The Well Community Church

Mark: Follow the Servant Feed Series

The Meaning of Marriage / Mark 10:1-12

June 28, 2015

Debates on the definition and meaning of marriage and divorce were just as heated in Jesus’ day as they are now. There were many divisions over what grounds were permissible for divorce and what grounds were not. In this passage, the Pharisees seek to trap Jesus on his view of divorce, hoping to either capture a heretical response from Him, or at the very least, split his followers based on where He landed. Yet Jesus turns the question on its head and points our attention to God’s original purpose and design for marriage. This week we’ll seek to gain a greater biblical perspective on the issues of marriage, divorce and remarriage as well as be challenged to examine our own hearts towards Christ and the outworking of His gospel in His marriage covenant with us.