Coming together in faith, moving forward in love
In this eight-week sermon series we want to consider what unites us as people of faith and how that is formed by what Jesus taught and how he lived.
The main issue in this passage is divorce. Christ’s teaching here has guided the church for many centuries. What do you think about how Jesus re-interpreted a clear direction from scripture (Deuteronomy 24:1-4) allowing for divorce? Jesus did this by pointing to God’s original intention for marriage. What are other examples of re-interpretation of scripture in the New Testament (e.g., Mark 7:14-23)? How about in the past fifty years in the church (e.g., women’s ordination, allowing divorced people to re-marry)? How has the Spirit brought changes to you in what you believe? How has that been a source of grace for you? For others?