1. Read 1 Corinthians 7:17-24. Why might Paul teach what he does in these verses? What questions arise as you read these verses? Do you think that these verses speak against battling oppression? Against getting a good job? Why or why not?
2. Read 1Corinthians 7:25-38. Why does Paul encourage the married to remain married and the unmarried to remain unmarried? What should be the church’s response to divorce/divorced persons? Considering Paul’s view of singleness, what can the church do to encourage singles? What is something you would do if you remained single that you likely would not do if you married?
3. Read 1 Corinthians 7:39-40. Why is it important to marry a believer? Is it OK to date a non-believer? Why or why not? What qualities should someone look for in a potential mate?
4. Are you content? How can you find contentment? Spend time in listening prayer for yourself and for one another on this question.
5. End your time together by having each person share:
i. What you must do in response to Sunday’s sermon.
ii. Encouraging words for another member of your group – how they have blessed you or others over the past couple of weeks.
iii. One area of struggle in their Christian walk.
iv. One person that they would like to see come to faith/return to God.
Pray for one another in light of these three items and any other concerns your group members might have.