Bringing the Text to Life
At a Glance
Some people think the single life is just great. Others think that if you're a Christian and still single, something's wrong. If you're not scooting down the aisle soon, better get some therapy to find out why. So does the Bible have anything to say about this social and cultural issue? In today's text, the apostle Paul weighs in and suggests that the single life might be the preferred life.
For material based on today's gospel text, see "Five Steps to Takeoff," January 26, 1997, at HomileticsOnline.com.
A Word to the Church: A Series From the Middle Chapters of 1 Corinthians
Let's face it: The middle chapters of 1 Corinthians are not the easiest chapters for homiletical treatment. The apostle Paul takes time out to have "a word to the church," dealing with issues of marriage, sexual immorality, being single, eating and dietary matters, and disciplining the body and its cravings. From mid-January to mid-February, the Revised Common Lectionary gives us a series...