Relationships by David Cawston

Relationships
David Cawston
Mark 10:1-31

Introduction
In these verses Jesus draws for our attention three problems that evolve in all relationships.

We all need to understand that relationships are the most important quality in the kingdom of heaven.
• They will either bring you to God or remove you from God.
• They will assist to be godlike or to be devillike.
• You will either learn lessons or reject learning through them.

The secret of life is built in developing healthy relationships and coming to terms with the failures of our relationships.

Lessons from Relationships

I. Lesson from marriage about relationships.
Mark 10:1-12
1 Then He arose from there and came to the region of Judea by the other side of the Jordan. And multitudes gathered to Him again, and as He was accustomed, He taught them again.
2 The Pharisees came and asked Him, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?" testing Him.
3 And He answered and said to them, "What did Moses command you?"
4 They said, "Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce, and to dismiss her."
5 And Jesus answered and said to them, "Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.
6 "But from the beginning of the creation, God 'made them male and female.'
7 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife,
8 'and the two shall become one flesh'; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh.
9 "Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate."
10 In the house His disciples also asked Him again about the same matter.
11 So He said to them, "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her.
12 "And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery."(NKJ)

There is a volatile nature about this subject of marriage and divorce and it is indicated by the Pharisees attack on Jesus.

They had argued with Him about every subject and He had won all of them.

They ke ...


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