Focus on the Family: SINGLES, Session 2

Bible Study

Singles: Session 2


In session two of the Focus on the Family – SINGLES session – bible study picked right up from diving into the Word (the bible) on what “singledom” looks like. If you have been struggling in this area of your life – you are not alone. Take a first step today by taking an inside look into how God’s people come together at church during Focus on the Family bible study to face the world, life and what can at first seem like huge challenge in growing in our relationship with Jesus Christ. 

Recommend: That you go here –  http://uecollegeconnect.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/focus-on-the-family-singles/  to review the first session notes – particularly the bible verses that speak to us on what being saved and single should model. 

(Don’t know what “being saved” means check out this summer’s past bible study on “Romans Road to Salvation” Bishop Woods http://uecollegeconnect.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/romans-road-to-salvation/)

Remember if you are a man – please contact Minister Kevin to be updated. Sorry the below study notes were just from the women’s session.

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Singles (Women’s Class) Session 2

Questions to ask yourself:

Why am I single? What is God trying to get out of me? What is God trying to work out in me?

Examples:

1. Have you learn how to maintain yourself?

2. Have you learned how to manage yourself?

3. Do you need to learn something from a work experience?

4.  Do you need to learn what love is – who God is?

  1. 1.     Beauty
    1. a.     1 Samuel 16: 6-7

6 When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and thought, “Surely the LORD’s anointed stands here before the LORD.”But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

  1. Proverbs 31:30

                                              i.     Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

 

  1. 2.     Strength (Physique)
    1. a.     1 Timothy 4: 7-8

                                              i.     7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. 8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

  1. b.     Psalms 147:10-11

                                              i.     10 His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, 
   nor his delight in the legs of the warrior; 
11 the LORD delights in those who fear him, 
   who put their hope in his unfailing love.

  1. 3.     Clothes
    1. a.      Matthew 6:28

                                              i.       28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.

  1. b.     1 Peter 3: 3-5

                                              i.     3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 5 For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands,

  1. 4.     Intelligence
    1. a.     Jeremiah 9:23-24

                                              i.      23 This is what the LORD says:

 “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom 
   or the strong boast of their strength 
   or the rich boast of their riches, 
24 but let the one who boasts boast about this: 
   that they have the understanding to know me, 
that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, 
   justice and righteousness on earth, 
   for in these I delight,” 
            declares the LORD.

  1. 5.     Material Possession 
    1. a.     Matthew 6:19-21

                                              i.         19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also

 

  1. 6.     Flaws and Weakness
    1. a.     2 Corinthians 12:7-10

                                              i.     7 or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Activity

Hello … My Name is…

Can you say hello my name is ________________?_______________

Examples -

  • Love
  • Strength
  • Responsible
  • Wise
  • Leader
  • Sweet
  • Honesty
  • Truthful
  • God fearing
  • Determined
  • Conqueror

Deflating the perception bubble of the “SICK Syndrome”:

  • SICK: Single in the Christian Kingdom
  • You do not have to be married to work in ministry.
    • 1 Corinthians 7:32-35
      • 32 I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs—how he can please the Lord. 33 But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world—how he can please his wife— 34 and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world—how she can please her husband. 35 I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.
        • As singles there is something there that can still be used in the body.

Questions to ask yourself as you go throughout the week before the last Focus on the Family SINGLES session Wednesday October 19th, 2011 7 p.m.

1. Am I something to be pursued or perused?

2. Am I being  perused you or pursued?

Homework and Reflection:

  • Are you in a stage of preparation now?

 

  • Are you praying “God let this one be the one” OR “God reveal to me if this one is the one you have for me?”
    • Are you praying “God you show me what I am to desire.”
    • Can you be submissive to God’s will?
    •  Can you be submissive to the Holy Spirit?
    • Can you be respect and submit to the Leadership of the House?
    • It’s multiple things we have to get right as singles
      • Women don’t look. Women don’t seek.

Session 3

  • Preparing myself for the next level
  • What should I be attracted to? What am I attracted to?
  • Am I really ready??

 The last session of Focus on the family singles will be this Wednesday October 19th at 7 p.m. at Urban Empowerment. Anyone can attend! There are also sessions for married couples and parents. Remember if you are not legally** married then you fall into the single session. 

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