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Cross Words: Better (1 Corinthians 7:25-40)

November 19, 2017 Speaker: Dr. David Silvernail Series: Cross Words - A Series on 1 Corinthians

Topic: Sermons Passage: 1 Corinthians 7:25–7:40

This week we’re coming to a passage that’s really important and really confusing.  Now you’re getting excited, right?  In a relatively short passage (half a chapter), the Apostle Paul is going to tackle several significant issues dealing with the end-times, our identities as believers, the simple issues of marriage and singleness, contentment, and devotion.  And, to top it all off, he would prefer if none of us were distracted by these issues.  No problem!  I’m sure the sermon will be brief (insert nervous smiley face here). 

Of course, somehow, Paul always gets to Jesus in order to refocus our hearts and minds on Him.  Since this series is entitled “Cross Words,” this week’s key word is “Better.”  But it’s not clear just what’s better – marriage or singleness, acting now or waiting, identity, contentment, devotion – just what is Paul talking about?  Well, I’m sure it will all be crystal clear by the time this sermon gets preached on Sunday morning (right now, not so much).  You’ll definitely want to come see because I’m sure it will be interesting.  See you Sunday, Dr. Dave


Additionally, we’re going to be starting a few new things in the coming weeks.  One of those has to do with looking forward by encouraging generosity.  We’ll have a different emphasis each week on a variety of ways we can demonstrate generosity in our lives.  Don’t worry, it’s not all about money … well, it’s somewhat about money … but we’re going to ask everyone to consider how their giving can make a difference this Christmas season. 

With that thought in mind, we’re also going to look back at how Potomac Hills has made a difference in various people’s lives.  And to do that, we’ve asked a number of folks to share a brief testimony during the worship service each week on how God has used this church in their lives.  And I think you’ll find these stories to be both fascinating and encouraging … and a wonderful addition to our celebration this Advent.  I’m looking forward to it, and I think you will to.  If I don’t see you this Sunday, have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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