A Sermon on 1 Corinthians 7:25-40 Devotion without Distraction

People! Here is a super encouraging message from 1 Corinthians 7:25-40. This one is preached by Jared Burkholder, Grace Baptist Church’s Pastor of Outreach and Connections. I especially appreciated the fact that he started the sermon with a bit of a rift from the opening lines of “Let the Nations be Glad” by John Piper: “Marriage isn’t ultimate, worship is.”

Here are the notes that were provided in the bulletin:

Simple Sermon: Undistracted devotion to the Lord must characterize all of life.

Paul’s three main arguments:

  1. Our relationships do have an impact on our devotion to Christ.
  2. Our devotion to Christ must transcend all relationships.
  3. Faithfulness to Christ is the benchmark of our lives.
    This means:
    • An elevated purpose for singleness.
    • A renewed purpose for marriage.
    • A better purpose for all of life.

Final encouragements:
• Life is short, don’t be distracted.
• See your calling and circumstance in light of eternity.
• Give yourself to an eternally joyful pursuit of Christ.

Have a listen, friends–married or single, I think you will be encouraged. You can also link to Pastor David Hegg’s companion message to I Corinthians 7 here.

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