Blueprint for Marriage: When Singleness is a Gift

By Dr. Don Pahl, originally preached on November 29, 2015.


Slide Show:

When Singleness is a Gift

I Corinthians 7

A.  The Biblical View of the Gift of Marriage.

B.  The Bible View of the Gift of Singleness.

C.  Counsel to Christian Singles.

  1. Marriage helps overcome temptation.
  2. Singleness is good, a “gift” from God.
  3. Singleness is NOT for everyone.
  4. Singleness promotes undivided devotion to the Lord.


  1. Marriage is not our final destiny!
  2. Kingdom contentment is our goal.
  3. Our reward is the Family, the Body of Christ!

Practical Steps:

  1. Pray … trust God.
  2. Grow strong in Christ … in the Word.
  3. Cultivate self-control.
  4. Seek accountability.
  5. Temptation is NOT the sin.
  6. When we sin, God is faithful to forgive.
  7. “On guard” does not infer paranoia.
  8. Do not overestimate your ability to resist temptation nor underestimate the power of the tempter.


“Not that I was ever in need,

for I have learned how to be content

with whatever I have.”

Philippians 4:11 NLT

Next Week:

You Called Him…Wonderful Counselor

Isaiah 9:6