This Sunday we will resume our 1 Corinthians series, Seeing Everything through a New Lens. In chapter seven, as Paul takes up the first of many questions he has received from the Corinthians, let’s not forget the last two sentences of chapter six.
“You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” (1 Cor. 6:19b-20)
Our weekly worship gathering should remind us of this.
“Corporate worship is designed to call you away from your ownership of you to celebrate the freedom and beauty of God’s ownership of everything that makes up you and touches you.” (Paul David Tripp)
There is freedom and beauty in being owned by God, people for His own possession. He created us. He knows us better than we know ourselves. He has good designs for us. Every gift that he gives is good and every instruction He gives is for our good. Will we trust him?
Rob Lister will be preaching 1 Corinthians 7:1-16 this week and Walt Harrah will be leading our time of sung worship. Would you pray for each as they prepare?
And as this chapter will have us considering marriage and singleness to the glory of God for the next three Sundays, let’s pray for one another. Pray for those whose marriages are healthy and those whose marriages are hurting. Pray for those who are unmarried and deeply desire to be married. Pray for those who are happily unmarried but for all the wrong reasons. Pray for those who are unmarried and seeking to maximize their singleness for the sake of the gospel. So many individual situations are addressed in this chapter.
See you Sunday. Let’s come hungry!