1 Corinthians, Lesson 12: It’s Not About “Rights”

Paul is viewing life based on the reality that Christ could return at any time. Jesus’ birth, death, and ascension into heaven means that God has accomplished everything needed for Jesus’ return. That’s why Paul says, “The present form of this world is passing away” (1 Corinthians 7:31). Paul now applies that same worldview to […]

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 […]