Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Father and the Bride – 54

The Guest List Wedding reception guest lists can be tricky.  There are always those who can’t come and a few who don’t RSVP, but attend anyway.  One expert suggests approximately two-thirds will respond and an additional ten percent of non-responders … Continue reading

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The Father and the Bride – 53

In Revelation, chapter seven, there is a reference to those who have come through a great tribulation.  Their struggle was horrific and their losses heartbreaking, but they were eventually rewarded with God’s eternal comfort.  John writes: “they are before the … Continue reading

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The Father and the Bride – 52

Jesus Prepares a Place In the upper room Jesus’ disciples were confused and worried when He told them He was going away.  Where was He going?  If they were to join Him, how would they know the way?  We now … Continue reading

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The Father and the Bride – 51

The Wedding and the Feast The long walk of love leads into the eternal presence of Christ.  He and His Bride are wed and the feast begins.  Of course, I have been employing a metaphor of my own within a … Continue reading

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The Father and the Bride – 50

That His Bride Be Honored I once officiated at a “Category 1” wedding.  On the weekend of the wedding a Category 1 hurricane was making landfall in our community and no one knew for sure how bad things would get.  … Continue reading

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The Father and the Bride – 49

That His Bride Be Honest  With an adequate credit line and some help from a coordinator a father can provide a beautiful wedding ceremony.  But only the bride can bring a transparent relationship with God that reveals both external and … Continue reading

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The Father and the Bride – 48

What does a holy church look like?  As you answer this question be careful not to focus on outward appearances.  I have worshipped with a lot of great congregations in my life I would define as holy, but no two … Continue reading

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