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 5:  THE BRIDEGROOM ARRIVES

Study 5: The Bridegroom Arrives

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 5 - The Bridegroom Arrives (Marriage in the Words of Jesus)

 

1) Read John 2:1-10. Jesus went to a wedding and celebrated.

 

He blessed the wedding by providing wine. John 2:11 tells us that He reveals his glory through a wedding.

 

What does this tell us about Jesus’ view of marriage?

........................................................................................................................................................................

........................................................................................................................................................................

 

2) Jesus points out regarding marriage (Matt 19:4-6) that God has from the beginning created humanity as male and female.

 

The only compatibility that is necessary is that there is a male and a female. When a man and a woman marry they become one flesh because God joins them, so they are no longer two but one. Thus, marriage is not just a human arrangement.

 

How do you see God blessing marriage (Christian or not)?

........................................................................................................................................................................

........................................................................................................................................................................

 

 

3) Moses made a provision for divorce to ‘limit the damage’, but it was not this way from the beginning.

 

Consider why Moses’ law allowing for divorce does not really tell us anything about marriage?

........................................................................................................................................................................

........................................................................................................................................................................

 

4) What does the ‘epidemic of pornography’ we are experiencing today do to our understanding of masculinity and femininity?

........................................................................................................................................................................

........................................................................................................................................................................

 

Read Matt 5:27-30 and consider what our response should be to it.

........................................................................................................................................................................

........................................................................................................................................................................

 

5) We see from Luke 20:34-36 that human marriage is not the ‘be all and end all’ of being a human.

 

Rather it has its function in the present age, but in the resurrection earthly marriages will be overshadowed by the great family of God.

 

Although life in the resurrection is difficult to imagine, think about how what Jesus has said will also be a relief.

........................................................................................................................................................................

........................................................................................................................................................................

 

6) Jesus is the great bridegroom, and the wedding at the end of history is the highlight of history.

 

Why is it important to see that human marriage is grounded in the marriage of Christ and the church? 

........................................................................................................................................................................

........................................................................................................................................................................

ABOUT US

The School of Faith is a ministry of the Assembly of Confessing Congregations within the Uniting Church in Australia

ADDRESS
CREEDS AND FAITH STATEMENTS 

PO Box 968,
Newtown, NSW, 2042

accoffice@confessingcongregations.com  

  • YouTube - White Circle
  • Facebook - White Circle

© 2017 by  Bezalel Web Design    Proudly created with Wix.com

<!-- Begin Web-Stat code v 6.3 -->
<span id="wts2474">&nbsp;</span><script>
var wts=document.createElement('script');wts.type='text/javascript';
wts.async=true;wts.src='https://wts.one/1/2474/log6_2.js';
document.getElementById('wts2474').appendChild(wts);
</script><noscript><a href="https://www.web-stat.com">
<img src="https://wts.one/6/1/2474.gif" 
alt="Web-Stat site stats"></a></noscript>
<!-- End Web-Stat code v 6.3 -->