11:19)
  • “Teach me your way, Lord, and I will live by your truth. Give me an undivided mind to fear your name.” (Psalm 86:11)
  • “Give my son Solomon an undivided heart to keep and carry out all your commands, your decrees, and your statutes.” (1 Chronicles 29:19)

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