Mark: 10:2-16: The Disaster of Divorce, the Blessedness of Being a Bride

“Did God say?” So, the serpent slunk into Eve’s ear. Isn’t this the original seed of uncertainty and distrust Satan plants in us before he contradicts something God says? Today, the Evil One still succeeds in further seducing us, continuing the ruination of losing God’s image. Should we find ourselves surprised when others doubt and […]

1 Corinthians, Lesson 9: Marriage and Divorce; the Gift of Celibacy and Sexuality

Paul still continues to deal with the topic of sexuality, but now within the context of marriage. We find that 1 Corinthians chapter 7 is in a chiastic structure: A 7:1-16 Sex relating to those who are or have been married .     B 7:17-24 Being content within one’s vocation A’ 7:25-40 Sex relating to those […]

Mark 10:2-16: Jesus and Divorce

The Pharisees were out to trap Jesus in His own words.  And what better place than to set the trap in the tripwire of marriage and divorce!  So, they asked Jesus, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” Now, the Republicans of Jesus’ day, the conservative rabbis, said a man could only […]