God validates single adults in Isaiah 56. This talk will focus on the special place God has in his heart for single adults, and how single adults are in a unique place to serve God.
“This is what the Lord says: ‘Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed. Blessed is the one who does this— the person who holds it fast, who keeps the Sabbath without desecrating it, and keeps their hands from doing any evil.’ Let no foreigner who is bound to the Lord say, ‘The Lord will surely exclude me from his people.’ And let no eunuch complain, ‘I am only a dry tree.’
For this is what the Lord says: ‘To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, who choose what pleases me and hold fast to my covenant— to them I will give within my temple and its walls a memorial and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that will endure forever. And foreigners who bind themselves to the Lord to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord, and to be his servants, all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and who hold fast to my covenant— these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.’ The Sovereign Lord declares— he who gathers the exiles of Israel: ‘I will gather still others to them besides those already gathered.'” – Isaiah 56: 1-8
About the speakers…
Tom McEnroe has served as a pastor in various capacities for 25 years, with many of those years devoted to serving single adults. He is also an adjunct professor of Greek at Western Seminary, a licensed general contractor, avid outdoors person and speaker. Tom has been married to Kathrine for 37 years, and has two children: Tom V, who lives in Southern California; and Alexandria, who received her master’s degree in France and now works at Apple.
Kathrine McEnroe has a Master of Divinity from Western Seminary. She currently serves as the Teaching Director for the San Jose Evening Class of Community Bible Study and provides pulpit supply for several Bay Area churches. Her day job is as a Patent Paralegal for a Mountain View law firm.