Isaiah 54:5 For your Maker is your husbandthe Lord Almighty is His name the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; He is called the God of all the earth.
Isaiah 62:5 As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.
Hosea 2:19-20 I will betroth you to Me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the Lord.
Jeremiah 3:1 But you have lived as a prostitute with many loverswould you now return to Me? declares the Lord.
Matthew 9:15 Jesus answered, How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast.
Matthew 25:1 At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
John 14:2-3 My Fathers house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with Me that you also may be where I am.
John 3:29 The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegrooms voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete.
Romans 7:4 Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to anotherto Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God.
2 Cor. 11:22 For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
Ephesians 5:25-27 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
Revelation 19:7 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.
Revelation 21:9 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.
Are you a casual Christian or a dedicated disciple?
Disciple = 260+ times in New Testament Christian= 3 times
DATING Private Non-commital, may see other people Consider all your options Your priorities are what count No expectations/promises made No commitment to others in family No children No responsibility to anyone but you! Self-centered MARRIAGE Public Total commitment Die to all other options New priorities together Expectations/promises made Commitment to family Children = natural result Responsible to all involved Others-centered
John 8:31-32 Jesus said, If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
John 13:34-35 A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.
Matthew 28:18-20 Then Jesus came to them and said, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.
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John 15:8 This is to my Fathers glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
Acts 4:13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.
Written by an African pastor martyred for his faith I am part of the Fellowship of the Unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been madeI am a disciple of His. I wont look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure. Im finished and done with low living, sight walking, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tame visions, worldly-talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I dont have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean in His presence, walk by patience, am uplifted by prayer and I labor with power. My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my Guide is reliable, my mission is clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, hired away, turned back, diluted, or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy, pander at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I wont give up, shut up, let up, until I have preached up, prayed up, paid up, stored up and stayed up for the cause of Christ. I am a disciple of Jesus, I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till all know and work till He stops me. And when He comes to claim His own, Hell have no problems recognizing me. My banner will be clear!
Are you a casual Christian or a dedicated disciple who is dead to self and on mission for Jesus? Will you commit to knowing Jesus and making Him known from this day forward?
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