Search ResultsDivorce Care This article provides insights and guidance for church communities who want to be helpful rather than hurtful as they walk alongside members whose marriages are heading towards divorce. Divorce and Marriage This devotional on Matthew 5:32 considers divorce ad marriage, suggesting that commitment to marriage both honours God and enriches our own lives. Divorce and Re-marriage In this video, Jim Somerville preaches from Mark 10:2-16 about divorce and re-marriage, and our reluctance to consider such a text. (Length: 16:06) Divorce and Children "To children, the voluntary separation of parents seems worse than their death." A short quotation from The Closing of the American Mind by Alan Bloom that illustrates the effect of voluntary divorce on children. Divorce Indicators A short quotation from an article called "Can the Government Prevent Divorce?" by Francine Russo that illustrates four strongest divorce indicators. Pope Francis on Divorce, Remarriage, and the Eucharist This article evaluates Pope Francis' interpretation of 1 Cor. 11:29 "discerning the body" (Amoris Laetitia §185-86) wherein an emphasis on the social meaning of body suggests the divorced and remarried ought to receive the Eucharist. An Ethic of Love in Marriage and Divorce Statistics reveal Christians are only 8 percent less likely to divorce than unchurched persons. This means the issue of divorce is significant enough that pastors should be teaching and preaching about its implications for Christian discipleship. Marriage and Divorce Frances Wade's sermon on Mark 10:1-12 takes seriously Jesus' teaching that God intends for marriage to be permanent, and the realities of human life that sometimes lead to troubled marriages and to divorce. Readers' Theatre: Jesus Teaches about Divorce This is a two-voice readers’ theatre setting of Mark 10:2-16, where Jesus teaches on divorce. Guilt, Grief, and Grace in Divorce A devotional reflection on Matthew 5:31-32 by Dave Peterson. The author explores the gravity of divorce but also the grace God offers the divorced and outlines spiritual steps for dealing with divorce. Resurrection Apprehension: Lots of Ideas to Calm Those Easter Sermon Fears Preaching on Easter every year can bring up apprehension, but Louis E. Lotz helps by giving possible sermon topics and thoughts.
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See more hymns... Divorce Often Brings Poverty Discussing the financial hardship of divorce, this sermon illustration reveals statistics on how divorce leads some people into poverty. This illustration suits Malachi 2:15-16, Deuteronomy 24:1, 1 Timothy 5:3, and Matthew 19:3-19. Divorce Statistics Debunked An illustration appropriate for Ephesians 5:22-33, Colossians 3:18-19, and 1 Peter 3:1-7 that challenges the conventional wisdom about marriage and divorce. It estimates the divorce rate to be closer to 20-25 percent instead of 50 percent. Ministry With Persons Going Through Divorce This resource provides a prayer and suggested Scripture readings (Philippians 3:12-16; Luke 7:36-50; Luke 13:10-17; Luke 18:35-43) centered around themes of healing and forgiveness for a service or ministry with persons who have experienced divorce. Asking 'Why' in the Wake of Parents' Divorce "Tullian Tchividjian relates how he learned that his confusion over his parents' unexpected divorce was an opportunity to trust God and treat his parents with grace. This experience can illustrate Genesis 50:20 and other similar passages." Why did Jesus take a strong stand against divorce? Reflecting on Mark 10:2-16, this podcast emphasizes that God is against divorce because it ruptures relationships intended to last; and God is concerned about the damage divorce does to vulnerable people. Divorced Couple Splits House in Half A sermon illustration about greed, emotional immaturity, and the stubbornness they can cause within a marriage. A couple builds a wall to divide their home after getting a divorce. Is Divorce a Sin? This sermon illustration from Ted Olsen for Deuteronomy 24:1-3, Malachi 2:16, Matthew 5:31-32 and 19:3-9, and Mark 10:2-12 reports the results of a poll that asked, "Is divorce a sin?" Fears of Divorce Drive Young Adults to Avoid Marriage A study finds that fear of divorce is the driving force behind young adults not getting married. An illustration about marriage and divorce appropriate for Genesis 2:18-25, Matthew 5:31-32, 19:3-9, Mark 10:1-9, Ephesians 5:22-33, Hebrews 13:4.