April 14, 2024

The Bible allows (but does not require) divorce in the case of adultery or desertion, and it also allows remarriage to another person in such cases. Remarriage in these cases is not sin in God’s sight Read more

April 13, 2024

John MacArthur believes divorce should only ever happen after sexual immorality or desertion by an unbeliever (or someone labelled as such during church discipline) Read more

April 12, 2024

The purpose of divorce was largely to set one free to remarry. Today, as Christians, we have this tension we face: to maintain the high standard of Christian marriage and yet show compassion to those who suffer irretrievable marriage breakdown. We can only do this with fear and trembling. Read more

April 11, 2024

Divorce is painful. It is often more emotionally wrenching than the death of a spouse. It is often long years in coming and long years in the settlement and in the adjustment. The upheaval of life is immeasurable. The sense of failure and guilt and fear can torture the soul. Like the psalmist, night after night a spouse falls asleep with tears (Ps. 6:6) Read more

April 10, 2024

God is trying to say to all of us, “I love redeeming the worst situations?” “I love to bless the hardest cases. Try me. Come to me.” Read more

April 9, 2024

Historically Christian views on marriage went through a phase of being very restrictive from the Early Church Fathers to the Middle Ages.  Marriage was seen as sacred and indissoluble. Those who separated were not permitted to remarry. In more recent times views gradually became less restrictive.  This process began during the Reformation. Read more

April 8, 2024

I always believed that the moment you even thought about divorce in a marriage you had failed. Somehow, many think, opening up the possibility of splitting will inevitably lead to the unmentionable happening.  In many churches today divorce is still taboo, it is unthinkable.  If it happens in your marriage the stigma and shame can be unbearable.  Some even react as though divorce might be contagious, perhaps by unlocking the idea that if one couple can get divorced then maybe... Read more

April 6, 2024

The cross on its own does not justify us according to Paul.  This article explores what Paul means by "raised for our justification" discussing how the death and resurrection of Jesus works together to save us. Read more

April 4, 2024

In every sermon in the book of Acts the resurrection is stressed and the cross is usually just assumed. Much of the preaching of the gospel in our churches today would reverse that emphasis, stressing the cross while assuming the resurrection. As we examine each of these sermons, both to confirm their emphasis on the resurrection and to identify specifically what the resurrection accomplished for us, we will discover just how Christ’s victory over death can impact our lives today Read more

April 4, 2024

Jesus’ death was not the end of the story, and so we have in the Gospels the culmination of all previous resurrection hopes. But the Gospels themselves talk about resurrection even before Jesus’ death. In this chapter let’s examine those references to resurrection. Read more

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