by Ron Clarkson

Being Single and Satisfied
Single Minded
Ron Clarkson
February 5, 1988

WELCOME: Welcome, once again, to Oakdale Community Church and a special welcome to those who are single and have joined us for our special two week series for singles. Our hope this morning is that all of us, not just the singles, will see how practical and relevant God's truths are to our life. Let's pray together and ask God to help us understand what his message might be for us here this morning.

PRAYER: We come to you this morning, an excitement about what you have to communicate to us. Whatever our category, whether we are single or married, divorced or widowed, help us to realize that we are all the same people having the same goal . . . trying to find meaning to life, trying to find contentment and fulfillment, satisfaction in the course of a day. I thank you for the singles here at OCC and I pray that this church will be known as a church able to meet the needs of a diverse body, various people with various backgrounds and needs. I pray for the Singles ministry here at OCC, that as we continues to grow we will be sensitive to the many in our OCC Family and in this community who are single. Help us to see Father that you are a God that has come to make us complete in you. I pray that each person will leave here with something for the week ahead. In Christ's name, amen.

JOKE: There was a single woman who had died and every one of her pallbearers was a woman. One inquisitive attender at the funeral asked a relative "Why are there only women pallbearers?" The relative replied, "she wrote in her will, 'I want all women pallbearers, they wouldn't take me out when I was alive, then they aren't going to take me out when I'm dead."'

Every body has a chance to be miserable or satisfied. This morning we are going to relate some principles that will help all of us, not just singles, become more satisfied in our life. We will be addressing in particular, some major issues that relate t ...

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