"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man
of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."
-- 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Big Idea: God’s purpose for marriage is to proclaim the gospel.
A. Jesus wants all people to know what matters to God. Malachi 2:16; Mark 10:4; Romans 2:4
B. Faced with controversy, Jesus went to God’s Word. Mark 10:2-3
A. Jesus’ opponents weren’t interested in genuine marriage. Deuteronomy 24:1-4; Mark 10:4
B. Divorce was God’s permissive will, not His perfect will. Mark 10:5; Revelation 20:13-15
A. Marriage is about leaving and cleaving. Genesis 1:27; Mark 10:6-8
B. God brings us together. Genesis 3:16; Mark 10:9
A. Marriage is meant to make us lean into God. Mark 10:10
B. God’s boundaries protect us. Matthew 19:9; Mark 10:11-12; 1 Corinthians 7:12-16
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