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Did Jesus Permit Divorce

Did Jesus Permit Divorce? Key Verse: Mark 10:9 I. God intended marriage to be permanent, but He did make provision for those whose spouses are unfaithful. A. In the Old Testament God instituted marriage to be one man and one woman joined together for life (Gen. 2:24). B. Malachi 2:16 states that God “hateth putting away.” C. In Deuteronomy 24:1–4, however, God gave a procedure for divorce because of the hardness of men’s hearts (Mark 10:5). 1. When a man put away his wife, he had to “write her a bill of divorcement.” 2. The bill of divorcement was really a certificate of innocence because, had the woman been immoral, she would have been stoned under the Law (Lev. 20:10; Deut. 22:21). The fact that she “may go and be another man’s wife” shows that the charge against her was a fabricated one and that she was in fact innocent of unfaithfulness. D. Jesus reiterated this view of marriage in the Ne…

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (With Supplemental Lectionary)

SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2011 | PENTECOST FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST YEAR A Old Testament Jeremiah 20:7–13 Old Testament Jeremiah 19:14–20:6 (Supplemental) Psalm Psalm 31 New Testament Romans 5:12–15 New Testament Acts 23:1–11 (Supplemental) Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (With Supplemental Lectionary) (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Lutheran Service Book Historic (One Year) Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2011 | TRINITY FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY Old Testament Genesis 50:15–21 Psalm Psalm 138 Epistle Romans 12:14–21 or Romans 8:18–23 Gospel Luke 6:36–42 Lutheran Service Book Historic (One Year) Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2011 | COMMEMORATION RUTH Index of Readings SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2011 | PENTECOST PROPER 11 YEAR A Old Testament Isaiah 44:6–8 Psalm Psalm 119:57–64 Epistle Romans 8:18–27 Gospel Matthew 13:24–30, 36–43 Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

The Episcopal Church, Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2011 | AFTER PENTECOST PROPER 11 YEAR A Psalm Psalm 86 or Psalm 86:11–17 First Reading Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16–19 Second Reading Romans 8:18–25 Gospel Matthew 13:24–30, 36–43 Index of Readings PSALM Option A Psalm 86  A Prayer of David. 1 Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: For I am poor and needy. 2  Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee. 3  Be merciful unto me, O Lord: For I cry unto thee daily. 4  Rejoice the soul of thy servant: For unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. 5  For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; And plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee. 6  Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; …

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2011 | AFTER PENTECOST PROPER 11 YEAR A Old Testament Genesis 28:10–19a Psalm Psalm 139:1–12, 23–24 (UMH 854) New Testament Romans 8:12–25 Gospel Matthew 13:24–30, 36–43 Vanderbilt Divinity Library, United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2011 | PENTECOST FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST Old Testament Isaiah 58:6–12 Psalm Psalm 133–134 New Testament Romans 8:18–23 Gospel Luke 6:36–42 Christian Worship One Year Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2011 | AFTER PENTECOST PROPER 11 YEAR A Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old Testament Genesis 28:10–19a Psalm Psalm 139:1–12, 23–24 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16–19 or Isaiah 44:6–8 Psalm Psalm 86:11–17 New Testament Romans 8:12–25 Gospel Matthew 13:24–30, 36–43 Revised Common Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2011 | ORDINARY TIME SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A First Reading Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16–19 Second Reading Romans 8:26–27 Gospel Matthew 13:24–43 or Matthew 13:24–30 Catholic Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).