Successfully Single by Larry Wynn

(Outline) SUCCESSFULLY SINGLE
I CORINTHIANS 7
DECEMBER 28, 1997 A.M.
SERIES: WITH THIS RING
Larry Wynn

INTRODUCTION

A. BETWEEN THE MID 60'S AND THE LATE 1980'S
THE UNMARRIED POPULATION OF THE
UNITED STATES GREW FROM 27% TO 43%,
WITH NO SLOWDOWN IN SIGHT.

B. THERE ARE SOME GENERAL GROUPS OF
SINGLES THAT NEED TO BE RECOGNIZED.

1. NEVER MARRIED: 60% OF ALL SINGLES
AND NUMBER SOME 41 MILLION.

a. THERE IS A WIDENING GAP
BETWEEN THE END OF
EDUCATION AND THE
BEGINNING OF MARRIAGE.

b. THEY TEND TO BE THE LEAST
CHURCHED SEGMENT OF THE
UNMARRIED POPULATION.

c. THEY ARE NOT HOSTILE
TOWARD RELIGION, BUT
NEITHER ARE THEY VITALLY
INTERESTED IN IT.

2. DIVORCED. NEARLY 16 MILLION ARE
DIVORCED.


3. SINGLE PARENTS. THERE ARE
APPROXIMATELY 10 MILLION SINGLE
PARENTS IN THE U.S..

4. WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS. THERE ARE
APPROXIMATELY 15 MILLION ADULTS
WHO FIT THIS CATEGORY.

C. TODAY WE WILL DEAL WITH TWO KINDS OF
SINGLES.

1. THOSE WHO ARE PHYSCIALLY SINGLE.

2. THOSE WHO ARE SPIRITUALLY
SINGLE.

D. I CORINTHIANS 7 GIVES US SOME INSIGHTS
INTO PHYSICAL SINGLENESS.

1. ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SINGLENESS IS
GOOD. YOU ARE NOT INCOMPLETE,
NOR IS THERE ANYTHING WRONG
WITH YOU. YOU ARE NOT A FAILURE.

2. ACCEPT SINGLENESS CAN BE A GIFT
OF GOD. VS. 7

3. ALLOW IT FOR GROWTH. VS. 26-27.
THE DESIRE TO BE MARRIED ISN’T
BAD, UNLESS IT DOMINATES YOUR
LIFE AND INTERFERES WITH YOUR
RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.

4. ACTIVATE SINGLENESS FOR GOOD.
VS. 32-35.


E. I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU SOME
GENERAL PRINCIPLES APPLICABLE TO ALL
SINGLES TODAY.

II. FOLLOW GOD’S APPOINTED DIRECTION.

A. THERE MUST BE THE INCLUSION OF GOD IN
YOUR LIFE.

1. GOD HAS A PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.

2. BEFO ...


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