What is Lawful? - Rev. Colleen Hurley-Bates (8-19-18) by Free Methodist Church of Santa Barbara published on 2018-08-19T20:14:43Z Mark 10:1-12. Sunday, we delve into a painful topic for many in our society: divorce. As long as there has been marriage, there has been a wish to somehow get out of it. Divorce provides the legal means to dissolve a marital union. Those who come to Jesus to ask Him a question about this issue do so with the intent of hoping He will make a mistake. Their interaction shows us much about the society at the time, as well as God's thoughts on it. We are all acquainted with divorce somehow and have ideas on whether it is moral or not. I invite you to read over the text so the Lord will begin speaking to you from it.