Mark 10:1-16 - Marriage and Children in the Kingdom

Date: 10/3/2021
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Type: Sunday Sermon
Topic: Marriage
Organization: All Saints Church
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Mark 10:1 And He arose from there and came into the borders of Judea on the other side of the Jordan: and a following gathered to Him again; and, as was His practice, He again began teaching them. 2 Pharisees came up to Jesus testing Him and started examining Him, if it was possible according to Torah for a man to release a woman from marriage in divorce. 3 So He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” 4 And they said, Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce, and so to release her from the marriage (Dt. 24:1-4). 5 And Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. 6 But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female’ (Gen. 1:27). 7 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, 8 and the two will become one flesh and they are no longer two, but one flesh’ (Gen. 2:24). 9 What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” 10 In the house, again, the disciples began questioning Him about this. 11 So He spoke to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her. Likewise, if the wife divorces her husband and marries another, she commits also adultery.” 13 At this time they were bringing children to Him that He might take hold of them, and the disciples harshly forbid them. 14 But when Jesus saw it, He harshly addressed them, “Let the children come to me; do not forbid them, for to these and others like them belongs the kingdom of God. 15 Truly I say, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will never ever enter it. 16 Then He took them in His arms and began pronouncing blessings on them, consecrating them with His hands. (G. Strawbridge trans.)

Marriage and Covenant (1-12)
Children and Covenant (13-16)

Gregg Strawbridge Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D., is the pastor of All Saints Church in Lancaster, PA. He became a committed follower of Jesus Christ at age 20, discipled in the context of a University Navigator Ministry. As a result of personal discipleship he went on to study at Columbia Biblical Seminary (M.A., Columbia, SC, 1990), as well as receive a Ph.D. in education and philosophy... read more