ME AND MY REAL FAMILY: SINGLE AND HAPPY

Message by Todd Lester - May 21, 2017

THREE KINDS OF SINGLE PEOPLE

1. THOSE SINGLE BY

1 Corinthians 7:7 †But I wish everyone were single, just as I am. Yet each person has a special gift from God, of one kind or another.

2. THOSE SINGLE BY

1 Corinthians 7:15 †But if the husband or wife who isnít a believer insists on leaving, let them go. In such cases the believing husband or wife is no longer bound to the other, for God has called you to live in peace.

3. THOSE SINGLE BY

Matthew 19:12 †Some ... choose not to marry for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven.

HOW TO BE SINGLE AND HAPPY

1. YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE

Philippians 4:11,13 †(ESV) I have learned†in whatever situation I am†to be content.†I can do†all things†through†him†who†strengthens†me.

Psalm 118:24 †This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.

2. GODíS STANDARD

1 Thessalonians 4:3 †Godís will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin.

1 Thessalonians 4:4-5,8† (CEB)†Learn how to control your own body in a pure and respectable way. Donít be controlled by your sexual urges like the Gentiles who donít know God ... Therefore, whoever rejects these instructions isnít rejecting a human authority. They are rejecting God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.

Hebrews 13:4 †Give honour to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.

1 Corinthians 5:11 †I meant that you are not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer yet indulges in sexual sin, or is greedy, or worships idols, or is abusive, or is a drunkard, or cheats people. Donít even eat with such people.

2 Timothy 2:21 †If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.

3. HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

Genesis 2:18 †Then the Lord God said, ďIt is not good for the man to be alone...Ē

1 Peter 1:22 †You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart.

4. YOUR FREEDOM

1 Corinthians 7:32-34 †I want you to be free from the concerns of this life. An unmarried man can spend his time doing the Lordís work and thinking how to please him. But a married man has to think about his earthly responsibilities and how to please his wife. His interests are divided. In the same way, a woman who is no longer married or has never been married can be devoted to the Lord and holy in body and in spirit. But a married woman has to think about her earthly responsibilities and how to please her husband.

Galatians 5:13 †For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But donít use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.

Today's speaker is Todd Lester,†Senior Pastor at Westheights. Dramatically changed by Jesus and the people who told about Him; motivated to spend his life doing the same for others. Enjoys music and climbing mountains.

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