Christ Community Olathe
Following the King - August 7 | Olathe
Marriage and Divorce
Locations & Times
  • Christ Community - Olathe Campus
    20600 W 119th St, Olathe, KS 66061, United States
    Saturday 3:00 AM
Shyira Diocese Global Partner Lunch and Learn | TODAY
Come and learn more about our campus’ global partnership with the Shyira Diocese in Rwanda TODAY at 12:30pm in Room 201. The Global Partnership Team will share about their exploratory visit in April and share photos and information about the partnership. A light lunch will be served.
Moppets and Wednesday Night Childcare Workers Needed
We are looking for loving childcare workers on Wednesday mornings from 8:30-11:30am, and Wednesday evenings from 6:15-8:45pm. Programming runs September through April. This is a great opportunity to meet new people (especially our little ones) and connect with others. These are paid or volunteer opportunities. If you would like more details, please contact Nicole Murphy at or 785.307.4207.
The Brookside Jazz Festival Presents | August 13
An Evening with the New Creation Brass Band
Come enjoy a night of New Orleans-style brass band music on the lawn of Christ Community's Brookside Campus, Saturday, August 13. This is a family-friendly event, free to the public. The concert is from 6-8pm. Grab a blanket or some lawn chairs, some food and drinks, and come enjoy an evening of jazz. If it rains, the concert will move inside. For more information, go to
Backpack Blessings | August 14
School is beginning soon, and we would love to share a time of blessing with families and all children going to school this fall, preschool and up. Bring your child and his or her backpack to join us for this special time on the playground Sunday, August 14,between services at 9:15 and 10:45. If you miss it, stop by the Children’s Ministries check-in desk for a blessing tag for your child’s backpack.
50+ Brunch | August 14
Join the 50+ group on Sunday, August 14, at 11:00 am at Blue Moose for brunch. Please bring your kids and grandkids to this time of fellowship and fun. For more information and to RSVP contact Sharol Carlson at
Baptism Celebration | August 20
Our summer baptism service will take place on Saturday, August 20, at 6:00pm at the Soetaert Aquatic Center in Shawnee (13805 Johnson Dr, Shawnee, KS 66216). If you are interested in being baptized, please talk to a pastor.
Trinity Extension Site Classes | ENROLL NOW
Christ Community is a Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Extension Site. We will be offering two classes this fall, taught by Trinity faculty: Acts and Personal Assessment. If you are interested in taking these master’s level class, visit
Title: Marriage and Divorce
Scripture: Matthew 19:1-12
Speaker: Reid Kapple,

>> Marriage Revealed
2) Leave and Cleave
‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? (Matthew 19:5 ESV)

"So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” (Matthew 19:6 ESV)
“We marry to make a nice feeling permanent. We imagine that marriage will help us to bottle the joy we felt when the thought of proposing first came to us...We married to make such sensations permanent but failed to see that there was no solid connection between these feelings and the institution of marriage.” -NY Times
Marriage Ruptured

They said to him, “Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce and to send her away?” 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. (Matthew 19:7-8 ESV)
Marriage and Singleness Redeemed

“If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry.” (Matthew 19:10 ESV)

But he said to them, “Not everyone can receive this saying, but only those to whom it is given. 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.” (Matthew 19:11-12 ESV)
“I am not single because I am too spiritually unstable to possibly deserve a husband, nor because I am too spiritually mature to possibly need one. I am single because God is so abundantly good to me, because this is his best for me.” -Paige Benton Brown (Singled Out by God for Good)
Marriage Replaced

Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure” (Revelation 19:6-8 ESV)

Exploring God's Design for Human Sexuality

In an effort to help us as we journey together, our pastoral team has worked diligently to create a resource on human sexuality called Exploring God’s Design for Human Sexuality. Our hope is that this document is helpful to us all as we seek to understand God’s design for human sexuality, and how we are to respond to the brokenness around us, and within us.

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