Marriage, divorce, adultery - Mark 10:1-12

This is a sermon by Scott McKay from the evening service on 8th May 2022.

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Mark 10:1-12 – Marriage, Divorce and Adultery


            The art of mishearing

                        The divorced

                        The married

                        The singles


Principle 1: Marriage is intended by God to be a life-long and exclusive relationship between a man and a woman.




Principle 2: ‘Outside the garden’ all marriages are marred by human sinfulness and weakness.




Principle 3: Given God’s intention and instruction and our fallenness and weakness we must strive and fight for healthy marriages.




Principle 4: The reality of relationships in a ruined world.


Principle 5: In our fallen world; divorce exists, that is the ending of a marriage before death.


Principle 6: The fallenness of humanity results in broken relationships and broken relationships lead to divorce but divorce is never to be viewed in a positive way.


Question one: Can a marriage bond actually be broken?


Question two: Does the Bible give any indication that a marriage can be dissolved in God’s eyes?


Question three: Are there any other circumstances that would allow for a legitimate divorce followed by a non-adulterous second marriage?


Question four: What is Jesus seeking to achieve in this dialogue with the religious leaders?


Question five: Where does that leave those who committed adultery or entered into an adulterous’ marriage?

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