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Marriage Mandates at Corinth (8 of 21)
Series: 1 Corinthians
1 Corinthians 7:1-16
I - Marriage Magnified (1 - 5)
II - Missing Mates (6 - 9)
IV - Missionary Moments (12 - 16)
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Theme: ''Discussing the biblical components of marriage''
In chapters one through six Paul discusses notable infractions within the church of Corinth. Then in chapters seven through sixteen he will dissect needful inquiries from those within the church at Corinth.
He had previously written one letter to the church at Corinth, but we do not have access to that letter. Some men from the house of Chloe delivered a letter to Paul concerning some issues going on within the church and asking him some needful questions. This letter will deal with both of those matters.
1Co 16:17 KJV - I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.
The first sixteen verses of chapter seven deal with marriage and the various components of marriage. The bible does not leave us wondering about the importance of marriage, it was ordained as a sacred institution by God.
Gen 2:24 KJV - Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
''Fifty years ago parents were apt to have a lot of kids. Nowadays kids are apt to have a lot of parents.''
Advice from a Third Grader
''My advice is to say you love each other for the rest of your lives. Don't get a divorce.''
(An 8-year-old who helped her class write a book, Advice for a Happy Marriage, for their teacher, Debi Crawford of Telluride, Colo. Associated Press, April 9, 1995.)
''Come into the living room, children. We have something we need to tell you.'' That's how our parents told us they were not going to be together anymore. After ...
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