Text: 1 Corinthians 7:10-16 | Outline: I. The sacred permanence of marriage, v10-11 | II. The gospel ideal of reconciliation, v11 | III. The missional opportunity of marriage to a non-believer, v12-16 | 1. The family is sanctified through the believer’s influence. | 2. You may lead your spouse to salvation. | IV. The exception when divorce is permitted, v15
I. Jesus is willing to blow up our “family-first” thinking.
Mark 3:31-35, Matthew 10:34-38
II. Brotherly love is the paradigm of Christian love.
1 Thessalonians 4:9-10, Galatians 6:10, Hebrews 13:1, 1 Peter 1:22, Romans 12:10, 1 John 4:7
III. We not only have brothers and sisters in Christ, but also fathers and mothers and children in Christ.
1 Corinthians 4:15, 1 Timothy 5:1-2, Romans 16:13
IV. Brotherly love is better argument for Christianity than an argument for Christianity.
John 13:34-35, John 1:12