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Marriage and Divorce Part 1

July 27, 2014 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: The Gospel of Mark

Scripture: Mark 10:1–10:12

Marriage and Divorce
Mark 10:1-12
July 27, 2014

I.  Pharisees seek to test Jesus.  Mark 10:2-5; Deuteronomy 24:1-4

II.  Jesus appeals to creation to establish His case. Mark 10:6-9; Genesis 1:27-28, 2:24

III. What happens if a spouse divorces improperly. Mark 10:10-12; 1 Corinthians 7:10-11

IV.  Two cases where divorce is permitted.

      1.  The case of sexual immorality.  Matthew 19:9

      2.  The case of desertion.  1 Corinthians 7:12-15

Questions for Reflection:

  • What are God's purposes for marriage?
  • What might be some of the reasons for the high rate of marriage failure today?
  • How can we encourage and strengthen biblical marriages?


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