May 26, 2024

基督徒的婚姻觀 (二) 離婚與再婚 Christian View on Marriage (2) Divorce and Remarry

許多夫妻覺得離婚是解決婚姻所帶來困難所以決定離婚. 本週, 張國強牧師回到聖經提出的原則, 探討聖經對離婚與再婚的觀念.

Many couples choose to divorce because they see it as a way to escape the difficulties of married life. This week, Rev. Jeremiah Cheung returns to the Word of God to explore the Bible’s teachings about divorce and remarriage.

Read Today’s Scripture Passage

林前 1 Corinthians 7:10-24

Life Group Discussion Guide

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1. Start with a prayer

2. Engage one another (15-30 mins)
• Share role models in your life that exemplify a strong Christ-centered marriage. What qualities do you admire in their relationship?

3. Engage the mind (15-20 mins)
• Read the passage. Why is marriage a covenant not a contract? What differentiates the two, and how has this impacted your view of marriage? (vv.10-11)
• What does it mean that a husband or wife is sanctified through his/her spouse? What does this look like? (vv.12-16)

4. Engage the heart (15-20 mins)
• Reflect on your own views about marriage and divorce. How do they align with the biblical principles of covenant and reconciliation?
• How can a Christian be both free and a slave? (v.22) How are you experiencing this biblical tension in your life?

5. Engage the hands (15-20 mins)
• How can you apply the principle of covenant to strengthen your own marriage or support others in their marriages?
• Identify ways you can fulfill God’s mission in your life, regardless of and in the context of your marital status. What steps will you take this week to live out your calling?

6. Engage with God in prayer (20-30 mins)
• Praise God for His divine design of marriage as a covenant before Him. Express your gratitude for His guidance and the gift of reconciliation that He offers in Christ. Thank Him for the grace and mercy He extends, enabling us to live in harmonious relationships, even when challenges arise.
• Approach the Lord with repentance for the times you have allowed your heart to become hardened, leading you to consider or pursue divorce lightly. Ask for forgiveness for not honoring the covenant of marriage as He intended. Ask for help to seek reconciliation and to uphold His principles in your relationships. Pray for guidance and discernment to live in peace and to fulfill the mission He has given you, keeping your identity firmly rooted in Christ.

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