Marriage, Divorce, & Remarriage

Journey with Jesus

Marriage, Divorce, & Remarriage

Mark 10: 1-12

“Marriage is glorious, but hard.  It is a burning joy and strength, and yet is also blood sweat and tears; humbling defeats and exhausting victories.” – Timothy Keller, The Meaning of Marriage

The ORIGIN of marriage – Genesis 2: 22-25

  • Marriage is the doing of GOD Genesis 2: 18
  • God created us for RELATIONSHIPS
  • Marriage is a COVENANT relationship – An all or nothing agreement with binding force.
  • ELEMENTS of a covenant marriage
    • LEAVING
    • UNITING
    • BECOMING ONE (mashed potatoes)

The  of marriage – Ephesians 5: 31-33

  • Jesus gave  up for us
  • Jesus the Son gave up His eternal  and became our
  • Jesus died to His  interests & looked up to  needs & interests

In summary:

  • Marriage should be a display of God’s grace, mercy, and love
  • Marriage should be a model of Christ & the church – a love and relationship that is unselfish, sacrificial, and unconditional