1 Cor 7.10-16, 20 - Marriage and Children with Christ
Theme: marriage and parenting is an opportunity to expand and enrich the kingdom of God. A Christian may divorce a spouse who is unwilling to peaceably allow Christian practice.
I. 20 – the Corinthian question, and basic answer
A. Back to 1 Corinthians 7:1a
II. 10-11 – stay married if you both are believers
III. 12-13 – if one is not a believer, stay married anyway
A. 14, 16 – why? opportunity for influence
IV.15 – if that influence isn’t happening and they leave, fine.
Pastor of Covenant Heritage Reformed Church, in Newport News, Virginia