Love out Loud: Undivided pursuit of the Undivided One

For various reasons, celibacy was regarded highly and pursued fervently by the Corinthian Christians. As a result of the glorification of celibacy, some women left marriage and engaged couples hesitated to proceed to marriage, thinking marriage was wrong way to live as Christians.  

Paul was writing this letter to this church.  To the people who glorified celibacy excessively, because their view on celibacy and marriage was built upon the incomplete understanding of the God’s kingdom. To the brothers and sisters in Christ who had the incomplete understanding of the God’s kingdom and, as a result, were over zealous about celibacy for wrong reasons.   

With the particular context in mind, how does this passage sound to you? What’s Paul saying here?  

 

 

Aaron Engler

Born and raised in rural Minnesota, Aaron studied finance at the University of Minnesota and then worked as a banker before attending Gordon-Conwell. Prior to planting Highrock North Shore in 2012, Aaron served on staff at Highrock Arlington since 2007, where he served as the Pastor to Young Adults.

He's devoted to his wife Ariel, a native of the North Shore, and their daughter, Elsie. Aaron gets passionate about teaching God's story of redemption, seeing sold out followers of Jesus, University of MN College Hockey, and celebrating the life God has given to us, His people. Aaron is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator.