1 Corinthians 7:17-24 — Remaining With God As You Were Called


 

 

But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches. Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised. Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God. Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called. Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather. For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant. Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24 KJV

 

Many people were saved when in difficult circumstances. What should they do? Try and change what seemed impossible to change?

Paul explains a principle that will help as new believers face these difficulties.

 

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1 Corinthians 7:10-16 — Staying Together or Separating


 

 

And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife. But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace. For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife? 1 Corinthians 7:10-16 KJV

 

This section of First Corinthians 7:10-16 KJV addresses two scenarios:

1. Whether Christian couples should separate when they have marital problems.
2. Whether a couple, one of whom gets saved after they get married, are obligated to stay together if their life becomes unbearable.

God’s desire is that marriages should be harmonious and that couples should enjoy the pleasures of marriage in every respect. If they don’t there is a way forward.

May the Lord help you if you are facing these issues.

 

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Sermon Audio – Intentional Bible Reading

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“And when Moses had finished speaking all these words to all Israel, he said to them,’Take to heart all the words by which I am warning you today, that you may command them to your children, that they may be careful to do all the words of this law. For it is no empty word for you, but your very life, and by this word you shall live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to possess.'” Deuteronomy 32:45-47 ESV

 

The importance of God’s Word can not be overstated. This sermon gives encouragement and practical suggestions to help you read through Bible cover to cover.

 


This sermon was originally recorded at Brandywine Bible Chapel, Wilmington, DE on January 4, 2015.

 

 

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1 Corinthians 7:6-9 Promoting Single Life


 

 

But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment. For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that. I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. 9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn 1 Corinthians 7:6-9 KJV

 

If you are single you might feel at times that everyone expects you to be married. It would seem that it is the norm to be married but many people live all of their life without getting married. In this passage Paul promotes the single life. He shows how it is advantageous if you want to devote your life to serving God. The Lord Jesus, as recorded in the gospels, taught that some people are single for the Kingdom of God’s sake. As you watch this video bible teaching clip you will learn that God calls us all to different lifestyles – some to be single and some to be married.

The key is to be where God wants you to be!

 

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1 Corinthians 7:1-2 Marriage and Devotion


 

 

Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. 1 Corinthians 7:1-2 KJV

 

The Apostle Paul starts this section with a robust statement about the need for marriage to keep Christians sexually pure. Sex within marriage should satisfy our sexual desires and maintain the purity of our lives by physically fulfilling relationships.

We need to look at the whole of chapter seven to get the full picture but this initial talk sets the scene.

 

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Sermon Audio – Jeremiah 29:11 In Context

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“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 ESV

 

Jeremiah 29:11 is one of the most loved verses in the Bible yet very few understand the intriguing context that surrounds the verse. When properly understood in context this beautiful verse takes on even greater meaning.

Outline of Jeremiah 29
Jeremiah 29:1-23 – Letter 1 – Jeremiah writes from Jerusalem to the exiles in Babylon
Jeremiah 29:24-28 – Letter 2 – In response to Jeremiah’s letter Shemaiah writes from Babylon to the people and priests in Jerusalem
Jeremiah 29:29-32 – Letter 3 – Jeremiah responds to the exiles in Babylon condemning Shemiah as a false prophet

Also referred in this sermon: Daniel 9:1-5

 


This sermon was originally recorded at the North York Gospel Chapel, York, PA on May 23, 2015.

 

 

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Sermon Audio – Eternal Life and The Gospel of Jesus Christ

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“This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree. If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son. Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son. And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.” 1 John 5:6-16 ESV

 

Other verses referenced in this sermon include:
John 1:12
John 3:3, 7, 15, 16
John 17:1-3, 24-25
Acts 16:31
Romans 6:23

 


This sermon was originally recorded at the North York Gospel Chapel, York, PA on May 23, 2015.

 

 

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Sermon Audio – Paul vs Paul

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“Some indeed preach Christ even from envy and strife, and some also from goodwill: The former preach Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my chains; but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel. What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is preached; and in this I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice.” Philippians 1:15-18 NKJV

 

“I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.” Galatians 1:6-8 NKJV

 


This sermon was originally recorded April 6, 2014 at Brandywine Bible Chapel, Wilmington, DE.

 

 

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Sermon Audio: NT Principles of Gathering – Part 2

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“…Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified”

 

Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”

 

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.

 

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

 

Acts 2:36-47 ESV

 


This sermon was originally recorded February 2, 2014 at Seven Points Christian Assembly, Sunbury, PA.

 

Link: NT Principles of Gathering – Part 1

 

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Sermon Audio: NT Principles of Gathering – Part 1

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“…Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified”

 

Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”

 

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.

 

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

 

Acts 2:36-47 ESV

 


This sermon was originally recorded February 2, 2014 at Seven Points Christian Assembly, Sunbury, PA.

 

Link: NT Principles of Gathering – Part 2

 

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