The Gospel Works on Relationships, Paul and Virginia Friesen

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The Gospel Works on Relationships, Paul and Virginia Friesen

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Series: The Gospel Works │Scripture: Matthew 19:3–12

Sunday, August 25, 2019

 

 

I. The Question

1. What is the return policy?

3… “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?”

 

II. The Response

1. What does the Gospel say?

4 He answered, “Have you not read he who created them from the beginning made them male and female . . .”

 

2. Marriage is the new priority.

5 . . . “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother . . .”

 

3. Marriage is permanent.

“‘and hold fast to his wife…’ . . . What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

 

4. Marriage is a paradigm shift.

5 “‘. . . and the two shall become one flesh’? 6So they are no longer two but one flesh.”

 

5. Divorce is only allowed only for protection, from issues

caused by sin.

7They said to him, “Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce and to send her away?” 8He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. 9And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”

 

6. Marriage is tough.

10 The disciples said to him, “If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry.” 11But he said to them, “Not everyone can receive this saying, but only those to whom it is given.”

 

7. Marriage decisions are to further the Kingdom of God.

12 “For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let the one who is able to receive this receive it.”

 

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