We begin tackling I Corinthians 7 next Sunday morning.
My initial questions
Should a man get married? Should it be more than one companion? What rights does the man have in a marriage? What rights does a woman have? When is it possible for a husband and wife to withhold physical intimacy from one another? Should men and women stay single? How is it good for unmarried and widows to remain single? Are there any concessions for a divorce in marriage? Are there any concessions for remarriage? What about marriages where one of the spouses is an unbeliever? What is the calling of God in your life? How does the Lord want you to serve Him? Concerning what Paul writes in I Corinthians 7, what is binding commandment and what is human advice?
Alan Johnson’s questions
Should I get married, especially if I want to wholeheartedly serve the Lord, perhaps as a missionary? Can Christians marry nonChristians? Does God approve of divorce under certain circumstances? What are these circumstances? If I divorce for a biblical reason, can I be remarried with God’s blessing? Isn’t remaining single less than God’s best for us? Can I marry with God’s blessing if my spouse has died? If I have been divorced or widowed, would it be better for me remain unmarried?
Robert Gromacki’s questions
1) Does the rise in Christian marriage seminars and in the publication of Bible-oriented marital books indicate that Christian marriages are failing? 2) Why have many Christians looked upon sex (its discussion and practice) as a taboo? What can be done to overcome these prejudices? 3) Should the single life be promoted as much as the marital union? In what circumstances would it be preferred? In what circumstances would it prove awkward? 4) Have divorced and separated partners been discriminated against in evangelical churches? Can they have an effective ministry? 5) Is remarriage after divorce Biblical? Give a Biblical basis for your answer. Since the evangelical world is divided on the question, how dogmatic should a person be? 6) Have single men and single women been forced out of strategic opportunities for Christian service? Would it be preferable for a pastor to be single or married? 7) What present situations would correspond to the cause of the Corinthian distress?