2011-08-21Family Matters- Singleness - part 3 - Judy Burgio

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SINGLE But not Alone :

SINGLE But not Alone

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The Power and Purpose of Singleness (Finding Fulfillment as a Single Adult) by Mike Cavanaugh.

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The Power and Purpose of Singleness (Finding Fulfillment as a Single Adult) by Mike Cavanaugh. “Knight in Shining Armor Syndrome” says a person is not complete until someone on horseback comes riding over the mountain, sweeps her off her feet, and carries her off to the Land of Wholeness.

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Singles can feel like half of and Oreo cookie – the one without the cream – in search of their other half. Without the other half, they believe they’re, at best, a crumbly chocolate wafer of no distinction – definitely not a complete Oreo, in any case. ~ Mike Cavanaugh

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These feelings of loneliness, and inadequacy feed yet a second assumption – that all their problems stem from singleness.

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By rejecting your singleness and longing for the supposedly greener grass of married life, you are missing out on the great things God wanted to do with you – and through you – in this hour. Thus, you feel empty, lonely and purposeless.

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Your season of singleness provides a rare opportunity for you to grow in relationship with God and serve Him 100 percent, without distraction. It is a time for knowing and serving Him in a way that is uniquely possible for singles.

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Colossians 2:8-10 NASU 8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ. 9 For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, 10 and in Him you have been made complete.

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God wants singleness to be a time full of active service during which you might give yourself totally to Him, committed 100 percent to knowing Him and responding to His call.

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God wants singleness to be a time full of active service during which you might give yourself totally to Him, committed 100 percent to knowing Him and responding to His call. Getting married is not the answer to your problems but being complete in Christ is.

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If you haven’t dealt with the cause of your loneliness before you get married, it isn’t going to evaporate after you say “I do.”

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If you haven’t dealt with the cause of your loneliness before you get married, it isn’t going to evaporate after you say “I do.” Someone said, “Real loneliness consists not in being alone, but in being with the wrong person in the suffocating darkness of a room in which no deep communication is possible.”

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Ultimate fulfillment comes from a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Ultimate fulfillment comes from a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:31 says, “The two shall become one.”

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The real miracle disclosed in this verse is that God takes two whole, distinct, fulfilled individuals – blessed with their own unique talents and abilities – and makes them one new person together. Now that’s a miracle.

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1 Corinthians 7:24, 27 AMP 24 So, brethren, in whatever station or state or condition of life each one was when he was called, there let him continue with and close to God. 27 Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you free from a wife? Do not seek a wife.

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God is saying, “Look to me for your completion, and the rest will follow.”

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God is saying, “Look to me for your completion, and the rest will follow.” God is calling you to be content in Him first.

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God is saying, “Look to me for your completion, and the rest will follow.” God is calling you to be content in Him first. Proverbs 18:22 says, “He who finds a wife finds a good thing.”

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“Find” in Hebrew means “to discover along the way.”

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“Find” in Hebrew means “to discover along the way.” This verse is saying, “If you’re wrapped up with the Lord, submitting to Him and serving Him according to His will, and along comes someone who ends up being your mate, that’s a good thing.”

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If you use your singleness as a waiting period for Mister or Miss right, you’re not really getting the most out of life as God intended.

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So it’s important, on several levels, to realize that you are a complete person right now in the kingdom of God.

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It is important because…

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It is important because… Knowing this, you’ll be able to begin serving Christ – right now – in your church and community.

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It is important because… Knowing this, you’ll be able to begin serving Christ – right now – in your church and community. It will give you a right understanding of marriage.

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It is important because… It will cause you to recognize the true source of healing, completion, and fulfillment in your life: the Lord Jesus Christ.

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It is important because… It will cause you to recognize the true source of healing, completion, and fulfillment in your life: the Lord Jesus Christ. It will help you keep balance in your relationship with God, in your Christian walk, and in your relationships with others (and yourself).

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You can begin by seeing Him as your supplier and giving Him first place in your heart.

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Matthew 19: 21-22 NKJV

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Matthew 19: 21-22 NKJV 21 Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me." 22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

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God wants to be your consolation in time of loneliness

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God wants to be your consolation in time of loneliness healer when rejected or hurt

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God wants to be your consolation in time of loneliness healer when rejected or hurt victor in areas of sexual struggles

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God wants to be your consolation in time of loneliness healer when rejected or hurt victor in areas of sexual struggles completeness in areas of personal fulfillment

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God wants to be your consolation in time of loneliness healer when rejected or hurt victor in areas of sexual struggles completeness in areas of personal fulfillment your strength in gospel principles in your daily life

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Matthew 6:33 NIV But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

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