Society has its notion of what makes dating, relationships and marriage thrive. But a quick look under the hood reveals a longing to get back on the right track-a longing to do it God's way. Because it is only the octane that God provides that gets us out of the rut and back on the road toward relational success. Sermon One in this series defines criteria on how to pick a mate...
Speaker: Ed Young Jr.
The old guy at the corner hasn’t seen him. The woman selling the figs hasn’t either. Jesus described him to the scribes at the gate and the kids in the courtyard. “He’s about this tall. Clothes are ragged. Belly length beard.” No one has a clue. For the better part of the day, Jesus has been searching up and down the Jerusalem streets. He didn’t stop for lunch. Hasn’t...
Author: Max Lucado
Topic: Preaching & Teaching
Singleness and marriage are both gifts from God. Intimacy is indispensable to marriage. When we deny sexual intimacy, we are cheating the marriage.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:1-9, Song of Solomon 4 - 8, Proverbs 5:15-23, Hebrews 13:4, Genesis 1:27-31
Topic: Sexual Immorality
This comprehensive study was jointly written by Matt Chandler and Geoff Ashley. Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Psalm 127:3 In the beginning, God reached down into the dust of the earth, formed man and breathed life into him. Man was given the task of ruling and subduing creation as God’s representative, but he was not to...
Author: Matt Chandler
Topic: Church and Culture, Marriage
The good news about a single Savior who provides abundant life for all who die with him… Jesus didn’t view his celibacy as a no…no to joy, no to sex, no to intimacy…but rather he viewed it as a life-giving yes…yes to relationships, yes to friends, yes to serving others, and yes to enjoying life to the fullest.” Singles, you have not been forgotten. You have not been punished....
Speaker: Matt Chandler
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:6-7, 1 Corinthians 7:28-28
Oftentimes, it feels like marriage is an expectation society has for each of us—as if marriage will make our lives complete. What happens when marriage doesn’t come quickly for us? When we are still single in our 30s and 40s? When everyone is getting married except for us? We become discouraged when we have to keep checking the box “single” under marital status. But the Bible...
Speaker: Jeff Jones
How do you influence another person for good or evil? How do you effectively pass on your spiritual legacy to someone else? Elijah and Elisha, Moses and Joshua were both Bible examples of godly, powerful men who mentored others. Francis Frangipane, in his article, "Imparting God's Power to Others," gives us his insights. God has placed people in your life whose influence...
Author: Francis Frangipane
Jon Acuff writes a hilarious (but truthful) assessment about how churches treat singles: Single adults, I have failed you. Although I’ve written a handful of ideas about being single at church, I’ve never really done that topic justice. So today, I created a list of all the different stereotypes and challenges singles have to navigate when they go to church. From the “get...
Author: Jon Acuff
Paul teaches the importance of waiting for the right person, to maintain your sexual purity and to not be afraid to be single when He calls you to be. He calls those who are married to honor the desires of their spouse. Preached at Elevation Church.
Speaker: Steven Furtick
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:25-39
The way we raised boys in the faith 20 years ago eliminated many of the men Christian women would love to date today. Ladies, I feel your pain. The dating scene in the church is grim. Christian colleges are becoming convents. Churches all over the world report a shortage of men in the pews – and it seems to be getting worse. What about the singles’ group at church? One...
Author: David Murrow