Monday, December 28th, 2015

In Matthew 19, Jesus is still gathering crowds with His teaching and healing ministries. Once again, He is confronted by the Pharisees who ask for Jesus’ ruling on what the law teaches about divorce. In answering their question, Jesus touches on many of today’s issues surrounding marriage: divorce and remarriage, gender identity, the definition of marriage, and celibacy. What does Jesus teach and how do we respond? Matthew 19:1-6. Why did the Pharisees ask Jesus the question? Jesus refers them to the Genesis account-why? What does Genesis say about marriage and divorce? Gender?