What Jesus Says About Divorce

March 31, 2019 Speaker: Steve Thiel Series: Mark

Topic: Mark Passage: Mark 10:1–10:12

WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT DIVORCE
Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, March 21, 2019
Mark 10:1-12

Sermon Theme – In light of our cultural confusion and the hardness of our own hearts, let us submit to God’s good and perfect design for our lives and treasure His glorious gift of marriage, knowing that it’s a glorious picture of the gospel.

I. JESUS’ TEACHING ON DIVORCE
   A. Context of Jesus’ Teaching – (Mark 10:1-5)
       1. Looking for Loopholes
       2. Desire for Destruction
       3. Hardness of Heart
   B. Content of Jesus’ Teaching – (Mark 10:6-12)
       1. Intimacy of Marriage
       2. Permanence of Marriage
       3. Consequence of Divorce

II. BIBLE’S TEACHING ON DIVORCE
   A. When is Divorce Permitted?
       1. Sexual Infidelity – (Matt. 19:3-9; 5:31-31)
       2. Unbeliever Abandonment – (1 Cor. 7:12-16)
   B. Why is Divorce Discouraged?
       1. Picture of the Gospel – (Eph. 5:22-33)
       2. Faithfulness of Jesus – (Is. 62:5; Rev. 21:1-2)

III. BELIEVER’S RESPONSE TO DIVORCE
   A. Reject Departures from the Divine Design
   B. Rejoice in God’s Glorious Gift of Marriage

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