Heartof Marriage Series

MARRIAGE AS A PORTRAIT OF CHRIST AND HIS BRIDE THE CHURCH

Elements of Marriage in Biblical Times CHRIST AND HIS BRIDE
1. Son’s father chooses the bride. 1. “just as He chose us” Ephesians 1:4
2. Groom’s friend speaks for groom 2. (John the Baptist) “the friend of the bridegroom” John 3:29
3. A bride price is paid 3. “you have been bought with a price” I Corinthians 6:20
4. A betrothal period begins 4. “I go and prepare a place for you” John 14:3
5. The groom proceeds to meet the bride. 5. “I will come again and receive you to Myself” John 14:3
6. The bride is dressed in white. 6. “he who overcomes will be dressed in white garments” Revelation 3:5
7. The bride and groom meet in the company of their friends, musicians and singers. 7. “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet God.” I Thessalonians 4:16
8. The bride and groom enjoy a celebration meal with family and friends. 8. “Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the lamb.” Revelation 19:9
9. Gifts exchanged at wedding. 9. “If any man’s work remains he shall receive a reward.” Corinthians 3:14
10. The marriage consummated. 10. “come I will show you the bride the wife of the Lamb.” Revelation 21:9
11. The bride takes the husband’s name.

11. “I will write upon him the name of My God.” Revelation 3:12

12. Married “till death do us part.” 12. “they shall reign forever and ever.” Revelation 22:5

Teachers: Dennis Eenigenburg, Jill Eenigenburg and Kit Marye

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