Our current sermon series examines the text of 1 Corinthians. Each week, we’ll publish a Bible study that previews
the passage to be examined the next weekend at church. Please read the Scripture indicated and answer the study
questions in advance if possible. May God richly bless you and draw you closer to Him as you dig deeper into His
Week 5: Read – 1 Corinthians 7 (To prepare yourself for service the weekend of February 6th)
Study: 1 Corinthians 7 – Theme: Marriage
Open It:
What couple have you met recently that displays the ingredients of a good marriage?
What to you is good and bad about remaining single?
Explore It:
Why should “each man…have his own wife”? (7:2)
To whom does a Christian’s body belong if he or she is married? (7:4)
Why is it important for husbands and wives not to deprive each other’s sexual needs? (7:5)
What instruction did Paul give to the unmarried and widowed? (7:8-9)
What is more important than whether a person is a slave or free? (7:20-24)
What perspective can help us serve God well whether married or single? (7:29-31)
Get It:
In what sense is it good not to marry?
How should the fact that the time is short affect our priorities and actions?
Apply It:
How can you use your unique experiences as a married or single person in service to God?
What is one step you can take this week to free yourself from concern about a mortgage, a job, a project, or some
other earthly matter?
Source: The Navigators. New Testament Lesson Maker. NavPress Publishing Group: Colorado Springs, CO, 1992.