PREACHING A BIBLICAL DOCTRINE OF MARRIAGE, DIVORCE,
AND REMARRIAGE AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF
REEDSBURG, AND BIG SPRING CHURCH
OF WISCONSIN DELLS, WISCONSIN
Robert Charles Brandhagen, D.Min.
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2015
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Robert L. Plummer
The project explains and applies, through expository preaching, what the Bible
says about marriage, divorce, and remarriage. Chapter 1 states the purpose, goals,
context, rationale, definitions, limitations, and delimitations of the project.
Chapter 2 reflects a biblical and theological perspective, and posits that five
passages from both Testaments reveal the mind and will of God as it pertains to
marriage, divorce, and remarriage. The passages are addressed sequentially, revealing
God’s mind through His progressive revelation.
The thesis of chapter 3 is that theoretical, legal-historical, cultural, and
sociological considerations may provide insights into the current American culture of
marriage, divorce, and remarriage.
Chapter 4 details the creating and implementing of the project. Through six
phases, each of the fifteen weeks is described in detail. The sermon development process
was likewise described.
Chapter 5 evaluates the progress in accomplishing the purpose and goals of the
project. Strengths and weaknesses are also discussed. An assessment is made as to what
might be done differently if the project were undertaken again. In sum, this work asserts
the biblical doctrine and practice regarding marriage, divorce, and remarriage, as stated
by the Lord God in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments.||en_US