Marriage by God's Design

Marriage, By God's Design - Part 2

An Exposition of Mark 10:1-12 - Part Two

Today the text before us involves Jesus getting pulled right into the middle of a public controversy over the heated issue of divorce. Specifically, the question relates to when divorce is sanctioned by God and when it’s not. 

But Jesus has spent his time so far building a biblical theology of marriage. That’s what we looked at last week. Now this week, after reestablishing God’s perspective, Jesus gets to the matter of divorce. 

4 Points as Jesus Corrects a Corrupt View of Marriage (10:1-12)

  1. The critical setting for the lesson (1-2)
  2. The common abuse of Scripture (3-4)
  3. The careful affirmation of God’s design (5-9) 
  4. The concluding application (10-12) developing the doctrine

Marriage, By God's Design - Part 1

An Exposition of Mark 10:1-12 - Part One 

Today we will return to the record of the life and ministry of Jesus as told by Mark. We will be in Mark 10:1-12. And this passage of Scripture is Mark’s version of a lengthy discussion by Jesus on the issue of divorce. Divorce is an important topic, and one which God’s people need to understand the mind of God concerning.

And although divorce is the central, presenting issue, Jesus will actually spend most of his time reaffirming God’s original design for marriage. A proper understanding of divorce begins with a proper view of marriage. 

4 Points as Jesus Corrects a Corrupt View of Marriage (10:1-12)

  1. The critical setting for the lesson (1-2)
  2. The common abuse of Scripture (3-4)
  3. The careful affirmation of God’s design (5-9)
  4. The concluding application (10-12) developing the doctrine