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Call to Worship                                                                     Psalm 117:1

Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!


* Hymn # 7                                  “From All That Dwell below the Skies” 

Call to Confession                                                               Psalm 51:1-2

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                            Psalm 51:14

Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, O God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.

* Hymn Supplement pg. 44              “Before the Throne of God Above” 

* Old & New Testament Scripture Reading:

Law: Genesis 2:24 (One-flesh Union)

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

Deuteronomy 24:1-4 (Divorce for the Hardened )

“When a man takes a wife and marries her, if then she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, and she departs out of his house, and if she goes and becomes another man’s wife, and the latter man hates her and writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, or if the latter man dies, who took her to be his wife, then her former husband, who sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after she has been defiled, for that is an abomination before the Lord. And you shall not bring sin upon the land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance.”

Gospels: Matthew 5:31-32 (The Exception Clause)

“It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.”

Epistles: 1 Corinthians 7:8-16 (Principles for Marriage)

To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single, as I am. But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion. To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife.

To the rest I say (I, not the Lord) that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he should not divorce her. If any woman has a husband who is an unbeliever, and he consents to live with her, she should not divorce him. For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy. But if the unbelieving partner separates, let it be so. In such cases the brother or sister is not enslaved. God has called you to peace. For how do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?

* Pastor: This is the Word of our God.

* Congregation: The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God stands forever. 

Affirmation of Faith      Westminster Shorter Catechism, Questions and Answers 5 & 6

5. Are there more Gods than one?

There is but One only, the living and true God.

6. How many persons are there in the Godhead?

There are three persons in the Godhead; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory.

Pastoral Prayer 

* Hymn # 365                          “Unless the Lord the House Shall Build” 

Tithes and Offerings 

* Hymn # 729                                                       “All Things Are Thine

All things are Thine; no gift have we, Lord of all gifts, to offer Thee;

And hence with grateful hearts today, Thine own before Thy feet we lay. 

* Prayer of Thanksgiving

Sermon Series: The Gospel of Mark 

* Prayer for Illumination 

* Sermon Text                                                                      Mark 10:1-12

And he left there and went to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan, and crowds gathered to him again. And again, as was his custom, he taught them.

And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away.” And Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

And in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. And he said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her, and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”

* Pastor: Thus far the reading of God’s holy Word. And may God add His blessing to the reading of His Word.

* Congregation: Thanks be to God!

Sermon Title: “Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage”        Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Following

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper The Meal for the Marriage                       Revelation 19:6-7

* Eucharistic Hymn Supplement pg. 20,            “Behold the Lamb (The Communion Hymn)” 

* Benediction 

* Departing Hymn, Hymn Supplement pg. 34               “May the Peace”

May the peace of God our Heavenly Father and the grace of Christ the risen Son,

And the fellowship of God the Spirit keep our hearts and minds within His love.

And to Him be praise for His glorious reign, from the depths of earth to the heights of Heaven;

We declare the name of the Lamb once slain – Christ eternal the King of Kings!


Sermon Outline:

Sermon Text: Mark 10:1-12     “Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage”

We must not separate God-made marriages, lest we be complicit in adultery.

Design (vv. 1-9)

Testing the Teacher (v. 2)



Christ’s Clarification (vv. 3-5)

Command or Allow?

Marriage is creational (v. 6)

Marriage is good (v. 6)

Marriage is made by God (vv. 6, 9)

Marriage is for leavers and cleavers (v. 7)

Marriage is made for life (vv. 8-9)

What God makes, man must not separate (v. 9)

1 Cor. 7:10

1 Cor. 7:11

1 Cor. 7:15






Divorce (vv. 2-12)

Hardness of Heart (v. 5)

Certificate of Divorce (v. 4)


Daring to Remarry (vv. 11-12)

No Exception Clause?

Matthew 5:31-32; 19:8-9

Deut. 24


  • Romans 11:33-36

    Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways!
    For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been His counselor? Or who has given a gift to Him that he might be repaid?
    For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen.

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