Love Handles – Single & Secure

Pastor Isaiah Board

February 20, 2022

  • In Jesus, I find security in my singleness.
  • Self-control is the manner in which we should live our lives.

Titus 2:2-6, 11-12 // “Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance. Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled...For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age…”

  • Single or not, self-control is the manner in which I should live my life.
  • How does a lack of self-control show up?
  • Be careful using your body as bait to fish for a relationship, you might not like what you catch!
  • Gratefulness for the gift is the right perspective.

1 Corinthians 7:7-9 // I wish that all of you were as I am. But each of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that. Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I do. 9 But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

  • Whether single or not, gratefulness for the gift God has given me, should be the perspective of my life.
  • Close proximity to Jesus is the goal

John 3:16 // For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

  • Single or not, my ultimate goal is to be as close to Jesus as possible.