Sunday Morning 9/20/09

We had a great service and time of worship Sunday morning.  This is the first time I have ever preached on my birthday as far as I can remember.  It was a lot of fun and Amelia managed to surprise me afterward with lunch at the church.  You can hear the announcement on the end of the sermon after one of our deacons mentioned it earlier to let the cat out of the bag.  The audio link is below as well as the notes for the sermon.  It is still in the theme of the Feast of Trumpets celebration and imagery.  May God bless you this week.

Ha Kiddushin (Wedding of the Messiah)

Sermon Notes for 9/20/09

  1. Ha Kiddushin (Wedding of the Messiah)

    1. The bridal price is established for the bride – 1 Peter 1:18-19, 1 Corinthians 6:20

    2. Bride and Groom are betrothed (legally bound but not living together) – Hosea 2:14-23

    3. Written document drawn up called the Ketubah, which states the bridal price, promises of the groom and the rights of the bride. The Bible is our Ketubah

      1. 2 Corinthians 1:20 and 1 John 5:14-15

    4. The Bride gives her consent “I do” – Romans 10:8-10

    5. Gifts are given to the Bride – Ephesians 4:7-8, 1 Corinthians 12:1

    6. The bride would have a Mikvah (water immersion), a ceremonial act of separation showing her going from a former way to a new way. – Ezekiel 16:8-9; Romans 6:1-4

    7. 1 Corinthians 6:15-20; 7:23

    8. Bridegroom’s promise “He would go to his Father’s house and prepare a place for her” This place was known as the chamber. John 14:1-4

    9. The Bridegroom returned accompanied by a shout “behold the bridegroom comes” and the Shofar was blown. This was typically done at night. – Matthew 25:1-13

    10. Bridegroom would abduct his bride and take her to the bridal chamber to consummate the marriage.

    11. Lastly there would be a marriage supper for all invited. – Revelation 19:6-10

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