Sunday Sermons

Manny Pereira - November 8, 2020

Maker and Master of Marriage

Toward the Kingdom

The King has set His face toward Jerusalem. And the narrative of His journey is quite symbolic. It begins a new section, calculated to reorient His disciples toward the kingdom. A life lived toward the kingdom does not center on self. And this principle is taught first at the first level of society: the family. A self-seeking life undermines marriage and family—the most fundamental unit of God’s created design for humanity. So when the Pharisees sought to trap Jesus with the highly sensitive and hotly debated subject of marriage and divorce, Jesus responds with an unexpected and penetrating renewal of God’s original design. He masterfully exposes their man-centered paradigm and unravels conventional thinking, values, and priorities. A stunning authority is put on display as He reclaims authorship and authority over marriage. Their trap failed. Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of lords. He is directing His own to live toward His kingdom. Beginning at the beginning, He reveals that He is the Maker and Master of marriage.

Scripture References: Matthew 19:1-9

From Series: "Toward the Kingdom"

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