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Last week at ikon Brian taught from the first half of 1Corinthians 7 where Paul is answering questions from the new Christians in Corinth about relationships. Paul was fielding questions like a first century Dr.Phil or Dear Abbie:

Should I avoid the opposite sex altogether?

I'm married, should I stop having sex with my spouse now that I'm a Christian?

I'm single, should I stay that way?

Can I leave my spouse because he/she is not a Christian like me?

This week Paul answers questions about virgins and tells us if it's better to be married or single:

1Corinthians 7:25-34 (NIV) Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord, but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord's mercy is trustworthy. 26Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for you to remain as you are. 27Are you married? Do not seek a divorce. Are you unmarried? Do not look for a wife. 28But if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this.

29What I mean, brothers, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they had none; 30those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep; 31those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.

32I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord's affairs—how he can please the Lord. 33But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world—how he can please his wife— 34and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord's affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world—how she can please her husband. 35I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.

See you there.


Blogger Amy said...

you don't happen to sell cds of your studies do you?

Blogger Christopher said...

This is just begging for a podcast. I'm begging for a podcast.

Blogger Amy said...

they've uploaded stuff on the Ikon website under the learn section.

Also...Shaun...you spelled Tuesday wrong :)

Blogger Amy said...

but not this series, which I would really like to hear. :-)

Blogger Shaun Groves said...

We're working on getting the audio under the LEARN section of the ikoncommunity.com site more current BUT we're all volunteers in the technical arena so we get what we can for free from the very busy people running all that.

It'll be there eventually.


Blogger Amy said...

definitey understand that one. :-) free is a wonderful thing.


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