by Jim Henry

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(Living Without a Contract)
The Way Home Series, Part 2 of 16
1 Corinthians 6:18, 7:2; Hebrews 13:4
Rev. Jim Henry
First Baptist Church, Orlando

Sunday, 01/16/00, 9:15 AM Service

Well, beloved, we have a tough subject this
morning and I want you to pray for me. Let's ask God
to bless us and give understanding to be helpful to
all of us as we look at God's Word and truth. Let me
ask you a question. How many of you know someone,
either in your family, at work, or friends who are
living together without the benefit of marriage? Would
you hold up your hands if you know somebody like that?
That's most of us, isn't it? So the subject I'm
dealing with today is not irrelevant, nor is it
something that is isolated, it is something that is
prevalent and that's why I felt like I needed to deal
with it. So, if you will open your Bibles, we will
begin as we always do with God's truth to set the
stage as we try to look at this subject.

(Reads 1 Corinthians 6:18, 7:2; Hebrews 13:4)

Let us pray: Father thank You that we can worship
You today; thank You that we can worship you as making
us as fearfully and wonderfully we were woven in our
mother's womb. Thank You, Lord, that You drew the
outlines for our lives. Father, this morning I am
dealing with a subject that I know has ramifications
for some who are present, because of the families
involved; some who are probably listening to me here
this morning or watching by television and living in a
relationship that's outside of marriage. All of us are
impacted with it.

Therefore, Lord, I know that Your Word speaks to
it, so I pray that You will help me to bring this
message, not as one who is superior or one who is
looking down on anyone, but Lord, as one who stands
for the truth and for Your holiness and for what You
have intended. I thank You, Lord, for grace that's
greater than our sins and that You desire our highest
welfare a ...

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