Happily Ever After: Divorce, Remarriage, and Redemption

Happily Ever After?

February 08, 2015

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HAPPILY EVER AFTER is what we picture for our wedding day, but what happens when DIVORCE rears its ugly head? In the world of missed dreams and messed-up families is DIVORCE even an option? 


Join us this weekend as Pastor Mike and his wife Carolyn open up about the hurts, the helps and most importantly the HOPE we have in Christ for every relationship, no matter what.

HAPPILY EVER AFTER? Divorce, Remarriage and Redemption 

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Matthew 19:3-10 / Mike & Carolyn Slaughter / February 7 & 8, 2015      

HAPPILY EVER AFTER?:  Divorce, Remarriage and Redemption

 

What the Old Testament Says

· Deuteronomy 24:1-3

 

What Jesus Says

· Matthew 19:3-10

 

The Pain of Divorce

· Malachi 2:13-16

 

Why Divorce?

· Matthew 5:31-32

 

Remarriage and Redemption

· Luke 16:18

· 1 Corinthians 7:15; 25-28

 

 

              See this week’s journaling questions on reverse side for deeper reflection.

Sermon Questions

Divorce, Remarriage and Redemption

 
HAPPILY EVER AFTER is what we picture for our wedding day, but what happens when DIVORCE rears its ugly head? This week we will dive into what scripture has to say about the hurts, the helps and most importantly the HOPE we have in Christ for every relationship, no matter what.  Daily devotionals that accompany each day's reading are also available on Facebook. They are created by a great Ginghamsburg unpaid servant team. You do not have to be a Facebook user to access them. View here.
 
Day 1: Read Matthew 19:1-12
In Jesus’ day women were seen more as things and not as people. A divorced woman had no way of taking care of herself. With this in mind, how is Jesus sticking up for the women in that society? How does this change the way you read this text?
 
Day 2: Read Malachi 2:10-16
What does this passage have to say about divorce? Why does God dislike it so much?
 
Day 3: Read 1 Corinthians 7:17-40
Paul is writing to a group of people who are experiencing a severe famine. (He talks about it early in the letter, and that’s what he means in verse 26 when he speaks of the “present crisis.”) How does knowing that change the way you read this passage? How would you put this in your own words?
 
Day 4: Read Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
What wisdom is there in this passage to people who are going through a divorce or any major life change?
 
Day 5: Read Isaiah 26
What words of comfort are there in this passage for people dealing with the pain of divorce or any major life change?
 
Day 6: Read Joel 2:18-25
What word of hope is there in this passage for people in the midst of divorce or any major life change?
 
Day 7: Read John 4:1-42
How does Jesus meet this woman’s deepest need? How does he redeem her life? What good news is there in this passage for people dealing with the pain of divorce or any major life change?

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Matthew 19:3-10 / Mike & Carolyn Slaughter / February 7 & 8, 2015      

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