Sermon Passages: Genesis 3:1-7; James 4:1
Sermon Passages: Hosea 1:1-3:5
Sermon Passages: Genesis 1:26-28; 3:1-17
A marriage cannot prosper without a clear understanding of what God has said about marriage.
Sermon Passages: Mark 10:1-12
Jesus is Lord over marriage; he established marriage and intends that marriage should last as long as husband and wife are both alive. Jesus confronts the Pharisees for starting with the question of divorce. In order to determine God's perspective on divorce and remarriage, we need to begin with God's perspective on marriage itself.
Sermon Passages: Exodus 20:14
God's command not to commit adultery relates directly to his exhortation in Hebrews 13:4 to "let marriage be held in honor among all." We are to esteem, honor, and cultivate our marriages greatly and to flee and fight the sins of adultery and sexual immorality. Fighting these sins requires a practical plan of attack, but it also requires an understanding of the forgiveness and power we receive in the gospel.