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Marriage and the Bride of Christ (Part Nine)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins affirms that the marriage relationship and the family structure provide a workshop to learn the intricacies (sometimes translated as the mystery) of the God-plane relationship between Christ and the church. The mystery is inaccessible to the. . .



Marriage and the Bride of Christ (Part Six)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, beginning with Pat Wingert's article, "The Incredible Shrinking Bride," decries the short-sighted elaborate planning for a fleeting opulent event at the expense of more important aspects of the marriage covenant. Christ provided a. . .



Marriage and the Bride of Christ (Part Ten)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reflecting on the recent Thanksgiving celebration, a time which family reunions abound, continues his series on marriage and the family. Sadly, many have carried the baggage of the world into God's Church rather than carefully putting on th. . .



Marriage and the Bride of Christ (Part Twelve)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, focusing upon the covenantal relationship of marriage, reaffirms the respective roles of husband and wife, typifying the relationship between Christ and His Church. In this twelfth and concluding message in this series, the emphasis is upon. . .



Marriage and the Bride of Christ (Part Two)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins suggests that, regarding marital harmony, while one can fake a spiritual facade on the Sabbath, it takes the indwelling of the Holy Spirit to ensure a proper marriage relationship in which the wife submits to her husband, each spouse submits. . .



Marriage and the Bride of Christ (Part Three)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins warns that we ought not to let our cultural understandings run interference with God's teaching on marriage, plainly taught in the Scripture. In Ephesians 5:22, we see an injunction that marriage partners must submit to one another in the fe. . .



The Meaning of "In Christ"

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, continuing the exciting saga of captain John 'Blackjack" Geary in Jack Campbell's futuristic science fiction novel The Lost Fleet, points out that the larger than life propaganda image of captain Geary did not correspond to the fal. . .



The Marriage of the Lamb

'Prophecy Watch' by Staff

The most important wedding in world history is the Marriage Supper of the Lamb to His bride. Are we getting ready for it?



My Hour Has Not Yet Come

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Mark Schindler

Jesus' response to His mother at the wedding—'My hour has not yet come'—was not disrespect but perhaps a challenge to attach real faith with mere knowledge.



Will You Marry Me? (Part Two)

Article by Staff

The story of Boaz and Ruth and the cup of betrothal at Passover ask us to consider: Are we committed to this wonderful relationship with our Fiance?



Imagining the Garden of Eden (Part Eleven)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on Jeffrey Archer's book, Paths of Glory, about the life of George Mallory and his life-long passion for climbing mountains, draws some conclusions about the suitability of companions in accomplishing complex tasks. Evidence . . .



The Perfect Husband

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Husbands need to imitate God's behavior as reflected through the life of Jesus Christ. Isaiah 54 reveals Yahweh (who became Jesus Christ) as the Husband of Israel.



Prophecy in Song

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Can a book like the Song of Songs contain prophecy that is applicable to today? Richard Ritenbaugh shows that, far from being just a book about married love, the Song of Songs relates to the present condition of the church.



Choosing to Have a Good Relationship

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

The Bible emphasizes marriage as the primary bond of society. The purpose for the marriage relationship is to depict the marriage of Christ and His bride.



Remembering Who We Are

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

When we consider the awesome contrast of what we were before God called us and what we are now, we cannot allow ourselves to commit spiritual fornication.



God's Real Transformation

Sermon by Mark Schindler

Jesus is transforming His Bride into something beautiful, mirroring His godly character. He is preparing us to carry out our responsibilities.



Will You Marry Me? (Part One)

Article by Staff

The Bible is full of marriage symbolism. We have been invited to participate in the very Marriage Supper of Jesus Christ—not just as a guest, but as the Bride!



The Greatest Motivation

Sermonette by Bill Onisick

Bill Onisick, asserting that most people are not aware of the motivations that drive their behavior, questions if we are cognizant of our own motivations, and if we are analyzing the activation, persistence, and intensity of them. Psychologists have conclu. . .



Love and Works

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

God expects works from all He has called. We show our faithfulness and loyalty to God by our works or conduct - what we produce by what we have been given.



Parables and Prophecy

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

We take for granted that the parables of Jesus are prophetic as well as instructive, but others may not be so sure. Have we just read our recent history into them, or are they truly prophetic?


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