Welcome to this week’s edition of Preparing for Sunday! Last week we heard Pastor Travis teaching through 1 Corinthians 7:10-24. Pastor Travis reminded us that God is more interested in changing our hearts than just our seemingly unchangeable circumstances, specifically in marriage.
This week Pastor Sean will be preaching through 1 Corinthians 7:25-40. Through our study in God’s Word, we will hear that “singleness and marriage are both gifts from God. The problem we face is that we so lust after the next thing or the next person to satisfy us- longing for someone else’s life or someone else’s toys- that we lose sight of the purpose of our life. We are designed for God- designed to find our identity, provision, and rest in him. In 1 Corinthians 7:25-40 Paul counsels that to live as a single person, you can live for Jesus with more single-minded devotion. So although marriage isn’t sinful and is even a gift, he wants to be clear that it will divide your mind and time from your allegiance to Christ. In light of your design he encourages you to remain as you are and go hard after Christ.” -Pastor Sean
Here are some links to listen or download the songs that we will sing this week. Take some time to listen and get ready to sing together when we gather on Sunday!
- The Father’s Love by Joel Sczebel Listen or Download (Or download the whole album for $5 in the month of February!)
- Glorious Day Words by J. Wilbur Chapman, Music by Michael Bleecker Listen or Download
- Nothing but the Blood by Matt Redman Listen or Download
- In the Shadow of the Glorious Cross by Brooks Ritter and Rebecca Bales Listen or Download
Check the blog next Friday for more updates about our upcoming services!
See you on Sunday!