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The Single Life

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It’s Complicated

Series: It’s Complicated
Josh Canizaro
February 21, 2021

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The Single Life

It’s Complicated
Josh Canizaro
February 21, 2021
“They knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools... They traded the truth about God for a lie.“ Romans 1:21-25 NLT
✓ “Single” Status
✓ Defining Dating
✓ Social Space
✓ Hurt & Hesitation
“But I wish everyone were single, just as I am. Yet each person has a special gift from God, of one kind or another.” 1 Corinthians 7:7 NIV
“I want you to live as free of complications as possible. When you’re unmarried, you’re free to concentrate on simply pleasing the Master. Marriage involves you in all the nuts and bolts of domestic life and in wanting to please your spouse, leading to so many more demands on your attention. The time and energy that married people spend on caring for and nurturing each other, the unmarried can spend in becoming whole and holy instruments of God. I’m trying to be helpful and make it as easy as possible for you, not make things harder.” 1 Corinthians 7:32-34 MSG
1. “Free of Complications” — Single and Simple
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV
2. “Pleasing the Master” — Single and Seeking
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33 NIV
“The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.” Psalm 23:1 NIV
3. “Time and Energy” — Single and Serving
“The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, “The Lord is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.” Psalm 92:12-15 NIV
4. “Whole and Holy” — Single and Secure
“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock.” Matthew 7:24-25 NLT
“If you try to build intimacy with another person before you have gotten whole on your own, all your relationships become an attempt to complete yourself.” — Dr. Les Parrott
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