Rev. Luke Wolters, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Wellsville, Missouri, talks about about the mission and ministry of Grace Lutheran Church, especially their Annual Turkey Dinner to be held in early November. Learn more about the dinner on Grace’s Facebook page, facebook.com/GraceLCMS.
2. Creation Club
Rev. Warren Woerth of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Arnold, Missouri, and Andy Bates discuss topics in Creation and dispel myths of the theory of evolution.
3. Daily Lectionary
Rev. James Mayland from Trinity Lutheran Church in Livingston, Texas, studies Matthew 19:1-15.
4. Morning Prayer Sermonette
Today’s sermonette is given by Rev. James Mayland from Trinity Lutheran Church in Livingston, Texas.
Teaching About Divorce
19 Now when Jesus had finished these sayings, he went away from Galilee and entered the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. 2 And large crowds followed him, and he healed them there.
3 And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?” 4 He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, 5 and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?6 So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” 7 They said to him, “Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce and to send her away?” 8 He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.9 And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”[a]
10 The disciples said to him, “If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry.” 11 But he said to them, “Not everyone can receive this saying, but only those to whom it is given. 12 For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let the one who is able to receive this receive it.”
Let the Children Come to Me
13 Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, 14 but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” 15 And he laid his hands on them and went away.
- Matthew 19:9 Some manuscripts add and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery; other manuscripts except for sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery