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1 Corinthians chapter 7 verses 8 and 9 - To the Unmarried and Widows - JS Gillespie  

Notes from our series of bible study in 1 Corinthians on the bible's view of marriage, divorce and remarriage:


I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.”  (1Co 7:8) 

Verse 8 seems straightforward enough,  I would believe that it seems straightforward enough because it is straightforward. 

This is teaching given against the backdrop of the ministry already given by the Lord (1Co7:10) 

So we come to 1 Corinthians chp 7 with the knowledge which we have gleaned…

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1 Corinthians chapter 7 verses 1 to 7 - What's so bad about Fornication? - JS Gillespie  

Part of our series of bible studies on the subject of the biblical teaching on divorce, sexual immorality and marriage in 1 Corinthians chapter 7: 

In response to the Corinthians questions about marriage; Paul appears to agree with their suggestion that 'it is good for a man  to touch a woman,' but only good for those so gifted and not everyone is (7:7). 

Sometimes we don't see gift as gift! 

Some people are naturally fitted for a particular life of service: 

Jacob – the father of 12 boys; you need your…

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1 Corinthians chapter 7 verse 1 - Freedom to be Free - JS Gillespie  

My recent studies in 1 Corinthians chp 7 over the past few weeks has resulted in an unusual scenario unfolding; on holiday to Lanzarote,  sitting by the pool; Yvonne with her choice of books; in the realm of Christian romance,  entitled; 'The Wedding,'  and me preparing for these meetings with a book entitled,  'Divorce.' 

The question arises at the outset of our studies in chapter 7, as to which of these 2 titles is in fact the more accurate for this chapter. Some would wish to see the chapter as…

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