June 18, 2017
Sunday Morning Sermon
Undistracted Devotion to the Lord
1 Corinthians 7:35
But I want you to be free from concern. One who is unmarried is concerned about the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord; but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how he may please his wife, and his interests are divided. The woman who is unmarried, and the virgin, is concerned about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and spirit; but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how she may please her husband. his I say for your own benefit; not to put a restraint upon you, but to promote what is appropriate and to secure undistracted devotion to the Lord. – 1 Corinthians 7:32-35
In Matthew 24:21, Christ warns His apostles about difficult times ahead:
“For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will.”
In light of the coming destruction of the city of Jerusalem and the tribulation to come, Paul advises the Christians at Corinth to remain in whatever state they are; married, unmarried, slave, or free because of the difficult times that are to come. If a man remains unmarried, than it would be easier on him during difficult times to be remain, “Undistracted” and, “secure undistracted devotion to the Lord.”
Sunday morning’s lesson will take a look at some of the things that might distract us from devotion to the Lord. Are there things in our life that are pulling us way from the Lord? Just because we can do something doesn’t mean we should be doing something.
All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything..
– 1 Corinthians 6:12
We need to realize that our life here on earth is but a vapor, a passing shadow. It is important that we serve the Lord our God with all or heart, soul, mind, and strength and that it is our ambition in life to be pleasing to Him (2 Corinthians 5:9).
please join us Sunday morning at 11:00 am for this important lesson.