Wedding Dress — Derek Webb
Tomorrow morning I’m preaching on one of the most controversial topics in the Christian faith: divorce and remarriage. I didn’t choose to really, but since I’m preaching serially through the entire book of Mark, Mark 10:1-12 has led me to this. As I was working on the sermon this week, I couldn’t help but think back to this Derek Webb song. It was controversial when it first came out — some Christian radio stations refused to play it. It was too hot to handle, I suppose. Have a listen and let me know what you think.
Personally, I think that the song can only be understood by a mature Christian. There are too many gaps for for one who doesn’t have a good grasp of Scripture to be able to make any real sense of it. I think it is very poignant, and beautiful. It speaks powerfully to anyone who understands his own increasing filth and his need for being clothed in Christ’s righteousness.
So, Wes, how did it go?
Fine, I think. I followed the line of the WCF in the big picture, but focussed on the message of Mark 10:1-12.
No, it was more than fine! I have never been more comfortable with the issue of divorce and remarriage than I am now, having heard that sermon. You let the word of God speak, fully and totally. Chris, I would encourage you to listen to it for yourself to see what I mean. What I appreciated as well was that the message was more than “an answer to a tricky question”; the message also spoke powerfully to our own marriages.
I agree with Coosje Helder’s first comment. It’s very deep and very poignant. Hits you in the gut.
Hi, I was very intrigued about the sermon you spoke on Mark 10 and the topic of Divorce and Remarriage. Is that sermon available anywhere online to listen to or download?
Yes, you can download the MP3 here.