Marriage: the Profound Mystery
 
STUDY 1
In the Beginning
STUDY 2
Paradise Lost
STUDY 3
God's Covenant Love
STUDY 4
Greatest Love Song
STUDY 5
Bridegroom arrives
STUDY 6
Profound Mystery
STUDY 7
Marriage of the Lamb

STUDY 3: GOD'S COVENANT LOVE

Study 3: God's Covenant Love

Marriage – The Profound Mystery

 

A seven-part biblical study on marriage from the Assembly of Confessing Congregations Discipleship and Evangelism Commission

Watch the Video below and then either in a group or as an individual reflect on the questions below. 

Study 3 - God’s Covenant Love (Marriage in the Prophets)

 

1)  God in his covenant love says, “I will be your God and you will be my people.”

 

God in a sense is saying we are now bone of his bones and flesh of his flesh. He will not think of Himself apart from us. As in the marriage vow, God is saying “I take you….and all that I am I give to you!”

 

Can you believe that God loves us like this? 

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2) Read Isa 54:4-6 and hear the safety of marriage as created by God:

 

4 “Do not be afraid; you will not suffer shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood. 5 For your Maker is your husband—the LORD Almighty is his name—the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth. 6 The LORD will call you back as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit—a wife who married young, only to be rejected,” says your God.

 

Our security is based in the faithfulness of God isn’t it?

 

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3) This world would say to us that sexuality is just something you do with your bodies; nothing more than a physical act with a biological fulfillment. But in reality it is far more than that. It is a one flesh union. It brings a joining that goes beyond any physical act. Sexuality is taught in our schools only in the physical sense, and yet when kids try it as taught, there comes pain and shame that runs deep to the heart. It deeply affects the whole person.

 

How can we give more care to the way we live and teach our young people?

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How open should we be with them about these things?

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4) God chooses Israel, his people, knowing she will be unfaithful.

 

In fact He chooses her because she will be!

 

What does this tell us about God’s plans for salvation throughout history?

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5) The truth is that Hosea’s story is only partially about Hosea and his wife. It is mainly about God and his people (Hos 3:1).

 

It is his people who have rejected Him and been unfaithful, worshipping other gods. To say all have sinned is to say all have rejected God and all have been unfaithful.

 

Why do we struggle to admit the fact that we have been unfaithful to the one true God?

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6) We display the love of God as we love like He loves us. But the truth is we cannot love.

 

We have no love of our own. God is love and love is of God. All love comes from Him. As the Holy Spirit flows through us we love with his love. God's love has no end. It is love that keeps on flowing in the face of our inability.

 

What does love have to do with keeping in step with the Spirit (Gal 5:22-25)? 

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ABOUT US

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