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Marriage and Divorce

Note: Most of our congregation was away at our all-parish retreat at Shrine Mont, leading to a small turnout "back home" in church, and so I thought I'd post my sermon text here for those who want to read it.  Truth be told, this isn't exactly what I ended up actually preaching -- in fact at the 9:00 service, immediately after the sermon, one worshiper raised his hand and asked a question and challenged me a bit, which threw me off for just a second -- but then I found I enjoyed the back and forth so much I wish that conversation...a back and forth, not just a "delivered sermon" were more of a custom in more churches.  At any rate, here's my text, for those interested:   Marriage and Divorce A sermon preached by the Rev. John Ohmer, Rector, The Falls Church Episcopal, Falls Church, Virginia, October 7, 2012 Some Pharisees came, and to test Jesus they asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?" He answered t