Standards for Marriage

Thursdays: The New Testament
1 Corinthians 7—8

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Paul seeks to reorient the Corinthians according to moral principles, especially about sexuality. His understanding rests on the power of the Christian life to make holy a marriage with an unbeliever. Greater is the power of holiness than the power of unbelief. This holy fidelity can result in the conversion of the unbeliever. Both faith and love can move mountains.

There is strength, yet gentleness in the teaching of Paul. Perhaps you have come to a place in your life and are sharing it with someone, without having previously adhered to these standards. Live the standard now, by the grace of the Lord. Renew your repentance for past sin, asking the Lord to let holiness of life flow through you to all those who depend upon the commitment of your love.

The Reading for Today
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Bible Breaths
What are these?
Standing balanced in the Lord v. 12
Ne’er tempted beyond my strength v. 13
No way out: You make a way v. 13
With Your strength, I will endure. v. 13

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This is the seventh of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide, Year A.
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Thursdays are dedicated to the New Testament, except the Gospels.

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